A new study published in the journal Lipids
provides detailed characterization of the phospholipid fatty acids profile for Superba krill oil, from Aker BioMarine.
Superba krill oil provides the majority of its omega 3 fatty acids in the form of phospholipids, whereas other common marine oils contain omega 3 fatty acids in the form of triglycerides or ethyl esters. The work has been performed in cooperation with researchers at School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, Norway.
Results from the study demonstrated that a total of 69 choline-containing phospholipids were present in Superba krill oil. The majority of the phospholipids contained omega 3 fatty acids, with 10% containing omega 3s at both positions. These results demonstrate the complexity of the phospholipid composition of krill oil, and the high presence of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. For further information: www.akerbiomarine.com