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Krill Oil Increases Brain DHA Level

Krill Oil Increases Brain DHA Level

Biom3ga™ Krill Oil, rich in omega-3 phospholipids, increases the level of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the brain. On the contrary, omega-3 from fish oil did not show any significant effects on brain DHA. This is demonstrated in a preclinical study performed for the biotechnological company Aker BioMarine.

The study has been performed by internationally acknowledged research groups in Italy. Under supervision by Dr. Sebastiano Banni and Dr. Vincenzo Di Marzo, the effect of Biom3ga™ Krill Oil and omega-3 fish oil was investigated in obese Zucker rats.

Biom3ga™ Krill Oil increased the presence of DHA in brain phospholipids by 22%, whereas fish oil reduced the corresponding level 1%. An increased of DHA level in the brain might be of importance for overall brain function and prevention of brain-related disorders.

The results from this study supports previous findings that omega-3 fatty acids from Biom3ga™ Krill Oil, which are mainly present in the form of phospholipids, has different effects and is differently utilized than omega-3 fatty acids from triglyceride sources such as fish oil.


International Dairy Journal, Volume 20, Issue 4, Page 231-235, April 2010, and is available online at doi:10.1016/j.idairyj.2009.11.015.

Key concepts: krill oil, brain, dha, docosahexaenoic acid