Frequently Asked Questions

General Product Questions

What is the difference between fish oil and krill oil?

Krill oil may be a stronger, more effective way to get your daily omega-3s than fish oil. Krill oil is in phospholipid form, the type of lipid that human cell membranes are composed of. This allows for easy and immediate absorption into the body. Krill oil also contains astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant and carotenoid. Fish oil is generally in triglyceride form, which needs to then be converted to phospholipid form. Some of the beneficial qualities and strength of the fish oil may be diminished during this conversion. Krill oil is the better alternative to fish oil if you are looking for maximum potency, efficacy and purity in your omega-3 supplement.

What are the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3s)?

The two omega-3′s that hold the key to krill oil’s health benefits are EPA and DHA. EPA and DHA are shown in many studies to promote cardiovascular health, support feminine health, support healthy joints, promote skin health, improve energy levels, support cognitive function and more. Omega-3 fatty acids are commonly lacking in the diet which is why supplementation is often recommended. Krill oil is rich in the omega-3′s EPA and DHA that promote all of these benefits.

Can I break open the capsule and consume the krill oil?

It is not recommended that you break open the capsule as the capsule helps to reduce any fishy odor, taste or repeat. If you have problems swallowing pills, you may choose to break open the capsule however the taste and smell may be unpleasant.

How many capsules are there per bottle?

There are 60 Caplique® capsules per bottle of Viva Labs Krill Oil. This is a 30 day supply if you are taking the daily recommended serving (2 capsules).

How much krill oil is safe to take in one day?

The recommended dosage of Viva Labs Krill Oil is 2 capsules. Speak to your healthcare provider if you would like to supplement beyond this serving.

Is there any fishy repeat, taste or fish burps with your krill oil?

No, there is no fishy repeat or fish burps with Viva Labs Krill Oil. Our krill oil is extremely pure and is encapsulated in Caplique® capsules to limit the incidence of oxidation that may lead to unpleasant taste or decreased efficacy. Along with these features, krill oil is digested lower down in the gastrointestinal tract than fish oil, limiting the chance of fishy repeat, taste or fish burps that ordinary fish oil may cause.

Can krill oil be a good supplement for bodybuilding?

Yes, the omega-3′s in krill oil have been shown to speed up recovery time for those practicing a very active lifestyle. Athletes need more nutrients than non-athletes due to increased energy expenditure and oxidative damage. Omega-3′s, like those found in krill oil, help to counter oxidative damage. Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant found in krill oil also helps to counter oxidative damage. The omega-3′s found in krill oil may support fat loss as well by helping to regulate thyroid function and increasing satiation. Fat loss will promote muscle definition. A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed omega-3 supplementation (like krill oil), increased muscle protein synthesis. This may help your bodybuilding endeavors or simply help you retain lean muscle mass for structure and efficient metabolism.

Is krill oil good for dogs?

Yes. Krill oil is an excellent supplement for dogs. The omega-3′s promote joint health, a shiny coat and, healthy eye and brain function. Check with your veterinarian before adding a krill oil supplement to your dog’s diet.

I am a vegetarian, can I take krill oil?

Viva Labs Krill Oil contains no animal products. It does contain krill (a crustacean) and a fish (tilapia) gelatin capsule. If you are a pescatarian or are comfortable with small amounts of seafood in your diet, you can take Viva Labs Krill Oil to supplement your vegetarian diet.

Is krill oil good for eye health?

Yes. Krill oil’s omega-3s can help to lubricate eyes, limiting dryness and irritation. Krill oil also contains astaxanthin (a potent antioxidant and carotenoid) which can also support eye health. The American Optometric Association states that DHA, an omega-3 found in krill oil, is found, “in the highest concentration in the retina, suggesting it has an important functional role.” They also state that various studies have indicated that supplementing with DHA has been shown to support healthy vision among infants and adults.

What is krill? Is krill a fish?

Krill are small, shrimp-like crustaceans. They are extremely pure because they are at the bottom of the food chain. Their high omega-3 content comes from their phytoplankton diet, which is naturally high in EPA and DHA. Krill oil’s EPA and DHA are pre-converted and in the highly absorbable phospholipid form. Krill are sourced from the waters of the Antarctic, a pure and uncontaminated body of water. Krill are naturally high in astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant and carotenoid. Astaxanthin is what gives krill and krill oil its bright red/orange colour.

What is the best time of day to take krill oil?

Krill oil can be taken at any time of day. To reduce any risk of digestive upset, take krill oil with a full meal. Some find that taking their krill oil at breakfast is convenient and easy to remember. As long as you are taking your recommended krill oil dosage per day, timing should not be an issue.

How many capsules do I take per day (dosage)?

It is recommended that you take 2 Viva Labs Krill Oil capsules per day.

How much krill oil is one serving?

One serving of Viva Labs Krill Oil is two capsules per day.

What is DHA?

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that needs to be obtained from your diet, making it an essential fatty acid. DHA is required for brain and eye health. It is particularly important for children during their developmental years for proper brain and eye development. Krill oil is naturally high in DHA. DHA can be used to help manage hyperactive behavior, healthy mood, cardiovascular health, brain development in babies and children, feminine health and more. Viva Labs Krill Oil contains 95mg DHA per serving.

What is EPA?

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that has been shown to promote cardiovascular health and a healthy inflammatory response. EPA is a natural component of krill oil and helps to support the maintenance of good health considering it is commonly lacking the diet. Viva Labs Krill Oil contains 165mg EPA per serving.

Are omega-3s good for heart health?

Yes. The omega-3s found in krill oil are clinically proven to be beneficial to heart health. Krill oil has been shown in multiple studies to support healthy cholesterol levels. A study that was published in the Alternative Medicine Review, found that one to three grams of krill oil per day was significant in promoting arterial health.

What are sources of omega-3s?

There are many sources of omega-3′s from both plant and animal sources. These include: krill and krill oil, salmon and other fish, grass-fed beef, omega-3 eggs, walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, kale and squash. Krill oil has been shown to be one of the most beneficial omega-3′s considering the omega-3′s are bound to phospholipids, the same structure as human cells.

What is astaxanthin?

Astaxanthin comes from a unique microalgae (Haematococcus pluvialis) which contains this valuable antioxidant and carotenoid. A study in the Journal of Medicinal Food, found astaxanthin to be a more powerful antioxidant than any other carotenoid and even vitamin E. The krill eat this microalgae, retaining the natural astaxanthin.

Is krill oil safe for all ages?

Krill oil is generally safe for all ages. Speak to your healthcare provider to see if krill oil is right for you. There may be exceptions or interactions with some medications that need to be considered before adding krill oil to your diet.

Can children take krill oil? How much can they take?

Yes. Krill oil can be extremely beneficial to children during their developmental years. The omega-3′s in krill oil promote, brain, eye, joint and nervous system development. Omega-3′s, like those found in krill oil, can also help to assist with behavioral issues and regulate mood. A recent study in the journal Nutrients, found DHA, an omega-3 found in krill oil, to have a favorable role in children’s cognition and behavior. Children up to 16 years of age may take 500mg of krill oil per day. Although generally safe, it is advised that you speak with your child’s healthcare provider before adding a krill oil supplement.

Is omega-3 safe for everybody?

Omega-3′s are essential fatty acids that all people require. Various factors such as age, gender, physical activity level and diet all impact how much omega-3 one should take. We recommend speaking with your healthcare provider to determine which quantity is best suited for you.

Why do supplements have different levels of EPA & DHA?

EPA and DHA amounts are dependent on the manufacturing process. Many supplement companies use inferior methods of extraction, making their EPA and DHA amounts lower. Viva Labs Krill Oil has one of the highest levels of EPA and DHA in each serving.

Does krill oil contain iron?

Viva Labs Krill Oil does not contain iron. If you are looking to increase your iron consumption, eat whole foods higher in iron such as grass-fed beef, oysters, beans, whole grains, raisins and chia seeds. Never begin taking an iron supplement unless you have been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia and have been instructed to do so by your healthcare provider. Excess iron can lead to a variety of health problems.

When can you expect to feel results from the krill oil?

Some may feel results after a few days of taking krill oil. Changes in blood results can be seen after 1-3 months. Each person and condition is unique and responds to krill oil differently. For best results, couple Viva Labs Krill Oil with a healthy diet and moderate exercise.

How should I store my krill oil?

Viva Labs Krill Oil should be stored in a cool, dry place protected from heat and light. No refrigeration is not required, nor is it recommended.

How many calories are in each capsule?

There are 6.25 calories in each capsule. 12.5 calories comprise a recommended daily serving (2 capsules).

How long will it take to see noticeable benefits?

As each individual and his or her health condition is unique, results vary. Factors such as age, diet, physical activity level, gender, etc. all have an impact on the absorption of krill oil, therefore it is difficult to say. We recommend taking krill oil for a minimum of three months to see noticeable benefits.

What is the capsule size of Viva Labs Krill Oil?

Unlike large fish oil softgels, our patented Caplique capsules are small and easy to swallow. They are less than 1 inch in length and less than half an inch in height. An exact image can be found on our homepage www.krilloil.com.

Can I take krill oil with my multivitamin?

Yes. The omega-3′s in krill oil are considered to be essential nutrients, but they do not interfere with other nutrients found in multivitamins. The fatty acids in krill oil will actually assist with the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients such as vitamins A, D and E. With this or any other form of supplementation, we always recommend consulting with your healthcare practitioner.

What part of the ocean does your krill come from?

Our krill are sourced from the Antarctic, one of the purest bodies of water.

Medication, Side Effects and Allergy Questions

Are there any drug interaction issues associated with taking krill oil?

Krill oil is known to interact with several medications. Those taking aspirin, warfarin, ibuprofen, heparin, enoxaparin and diclofenac may find that blood clotting is slowed. Taking both krill oil and aspirin or other blood thinning medication at the same time can result in bloodshot eyes and impaired blood clotting. Krill oil should not be taken a few weeks prior to surgery due to its blood thinning action. During this time, foods higher in vitamin K, such as kale, should be added to the diet to encourage proper blood clotting. After surgery and healing, krill oil can be safely added back into your healthy living routine. We recommend speaking with your healthcare provider before taking this, or any other supplement.

What are the side effects of krill oil?

Blood thinning is the most common side effect of taking omega-3′s and krill oil. Blood that is too thin can be seen in bloodshot eyes. Simply decrease your dose of krill oil if this is the case. With this or any other form of supplementation, we recommend consulting your healthcare provider.

Will taking krill oil help lower my blood pressure?

Krill oil has been clinically shown to support heart health. A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found that a minimum dose of 500mg of EPA and DHA, the two omega-3′s found in krill oil, are effective markers in managing blood pressure.

Will krill oil help to raise my HDL “good” cholesterol?

Yes. A study that was published in the Alternative Medicine Review, found that krill oil worked to increase HDL “good” cholesterol levels by 4.2%.

Can krill oil help manage my diabetes and is krill oil safe for diabetics?

Adding a krill oil supplement to your diabetic-friendly diet works to balance healthy cholesterol levels and maintain arterial health overall.

A study published in Diabetes Research, found that dietary supplementation of omega-3′s, like those found in krill oil, improved insulin sensitivity among participants with diabetes. Individuals with diabetes often have increased levels of fatty acids in their bloodstream because of the liver’s inability to properly break down macronutrients. Krill oil can promote liver health in diabetics, allowing for proper breakdown of sugars, fats, proteins and other micronutrients so they do not circulate freely in the bloodstream, possibly leading to arterial plugs.

A study published in the journal PLoS One, found that krill oil supplementation reduced the amount of fat in the liver by 60% in rats. Krill oil may actually support liver health by providing easily absorbed, metabolized and health-promoting omega-3′s for the liver to process. Being in the phospholipid form makes krill oil one of the easiest to digest and absorb omega-3′s available, taking stress off of the liver.

Can krill oil help my joint pain and arthritis?

Krill oil contains EPA and DHA, two omega-3′s that help support healthy joint function and mobility. The essential fatty acids in krill oil also help to lubricate joints. A recent study published in the journal of Current Pharmaceutical Design, found marine-based omega-3 fatty acids, like those from krill oil, significantly helped to promote joint health. Taking a krill oil supplement is an easy and effective way to manage many joint conditions.

Can I take krill oil while I am pregnant / breastfeeding?

While it is generally safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women to take krill oil, it is advised that you speak with your doctor before doing so. The DHA and EPA in krill oil aid in proper brain, eye, nervous system and heart development in babies.

Does krill oil cause diarrhea?

Digestive complications are rare with krill oil. In fact, omega-3′s have been shown to be very nourishing on the body, the digestive system in particular. To limit the incidence of intestinal discomfort, we recommend taking krill oil in divded doses (1 capsule at breakfast and 1 at lunch or dinner) following meals.

Can I take krill oil along with my other blood pressure medication?

It is advisable to speak with your health care practitioner before adding krill oil to your supplement regimen.

I take Lipitor. Do I still need a krill oil supplement?

It is advisable to speak with your healthcare practitioner before adding krill oil to your supplement regime.

What is the amount of krill oil per day to combat serious inflammation?

It is best to speak with your healthcare provider before taking this or any other supplement for a healthy inflammatory response. For optimal benefits, we recommend taking a minimum of two capsules per day.

Can krill oil cause gout or kidney stones?

Seafood, shellfish, meat and some vegetables are naturally high in purines, which promotes a buildup of uric acid. This buildup may lead to gout or kidney stones. Krill oil is highly purified, leaving behind purines, and does not cause problems in most people. Those who have a history of gout or kidney problems should consult their health care provider before adding a krill oil supplement.

Does krill oil cause heartburn?

Krill oil may cause digestive distress or upset in some people. If you suffer from heartburn, try taking your krill oil with a meal to help lower the risk of digestive upset.

Can krill oil cause constipation?

Krill oil is not known to cause constipation. The essential fatty acids in krill oil may actually help to lubricate the digestive system, promoting regularity. Constipation may be caused by a variety of simple factors, including not drinking enough water, or it may be a sign of a more serious medical condition. If you are experiencing severe or chronic constipation, we recommend speaking with your healthcare provider.

Can krill oil help migraines?

Yes. Krill oil has been clinically shown to help migraines. A study conducted at Brown University, showed marine-based omega-3′s (like krill oil) to be beneficial in treating recurrent migraines.

Will krill oil cause increased bruising?

Krill oil has a blood thinning effect and may contribute to increased bruising. If this is the case, simply cut your dosage of krill oil in half. Bruising may be a sign of a more serious condition so it is best to speak with your health care provider regarding this. You may also see bruising if you are taking a blood thinning medication such as aspirin or warfarin and krill oil at the same time.

Does krill oil affect thyroid function?

Maintaining proper thyroid health is important for a variety of body functions, including a regulated metabolic rate.

The thyroid is the “master hormone” that is the main controller of many bodily functions. Medications such as lithium and corticosteroids slow down thyroid function, along with pain medications, anti-depressants and antihistamines.

Krill oil may help to support proper thyroid function. The omega-3′s found in krill oil help to regulate the thyroid. A recent study in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, found that omega-3′s, like those found in krill oil, worked to increase the thyroid hormone signalling pathways in the liver, enhancing lipid (fat) metabolism. This study also noted a decrease in serum triglycerides and cholesterol.

Does krill oil reduce inflammation?

The omega-3′s found in krill oil have been clinically shown to promote a healthy inflammatory response. A study in Nutrition Reviews, found that the consumption of marine-based omega-3′s (like krill oil), to be very beneficial in supporting the maintenance of good health, including a healthy inflammatory response.

Is krill oil safe for cancer patients?

Before adding a krill oil supplement to your diet, it is best to speak with your healthcare provider. There may be interactions with some medications.

Is krill oil dangerous to my liver?

Omega-3 fats, like the ones found in krill oil, are less taxing on your liver than hydrogenated and trans fats. A study published in the journal, PLoS One, found that krill oil supplementation improved the metabolism of fat in the liver by 60%. Krill oil may actually support liver health by providing easily absorbed, metabolized and health-promoting omega-3′s for the liver to process. Being in the phospholipid form makes krill oil one of most absorbable and bioavailable forms omega-3′s.

Can you take krill oil and fish oil at the same time?

It is best to choose either krill oil or fish oil. You do not need both at the same time. Taking too many omega-3 supplements can cause thinning of the blood.

Does krill oil cause hair loss?

Krill oil has not been shown to contribute to hair loss. The essential fatty acids found in krill oil support scalp and hair health, nourishing the follicles. The omega-3′s in krill oil also support proper hormonal balance, an important indicator of hair health. Nutrients that support hair growth and hair health include: essential fatty acids (like the omega-3s in krill oil), protein, iron and b vitamins. A krill oil supplement is a perfect complement to any healthy hair regimen.

Will krill oil help me lose weight?

Yes, krill oil may be an effective tool to help combat common metabolic problems. A healthy metabolism is regulated by the thyroid gland. The omega-3′s found in krill oil help to regulate the thyroid. A recent study in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, found that omega-3′s, worked to increase the thyroid hormone signalling pathways in the liver, enhancing lipid (fat) metabolism.

Is krill oil good for dry skin?

Yes. The omega-3′s in krill oil help to hydrate skin from the inside out. Essential fatty acids, like those found in krill oil, are needed to limit fine lines and wrinkles, along with improving the overall look and feel of skin. A study published in the Alternative Medicine Review; found krill oil to be 6 times more effective at improving the look of skin, as compared to fish oil. A diet high in antioxidants, along with a krill oil supplement is a great way to keep skin looking youthful.

Can krill oil boost mood? Are krill oil and omega-3s good for depression?

A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition, found that an increased intake of omega-3′s, like those found in krill oil, improved overall sense of well-being and promoted healthy mood balance. Another study published in Archives of General Psychiatry, found EPA to be effective in encouraging stable mood in participants who did not respond to standard therapy.

Can I take krill oil if I have a seafood or shellfish allergy?

No. It is advisable that you do not take krill oil if you have a seafood or shellfish allergy. Our product contains both fish (tilapia) gelatin in our capsule and shellfish (krill).

Can krill oil cause anxiety?

Krill oil has not been shown to cause anxiety, but has been shown to promote healthy mood balance instead. The EPA component of krill oil, an important omega-3, has been studied for its mood-stabilizing effects on the body. A study published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, found omega-3 supplementation to limit signs of anxiety in healthy young adults.

Does krill oil cause prostate cancer?

The recent study that has linked omega-3 supplementation to an increased risk of prostate cancer has been cause for concern in the health community. It is important to note that the study did not outline a cause-and-effect relationship between omega-3 supplementation and cancer. We emphasize a holistic approach to health that includes exercise, food and supplementation protocol, genetics, environmental exposure, food choices and life style.

Are there any medical conditions in which I shouldn’t take krill oil?

We suggest consulting your healthcare provider if you have any concerns about taking this, or any other supplement.

Can krill oil help my muscles?

Yes. Taking krill oil can help your muscles in a variety of ways including increased protein synthesis, faster recovery time and counteracting oxidative damage after exercise. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed omega-3 supplementation (like krill oil), increased muscle protein synthesis. This may help your bodybuilding endeavors or simply help you retain lean muscle mass for structure and efficient metabolism.

Does krill oil help PMS?

Yes. Krill oil has been clinically shown to assist with the distress associated with the menstrual cycle. A study conducted in the journal Alternative Medicine Review, found that krill oil promoted healthy feminine balance by encouraging healthy mood, balanced cravings and more.

Does krill oil help acne?

Yes. Krill oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids that are known to promote a healthy inflammatory response (considering acne is a form of skin inflammation). Acne may result from a variety of factors including: heredity, age, diet, hormones and more. Krill oil may also help to promote proper hormonal balance, as imbalanced hormones can also lead to acne and other skin issues. We recommend consulting with your healthcare provider with this, or any other form of supplementation.

Can krill oil be taken before or after surgery?

Krill oil is not intended to replace medication before or after surgery, however due to its positive benefits on overall health including, promoting a healthy lipid profile, improving joint function, promoting cardiovascular health etc., krill oil is a safe and effective everyday supplement. We recommend consulting with your healthcare provider before taking this or any other supplement.

Is krill oil suitable for renal cell cancer/carcinoma?

While we cannot make claims regarding the efficacy of krill oil during cancer treatment, no known side effects have been reported. We recommend consulting with your healthcare provider before taking this or any other health supplement.

Will krill oil cause upset stomach?

Krill oil is not known to cause upset stomach when taken with a meal. We recommend taking 1 capsule twice per day, in divided doses, following a complete meal to limit any intestinal discomfort.

Does krill oil increase progesterone?

Environmental factors, stress and hormonal imbalances impact the level of progesterone in your body. To support low levels of progesterone, studies show that a diet high in omega-3′s promote healthy hormonal balance, especially for individuals who are estrogen-dominant. The omega-3′s in our krill oil have been clinically shown to support healthy feminine balance however, the degree to which progesterone levels have been increased has not yet been established. We recommend consulting with your healthcare provider before taking this, or any other form of supplementation.

Can I take krill oil while I’m on aspirin/ecotrin?

Omega-3 supplements, such as krill oil, are known to thin the blood, which may interfere with blood-thinning medications such as aspirin. We recommend consulting your healthcare provider before taking our krill oil or any other supplement.

Does krill oil lead to fluid retention (body holds water)?

Omega-3′s serve as precursors to eicosanoids, which help to maintain healthy inflammatory levels. Fluid retention is not an inflammatory response and is more of a result from injury, hormonal imbalances and/or nutritional deficiencies. The omega-3′s found in krill oil do not serve as a diuretic but may assist with improved joint health, cardiovascular health and immunity.

Is krill oil good for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

The omega-3′s found in krill oil have been shown to be extremely beneficial in supporting a healthy intestinal lining. Considering IBS is a result of an inflammatory response in the colon, the omega-3′s in krill have been shown to delay the inflammatory response and alleviate everyday disturbances. IBS however, is also triggered by certain foods and lifestyle factors, which is why we recommend taking krill oil in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise. Please speak with your healthcare provider before taking this or any other supplement. Additionally, if you are taking any medication, it is best you check with your health practitioner for potential interactions.

Can krill oil be taken for ApoE4 gene variant?

While there are no significant studies reporting the effects of krill oil supplementation and APoE4 gene variant, there are significant studies regarding omega-3 supplementation, like those found in krill oil. Omega-3 supplementation such as EPA and DHA, two essential fatty acids found in krill oil, have been shown to improve cognitive function and cardiovascular health. The primary differences between fish oil and krill oil are the structure to which the omega-3’s are bound, which significantly impacts how the omega-3’s are absorbed in the body. The omega-3’s in krill oil are bound to phospholipids, which comprise the identical structure of human cell walls. This allows them to be easily recognized by the body as they are highly absorbable. Additionally, the omega-3’s in krill oil have been clinically shown to cross the blood-brain barrier, which allows the exchange of nutrients between the blood and the brain more easily. We recommend consulting with your healthcare provider to determine which form of supplementation is most suitable for you.

Does alcohol interfere with the absorption of DHA found in krill oil?

Alcohol is considered to be a toxin and once ingested, may interfere with cognitive and liver function. When alcohol consumption is high, scientists say levels of DHA are depleted and need to be replenished. There is growing evidence that the DHA found in krill oil may protect cells against the effects of alcohol, specifically exhibiting protective effects against alcohol-related brain damage. While the omega-3′s found in krill oil have been clinically shown to support healthy inflammatory pathways, it is best taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise. We always recommend consulting with your healthcare practitioner before taking this, or any other supplement.

Can I take krill oil with magnesium?

While there are no known interactions between krill oil and magnesium, we recommend consulting with your healthcare provider prior to use.

Does krill oil cause insomnia?

Some individuals may experience sleep-related side effects from krill oil, such as sleepiness or insomnia, as your body is adjusting to the influx of omega-3′s. It’s not a common occurrence, however if you do experience insomnia, begin with a lower dosage (1 capsule per day) and take it earlier in the day (preferably at breakfast). After a few weeks, you may increase to 2 capsules per day. Before taking this or any other supplement, we recommend consulting with your healthcare provider.

Quality of Viva Labs Krill Oil

Does krill oil contain copper?

No. Our krill oil is free from copper.

How well does krill oil absorb?

Krill oil is highly absorbed due to its phospholipid structure. Phospholipids comprise human cell walls, which makes krill oil so recognizable to the body, contrary to fish oil. Fish oil is found in the triglyceride structure which your body has to break down through enzymatic action.

Is Viva Labs Krill Oil in Ethyl-Ester or Triglyceride form?

Viva Labs Krill Oil is neither. It is delivered in the highly bioavailable phospholipid form, for maximum absorption.

Where is the astaxanthin sourced from in your krill oil?

The astaxanthin found in Viva Labs Krill Oil is naturally occurring. The astaxanthin comes from the krill eating a unique microalgae (Haematococcus pluvialis) which contains this valuable antioxidant and carotenoid. A study in the Journal of Medicinal Food, found astaxanthin to be a more powerful antioxidant than any other carotenoid and even more potent than vitamin E in terms of antioxidative capacity.

Where is the product manufactured?

Viva Labs Krill Oil is manufactured in the United States.

Does Viva Labs Krill Oil contain mercury?

No. Our product is third-party tested and exceeds the standards for purity. Please see our certificate at http://krilloil.com/docs/QCP-Report-Omega3-Viva-Labs-Krill-Oil.pdf.

What are the capsules made from?

Caplique® capsules are made from fish gelatin (tilapia).

Are the capsules enteric coated?

No. Enteric coating has not been shown to be effective in improving the absorption of desired nutrients. In fact, several studies have even shown that enteric coating has hindered the efficacy of various supplements. Our innovative Capliques technology protect our oil against the effects of oxidation and preserve its freshness. These capsules are small and easy to swallow.

Is Viva Labs Krill Oil FDA certified?

Our krill oil is made in FDA approved facilities. Natural supplements do not require FDA approval.

What is the extraction process of the krill oil?

Viva Labs Krill Oil is extracted using a supercritical solvent extraction. This method of extraction produces a potent, pure and effective krill oil concentrate for the greatest amount of EPA and DHA. This process allows for extraction without using high heat. We don’t use any bleach, chemicals or other harsh refining methods which ensures the most nutrient-dense, unrefined pure oil. During the process we measure the peroxide and p-anisidine values to monitor the stability of the product against oxidation.

What is the expiration date of your krill oil?

Please contact our customer service representatives as they will inform you of our current batch’s expiry date.

Is krill oil kosher?

Krill oil is not kosher as it is a crustacean.

What is the DHA and EPA content of your krill oil?

Per serving, Viva Labs Krill Oil contains 95 mg DHA and 165 mg of EPA. This is in the highly absorbable phospholipid form for maximum potency.

Why is the fat content so high in your krill oil?

This supplement is purely essential fatty acids. There are no fillers or added water like other supplements. The type of fat that is found in Viva Labs Krill Oil is essential, meaning that your body cannot make it itself. These “good” fats promote a variety of health benefits.

Does krill oil have purines?

Whole krill are naturally high in purines which encourage a buildup of uric acid. This buildup may lead to gout or kidney stones. However, krill oil is highly purified and does not cause problems in most people. Those who have a history of gout or kidney problems should consult their health care provider before adding a krill oil supplement. Other foods high in purines include: beef, pork, bacon, lamb, seafood, liver and kidneys. Begin by addressing dietary factors that may be contributing to kidney issues or gout and add a krill oil supplement if your health care provider feels this may help your current condition.

Is you krill oil iodine free?

Viva Labs Krill Oil does not contain iodine and should not be taken as an iodine supplement to maintain thyroid health.

Is krill oil paleo?

Yes. Viva Labs Krill Oil is paleo. Our krill oil does not contain any additional ingredients that may not be paleo-friendly. Some brands of krill oil may contain additional ingredients that are not in compliance with the paleo diet.

What is the vitamin A and D content of your krill oil?

Our krill oil contains 41967 ± 10564 I.U./100g of vitamin A and no presence of vitamin D. Each serving (2 capsules) contains 1,250mg (1.25g) of krill oil, meaning there is no measurable amount of vitamin A per two capsules.

Does Viva Labs Krill Oil contain any fillers?

No. There are no fillers, additives, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors in Viva Labs Krill Oil.

How is the krill in your krill oil caught?

Our krill are harvested using sustainable fishing techniques that preserve biodiversity and adhere to strict environmental laws. The krill are frozen immediately upon harvest in order to preserve essential nutrients and powerful compounds.

What are the heavy metals or toxins in krill oil?

Viva Labs Krill Oil is independently twice to verify our oil is free from impurities and heavy metals. Our certificates can be accessed at http://krilloil.com/docs/QCP-Report-Omega3-Viva-Labs-Krill-Oil.pdf.

Krill are naturally very low in any heavy metals or toxins due to being both low on the food chain and coming from the pure Antarctic waters. Some krill oils have not been through the same purification and testing process as Viva Labs Krill Oil and may contain unwanted ingredients.

Shipping, Billing and Order Information

Can you guarantee Viva Labs Krill Oil will work for me?

We are confident that you will be 100% delighted with Viva Labs Krill Oil. That’s why we offer you our 100% unconditional money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with Viva Labs Krill Oil, simply contact us within 90 days of your purchase date and return the unused portion. You will receive a prompt refund of the product’s purchase price.

Can I purchase this product in a retail store?

Viva Labs Krill Oil is only available online or through telephone order, this helps to keep our costs down and allows us to provide our customers the lowest price.

Do you ship outside of the U.S.?

Yes. We ship to the following countries:
USA
Canada
Australia
France
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Malaysia
New Zealand
Singapore
Switzerland
UAE
United Kingdom

How much does shipping cost?

We have various shipping options available, with our Buy 4 get 2 free you receive free standard shipping to anywhere in the USA and Canada! Shipping to Australia is $19.95 and to other international locations is $35. Expedited shipments options are also available to the USA and Canada, options are overnight, 2 day and 3 day. See shipment option at checkout. Please note additional fees such as duties and taxes may be collected by the courier upon delivery to international locations, including Canada.

How long will it take to receive my shipment?

Free standard shipping takes 4-7 business days within the USA and may take up to 2 weeks to Canada. International shipments may also take up to 2 weeks.

Will I get a tracking number?

Yes, once you have placed your order, a tracking number will be emailed to you within 24-48 business hours.

Where does Viva Labs Krill Oil ship from?

Viva Labs Krill Oil is shipped from Louisville, KY.

Do you ship to PO Boxes?

Yes, however we can only ship to US PO boxes via standard shipping. Other PO shipment options are not available.

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, including Visa, MC, AMEX and Discover. We also accept Money Order and cheques. Please send your money order or cheque to
Viva Labs Inc. 
PO BOX 105480, 
Atlanta, GA 
30348