3 reasons why krill is your next functional protein

An established and unbeatable place to find omega-3s, these tiny shrimp-like creatures are also an ideal alternative protein source. Let’s learn more about krill.

 

A novel protein ingredient

There are 85 different krill species around the world, but the largest one, which INVI is derived from is Euphasia Superba. Found in the pristine Antarctic waters of the Southern Ocean, Antarctic krill congregate in such volumes that they can be seen from space! The largest animal biomass on earth makes it possible to sustainably harvest this powerful and nutrient rich little crustacean.

Krill meal consists of more than 25% lipids containing omega-3 fatty acids and more than 60% high quality proteins, characterized by a well-balanced amino acid profile. After extracting the lipids, the remaining purity level of protein is on average above 90%.

 

With all the essential Amino acids

Adequate intake of high quality protein is important for maintenance and growth of muscle mass, which in turn supports muscle function. Amino acids are key building blocks of high quality proteins. Krill being a complete protein source is ideal for this purpose, as it naturally has an abundance of all the nine Essential Amino Acids (EAAs).

Krill is also rich in magnesium and calcium, which both play a role in maintenance of muscle function, healthy bones and teeth. In addition, magnesium supports in protein synthesis and maintaining electrolyte balance.

 

From a clean source

Living in the pristine waters of the Southern Ocean krill are not farmed, non-GMO, and free from typical allergens such as lactose, dairy, milk, egg, soy, nuts and gluten. In addition it is carb- and sugar-free, contains no additives such as colors, flavors, aromas and sweeteners.