Calanus® Oil Mechanism of action
The unique Wax Esters from Calanus® Oil act through interaction with GPR120 receptors, which secretes hormones controlling the metabolism of fat and sugar.
Arctic Marine Bioactives
Calanus AS is the exclusive manufacturer of products from the marine zooplankter Calanus finmarchicus, sustainably harvested from the cold, pristine waters off the coast of North-Norway.
We deliver gently processed ingredients with high nutritional value and unique functional properties.
Natural starter- and specialty feed ingredient to marine fish and shrimp, improving growth and survival. Serves as an excellent palatability enhancer at low inclusion in premium pet food, treats, supplements and pharmaceuticals.
A potent and complete lipid extract with additional and more pronounced effector mechanisms, functional properties and health benefits than omega-3 from conventional sources. Exclusively for human dietary applications.
Clean and pure Energy
The small crustacean Calanus finmarchicus is the most numerous animal species on the planet, and constitutes by far the largest harvestable biomass production in the productive Norwegian Sea.
Calanus finmarchicus is an herbivorous zooplankter with a one-year lifespan. It is a complete and pure energy- and nutrient source in the marine food web, and serves as an excellent raw material for Arctic Marine Bioactives.Learn more
In Calanus AS we work continuously to build a solid scientific basis for our 100% pure and natural products.
In collaboration with UiT The Arctic University of Norway and other scientific institutions in Norway and abroad, we conduct basic and applied research to support product development and regulatory approval. Research results are being published in peer reviewed scientific journals.
Preclinical and clinical trials with Calanus® Oil demonstrate effector mechanisms and health benefits beyond those found in ordinary omega-3s. Calanus® Oil could actually become an important part of the solution to the ever increasing incidence of metabolic syndrome associated with the unhealthy lifestyle and obesity development in the Western world. Increased glucose tolerance, reduced deposition of intra-abdominal fat and increased oxygen uptake are some of the effects that have been documented, and that are currently being further investigated in several human clinical trials.