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.