Krill oil naturally contains a highly bioavailable essential fatty acidphospholipid complex and antioxidants, providing optimal support for menstrual comfort, cardiovascular function and cognitive, joint and skin health. Pure Encapsulations Krill-plex is derived from Antarctic krill, a zooplankton crustacean offering a naturally unique balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, phospholipids and antioxidants, including vitamins A and E and astaxanthin. Specific to krill oil is an omega-phospholipid complex that is rich in eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA). Carefully preserved by a distinct cold extraction process, this novel structure consists of EPA and DHA as two fatty acid side chains on the phospholipid molecule. Additionally, an astaxanthin ester is attached to the EPA, providing an intricately bonded molecule that allows for direct delivery of these nutrients into the cell nucleus, and most importantly, the mitochondria. This unique highly bioavailable complex provides optimal support for menstrual comfort, cardiovascular function and cognitive, joint and skin health. Cognitive Support: Phosphatidylcholine, a key source of choline, phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylinositol comprise the phospholipid profile. Furthermore, the phospholipid-fatty acid profile closely resembles that of human brain phospholipids. As a result, this complex easily transverses the blood brain barrier, enriches brain neural tissue and potentially provides cognitive support. Menstrual Comfort: Research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids may provide menstruation-related emotional and physical support by helping to mediate healthy hormone, prostaglandin, and neurotransmitter function. Cardiovascular Function: Krill oil provides an ideal essential fatty acid balance for healthy cardiovascular and platelet function, in part by maintaining healthy prostaglandin function. Joint and Skin Health: As an essential fatty acid, phospholipid and antioxidant complex, krill oil has unique skin health support potential. Krill oil is derived from Antarctic krill (shellfish), Euphausia superba and typically contains 100 i.u. vitamin A (all trans retinol) (naturally occurring) and 0.5 i.u. vitamin E (naturally occurring). SUGGESTED USAGE Pure Encapsulations recommends 2 softgels daily with breakfast for one month and one softgel thereafter or as directed by a health care professional. INGREDIENTS Two softgels contain: calories5 calories from fat5 total fat0.5 g. cholesterol10 mg. krill oil (shellfish)1,000 mg. providing: omega-3 fatty acids300 mg. EPA150 mg. DHA90 mg. phospholipids400 mg. astaxanthin0.75 mg. other ingredients: gelatin capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water, sorbitol, ethyl vanillin) Contains shellfish WARNINGS Theoretically, krill oil may have side effects similar to fish oils, including burping, gastrointestinal upset or indigestion, nausea, diarrhea or abdominal bloating. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Krill oil may be contra-indicated with blood thinning medications. Consult your physician for more information.