Aker BioMarine Antarctic announces that Superba(TM) Krill Oil has been determined to be safe for use as a human food ingredient by an independent panel of recognized experts. The panel conducted a critical review of extensive safety, toxicology and clinical research data obtained from animal and human testing, based on scientific procedures and safety assessment criteria established by the U.S. FDA. The determination comes from experts qualified by scientific training and is based on Superba(TM) Krill Oil's intended use in food.
"Safety is of course the most important factor for food ingredients and this GRAS finding by independent experts is an important validation of Superba's safety for foods and supplements," stated Nils Hoem, PhD, Chief Scientist at Aker BioMarine. "The safety of Superba Krill Oil has been exhaustively demonstrated, and this GRAS process is an important step in validating the studies we have conducted on our products. Superba is a minimally processed whole food harvested from the pristine Antarctic waters."
The high-phospholipid krill ingredients are intended for use as a source of omega-3 fatty acids in a number of food categories including beverages, cereals, cheese, dairy products, and other nutritional foods. The company is actively exploring functional food applications in the U.S. as well as in Europe where Superba(TM) Krill Oil is recognized as safe under the Novel Foods regulation.
"The health benefits demonstrated by Superba Krill phospholipid EPA & DHA in clinical research will now be available in food applications," stated Hoem. "Now the superior bio-efficiency, tolerability, and stability provided by krill's phospholipid omega-3 fatty acids will benefit consumers in convenient food products."
Aker BioMarine is the only krill ingredient marketer that is primary in its supply. Aker's proprietary Eco-Harvesting(TM) technology and on-board processing result in the unique composition of Superba(TM) Krill Oil and provide full traceability from sea to shelf. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has granted MSC Certification to Aker's fisheries, an exclusive distinction that no other krill fishery has earned. As part of an established commitment to substantiating krill's health benefits, Aker continues to sponsor in vitro, in vivo, and human clinical trials with phospholipid EPA & DHA from krill oil, consistently demonstrating a higher uptake of phospholipid omega-3 fatty acids, improved blood lipid profiles, and increased uptake of DHA in brain tissue compared to other omega-3 fatty acid sources.
About Superba(TM) Krill Oil
Superba(TM) Krill Oil is a pure, natural source of the health-promoting phospholipid EPA & DHA omega-3 essential fatty acids and the naturally occurring antioxidant astaxanthin. The uniqueness of Superba(TM) Krill Oil is that the omega-3 fatty acids are provided in phospholipid form. In vitro, in vivo, and human clinical research has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Superba(TM) Krill Oil.
About Aker BioMarine
Aker BioMarine is an integrated biotechnology company dedicated to the sustainable harvesting of krill and development of krill-derived biotech products. The company supplies biomarine ingredients through an optimized value chain from raw materials to customers. Aker BioMarine's Superba(TM) Krill products are provided with 100% traceability from the Antarctic Ocean to the end user. Only Aker's krill fishery has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification.