I have a shellfish allergy. Can I take Allysian Omega™?
It is best for those with a shellfish allergy, particularly those allergic to crustaceans, to avoid consuming krill oil, as it is a small shrimp-like crustacean. For those who are allergic to fish, but can tolerate crustaceans, krill oil is likely safe. However, when a possible allergy is suspected, avoid consumption until a health care practitioner has been consulted.
Where does the krill in Allysian Omega™ come from?
Allysian Omega™ uses Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), certified to be sustainably harvested from the Antarctic ocean.
What gives the Allysian Omega™ softgel its black colour?
The black colour of Allysian Omega™ softgel comes from a naturally occurring plant extract.
What makes Allysian Omega™ a sustainable source of omega-3?
There are over 85 different species of krill in multiple locations throughout the globe. Allysian Omega™ Neptune Krill Oil® only uses Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba). The total biomass of the species alone weighs in at approximately 420 million metric tons. Krill harvesting is highly regulated and is governed by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, who establishes yearly allowable fishing quotas. Krill harvesting respects the krill bloom, protecting the normal patterns of the incredibly diverse marine organism.
Our Allysian Omega™ Neptune Krill Oil® has also earned a Friend of the Sea certification for its sustainable krill harvesting standards. Our sustainability standards ensure that harvesting practices do not have irreversible effects on this remarkable and valuable organism. Our goal is to ensure that it remains a sustainable resource for human health and primary food source for whales, seals, penguins, and countless other marine creatures. Allysian's sources adhere to strict international guidelines of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) that safeguard the continuation of the krill bloom in the southern Antarctic Ocean.
Why do phospholipids attached to EPA and DHA matter?
The phospholipid structure is made of both fat-soluble and water-soluble structures. In fish oil, the DHA and EPA are bound to triglycerides (fat-soluble). This difference has implications in digestion and absorption.
- Easier to digest - there are no issues with reflux or aftertaste.
- Better uptake - 2.5 times more bioavailable when compared to fish oil.
- Improved utilization - phospholipids are quickly recognized by the body as the fat and water-soluble parts of the structure allow efficient absorption.
What are the mercury and heavy metal contents of Allysian Omega™?
Allysian Omega™ is essentially free of heavy metals and can be taken daily without concern of heavy metal content. Allysian Omega™ has a certificate of analysis for heavy metals, ensuring mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and lead are below detectable levels (.01ppm) by using modern analytical instrumentation such as electrospray mass spectrometry. Although it is impossible to have zero heavy metals, we pride ourselves in having contaminants at essentially undetectable levels.
In addition to heavy metal analysis, our krill oil has been tested for the presence of PCBs, halogenated hydrocarbons, yeast, moulds, and foodborne bacteria. Click here to see more.
Why does krill oil have lower levels of heavy metal content?
Marine life accumulates heavy metals in the body when it consumes other fish that have heavy metals, thus those higher up on the food chain, such as fish, will have a higher heavy metal content. Krill consumes algae as its food source, single-celled organisms at the very bottom of the food chain, thus heavy metal levels are naturally low. Marine life in colder seas also accumulates less heavy metals because of a lower rate of dissolving heavy metal solutes. Allysian Omega™ harvests krill sustainably from the Antarctic ocean.