At Omvits we believe that nature's resources should be used responsibly while leaving the smallest possible impact on the planet. Fish oil - which currently accounts for the majority of Omega-3 supplements available on the market - is unsustainable in the long term. The oceans simply cannot handle the growing demand for Omega-3.
You may think that only vegetarians and vegans would benefit from an alternative to fish oil, however, there are good reasons for anyone concerned about their own well-being and that of our planet to consider an alternative...
Krill oil supplements are a popular alternative to fish oil and are touted as the cleaner, more environmentally-friendly choice.
While it's true that krill oil supplements contain fewer contaminants than fish oil (as krill are lower in the food chain), they could be even worse for the health of the oceans!
Krill are small shrimp-like creatures that live in oceans around the world - mostly in cold water.
They feed on plankton and algae, making them high in Omega-3. In recent years there has been a growing demand for krill oil as an alternative to fish oil for Omega-3 supplements.
Krill are found in large groups throughout the world's oceans.
But Antarctic Krill are the main target for the production of krill oil. They are found in large numbers in the Antarctic and the clean waters mean that they have less exposure to harmful toxins.
This makes them a tempting target for krill-fishing companies.
A recent investigation by Greenpeace found that krill-fishing companies are becoming more active in the Antarctic, due to higher demand for krill oil.
This is bad news for penguins, whales, seals and many more species that rely on the krill for food.
If the krill disappear from these waters, so will the incredible wildlife that depends on it to survive.