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You’d think Astaxanthin does enough as is, but it also stabilizes the Omega-3 fatty acids, which keep them from going rancid. All you have to do is close the container properly after every use to keep your curious crew out.

Pure Krill comes in a powder form. We use the whole, ground krill which are the krill bodies left after the oil is pressed out because it’s the most sustainable option available for krill.

Krill oil discards the rest of the krill after concentrating the oil, which is a HUGE waste and wasted opportunity. So, rather than allowing the entire krill to be discarded, we decided to take advantage of this. Choosing to use whole ground krill rather than a concentrated krill oil, we can utilize every part of the krill.

It’s fishy and carnivores go wild for it. ​

Krill is not only palatable, but it’s also an easily digestible protein, so even the toughest critics should be licking their whiskers in anticipation.​

Omega-3 fatty acids are heat-liable, so we would not recommend it. ​

Quality & Safety

Absolutely! Every age, breed, and size can benefit from Pure Krill, so get your proactive care on.​

You bet! Every age, breed, and size can benefit from Pure Krill.

Absolutely! We recommend adding Pure Krill to all Herbsmith regimens.

Product Benefits

Absolutely. We would actually recommend it! Krill is more potent, containing both astaxanthin (a powerful antioxidant) and Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA). It also contains phospholipids which are a more efficient delivery method for Omegas than, say, salmon oil because it takes the essential EPA & DHA to where your pet will benefit from them the most. Krill are also one of the smallest on the food chain, so they contain fewer heavy metals, mercury, and toxins than you would find in salmon or concentrated salmon oil.

Krill snack on a micro-algae rich in a powerful antioxidant called astaxanthin– difficult to spell, near impossible to say. Its free radical scavenging ability is greater than vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene. (Like hundreds of times more powerful.)

Free radicals are constantly produced within the body, roaming throughout it, stealing electrons from other molecules, and causing a chain reaction of cell damage known as oxidative stress. This leads to aging– think greying to the eyes and muzzle, inflammation, even dementia. This is where antioxidants come in. The body produces its own antioxidants meant to keep free radicals in check, BUT they deplete with age. So, you need to add anti-oxidants like Pure Krill to your pet’s daily regimen to defend against oxidative stress.

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Absolutely. We would actually recommend it! Krill is more potent, containing both astaxanthin (a powerful antioxidant) and Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA). It also contains phospholipids which are a more efficient delivery method for Omegas than, say, salmon oil because it takes the essential EPA & DHA to where your pet will benefit from them the most.

Krill are also one of the smallest on the food chain, so they contain fewer heavy metals, mercury, and toxins than you would find in salmon or concentrated salmon oil. ​

Sustainability

The health of the Southern Ocean ecosystems depends heavily on healthy krill populations.While still exceptionally abundant, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Antarctic krill populations have dropped an estimated 80 percent since the 1970s. Scientists have not determined the exact reason, but the loss of sea ice is thought to be a major factor.

Scientists are also concerned what the combination of fishing and climate change (including ocean acidification) means for Antarctic krill and, in turn, for the entire Antarctic marine ecosystem. The increase in fishing is largely because of the increase in demand for krill oil. We completely understand these concerns and share in it.

Well, we knew the benefits of krill– it happens to be the smallest on the food chain, which makes them an incredibly clean source of Omega 3. Not to mention it’s rich in an incredibly potent antioxidant.

And we knew that krill oil discards the rest of the krill after concentrating the oil, which is a HUGE waste and wasted opportunity. So, rather than allowing the entire krill to be discarded, we decided to take advantage of this. Choosing to use whole ground krill rather than a concentrated krill oil, we can utilize every part of the krill.

We know the human supplement market would never sell the ground krill because of the sheer amount that you would have to take each day. Plus, it’s quite fragrant, which isn’t appealing to most. Dogs and cats are truly the perfect candidates for this “byproduct”. Instead of continuing to harvest krill, using the oil and discarding the rest, further exacerbating the problem– we take the bodies that were already processed and use them to the benefit of our animals.

This speaks to the importance of choosing an eco-conscious form of krill, but also sourcing when choosing krill for your dog and yourself.

We choose to work with one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world who is as serious as we are about minimizing environmental impact.

The krill used in Pure Krill is harvested in Area 48–the only location in the Southern Ocean where fisheries have a license to fish krill. This area is seen by independent NGOs as one of the most sustainable in the world, with responsible and environmental operations at its core. Many organizations provide oversight and set strict limits for the percentage of krill that can be harvested in area 48 or Antarctica. In fact, less than 1% of krill is harvested from Area 48 by all fisheries combined.

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