Dr. Mercola Antarctic Kids Krill Oil
There's a new krill in town and it's called Kids Krill Oil - specially formulated for children.
Krill oil is an extract from Antarctic krill that is rich in cell membrane building blocks: highly unsaturated phospholipids co-functionalized with Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA) that are essential for brain development in young children. These supplements are extra small, making them very easy for children to take daily.
Just two antioxidant-packed Kids Krill Oil capsules at the beginning of your child's day provides him or her with:
- • A daily boost in overall brain development and nervous system function
- • Extra support for increased concentration, memory, and learning
- • Added protection for cell membranes
- • Extra support to keep the immune system strong
- • An extra supportive boost for a healthy cardiac system
What are krill?
Krill are small shrimp or prawn-like creatures that feed the world's most mammoth animals: the great whales. Toothless great whales gulp down huge quantities of krill to provide the energy they need to fuel their massive bulk. A blue whale eats up to 8,000 pounds of krill each day during feeding season. These highly intelligent great whales aren't the only animals that depend on krill for their nutritional needs. So do seals, penguins, sea birds, squid and fish.
The hardy krill harvested from harsh Antarctic waters, the ones that comprise Dr. Mercola Krill Oil, are so important they are considered a "keystone species", an organism upon which many Antarctic predators depend. These semi-translucent crustaceans congregate in dense masses or swarms that can turn the ocean's surface pink or red.
Together with plankton, krill make up the largest biomass on earth, one of the most easily renewable food resources available, an excellent nutritional source from an environmental perspective.
Krill Oil Health Benefits for Kids
Krill Oil benefits your child's development with Choline and DHA.
What is Choline?
Choline is a phospholipid found in the brain; it plays a role in the production of acetylcholine: a neurotransmitter required for memory, other brain functions, and muscle control.
Produced in the liver and found in significant quantities in your child's brain, choline is essential to the integrity of all human cell membranes. It also helps support proper cholesterol function and levels in your body; something to consider, especially if your child lacks a diet strong in high-quality and organic meats and vegetables.
What is DHA?
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid. About half of the brain and eyes are made up of fat, much of which is DHA; an essential nutrient for optimal brain and eye function. DHA is a natural component of breast milk. Studies suggest that infants fed breast milk score higher on intellectual and visual measurements than those fed baby formulas lacking DHA.
DHA is critical to optimal brain function throughout your child's entire life.
Benefits of DHA
- • Supports strong cognitive function by supporting optimal neuron function
- • Promotes ability to concentrate and focus
- • Affects the motor control part of the brain, playing a major role in muscle function and coordination
- • Provides increased visual acuity
- • Promotes a positive mental health outlook
Muscle control may not at first glance seem too critical, outside of sports. But it's crucial to the process of coordinated writing, as well as essential to sitting still during many learning activities without fidgeting, flailing around, kicking, and more.
Visual acuity also affects your child's ability to learn, allowing your child to better discern between two letters in a word, or see what the teacher is writing on the board.
What Else Does DHA Do for Your Child?
• Krill promotes focused attention and concentration for optimal learning.
• Maintains healthy inflammatory levels in the brain and throughout the system
• Stimulates neuron growth, and development and repair of synapses.
• Promote motor skill development and focus, and also plays an important role in many complex brain processes.
• Regulates growth
• Protects the brain's function by supporting optimal glutamate function.
• Protects all the cells in the body
• Promotes optimal blood lipid health
Get your kids started on the right road to great health with Kid's Krill Oil.
Kids Krill Oil is delivered in a "Licap" capsule. These revolutionary capsules use an innovative fushion technology to create a hermetically bonded capsule. After filling, the capsule is flushed with nitrogen; creating a freshness bubble that minimizes oxygen exposure and aids in long term stability. Supplements stay fresh longer, and odor, taste, and leakage is minimized.
Kids Krill Oil Licap capsules are half the size of their adult counterparts. Small, easy to swallow, and no "fishy" flavors to discourage them from taking their daily dose of DHA and Choline!
WARNING: If you are allergic to shellfish, have a blood coagulation disorder, or are taking anticoagulants such as Warfarin (Coumadin), do not use Krill Oil. Also, Krill Oil is very stable and will last up to 2 years. However, do not store it in the freezer or refrigerator; extended exposure to temperatures higher than 100 degrees or lower than 50 degrees diminish effectiveness of the phosopholipid ingredients.
Ingredients: krill oil, fish gelatin (capsule). Contains shellfish (krill).
Suggested Use: 2 gelatin capsules daily with the first meal.
Note: If you are allergic to shellfish, have a blood coagulation condition, or are taking anticoagulants such as Wayfarin (Coumadin®), do not use.
60 extra-small capsules per bottle (30 servings). Made in the USA.
About Dr Mercola, the company
Dr. Joseph Mercola is on a mission to bring people practical solutions to their health problems. As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Mercola practices a "whole person" approach to medicine, focusing on preventative health care. Dr. Mercola extensively researches and promotes premium, all-natural whole-food based products that provide broad spectrum health benefits.
Dr. Mercola focuses as much on what you put in your body as what you put on it. He offers all natural hair care, sunscreens, and oral care products in addition to his supplements, such as probiotics, multi-vitamins, and antioxidants, and whole-foods and teas. Dr. Mercola offers products for the entire family, including kids and even non-toxic products for your pet's good health as well. Dr. Mercola is an advocate for a dietary and lifestyle approach to health, and is dedicated to bringing you the products that will optimize the health of your entire family.
In addition to being a licensed DO, Dr. Mercola is also board certified in family medicine, and served as the chairman of the family medicine department at St. Alexius Medical center for 5 years, and is a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Mercola was voted the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post, and has been featured in TIME magazine, LA Times, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, Today Show, CBS’s Washington Unplugged with Sharyl Attkisson, and other major media resources. Dr. Mercola is the author of several books, including The No-Grain Diet (with Alison Rose Levy), a New York Times Bestseller.