Is Krill Oil the Best Source of Omega 3?

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I remember reading in a health magazine a few years ago that the one pill you could take everyday and have the most benefit from in life was an Omega 3 pill.  Normally these are fish oil pills or salmon oil which is higher quality and generally a little pricier too.

The benefits of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are touted as helping improve brain function, lower cholesterol, extend longevity and promote overall well being.  We give fish oils to pets to improve luster, shine and health of their coats too, so it isn’t just for humans.

imageI had heard about Krill Oil and just hadn’t had a chance to try it for myself, I mean krill the tiny little shrimp like critters that are consumed by the ton full by blue whales and the like are probably extremely healthy.  Krill Oil is made from pressed Krill.

In the results from a Journal of the American College of Nutrition study, it was reported that krill oil can significantly reduce heart-damaging inflammation.  In this study a control group was given 300mg Krill Oil pills for 7 days and saw benefit in reduced C-Reactive Protein levels in only 7 days of taking krill oil.

Everest Nutrition Krill oil (at was found to be 54x more powerful in antioxidant activity than fish oil and contains 300mg Omega-3 & 165mg EPA, 95mg DHA.  Krill oil also is supposed to not have any of the fishy aftertaste that can come from salmon and general fish oil pills which causes that oily burpy aftertaste that is nasty.

I haven’t tried Krill Oil myself yet, but I have passed it and considered it.  I used to talk salmon oil pills and I have been meaning to try a regimen of Krill oil.

You can learn more about krill oil benefits and decide for yourself.

-Justin Germino

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Updated: August 26, 2013 — 2:10 pm