Similar to shrimp, krill are crustaceans with a lower position on the food chain---Regeneration USA's krill are harvested from the world's cleanest, purest waters where they feed on ice algae and plankton.
To ensure that there are no harmful chemicals, Regeneration USA's Deep Ocean Krill Oil is independently tested.
In krill oil, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (including DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)) occur in phospholipid form, rather than the triglyceride form found in fish oil. The phospholipid form is MORE bioavailable, and is less likely to cause the fermentation and fish-burps that occur with fish oil.
In addition, krill harvested from antarctic waters are also high in the antioxidant astaxanthin (tinting krill oil red). More powerful than other free-radical fighting antioxidants including lycopene, beta-carotene, lutein, and alpha-tocopherol, astaxanthin is able to keep krill oil fresh. That means no additives are added---or necessary---to give krill oil a long, stable shelf-life. (Most fish oil supplements have to have antioxidants added to preserve them from becoming rancid).
Krill Oil Product Facts
Free of wheat, processed sugars, syrup, gluten, corn, salt, hydrogenated oils, soy, rice, barley, dairy, egg, yeast, caffeine, synthetic sweeteners, artificial color, fragrance, preservatives, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and genetically modified organisms (GMO's). Free of heavy metals, sodium benzoate, potassium chloride, or other artificial preservatives. No heat, acid, or chemicals used during processing. Contains no flow agents, fillers or excipients