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New! XanthOmega

Dark Red Krill Oil 12 mg AstaReal® Astaxanthin

60 softgels Price: $57.00


As a rule small fish get eaten by bigger fish who get eaten by BIGGER fish, which means that the higher it is on the food chain, the greater the opportunity for all the toxins and metals from the fish it's eaten to be concentrated in its fat.

Krill, tiny shrimp-like creatures, inhabit the lowest rung of the food ladder, dining mainly on plankton, which are the actual Omega 3 factories. As a result, krill enjoy a low risk of being contaminated by the mercury or other toxins present in their large fish cousins. Krill represent the largest biomass in the ocean. Their oil is the best source of essential brain fats available on the planet. (Maybe this is why dolphins are having so much fun!)

Not only does krill oil provide substantial amounts of EPA and DHA but it also contains a rich supply of another group of critical fatty substances necessary for brain and nerve cell membranes to function properly: phospholipids, which play important roles in signal transmission, in energy generation, and in the construction of the insulation coating myelin, which helps speed the conduction along the brain's communication pathways like a mega-hertz high speed computer.

The Omega 3 fatty acids in krill oil are bound to these phospholipids. This unique relationship greatly facilitates the passage of the fatty acid molecules through your intestinal wall making them much more bioavailable (easily incorporated by the body). The predominant phospholipids in krill oil is phosphatidylcholine, making it a rich source of choline, which many studies have demonstrated as being important in brain development, learning, and memory. It is also the precursor for the vital memory neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACH).

Krill oil also naturally contains high concentrations of a number of healthy antioxidant compounds that not only protect the krill oil, but also protect your brain when you consume it. These include Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Canthasanthin, and Astaxanthin. The latter forms a special linkage with EPA and, thus making it more readily available to the body than other antioxidants on the market. For this reason, while consumption of fish oil breaks down, and therefore decreases your body's antioxidant concentration, krill oil actually increases levels of antioxidants in the body.

If you obtain Krill Oil in gel caps, do not store in the refrigerator as the gel caps weep and stick together. Just keep them in a cool, dry, dark place. Recommended dosage 2-4 capsules per day of DFH Dark Red Krill Oil with 12 mg Astaxanthin.



Fortified with increased levels of astaxanthin for expanded health benefits. We have increased the amount of the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin in XanthOmega Krill Oil from 1.5 mg to 12 mg per serving to help achieve optimal benefits from this potent carotenoid.

It would take 8 conventional krill softgels to equal the astaxanthin levels in just 1 XanthOmega™ softgel!

What are Krill?

Krill are tiny crustaceans found in the sea and make up the world's largest animal biomass. The oil extracted from krill is rich in the omega–3 fatty acids EPA and DHA bound to highly unsaturated phospholipids, closely resembling human brain phospholipids. These phospholipids – phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylinositol, and phosphatidylethanolamine – are essential to life and are a major component of cell membranes, functioning as cell messengers and as carriers of EPA and DHA, providing a fast and effective delivery of these omega–3s.

Designs for Health's improved XanthOmega™ Krill Oil has a high phospholipid content, standardized to a minimum of 40% phospholipids, mostly as phosphatidylcholine. This updated version is considered to be a virgin krill oil, the purest form available, with higher phospholipid bioavailability, enhancing the absorption of one of krill's shining features, the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin

Astaxanthin, the carotenoid from the microalgae,haematococcus pluvialis, is a staple of krill's diet and gives them and other crustaceans their vibrant pink color. Designs for Health has increased the amount of astaxanthin in XanthOmega™ from its original 1.5 mg to an impressive 12 mg per serving. Many studies suggest that this exceptionally high level of astaxanthin offers an array of therapeutic benefits, which may include:

  • Powerful antioxidant
    Cardiovascular health helping to promote healthy lipid profiles; potential anti hypertensive
    Sports performance increasing muscle endurance and reducing exercise induced muscle damage
    Eye support Reducing eye fatigue and improving visual acuity
    Supporting skin health protecting against UVA induced aging, as in skin sagging and wrinkles
    Gastric health support helping to reduce gastric inflammation and reflux symptoms

  • AstaREAL® – the Astaxanthin of Choice
    Our improved XanthOmega™krill oil's astaxanthin now comes from both, naturally occurring levels found in krill oil and from AstaREAL, a registered brand of astaxanthin extracted directly frommicroalgae using a solvent freetechnology that ensures maximum control and purity. AstaREAL astaxanthin is the most studied astaxanthin in the world with over 40 clinical studies, both animal and human.

    XanthOmega™ Krill Oil's Stellar Line–Up
    In addition to its rich phospholipids, omega–3s, and astaxanthin, XanthOmega also naturally contains several other antioxidants including, canthaxanthin, carotene, vitamin E and trans retinol vitamin A. These antioxidants offer benefits of their own while also protecting this nutrient dense oil from oxidation.

    Designs for Health's XanthOmega™ Krill Oil is made using a unique cold extraction process that converts it into stable oil. This process protects the lipids from alteration and avoids peroxidation. It is free of heavy metals and organohalide pollutants, making it extremely pure. This product does not cause reflux or regurgitation commonly experienced by those consuming regular fish oil supplements.
  • Product Contains:Vitamin A 90 iu, Krill Oil (Euphausia superba) 880 mg, Phospholipids, omega-3 rich 352 mg, Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 80 mg, Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 44 mg, AstaREAL Natural Astaxanthin (from Haematoccus pluvialis algae extract) 12 mg
  • Other Ingredients:Gelatin, glycerin, water, and lemon oil.
  • This product does not contain:wheat, yeast, soy, gluten, eggs, dairy, corn, artificial colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives.
  • Serving Size:2 softgels
  • Recommended Use:As a dietary supplement, take two softgels for thirty days, and one softgel per day thereafter with the first meal, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
  • Consult a health care professional prior to use if you are pregnant, breast feeding, allergic to shellfish or fish, have a blood coagulation condition or are taking anti-coagulants, such as warfarin (Coumadin®) or high dose aspirin. XanthOmega™ is an extract from Antarctic krill, rich in the cell membrane-building blocks EPA and DHA (omega-3 fatty acids) bound to highly unsaturated phospholipids, closely resembling human brain phospholipids.




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