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Why Learn To Speak Krill?

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As many of you know, one of the most important nutrients for pets are omega-3s. But not all omega-3s are the same and that’s why is so important to educate pet parents about the different sources of omega-3s. 

Krill is one of the unique sources of omega-3s, but there is more to this tiny crustacean. Here are some reasons why you should learn more about krill: 

  1. More than ever, pet parents care about meeting their pet’s nutritional needs, particularly the ones for omega-3s. 

  2. Krill (QRILL Pet) is rich in beneficial levels of omega-3s, all unique in structure and function.

  3. Krill is a premium marine ingredient that delivers more than just omega-3s.

  4. Due to its high marine protein content, krill is highly palatable for pets and an attractive marine protein source.

  5. Krill comes from one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world.


Pet parents care about their pets and should know more about krill

Research tells us that pet parents are spending more money on their pet’s food than ever before. This means they understand how important the right diet is for a healthy pet. And a healthy diet can only be achieved with a well-balanced one.

Pets need certain nutrients and most of them can only be delivered through their food. That’s why pet parents should know they need to choose pet food that contains a well-balanced ratio of omega-6s and omega-3s for their pets. 

Every pet needs omega-3s and there are a variety of ways to get them. Krill is one of those unique sources. 

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Krill is a unique marine ingredient

QRILL Pet is a unique functional marine ingredient, made of whole dried krill rich in omega-3s. Research has shown that adding krill to pet food contributes to an optimal level of omega-3s in a pet’s body.

What makes krill unique is that its omega-3 fatty acids are mainly in phospholipid form.  The omega-3s in the phospholipid form are actually more efficiently incorporated into the body’s cells, tissues, and organs. 

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Krill delivers more than just omega-3s

Yes, krill is also naturally rich in:

  • Natural Choline: this is a conditionally essential nutrient with many health benefits. 

  • Powerful Astaxanthin: a natural antioxidant, astaxanthin protects all body cells from oxidative damage.

  • Marine proteins: these are highly palatable, easy to digest and present an alternative protein source.

What are the many health effects of krill?

Now, a balanced ratio of 5:1 of omega-6 and omega-3 is the most beneficial for pets and humans. Studies have shown that the phospholipid form of omega-3s from krill are more effective in raising omega-3 levels in a dogs' body compared to triglyceride-based omega-3s, such as those found in fish oil.

The same study also showed that the dogs on a krill diet had a significant raise in their choline levels. This shows that both, omega-3s and choline attached to phospholipids are highly effective and valuable.

Here are a few more health benefits of krill for pets


Krill fishing is sustainable

Antarctic krill are the main food for fish, whales, penguins, and seals, making them extremely important for the ecosystem there. That’s why strict fishing regulations are in place in Antarctica to help ensure that all life forms dependent on krill have plenty of food. 


Krill Biomass - QRILL Pet


QRILL Pet is the first krill ingredient for pets certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for being not only sustainable but also having a completely traceable value chain. In addition, Aker Biomarine (the company behind QRILL Pet) patented Eco Harvesting technology ensures close-to-zero bycatch.



Krill has beneficial levels of EPA & DHA, is sustainable, traceable, and sourced from some of the cleanest waters on Earth. Add to this its unique composition of omega-3s, choline, astaxanthin and proteins and you will have a great addition to every pet’s diet. On top of that, krill it’s healthy, naturally pure, and environmentally friendly.

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