Lipid Complete, also known as Onemia™, is a patented formulation designed to support normal blood lipid metabolism, support antioxidant mechanisms, and promote a healthy cytokine balance in the body. These effects, in turn, support cardiometabolic health.*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)—conditionally essential omega-3 fatty acids— have been extensively studied for their positive effects on cardiovascular health, cognitive integrity, immune function, and the body’s production of arachidonic acid-derived eicosanoids.[1,2] Research suggests that serum levels of EPA and DHA are inversely associated with cardiovascular health,[3,4] while the omega-3 index (a measurement of EPA and DHA in erythrocyte membranes) has become recognized as a biomarker of cardiovascular health. Clinical trials suggest that Lipid Complete promotes an improvement in omega-3 index scores. Lipid Complete provides EPA and DHA from krill in concentrated, bioavailable, phospholipid forms that were found to have a greater impact on blood lipid metabolism and promote an increase in omega-3 index scores more profoundly and more quickly than fish oil.*[5,6]
Phospholipids Considered the building blocks of healthy cells, phospholipids help maintain cell membrane fluidity and function. The phospholipid form (versus triglyceride form) of EPA and DHA is easily recognized, integrated, and utilized by the body’s cells. The major phospholipid in Lipid Complete is phosphatidylcholine (PC), a phospholipid that is highly concentrated in the heart, brain, liver, and kidneys.*
Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba) Krill, a coldwater marine crustacean, is a rich source of omega-3 EPA and DHA. Krill oil has been used in several human clinical trials, and research consistently suggests that it supports antioxidant activity, healthy cell membranes, cardiovascular health, and positively influences the production of arachidonic acid-derived eicosanoids.[8-10] Krill is considered to be stable and relatively resistant to oxidation, unlike other sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Krill’s stability is attributed to its antioxidant content, including vitamin E and astaxanthin. Krill is low on the food chain and its harvesting and sustainability is monitored.
Astaxanthin As a red-orange member of the carotenoid family, astaxanthin participates in antioxidant activity. Both animal and clinical research suggest that astaxanthin supports antioxidant mechanisms and helps promote a healthy cytokine balance in the body. Krill is recognized as a rich source of astaxanthin and a potentially valuable contributor to cardiovascular and cell membrane health.*
Research A double-blind crossover trial compared uptake of EPA/DHA from krill (in phospholipid form) to uptake from two forms of fish oil (ethyl esters [EEs] and re-esterified triacylglycerides [rTAGs]. Results suggested that krill oil had superior bioavailability and promoted the highest incorporation of EPA and DHA into plasma phospholipids. A multicenter, three-month, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebocontrolled study compared the effects of krill oil versus fish oil on blood lipid metabolism. Results suggested that krill oil, even at lower doses, had a more profound effect on maintaining normal blood lipid metabolism than fish oil did. The study used highly concentrated krill oil (Lipid Complete’s main component) in doses of 1, 1.5, 2, or 3 g versus 3 g of fish oil. In the same study, researchers also observed that krill oil supported blood glucose metabolism better than fish oil did.*
A randomized, double-blind, parallel-arm trial of 76 subjects indicated that 2 g/day of krill oil significantly increased plasma EPA and DHA levels and was well-tolerated. In six clinical trials, highly concentrated krill oil was administered to a total of 203 subjects at a dose of up to 6g/day with no serious side effects observed.*
Krill oil also appears to be superior to fish oil for supporting a healthy, comfortable response to menstrual cycle fluctuations. A prospective, randomized, double-blind, three-month clinical trial of 70 women was conducted comparing 2 g of krill oil to 2 g of fish oil during menstrual cycle fluctuations. For subjects taking krill oil, self-assessment questionnaire scores (based on the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists criteria) revealed a statistically significant improvement in emotional and physical state from baseline. In addition,
questionnaire scores were statistically significant between those taking krill oil and those taking fish oil. There was also a significant reduction in the krill oil group’s consumption of other treatments for menstrual cycle fluctuations.*
Take two capsules in the morning, preferably after breakfast, or as recommended by your healthcare
practitioner. Swallow whole. Do not crush or chew capsules.
Consult your healthcare practitioner before use, especially if you have coagulopathy or are taking an anticoagulant. Do not use if the seal is broken or missing.
Does Not Contain
Wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, dairy products, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives.