Arctic ruby oil, also known as calanus oil, is oil extracted from a very small marine crustacean called Calanus finmarchicus that is found off the coast of Norway, explains Immunocorp. Arctic ruby oil is the only marine oil that contains essential fatty acids that are bound in wax monoesters, providing a highly concentrated energy source. The suggested dose is one to two 500 milligram tablets daily in people over 12 years.
Arctic ruby oil is highly concentrated in omega-3 fatty acids. In the Immunocorp product, for example, there are 200 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids per every 1,000 milligrams of the oil, according to Immunocorp. There is strong scientific evidence that omega-3 fatty acids reduces the risk of many health problems, including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythms, writes Mayo Clinic.
Medical researchers in Norway investigated whether administering calanus oil to mice impacted the development of atherosclerosis, according to a 2012 article published in The Journal of Nutrition. The study concluded that calanus oil has potent anti-inflammatory properties and seems to be an effective and safe method for preventing the development of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a disease where the arteries become lined with fatty deposits, states the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.Learn more about Vitamins & Supplements