I read with interest the recent article entitled 'Krill has an Icy Grip on the Omega-3s Market,' published September 2008, which pronounced the significant clinical benefits and scientific validation of krill oil. I note the omission by generalization that the mentioned benefits were by implication attributed to all krill oils. The clinical studies and evidence proving the effectiveness of krill oil can only be attributed to Neptune Krill Oil (NKO), researched and developed only by Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. NKO was the investigational product evaluated in all the clinical and basic research mentioned in the article and until today remains the only krill oil with clinically proven benefits. NKO is a proprietary composition. Clinical data cannot be extrapolated to other krill oils. That would be misleading to the consumer who is made to believe that the mentioned benefits can be attributed without discrimination to any product containing krill oil, which is definitely not the case.
With best regards,
Tina Sampalis, MD, PhD, chief scientific officer,
Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, Inc.
Dear Dr. Sampalis,
You are correct. The September issue did not adequately point out that all of the science regarding krill was specific to Neptune Krill Oil. We thank you for pointing this out. For readers interested in looking at the research bibliography on krill, please see the archived September issue at functionalingredientsmag.com for a complete list of the scientific resources cited in the article. It is always our policy to include all references in our online versions of our articles.
—Fi Editorial Staff