Krill Oil VS Fish Oil

Krill Oil VS Fish Oil

It can be hard to advise people to take fish oil supplements because it can cause a dreadful reflux, I tend to suffer with this even when I take them with meals.  However in searching for an alternative, I discovered [easyazon_link identifier=”B007N01PM2″ locale=”US” tag=”mmxaz-20″]Krill Oil[/easyazon_link]. This supplement is beneficial for you in many ways and it is recommended to be taken with other fats such as eggs or avocados.

Health benefits of Krill Oil

  • Supports the heart
  • Improves concentration
  • Helps blood sugar levels
  • Healthy joints
  • Healthy brain and nervous system
  • Cell membrane protection
  • Cholesterol and blood lipid health
  • Healthy liver function
  • Helps to alleviate PMS symptoms
  • Immune system support
  • Mood elevating
  • Skin health

There are other reasons too why Krill may be a better choice over regular [easyazon_link keywords=”Fish Oils” locale=”US” tag=”mmxaz-20″]Fish Oils[/easyazon_link].

Krill Oil is absorbed by the body more easily  than Fish Oil, so where you may need for example 2-4 grams of Fish Oil, you only need to use 1 gram of Krill Oil.

Another thing to consider is that according to Dr Mercola, the US gets 55% of its electricity from the use of coal.   Mercury is a byproduct and each year; 40 tonnes of it finds its way into the sea.  Now the fish that inhabit the water invariably injest the mercury and the longer they live, the more concentrated the mercury gets in their bodies by bioaccumulation.

Krill on the other hand is the world’s largest biomass and it would be very difficult to overharvest this easily renewable food.  They also have very short lifespans, shortening their exposure to mercury dramatically in relation to fish.

Both Krill Oil and Fish Oil contains essential omega-3 fats such as eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA).  However, in fish oil, these omega-3 fats are found in the triglyceride form. In Krill Oil, they are found in a double chain phospholipid structure and it is this structure that makes them so much more absorbable.   This is because the fats in human cell walls are in the phospholipid form.

Krill oil also contains vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin D and canthaxanthin, which is a potent anti-oxidant.  The anti-oxidant potency of Krill Oil vs Fish Oil is, in terms of ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorptance Capacity) values, 48 times more potent.  This also helps in preventing the oil from going rancid.

[easyazon_link keywords=”Krill Oil supplements” locale=”US” tag=”mmxaz-20″]Krill Oil supplements[/easyazon_link] also provides also excellent protection against ultraviolet light and UV-induced skin damage with astaxanthin.

Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Post Author: Max

Massimo (Max) Vencato holds a doctorate (PhD) in Sports and Exercise Psychology and a Degree in Sports Sciences (first class with honours). He works today as a cardiac rehabilitation trainer, personal trainer (specialising in weight loss) and lecturer in Sports and Exercise Psychology at Brunel University London.

1 thought on “Krill Oil VS Fish Oil


    (October 18, 2011 - 11:01 am)

    Krill Products may help with:
    1. Lower bad cholesterol
    2. Boost immune system
    3. Powerful antioxidant action
    4. Increases body energy
    5. Arthritis joint pain/stiffness relief
    6. Helps digestive functions

    Krill Doctor Professional – 100% natural source. I used this brand oil and now feeling much better in my stomach digestive system.

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