FAQ

  • NKO® is different than fish oil because the omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) in NKO® are attached to phospholipids, whereas the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are attached to triglycerides. Phospholipids contribute to a better absorption and utilization of EPA and DHA by the cells, making NKO® more bioavailable than fish oil.
  • NKO® contains a powerful antioxidant known as astaxanthin, which creates exceptional protection against oxidation of the oil, making it stable for a long time. It also protects the body against free radical attacks that can cause aging of the cells. Antioxidants are usually added to fish oil to prevent it from oxidizing, as it does not have any on its own.
  • One of the side effects of fish oil is regurgitation. The different digestion mechanism of phospholipids in NKO® prevents any regurgitation side-effects usually experienced when consuming fish oil.
  • Krill live at the bottom of the food chain, therefore they do not accumulate as many toxins and heavy metals as fish. This results in a safer and purer product than the standard fish oils on the market.
  • Most of the studies that have been conducted on NKO® have been done in comparison to fish oil, and have demonstrated NKO®’s superiority. Also, most of the studies conducted with fish oil were done with very high doses. The daily doses recommended on the market can be inferior to those used in the clinical studies; therefore, they cannot guarantee a health benefit.

There are different qualities of krill oils on the market that are provided by different suppliers. NKO® is a superior oil, with the highest levels of EPA, DHA and astaxanthin. Not all krill oils on the market are 100% derived from krill.

Look for the NKO® logo on the label of the product you are purchasing.

Krill is not an endangered species. Even though whales feed almost exclusively on krill, only 0.04% of the biomass is harvested for human consumption. The CCAMLR (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) annually regulates and establishes catch limits to ensure that krill remain a non-endangered species. Neptune has obtained a certification from Friend of the Sea (a non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve marine habitat) for its sustainable krill harvest.

Even though NKO® has tested negative for seafood allergies, consult a health care professional prior to consuming NKO® if you are allergic to fish and/or seafood.

Consult a health care professional prior to consuming NKO® if you are taking anticoagulants.

Consult a health care professional prior to consuming NKO® if you are pregnant.