QUESTIONS

How long is the recommended LYL Krill oil course for children and how long for adults?

The cells of the human body require Omega-3 fatty acids all year round throughout one’s lifetime, and are equally important for women, men and children, because the nutritional requirements of the cells, including Omega-3 fatty acids, are similar for everybody.

Food is a poor source of Omega-3; that is why more of these fatty acids should be taken in the form of food supplements. LYL Krill oil is the purest and most effective source of Omega-3 that we know.

Depending on the season, doctor’s recommendations, or necessity, you can take additional Omega-3 with LYL Krill oil WINTER which contains vitamin D3, or LYL Krill oil B ACTIV which contains the most important B vitamins.

How many LYL Krill oil capsules should an adult and a child take per day?

It is impossible to overdose on krill oil’s Omega-3 fatty acids.

The suggested Omega-3 amount per day is two LYL Krill oil capsules, which should be taken immediately after a meal. They can both be taken in the morning or in the evening, depending on your routine.

Two capsules per day is also the suggested amount for children.

How do I give a LYL Krill oil capsule to a child who cannot or has not yet learned how to swallow a capsule?

In this case we suggest piercing the capsule (it is a soft gelatine) and squeezing the oil into a teaspoon with a little water.

The water will ensure that the oil does not stick to the spoon. For older children you can also drop the oil onto bread or a biscuit.

We especially recommend LYL Krill oil KID, packed in smaller capsules, for children or LYL Krill oil KID jelly bears.

Why does our GP suggest my child use LYL Krill oil KID all year round?

Fats are necessary for the development of the brain, eye sight, and immune system. Fats constitute 60% of brain tissue. Infants receive valuable Omega-3 fatty acids via mother’s milk, subsequently their intake can be ensured by a well-planned diet rich in fish, which a lot of children do not like due to the specific taste or allergies.

LYL Krill oil KID contains Omega-3 fatty acids, so necessary for the development of the brain, which are enriched with vitamin D and available in easy-to-use capsules.

Paediatricians remind us that an intake of extra vitamin D is very important for children, in order for their bones and teeth to develop normally and remain healthy. Vitamin D also strengthens the immune system. LYL Krill oil KID is Omega-3 in its most perfect form: enriched with vitamin D, especially for children.

The Riga Stradiņš University Faculty of Rehabilitation’s Nutrition programme 2011 – 2012 research "The Role of Nutrients in the Development of Bone Diseases” states that out of 197 children’s blood samples, only 33% have normal levels of calcium and vitamin D. 67% of children are in the potential risk group for bone diseases.

How is a deficiency of Omega-3 fatty acids manifested in the body?

According to scientific literature, the most notable symptoms of an Omega-3 fatty acid deficiency in the body are dry skin, formations that are similar to goose bumps on shoulders, as well as chapped skin on fingertips, dandruff, and a pale tone of fingernails.

Fingernails grow slowly and split easily, the eyes are dry, and dryness in the mouth creates discomfort.

All of these symptoms are also accompanied by stiff or painful joints, as well as increased cravings for fatty food.

How can LYL Krill oil protect me from UV radiation?

Latvian doctors and skin health specialists emphasize the active role that LYL Krill oil plays in improving the condition of the skin, as well as its ability to protect from harmful UV radiation and helping skin restore its internal balance after sunbathing.

The fatty acids and astaxanthin which are a part of LYL Krill oil prevent the enzymes responsible for the destruction of collagen from secretion, thus also preventing the formation of wrinkles. LYL Krill oil is irreplaceable in supporting the skin that is regularly exposed to sunshine.

Research shows the superiority of LYL Krill oil over other sources of Omega fatty acids in terms of cell regeneration. LYL Krill oil slows aging and can extend the life expectancy.

What is the difference between fish oil and LYL Krill oil?

Fish oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids in triglyceride form, whereas in krill oil fatty acids are connected to marine phospholipids. The difference in the formula can be observed even at home by dissolving a capsule of krill oil in a glass of water and a capsule of fish oil in another.

The phospholipid-rich krill oil capsule will dissolve in the water, while the content of the fish oil capsule, rich in triglycerides, will float on the water surface.

Because of this, taking LYL Krill oil is never followed by belching, as the contents of the capsule immediately dissolve in the stomach and mix with its contents. Phospholipids are also found in the membrane of every human cell, cohabiting with both the water- and fat-friendly parts of the cell.

That is why many more krill oil phospholipids end up in the membrane of a cell than fish oil triglycerides. Compared with fish oil, Omega-3 fatty acids in the form of marine phospholipids are more easily recognised by human body cells, which is why the beneficial effect of Omega-3 fatty acids is indisputable.

LYL Krill oil FISH is a perfect combination of fish and krill oils: the phospholipids which are a part of krill oil ensure the fatty acids of the anchovy oil get absorbed by the cells.

I am preparing for a marathon. How would I benefit from taking LYL Krill oil?

The food supplement LYL Krill oil B ACTIV (contains Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B2, B4, B6, B7, B9, and B12) helps improve stamina.

It also ensures normal energy production metabolism, decreases fatigue and weakness, ensures normal iron metabolism, and promotes normal operation of the immune system and regulation of hormonal activity, cell protection against oxidative stress, operation of the nervous system, psychological functions, and normal formation of red blood cells.

It helps ensure the metabolism of macro-elements (carbohydrates, protein and fats), maintain the health of skin, mucous membranes and hair, as well as healthy eye sight.

Vitamin B 12 is necessary for the process of cell division; it helps to maintain normal brain activity and blood pressure, as well as eye sight and the function of the heart.

Why does a capsule of LYL Krill oil contain less Omega-3 DHA and EPA fatty acids?

Compared to fish oil, there are less Omega-3 fatty acids in LYL Krill oil. At the same time, krill oil supplies cells with these fatty acids much more effectively, because they are in the form of phospholipids.

How effective are the LYL Krill oil products containing vitamins D3 and B? What effect on my body will they have?

LYL Krill oil's ecological Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D3 (LYL Krill oil WINTER and LYL Krill oil KID), as well as vitamins B2, B4, B6, B7, folic acid (B9), B12 (LYL Krill oil BACTIV) are completely absorbed in the body.

The active compounds found in both food supplements work in synergy, where one does not counteract the effect of the other, but rather complements it and thus offers the desired effect.

These LYL Krill oil line products, rich in vitamins, help to renew the balance of substances your body needs, even if your eating habits and lifestyle remain unchanged.

Does LYL Krill oil lower blood pressure?

Krill oil does not lower blood pressure, but it has been observed that using it normalises blood pressure (if it has been heightened or lowered). Due to cholesterol being dissolved and blood plasma improved, the blood circulation improves, and subsequently also blood pressure is normalised.

Is there any significant benefit for elderly people in taking LYL Krill oil?

LYL Krill oil’s Omega-3 fatty acids decrease the symptoms of arthritis, chronic inflammation, stiffness and various functional disorders, as well as the level of triglycerides in the blood.

Taken regularly, LYL Krill oil maintains a high Omega-3 index in the heart, thus decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, normalises blood pressure, and significantly decreases cholesterol levels. LYL Krill oil supports the immune system and develops resistance against diseases.

Omega-3 improves the health of skin, hair and nails, and slows the aging process. It improves metabolism, optimises body weight and prevents obesity, and improves the function of the mind as well as concentration. Most importantly, it improves the sense of wellbeing and increases vitality.

Can LYL Krill oil be taken during examination periods?

LYL Krill oil’s Omega-3 fatty acids improve memory and promote thinking processes. It is best to begin taking LYL Krill oil about 3 months before the planned mental endeavour, thus preparing good soil to absorb the knowledge.

My menstruations are painful. Can LYL Krill oil relieve the pain?

There are women who experience premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and some of its symptoms, such as abdominal cramps, mood swings, bloating etc., shortly before their menstruation starts. Omega-3 fatty acids relieve PMS symptoms and help diminish menstrual pain.

Can LYL Krill oil products be used all year round?

The cells of the human body require Omega-3 fatty acids all year round throughout one’s lifetime. Fish should also be eaten all year round for this very reason, as it is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.

They are equally important for women, men and children, because the nutritional requirements of the cells, including Omega-3 fatty acids, are similar for everybody.

Food is a poor source of Omega-3; that is why more of these fatty acids should be taken in the form of food supplements. LYL Krill oil is the purest and most effective source of Omega-3 that we know.

The same can be said of LYL Krill oil WINTER, which contains extra vitamin D, as in our climate a shortage of vitamin D is common even in warm summer months.

What is the daily dose of vitamin D in LYL Krill oil products?

D vitamin can be found in two products in the LYL Krill oil line: LYL Krill oil WINTER and LYL Krill oil KID. They are the only products in Latvia that contain the recommended amount of vitamin D (10 µg for adults/5 µg for children) and Omega-3 phospholipids, the valuable Omega-3 fatty acids, in a single capsule.

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin and requires to be taken together with fats to be fully absorbed.

Unfortunately, the most popular vitamin D products in Latvia are offered together with oils rich in Omega-6 fatty acids, thus creating an ever bigger misbalance of Omega-3 in the body.

I recently purchased the new LYL Krill oil WINTER, but the capsules have a specific aroma. Are they faulty?

Taking a capsule of LYL Krill oil WINTER in your hand, you will notice the aroma of sea products, as the casing does not contain any flavouring. The capsule contains concentrated krill oil, which means not only the active component, Omega-3 fatty acids, but also the typical krill aroma.

LYL Krill oil does not go rancid easily, because it contains the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin, and there is no need to refine LYL Krill oil using strong chemicals which would aggressively damage the fragile fatty acids.

How does my body benefit from vitamin B? Is it that important?

Vitamin B helps ensure normal energy production metabolism (B6, B12, B2, B7), decrease fatigue and tiredness (B6, B12, B2), maintain healthy skin (B2), healthy hair (B7), normal eye sight (B2), healthy mucous membranes (B2,B7), as well as ensure normal iron metabolism (B2).

It also promotes the normal function of the immune system (B6, B12), hormone regulation (B6), improves cell protection against oxidative stress (B2 (riboflavin)), maintains normal functioning of the nervous system (B6, B12, B2, B7), normal psychological functions (B6, B12, B7), and normal formation of red blood cells (B6, B12). It also helps ensure normal metabolism of macro-elements (B7 (biotin)).

Vitamin B12 is necessary for the cell division process. It also helps maintain normal brain function, as well as normal eye sight (DHA). The desired effect can be achieved by taking a daily amount of 250 mg of DHA. DHA and EPA help maintain normal functioning of the heart and healthy blood pressure. The desired effect can be achieved by taking a daily amount of 250 mg of EPA/DHA.

When should I start taking LYL Krill oil B ACTIV?

If your skin is pale, you feel fatigued and lack focus, you experience headaches and confusion, then folate (B9)-deficiency anaemia has snuck up on you. Fatigue, tiredness, insomnia, and headaches: these might be the first symptoms that your body uses to signal a deficiency of vitamin B. The body cannot produce a sufficient amount of red blood cells due to a lack of folic acid.

The body creates no reserves of folic acid: everything unnecessary leaves the body with the urine, and for the folic acid levels to be normal, folic acid needs to be consumed daily.

LYL Krill oil B ACTIV contains Omega-3 fatty acids of pure origin, enriched with six of the most necessary B vitamins.

What is the difference between LYL Krill oil FISH and other fish oils?

LYL Krill oil FISH combines the oils of the highest-quality Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) and fish (Engraulis ringens).

We have selected some of the smallest inhabitants of the water world on purpose: during their short life span and due to their small size they are physically incapable of accumulating the kind of amount of substances dangerous to human health, as is unfortunately characteristic of most Omega-3 products that can be bought in Latvian pharmacies.

LYL Krill oil FISH contains krill oil phospholipids, which are a form of fatty acids that the body easily recognizes and incorporates in the cell membrane. Because of this, although LYL Krill oil FISH also contains fish oil, its effect is much more beneficial than that of fish oil products that contain no phospholipids.

Can I take LYL Krill oil WINTER D3 and LYL Krill oil B ACTIV simultaneously?

Yes. LYL Krill oil WINTER contains vitamin D3, whereas LYL Krill oil B ACTIV contains vitamin B. They are different vitamins performing different functions which do not overlap, and their parallel use will not cause overdosing.

We are trying for a baby. Should we both take LYL Krill oil?

When you are planning a baby, a healthy lifestyle is of particular importance as it will affect the health of not only the parents-to-be but also that of the baby. It is important that you start thinking about supplementing food with Omega-3 fatty acids well in advance, as the development of both the ova to be fertilised and spermatozoa lasts 90 days.

The Omega-3 fatty acids in LYL Krill oil improve the quality of ova and prevent their aging, whereas for spermatozoa it ensures their characteristic structure, mobility and ability to fertilise. The Omega-3 fatty acids in LYL Krill oil also extend the reproductive age for both women and men.

We suggest also using LYL Krill oil WINTER (especially during the winter) and LYL Krill oil FISH.

Can LYL Krill oil be taken during pregnancy?

It is especially important to take LYL Krill oil during the second and third trimester of pregnancy, when the baby’s central nervous system, including the brain and eye sight, is developing: LYL Krill oil significantly increases the level of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and ensures its typical structure.

You will find detailed information regarding the significance of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and vitamin B during pregnancy in the section "Research and Expert Opinions".

I am expecting a baby and would like to know what effect does vitamin B12, a component of LYL Krill oil B ACTIV, have during pregnancy?

Dutch scientists have conducted interesting research, seeking to explain children’s tearfulness with insufficient nutrition. Babies of mothers whose vitamin B12 level has been low during pregnancy are hearty criers. Due to a lack of vitamin B12 the baby’s nervous system is not fully developed at birth, and the level of sleep hormone is also lower.

Vitamin B12 also ensures normal cell division process, preventing anaemia, and reduces oxidative stress in the mother’s body. A high level of oxidative stress is a great risk for premature labour, pre-eclampsia, and miscarriage[1].

LYL Krill oil B ACTIV contains Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as the most important group B vitamins: B2, B4, B6, B7, B9 and B12, which are all necessary both for mother and foetus. Take care of the health of your baby’s nervous system by taking LYL Krill oil B ACTIV throughout your pregnancy!

1. Chéry C1, Barbé F, Lequere C, Abdelmouttaleb I, Gérard P, Barbarino P, Boutroy JL, Guéant JL. Hyperhomocysteinemia is related to a decreased blood level of vitamin B12 in the second and third trimester of normal pregnancy. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2002 Nov; 40(11):1105-8.

Why is LYL Krill oil a better source of Omega-3 for pregnant women than other Omega-3 sources?

LYL Krill oil is obtained from krill. This is a tiny crustacean with a short life span that lives in the world’s purest waters. That is why krill oil is not chemically polluted and does not need any particular refining.

Also, krill and subsequently krill oil contain astaxanthin, the most powerful natural antioxidant which means that LYL Krill oil retains its valuable characteristics longer without requiring specific storage conditions.

LYL Krill oil’s Omega-3 fatty acids are phospholipids and thus more easily recognised by the cells of the organism.

Can I take LYL Krill oil if I am breastfeeding?

Taking Omega-3 fatty acids is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED when breastfeeding, as mother’s milk is the baby’s only source of Omega-3. These fatty acids are vital for the development of eye sight and the central nervous system, which occurs particularly rapidly during the first year.

A baby’s brain weighs about 300 grams at birth, but a year after birth it is nearing 900 grams.

LYL Krill oil FISH’s high content of DHA fatty acids are especially important for the development of the brain.

The level of DHA in the baby’s body completely depends on the mother’s nutrition, and the presence of these fatty acids in her diet also guarantees that the infant will receive them.

During the breastfeeding period we suggest the mother also takes LYL Krill oil B ACTIV, rich in vitamin B, or LYL Krill oil WINTER, rich in vitamin D3, so very important for the bones.

What are the most notable symptoms of a vitamin B deficiency?

The most notable symptoms of a vitamin B deficiency in the body are chapped corners of the mouth and inflamed mucous membranes (deficiency of B3, B12), digestion problems (constipation or diarrhoea: shortage of B3, B12).

Often also neurological and cognitive disturbances (B1, B3, B6, B9, B12), difficulty breathing (B1, B12), and a quick pulse (B1, B12), tiredness, fatigue, and a depressive mood (B3, B6).

Can vegetarians take LYL Krill oil?

Yes, vegetarians who eat fish and fish products can take LYL Krill oil. LYL Krill oil N60 is filled in special Licaps® capsules, patented in France and made of vegetable ingredients, therefore especially suitable for vegetarians and people allergic to gelatine of animal origin. LYL Krill oil WINTER with vitamin D is filled in capsules made of gelatine of fish origin.

If you want to take in Omega-3 fatty acids combined with vitamins D and B, and do not want to swallow the casing of the capsule, you can squeeze its contents onto a spoon with a little water, or onto a piece of bread or biscuit. Thus you can take the necessary Omega-3 fatty acids alongside vitamins D and B without any animal product additives.

Can I take LYL Krill oil if I am due an operation?

If you are planning to have surgery, we suggest consulting a doctor about taking krill oil.