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Presently Schiff Mega Red Krill Oil is the largest-selling brand of krill oil. As you see from the label above, the company has chosen to market its product based not on the amount of phospholipids contained, but on the amount of omega 3s (EPA & DHA) in the product.
Also, note that there is no mention of astaxanthin content on the label. Astaxanthin is a powerful anti-oxidant that accumulates naturally in krill because krill eat astaxanthin-containing algae that grows in the Antarctic ice. Sometimes more astaxanthin is added to the supplement as a precaution against oxidation. Such added astaxanthin is extracted from algae.
Research has yet to confirm this, but some scientists speculate that astaxanthin may synergistically enhance the effects of the phospholipid-based omega 3s in krill oil. Therefore, strong astaxanthin content may be important. Some consumers feel that the combination of krill oil and astaxanthin as a blend is important to them, and they opt for krill oil blends with extra astaxanthin from algae. These krill oil + algae blends can have up to 120 times more astaxanthin than seen in Mega Red Krill Oil.