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2022 Krill Science Highlights

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As the world’s largest krill harvester and supplier, we are committed to exploring and investigating krill oil nutrients and their biological effects.

Since Aker BioMarine was founded in 2006, we have taken a leading role in the development and utilization of Antarctic krill resources through science and innovation. We harvest krill, study its biological effects, isolate important nutrients, and develop krill-derived products for the consumer health and animal nutrition markets.

Over the years, we have played a leading role in the growing krill industry, building a company filled with passionate people who put innovation at the core of our business. We invest significantly in science, with the aim to build fundamental knowledge about krill and to research the biological effects of krill nutrients. As a result, Aker BioMarine has taken several new and important products to market, with more on the way.

 Since 2006, Aker BioMarine's products have been investigated in approximately 200 studies. In 2022, 35 scientific articles on krill oil/meal were published in total – and we were involved in several of them.

Our scientific publications on krill oil 2022:

Krill oil can slow down aging and help improve life quality
A recent study published in Aging, conducted by a research group at the University of Oslo, Oslo University Hospital, and Akershus University Hospital, revealed that krill oil can slow down aging processes in cells and tissues in nematode worms and human cells. The next step for the scientists will be to investigate if similar results can be seen in humans.
Read more on AKBMs website

Krill oil reduces knee pain and stiffness
A new study by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency (sponsored by Swisse’s H&H Research) investigated the effects of krill oil on adults suffering from knee osteoarthritis. The scientists concluded that krill oil resulted in improvements in knee pain, stiffness, and physical function in the participants. The study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Read more on AKBMs website.

Krill oil beneficial for muscle function and size in seniors
A newly published study by the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, found that four grams per day of krill oil can have beneficial effects on skeletal muscle function and size in healthy, older people. The study was published in Clinical Nutrition.
Read more on AKBMs website.

Krill meal exhibits highest protein and amino acid digestibility in shrimp diets
Leading university aquaculture research teams in Brazil evaluated the digestibility of crude protein and essential amino acids of different feed ingredients. Digestibility is an important quality parameter that defines the value of raw materials and allows formulating on a digestible protein and amino acid basis. The study, published in Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia (RBZ),
concluded that aquatic ingredients, yielded higher digestibility compared to plant and terrestrial animal by-products, with krill meal exhibiting the highest values. 
Read more on AKBMs website.

Krill meal improves health and performance of salmonids
In a review article from 2022, Aker BioMarine researchers concluded that Antarctic krill products, when included in feed, have a positive impact on feed intake, growth performance, fillet quality and organ health in salmonids. The study was published in Hindawi.
Read more on AKBMs website.

Krill meal shows high potential for developing sustainable shrimp feed formulations
ICAR and Aker BioMarine concluded that krill meal is a beneficial functional ingredient for shrimp dietary feed. The trial showed that inclusion of 4 to 6% QRILL™ AQUA in the diet can lead to higher body weight and greater survival among shrimp and that already 2% dietary krill meal increases immune gene expression in the hepatopancreas of shrimp. The study was published in Aquaculture Reports.
Read more on AKBMs website.