FISH FEED IS ESSENTIAL FOR FISH HEALTH
You are what you eat.
That's true for both humans and fish.
Krill is found in all the world’s oceans, making it a natural food choice for fish. This tiny crustacean is perfectly composed of important nutrients, such as proteins and fatty acids, ensuring that fish are properly nourished so that they grow to be healthy and more resilient. In addition, krill naturally stimulates the appetite of fish, which helps ensure that they get the maximum amount of the good nutrients. The complete krill package, which includes several important vitamins, astaxanthin, and minerals, can contribute to better fillet quality and overall health when included in the dietary feed.
There’s one nutrient found in krill that perhaps gets more attention than the others; the phospholipids, along with the omega-3 fatty acids that are bound to them. Cells need sufficient amount of omega-3 to stay healthy, and high amounts of omega-3 in the feed has been linked to improved fish welfare, especially during disease, delousing treatments, and other stressful situations. Omega-3 fatty acids are particularly important for the proper functioning of central organs, including the heart, gills, liver, and skin.
When omega-3 is delivered in the form of phospholipids, it affects the uptake and distribution of the fatty acids in the fish. A greater amount of those valuable omega-3 fatty acids will reach important organs and contribute to healthier cells when in phospholipid form. This, in turn, helps the fish withstand stress. The phospholipids in krill are also carriers of choline. Choline is a vitamin-like substance that has recently been shown to be essential for the absorption of fatty acids, including omega-3 from the gut. Choline is also important for cell function.
In addition to being a good source of phospholipids and omega-3, krill possesses several other nutrients that are important for fish health. The proteins found in krill have a perfect balance of amino acids, which helps to build up cells and tissue in the fish. The amino acids are important for the formation of muscle tissue, immune cells, as well as all the other cells with essential bodily functions. Krill is also rich in natural antioxidants and other important vitamins and minerals that help protect tissue from damage and strengthen the immune system.
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As a rich source of phospholipid-bound omega-3, along with a wide range of amino acids and micronutrients, krill is a naturally and powerfully composed package of nutrients that support growth and health in fish.
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OMEGA-3 VS OMEGA-6
A right balance leads to:
- Reduced inflammation
- Lower fat deposition in and around organs including the heart and liver
- Alleviate metabolic dysfunction