An Ocean
of Wellness

We all want to look and feel our best, but making healthy lifestyle choices is not always enough. More and more we look for answers and realize that prevention is the key to living well.

To help you help yourself, we offer you our Neptune Krill OilTM (NKO®).

With clinically proven benefits, NKO® can play an important role in your nutrition and health, with benefits ranging from maintaining healthier cholesterol levels to improving joint and brain functioning.

NKO® contains a new generation of EPA and DHA, two omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids that are a crucial component of a healthy and effective nutritional diet!

The ocean knows what’s best for you.

Why NKO®?

Like so much in life, there is mediocrity and there is excellence.
Neptune Krill OilTM is excellence!

We at Neptune Technologies and Bioressources Inc. believe that quality is the number one goal and quality starts at the source. Krill is harvested in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way from one of the last marine regions worldwide that is essentially untouched—the Antarctic Ocean.

After we receive our krill, Neptune uses its patented extraction process, Neptune Ocean Extract™, to maximize the cultivation of the active ingredients found in NKO®. This process and expertise allows us to proclaim that NKO® is the best quality krill oil available on the market. 

Specifically, the EPA and DHA in NKO® are primarily bonded to phospholipids (important building blocks of each cell membrane in the human body) and give NKO® significantly greater bioavailability than fish oils, where the EPA and DHA are bonded to triglycerides. In other words, the omega-3 in NKO® is absorbed into the body more quickly and completely!

In addition, NKO® contains astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from harmful free radicals and is advantageous to the overall stability of NKO®.

Finally, we only work with top distributors and product manufacturers to ensure that the quality of NKO® remains superior from production to the point it reaches the stores’ shelves! NKO® is sold around the world, through distributors who cobrand their products with the NKO® logo.

What Are
Krill?

Krill are small shrimp-like crustaceans at the base of a complex food chain. 85 species span the globe’s oceans with a total biomass of approximately 600 million tons, making them the largest animal biomass in the world.

They provide an important food source for whales, seals, penguins, albatrosses, and many other birds. Today, krill are also recognized as an emerging and potent source of marine omega-3 fatty acids that offer multiple health benefits.

Neptune Technologies and Bioressources Inc. only harvests Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) that breed in pure, uncontaminated deep sea waters of the Antarctic Ocean. Neptune follows the strict international guidelines and ethical business practices that ensure the health of the krill bloom. 

The annual high reproduction rate of Antarctic krill is at least several hundred million tons, which constantly renews the standing stock and grants sufficient krill to feed all marine mammals, fish, birds, and humans, as well as for dietary supplements for human health benefits.

 
 

Sustainability

Neptune Technologies and Bioressources Inc.’s Commitment to Sustainability

Neptune abides by the highest environmental standards in every aspect of its operations, from responsible harvesting to sustainable environmental practices. We engage our employees and partners in our pursuit to maintain these sustainable practices. 

An Abundant Biomass

Antarctic krill is an essential organism in the Antarctic ecosystem. A species of zooplankton invertebrates that floats in huge swarms and feeds on microscopic algae, Antarctic krill are an essential component of the Antarctic food chain and are a food source for a variety of Antarctic marine life including whales, seals and penguins.

Ongoing research suggests that with proper fishing practices, the human consumption of krill will not affect stock levels. Estimates for the biomass of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) are between 400 and 420 million tons, and only 0.04% of the biomass is harvested for human consumption. 

Commission for Conservation

The Scientific Committee of CCAMLR (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) has set precautionary catch limits on the krill fishery and keeps it under constant review through a detailed ecosystem approach. Established by international convention in 1982, CCAMLR is an international commission with 25 members, and a further 10 countries have acceded to the convention. 

Our Certifications

Friend of the Sea is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to conserve marine habitat. Neptune is proud to have the designation of Friend of the Sea (FOS) certification, meaning that Neptune’s krill oils adhere to strict guidelines to make sustainability a reality. FOS certification also demands high standards in terms of energy efficiency, social accountability, no GMO usage, and respect for critical habitats. FOS suggests that “…fisheries adopt selective fishing methods, reduce ecosystem impact and manage within Maximum Sustainable Yield. 

NSF International Neptune’s environmental practices and business conduct have passed an audit by NSF International, an independent, non-profit organization that provides product certification for public health and the environment, for the exemplary role they play in adhering to environmental best practices for catch quotas outlined in The Antarctic Treaty and monitored by CCAMLR.

NKO® and
your Health

Taking Your Health to Heart

NKO® significantly supports normal cholesterol levels for heart health; improves joint flexibility and daily functioning for joint health; soothes mild physical and emotional symptoms of the menstrual cycle; and significantly improves brain functioning.

For more information about clinical studies, please contact us.

The benefits of NKO®

Neptune Krill Oil™ (NKO®) is more efficient than other sources of omega-3s and also offers antioxidant benefits.

Neptune Technologies and Bioressources Inc. has built a reputation on its pursuit of excellence, and Neptune’s products are no exception. From extraction through distribution, Neptune is meticulous about its procedures. As a result, NKO® is of superior quality to other krill oils on the market. 

The products’ quality is one thing, but more importantly, most of the omega-3s (EPA and DHA) in NKO® are attached to phospholipids, making them different than fish oil in which the omega-3s are attached to triglycerides. Phospholipids contribute to a better absorption and utilization of the EPA and DHA by the body’s cells.

These key components, along with the fact that NKO® contains another active nutritional ingredient called astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant, ensure quality and effectiveness. 

Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) are well known for their benefits on brain and heart health. NKO® has also proven to be effective on joint and women’s health.

Greater Bioavailability of Omega-3 Phospholipids in NKO®

In a clinical study, NKO® was proven to be 2.5 times more bioavailable (better bodily absorption) than fish oil and other sources of omega-3 by comparing the increase of the Omega-3 Index from a baseline.*
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 

This index relates to the incorporation of EPA and DHA in red blood cells, and is therefore a good indicator of the long-term absorption of these omega-3s by human body cells, where it truly counts.

All products compared in this study had a standard dose of 120 mg of EPA and DHA equivalent to 500 mg of NKO®.

Joint Health

In one randomized, double-blind clinical study, a daily intake of 300 mg of NKO® was significantly better than a placebo in supporting joint flexibility and daily functioning within 7 to 14 days.*

NKO® also supports normal levels of plasma C-reactive protein (a key marker of joint and heart health), which may promote a healthy response to inflammation.*
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Women’s Health

In another randomized, double-blind clinical study, NKO® was also proven better than fish oil to soothe several mild, occasional physical and emotional symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle, such as breast tenderness, stress and irritability.*
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Heart Health

In a third randomized, double-blind clinical study, NKO® was shown to be better than fish oil to support normal triglyceride and cholesterol levels already within the normal range.*

NKO® also supports normal levels of plasma C-reactive protein (a key marker of joint and heart health), which may promote a healthy response to inflammation.* 

In summary, NKO® was proven better than fish oil to support normal cholesterol levels already within the normal range.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Brain Health

EPA and DHA have been studied in many research projects for their impact to help support memory, mood and attention in various populations, including children, middle-aged adults and the elderly. DHA is the most abundant fatty acid in the human brain, playing a key structural and functional role for brain health throughout the lifespan.

NKO® contains valuable nutrients, such as DHA and phospholipids, to support brain functioning.*
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 

Some evidence suggests that the uptake of DHA by the brain is increased when carried by phospholipids, as compared to triglycerides. This supports NKO® as the preferred delivery form of DHA to help support brain health.

The NKO advantage

NKO®: Best Source of Omega3

Neptune Krill Oil™ is a patented marine oil that contains omega-3 (EPA and DHA), phospholipids, and antioxidants (astaxanthin, vitamins A and E).

Known as the gatekeepers of human cells, phospholipids make up every cell membrane in the human body and help protect and keep our cells healthy. Since the EPA and DHA in NKO® are attached to phospholipids, they are 2.5 times more bioavailable for use by cells within our body than conventional fish oils. 

In NKO®, the distinctive nature of omega-3 phospholipids is that they can easily disperse in both oil and water. Contrary to omega-3 triglycerides found in fish oil, which are insoluble in water and do not disperse completely in the stomach, which is mostly a water environment, NKO® allows an improved interaction with the digestive enzymes. Due to their insolubility, fish oils tend to float on top of stomach fluids causing fishy burps, an unpleasant side effect that will not occur when taking NKO®.

Neptune Krill Oil™ also contains astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant that is attached to the omega-3s. It has been demonstrated that astaxanthin helps rid the body of the “free radicals” that contribute to damaging our cells, helping to reduce the aging process.

Neptune Krill Oil™ is extracted from 100% pure Antarctic krill, it is free of potentially harmful levels of heavy metals and contaminants, and Neptune ensures that it is harvested in an environmentally responsible fashion. 

Finally, NKO® is extracted at a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified plant in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

By using a patented cold-vacuum extraction process, Neptune Ocean Extract™ maximizes the active ingredients found in krill, offering the highest quality in krill oil.

Testimonials

John Elway

Former NFL player

I started feeling better soon after taking NKO® on a daily basis. The health benefits were so significant that I wanted to be part of their success in the omega-3 market worldwide. NKO® maintains cholesterol levels, supports joint health, has anti-inflammatory benefits and supports healthy brain functioning. Furthermore, recent emerging evidence has shown omega-3 to be beneficial for those who have experienced concussions.

Antoinette

I have to tell you that this is the first time I have ever taken some type of omega-3 oil apart from flax, that I did not experience horrible indigestion. I am truly amazed with NKO®! I have tried many different brands of fish and krill.

Jocelyne

When I started taking NKO®, I found the energy that I had lost. Here’s a little story from someone who has been suffering from joint pain for many years. After several years of pain and sleepless nights, after several visits to hospital emergency rooms, after countless medications to relieve my unbearable pain, I finally discovered your NKO®. Not all my pains are gone—I still have pain in my left arm that often wakes me up, which is a direct link with my cervical spine. When I started taking NKO®, I found the energy that I had lost because of all the pain 24 hours a day. I had stabbing pains all the time that have completely disappeared. I walk much longer and faster. I sleep so much better, thank you, thank you, thank you! In times of chronic pain, I used to sleep in a sleeping bag surrounded by heated magic bags for hours. Now, no more sleeping bags! This week I bought several bottles of NKO®, and have made gifts to family and friends who also suffer from osteoarthritis. I hope that they will have just as good results as I did.

Helene

Here is my testimony following my use of NKO®. Going through menopause, I used to take a natural product to help me with my menopause symptoms. This product was efficient for hot flashes; however, if I forgot to take it in the morning, I had hot flashes all day long.

Since I started to take krill oil:
• I do not have hot flashes anymore
• My mood is more pleasant
• I have much more energy 
• My skin is healthier and my nails, harder
• I do not need to take a nap in the afternoon, which could sometimes last two hours.

Stephane

I was looking for ways to extend the time I could spend practicing and enjoying sports that are tough on the joints, like alpine skiing, soccer and tennis. Being on NKO® for over a month, I can no longer forecast the weather based on my knee pain.

Marie-France

I recommend NKO® to all women suffering from problems related to their menstrual cycle. By this letter, I want to express my full satisfaction for your product NKO® (Neptune Krill Oil™).

I have been suffering for many years now, which forces me to limit my daily activities. Following a consultation with my family doctor, I received a prescription for a medication in order to deal with the problem. However, with all the secondary effects of the medication, I was unable to function normally so I stopped taking it.  This is when I turned to your product, hoping for a more natural and more appropriate approach.

NKO® has been very efficient for me from Day 1. Both my physical and emotional symptoms have improved by nearly 100%. NKO® is, without a doubt, the most notable discovery for me.

With vivid interest, I recommend NKO® to all women suffering from these ailments.

Bill

Just wanted to let you know that my 18-year-old son has been using NKO® for the past six months and has been more focused ever since.

Caroline

Since I’ve been taking NKO® the pain is gone! Last year, due to a skiing accident, the pain in my knees was almost unbearable. After taking anti-inflammatory pills, my pain always came back, but since I’ve been taking NKO® the pain is gone! It has been three months since I took the NKO® and I do not feel any pain in my knees—it’s great!