Krill oil is derived from tiny marine crustaceans called krill. If you’ve spent many a Friday night watching BBC nature docs, you know (thanks to Sir David Attenborough, no doubt) that baleen whales gobble up these crustaceans by the millions. Well, those whales definitely know a healthy snack when they inhale one! Krill are a fantastic source of vital fatty acids, aka “good fats,” called omega-3s. There’s even anecdotal evidence that omega-3s from krill are more bioavailable than those found in fish oil, though more research needs to be done to prove it. A quick rundown of the benefits of omega-3s: Studies suggest they improve symptoms of depression and anxiety and boost heart and possibly brain health. They’re especially beneficial to people with autoimmune conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, UC, psoriasis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis, as well as migraines. Think of it this way: You are essentially using omega-3s to replace a deficiency created by our Western diet, which tends to result in too many omega-6s and not enough omega-3s. Omega-6s (another essential fatty acid found in corn, soy, hydrogenated oils, and more) contributes to inflammation and chronic illness—including those autoimmune conditions. Consuming more omega-3s can shift the balance back toward 1/1, which is the healthy ideal. Many health experts say most people should eat oily fish (like salmon, sardines, and mackerel) about twice a week, because they’re some of the best source of omega-3s. The reason? The human body doesn't make omega-3s, but…let’s be real, these fish may not be your go-to meal too often. While you work toward eating more of them, you can always supplement with fish oil, though some people are opting for the new kid on the block—krill oil.
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The Thrill of Krill: What You Should Know About Krill Oil
For over three decades, medical researchers have been extolling the many health benefits of a fatty acid called omega-3. Within omega-3 are three essential fatty acids: EPA, DHA, and ALA. These substances are called “essential” because they are absolutely necessary for the proper function of the body. And the range of tasks they perform is truly staggering: They protect against heart attacks, they lower blood pressure and cholesterol, they reduce arthritis and premenstrual pain, they improve memory and stave off depression, and they fight wrinkles and skin disorders. They are found in plant foods, such as seeds and nuts, and in cold water fish, such as salmon, but new research shows that there is a more potent and absorbable source of omega-3 that may offer greater protection. Written by best-selling author Dennis Goodman, MD, The Thrill of Krill is the first book to provide a clear understanding of why krill oil is a must for everyone interested in restoring and maintaining optimum health. Krill are tiny shrimp-like creatures found in the ocean. To a great extent, they make up the diet of most sea life, from whales and seals to squids and fish. Krill oil is to marine life what fish oil is to human life―except that krill oil is far superior to fish oil. Studies show that while fish oil is slow to be absorbed by the human body, krill oil is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. In The Thrill of Krill, Dr. Goodman explores the latest research on krill, details the individual health benefits krill oil provides, and explains the differences between available krill oils. Also included is a resource section that will enable you to learn more about krill. With so many nutritional supplements on store shelves, it’s hard to know which one can make a real difference to your health. Backed by scientific research, The Thrill of Krill introduces an exciting and amazingly powerful source of omega-3s that can change your life for the better.
Krill Oil - The Hidden Power of Omega 3 and Astaxanthin
In the latest edition of his "quick guide" series, James Lee (author of "The Methuselah Project") gives you the low-down on one of the fastest-growing supplements on the market today - krill oil. The beauty of krill oil is not only do you get a highly absorbable form of omega 3 fatty acids, you also get the single most potent antioxidant currently known to man - astaxanthin. However did you know you can now buy astaxanthin in its purified form? This gives you the ability to super-charge the already impressive benefits you get from krill oil. In this easy to read guide, James Lee has spent an unreasonable time trawling through clinical trial data and user experiences to ensure you get a guide with only the important bits, minus the boring and irrelevant parts. This guide addresses all the questions and concerns you may have regarding krill and astaxanthin, including - - "The omega 3 dosage in a krill capsule is much smaller than my regular fish oil. Why is this so and why can't I just take more fish oil instead?" - "Why is astaxanthin so special?" - "I heard that astaxanthin improves cholesterol, reduces inflammation and improves the symptoms of depression. Surely this is marketing hype right?" - "I heard that taking large doses of carotenoids can be dangerous. Is astaxanthin any different?" - "I am concerned about the presence of toxic heavy metals like mercury in my fish oil. Is krill any safer?" James covers all these questions and more. There are less than a handful of supplements which James considers to be true "miracle supplements", with most "miracle supplements" tending to end up proving to be mostly hype. Krill oil (and its antioxidant partner in crime, astaxanthin) is one such supplement.
Benefits of Krill Oil
So what is all the fuss about Krill Oil? The benefits of Krill Oil has been featured in the news of recent times and a growing number of Australians are now taking krill oil to help improve their quality of life, but what do the experts say? The key difference between Fish Oil and Krill Oil is the way the Omega 3 is delivered. In order to get the same effect, you need fewer capsules of Krill Oil. The benefits of taking Krill Oil are to assist with arthritis symptoms and heart health e.g. cholesterol. Many people taking Krill Oil have reported better health, less pain for those living with debilitating health conditions and in general improve quality of life! In this book we cover the following key topics: 1.Best Source of Krill Oil 2.Composition of Krill Oil •Essential Fatty Acids •Phospholipids – An important mention •Antioxidants •Astaxanthin: A Powerful Ingrediant •Vitamins A, E, D & Selenium 3.Health Benefits of Krill Oil •Krill Oil and Cholesterol Management •Krill Oil and Blood Pressure •Krill Oil and Inflammation •Krill Oil and Premenstrual Syndrome •Krill Oil and Exercise Recovery •Krill Oil and Bipolar Disorder •Krill Oil and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 4.Is Krill Oil Safe 5.Krill Oil Dosage, Interaction and Side Effects 6.Krill Oil vs Fish Oil If you want to know more about Krill Oil and determine whether Krill Oil is right for you and your family then start with our easy to ready Krill Oil guide to get better information in order to make informed decisions.
Podcasts about Krill oil
FoundMyFitness: Krill Oil's Brain-DHA Advantage
Dr. Rhonda Patrick discusses the differences between krill oil and fish oil in terms of bioavailability and transport into different cells. She explains how DHA and EPA from fish oil in ethyl ester form (molecularly distilled) is the least bioavailable due. She also explains why omega-3 fatty acids in phospholipid from from krill oil are more bioavailable than EPA and DHA in triglyceride form from fish oil. She talks about the differences in transport of DHA into the brain and why krill oil has a type of DHA (DHA in phosphatidylcholine) that is more readily transported into the brain because it forms DHA-lysophsophatidylcholine. She talks about astaxanthin, a carotenoid that is unique to krill oil, and has potent antioxidant activity and prevents the oxidation of DHA and EPA.
This Week In Wellness: The facts about krill oil
This week Brett and Damian speak to chemist, naturopath and academic Stephen Eddey about krill oil and the importance of Omega 3’s. Stephen discusses all of the different possible sources of Omega 3’s and how to maximise your intake and bio-availability from plant and animal sources and ensure they are sources sustainably. So tune in for a very informative episode on what is always a very popular topic.