Krill Omega-3 Gold
Krill Omega-3 Gold is an omega-3 supplement based on krill oil. It contains the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. A daily intake of 250 mg of EPA and DHA is good for the heart, and a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA has a positive impact on brain function and vision.
Contains 90 licaps
|Omega-3 fatty acids from Antarctic krill|
|Good for the heart¹|
|Positive impact on brain function and vision²|
|Harvested using sustainable Eco-Harvesting® technology|
|Free from additives and impurities|
¹ A daily intake of 250 mg EPA and DHA helps the heart to function normally.
² A daily intake of 250 mg DHA helps to maintain normal vision and normal brain function.
Krill Omega-3 Gold is the new generation of Omega-3. These unsaturated fatty acids do not come from fatty fish species but are extracted from krill (Euphausia superba). Krill is a collective term for approximately 80 shrimp-like crustaceans ranging in size from one to six centimetres. They can be found in large schools in the waters around Antarctica. Krill feeds on plankton and algae that contain large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Krill oil is less contaminated as it stands at the bottom of the food chain and has not accumulated contaminants from the sea.
EPA and DHA
Thanks to the unique composition of krill oil, the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are absorbed effectively. A daily intake of 250 mg of EPA and DHA has a beneficial effect on the heart. In addition, the omega-3 fish fatty acids EPA and DHA are a good addition to the diets of athletes who do not eat fish.
MSC Label – Sustainable fishing
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) label can be found on fish products originating from sustainable fishing practices. Fishermen and fisheries wishing to be awarded this label must meet the following criteria:
- No overfishing of fishery resources
- Preservation of the ecosystem
- Effective management of fishery activities.
The krill used by Virtuoos is caught by means of Eco Harvesting®, with due consideration for the ecosystem as a whole. This patented system is an environmentally-friendly krill harvesting technique. It was developed in conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF-Norway). On account of this sustainable harvesting technology, Aker Biomarine has been independently certified in accordance with MSC standards.
Krill Omega-3 Gold is produced in accordance with the anti-doping standards and other standards of the NZVT system (Anti-Doping Authority for the Netherlands) and therefore displays the NZVT logo. Krill Omega-3 Gold can be used by top athletes with confidence, so that they can concentrate on delivering an optimum athletic performance with peace of mind.
Take two Licaps per day with plenty of water, preferably with a meal.
Since December 2012 we are only allowed to publish product data sheets and product information that contain approved health claims by a European scientific organization – as a result of the European regulations on nutrient claims. This limits Virtuoos’ ability to provide information, as many health effects of diets and dietary supplements are (still) not recognized by this organization as sufficiently scientifically substantiated.
Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) play an important role in the overall health of an athlete. In relation to sport, it has a positive effect on the body’s ability to recover (reduces inflammatory response), immune system, and ability to adapt to training. The diet of an average Dutch person does not contain sufficient omega-3 fatty acids.
Can be used:
- By athletes as a basic supplement
- By vegans or vegetarians
- By endurance athletes to increase the effect of a training session (production/functioning of mitochondria)
- During a busy competition schedule (EPA reduces inflammatory responses after intensive exercise)
- By athletes involved in team sports and martial arts (EPA can improve responsiveness)
- In cases of injury (may help to prevent muscle loss) (Tipton 2015)
Advice from the Health Council of the Netherlands: a daily intake of 200 mg of omega-3 fatty acids through food
This can be achieved by eating one serving of fish a week (Netherlands Nutrition Centre). However, half of the Dutch population only eats fish two or three times a month
The latest food consumption survey (2007–2010) showed that the intake of fish fatty acids (EPA and DHA) varied between 62 mg and 133 mg a day
Krill oil is absorbed by the body more easily than fish oil (only 2/3 of a fish oil dose required for the same effect)
According to literature, 1 to 2 grams of fish oil (EPA and DHA) will contribute to general health and counteract sports-related inflammatory reactions (Simopoulos 2007)
|Composition per daily dose (two Licaps)|
|Krill oil; contains:||1180 mg||*|
|Omega-3, of which:||318 mg|
|– EPA||177 mg|
|– DHA||82 mg|
|RI = Reference intake / * RI not determined|
|Health claim(s)||A daily intake of 250 mg EPA and DHA has a beneficial effect on the heart|
Supplement omega-3 fish fatty acids EPA and DHA in the diet
Easily digestible, no fish taste, no regurgitation
MSC quality mark: from sustainable fishing
|Recommended use||Take two Licaps per day with plenty of water, preferably with a meal.|
|Storage||Keep in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight and out of reach of small children.|
|Warnings||Do not exceed the recommended dosage. A healthy lifestyle is important, as is a varied diet. A nutritional supplement is not a substitute for a varied diet.|
|Ingredients||Krill oil (crustaceans), Fish gelatine (capsule shell)|
|In same field of vision||Content: 90 Licaps|
Nett weight: 63 grams