Life Extension - Super Omega with Krill & Astaxanthin - 120 Softgels Life Extension Super Omega with Krill and Astaxanthin contains triglyceride and ethyl-ester omega-3 forms. Emerging research suggests that different sources of omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish oil and krill oil, provide complementary effects upon cellular targets throughout the body. Scientists suggest that combining fish oil and krill oil may provide enhanced support for cardiovascular health and the brain due to the different ways that fish oil and krill oil are taken up by our cells. Fish oil and krill oil share many important similarities, such as reducing levels of omega-6 relative to beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. Most Americans consume too many omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and not enough omega-3s. Evidence suggests that by combining both fish and krill oil, you can maximize uptake and the protective benefits of a wide spectrum of omega-3 fatty acids. To provide enhanced coverage, a new Super Omega contains a potent concentration of fish oil, olive fruit, and sesame lignans, plus krill and astaxanthin. Human studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil result in a more rapid uptake into plasma triglyceride and platelet phospholipids, which specifically benefit the cardiovascular system. The omega-3s found in krill appear to be more rapidly incorporated into red blood cell phospholipids, which are rapidly absorbed into brain cells. When combined, krill and fish oil appear to offer enhanced benefits for both the cardiovascular and nervous system than either form by itself. Astaxanthin protects cells by controlling free-radical activity and boosting mitochondrial function. This potent antioxidant carotenoid has been shown to help optimize joint, immune, brain, cardiovascular, DNA, and mitochondrial health. Astaxanthin also supports healthy blood sugar levels for those already in the normal range.