Hi there, today I would like to let you know about a new product from BioTrust called OmegaKrill 5XTM. Bear with me though because there’s quite a lot of science behind this, so I’ll try to keep it as simple as possible and jump right into my Omega Krill 5X review!
What’s Omega Krill 5X? (I got it, I use it, let me Show YOU!)
The typical Western diet contains far too many inflammation-promoting Omega-6 fatty acids and not nearly enough anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids. Common foods contributing to this imbalance include non-organic beef, poultry, and pork, eggs from caged chickens, non-organic dairy products such as yogurt, milk, butter and cheese, farmed fish, peanut butter and 99% of processed foods from a box, container or jar.
In reality, the ideal dietary ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids is an equal intake of Omega-3s compared to Omega-6s. Unfortunately, due to a vast array of lifestyle, environmental, and dietary factors, the Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio of the typical American diet is an extremely unbalanced 25:1.6 This contributes to toxic inflammation overload which spreads throughout your body, destroying your heart health, accelerating aging, and increasing joint pain.7
Omega-6 fatty acids stimulate the release of pro-inflammatory molecules called eicosanoids which are continually present due to daily excessive Omega-6 intake and essentially wreak havoc on your insides, causing damage to the healthy tissues of your body—damage to cardiac tissue and blood vessels, joint tissue, gut lining, endocrine glands, skin, and even brain tissue.8 Too much Omega-6 in your diet also suppresses your immune system, making you much more susceptible to illness and disease.9
Health authorities recommend drastically increasing your intake of Omega-3s daily, specifically in the form of the anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.4 Unfortunately, in order to transition the extremely unbalanced 25:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids found in the typical American diet anywhere close to the ideal 1:1 ratio, you’d have to consume pounds of fish daily while at the same time completely avoiding foods high in Omega-6 fatty acids.
Fortunately, you can actually supplement Omega-3 fatty acids, and research is now suggesting that supplementing with these super fats every single day is even more important to your health than taking a daily multi-vitamin.
Beware of Cheap Supplements
Beware, as I discovered, 90% or more of the Omega-3 fatty acids contained in traditional fish oil supplements will go unabsorbed by your body’s cells, having no positive impact on your health13,21
Firstly, most fish oil products that you find in the store are in the “ethyl ester” form, a result of the processing these products go through. Unfortunately, numerous research studies have shown that this cheaper ethyl ester form is 3 times less absorbable than the triglyceride (TG) form that is naturally found in wild fish.13
The two most important types of Omega-3 fatty acids, providing the vast majority of health benefits, are EPA and DHA. That said, nearly all traditional fish oil products are dramatically under-dosed, providing only a couple hundred milligrams of EPA/DHA per serving, while scientific studies show 10xs this amount is needed to see significant health benefits.14 This is especially true of krill oil supplements, which are even lower in EPA and DHA.
A comprehensive study performed by Dr. Opperman of the Department of Agriculture and Food Science found that more than half of the fish oil products on the market did not contain the amount of EPA and DHA stated on the label.15
My BioTrust OmegaKrill 5X Review: Why is it Unique?
Check out this 5 Minute OmegaKrill 5x Review Video I did, then read my Final Verdict Below!
First of all, if you haven’t yet done so please check out the Official Product Page of OmegaKrill 5x to get a good idea as to what it offers.
Anyways, The first difference is patented VesiSorb® Maximum Absorption Technology. Essentially, because VesiSorb is not bile or enzyme-dependent, nearly 100% of the Omega-3s you ingest will be delivered directly to the small intestine and ultimately to your blood stream and the various cells of your body. This avoids the problem of Omega-3 fatty acids being lost during digestion with fish oil, even in the natural TG form with most conventional products.21
The second exciting ingredient is the newly patented Super Critical CO2 Extraction which is incredibly unique and removes contaminants as it extracts the oil from its source.22 This new technology now makes it possible to have much higher DHA levels than traditional fish oil products, and again, research clearly shows that DHA is the king of Omega-3 fatty acids23 including greater bone density, greater eye health, greater belly-fat burning, greater release of fat-burning hormones, and greater brain and cognitive health.17-20 In fact, DHA is the predominant Omega-3 fatty acid found in the brain, representing 97% of all fatty acids in the brain.23
Beyond that, DHA has been shown through research to have a profound effect on heart health through its cholesterol and triglyceride-lowering abilities, while EPA has been shown to have little effect on these health markers24,25.
As I said, there’s a lot of science behind it, as there always is with BioTrust, which is what makes me really believe in their products.
One of my FAVORITE things is – ALL products by BioTrust come with a 1 YEAR 100% money back guarantee. Simply put, try it out and if you don’t like it you can get a refund for up to 12 full months!
Pick up YOUR bottle from their official website here: http://biotrust.com/Shop.asp?p=OK5X
And PLEASE – let me know if you have any questions in the comments below, I respond to ALL questions/comments within 12-24 hours, if not quicker!
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- Lopez-Garcia, E., Schulze, M. B., Manson, J. E., et al. Consumption of (n-3) fatty acids is related to plasma biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial activation in women. J Nutr. 2004;134(7):1806–1811
- Zampelas, A., Panagiotakos, D. B., Pitsavos, C., et al. Fish consumption among healthy adults is associated with decreased levels of inflammatory markers related to cardiovascular disease: the ATTICA study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005;46(1):120–124.
- Singh, T., and Newman, A. B. Inflammatory markers in population studies of aging. Ageing Res Rev. 2011;10(3):319–329
- Sijben JW, Calder PC. Differential immunomodulation with long-chain n-3 PUFA in health and chronic disease. Proc Nutr Soc. 2007 May;66(2):237-59.
- Simopoulos AP. The importance of the omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid ratio in cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2008 Jun;233(6):674-88.
- Simopoulos AP. Omega-3 fatty acids in inflammation and autoimmune diseases. J Am Coll Nutr. 2002 Dec;21(6):495-505.
- Alexandros N. Vgontzas, MD, et al. Chronic Systemic Inflammation in Overweight and Obese Adults. AMA. 2000;283(17):2235-2236.
- Harbige LS. Fatty acids, the immune response, and autoimmunity: a question of n-6 essentiality and the balance between n-6 and n-3. Lipids. 2003 Apr;38(4):323-41.
- Calder PC, Yaqoob P. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and human health outcomes. Biofactors. 2009 May-Jun;35(3):266-72.
- The International Fish Oil Standards Program. Fact Sheet: Fish Oil Contaminants & Your Health. 2012.
- Kimberly Warner, Ph.D., et al. Oceana Study Reveals Seafood Fraud Nationwide. Oceana Consumer Advocacy Group. February 2013. (http://oceana.org/sites/default/files/National_Seafood_Fraud_Testing_Results_FINAL.pdf)
- Lawson LD, Hughes BG. Human absorption of fish oil fatty acids as triacylglycerols, free acids, or ethyl esters. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1988 Apr 15;152(1):328-35.
- Zargar A, Ito MK. Long chain omega-3 dietary supplements: a review of the National Library of Medicine Herbal Supplement Database. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2011 Aug;9(4):255-71.
- Opperman M, Marais de W, Spinnler Benade AJ. Analysis of omega-3 fatty acid content of South African fish oil supplements. Cardiovasc J Afr. 2011 Nov-Dec;22(6):324-9.
- ConsumerLab Independent Testing Group. Contamination and Other Problems Found in Fish Oil Supplements. Auguts 22, 2012. (http://www.consumerlab.com/news/Review%20of%20Fish%20Oil%20and%20Omega-3%20Supplments%20by%20ConsumerLab.com/8_22_2012/)
- Flachs P, et al. Polyunsaturated fatty acids of marine origin upregulate mitochondrial biogenesis and induce beta-oxidation in white fat. Diabetologia. 2005 Nov;48(11):2365-75.
- Stonehouse W, et al. DHA supplementation improved both memory and reaction time in healthy young adults: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 May;97(5):1134-43.
- Flachs P, et al. Polyunsaturated fatty acids of marine origin induce adiponectin in mice fed a high-fat diet. Diabetologia. 2006 Feb;49(2):394-7.
- Högström M, et al. n-3 Fatty acids are positively associated with peak bone mineral density and bone accrual in healthy men: the NO2 Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Mar;85(3):803-7.
- SourceOne Global Partners. “VesiSorb Delivery System.” Source-1-Global.com. 2012.
- Nuria Rubio-Rodríguez, et al. Supercritical fluid extraction of fish oil from fish by-products: A comparison with other extraction methods. Journal of Food Engineering, Volume 109, Issue 2, March 2012, Pages 238–248.
- Weldon SM, et al. Docosahexaenoic acid induces an anti-inflammatory profile in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated human THP-1 macrophages more effectively than eicosapentaenoic acid. J Nutr Biochem. 2007 Apr;18(4):250-8.
- Schwellenbach LJ, et al. The triglyceride-lowering effects of a modest dose of docosahexaenoic acid alone versus in combination with low dose eicosapentaenoic acid in patients with coronary artery disease and elevated triglycerides. J Am Coll Nutr. 2006 Dec;25(6):480-5.
- Buckley R, et al. Circulating triacylglycerol and apoE levels in response to EPA and docosahexaenoic acid supplementation in adult human subjects. Br J Nutr. 2004 Sep;92(3):477-83.
- Aranceta J, Pérez-Rodrigo C. Recommended dietary reference intakes, nutritional goals and dietary guidelines for fat and fatty acids: a systematic review. Br J Nutr. 2012 Jun;107 Suppl 2:S8-22.