To support brain and vision health
Canadian company Neptune Technologies & Bioressources is using Neptune Krill Oil (NKO) as the core ingredient for its NKO Focus product which includes several ingredients, including Lutein Esters. When combined with NKO, a clinical trial showed Lutein’s absorption improved by as much as eight times compared with a generic counterpart, the company said.
Additionally, NKO Focus offers proven brain health support, including up to seven times more astaxanthin than other krill oils, plus 3% of the daily value of choline – a precursor of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter for memory.
DHA and phospholipids, known to support healthy brain function, are also included in NKO Focus. Neptune has also included high potency Vitamin A, Thiamine (vitamin B1) and Lutein Esters which help maintain eye health, normal vision and cognitive function.
'We took the ‘original’ NKO and gave it a boost, targeting brain and vision health,' said Jacqueline Khayat, Neptune’s Sales Director.
'This is the first krill oil blend to offer such a powerful delivery mechanism to support brain and vision health. NKO is the perfect vehicle to increase bioavailability of other ingredients.'
In addition to enhancing Lutein uptake, NKO Focus contains omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA and DHA in a phospholipid form, which is said to support more efficient digestion, absorption and utilisation.