Krill Oil Supplementation!

When it comes to krill oil, the Omega-3 supplementation is more important than any multivitamin. The anti-inflammatory effect alone would benefit millions who suffer from arthritis and generalized aches and pains.

Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and are essential for memory and behavior. There are many studies that show that the Omega-3 found in fish oils play an impressive role in those suffering from depression or bipolar disorder. If you have a tendency for Seasonal Affective Disorder, taking fish oils can help by increasing serotonin (happy hormone) levels.

Pregnant moms should absolutely take fish oils to optimize brain growth in their unborn child and the supplementation should continue after birth. Omega-3's benefit cardiac function and have blood-thinning qualities that may help to prevent heart attack or stroke.

I think most individuals would agree that taking fish oils daily would be more beneficial than blood thinners or aspirin, both of which have potential complications.

The list of benefits goes on and on but many individuals complain that they do not like fish oils as the capsules are too large or they burp up a fishy taste after taking them. Krill oil does not do this and you are able to take a much lower dose because it is far more superior when being absorbed in the body. For adequate protection, one needs to take at least 3000 to 4000 milligrams of fish oils daily which usually means taking four large gels. Krill oil is just as effective, if not more, at 1000mg per day. Krill oil is very concentrated and two small gels are all you need daily.

Krill are small shrimp-like crustaceans that inhabit the colder ocean areas of the world. They are the greatest food source for whales. These tiny creatures vary from one to five centimeters and make up the largest animal biomass of the planet. This is good news for us as a shortage of this life saving nutrient is not likely and we will not affect the whales by depleting their food source.

Another benefit of taking krill over regular fish oils is the antioxidant effect of astaxanthin, which is extremely potent. Krill oil contains vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin D and canthaxanthin that make krill 48 times more potent than fish oil in antioxidant value at a fraction of the dose.

The astaxanthin found in krill oil provides excellent protection against ultraviolet light and UV-induced skin damage. A number of studies have shown that krill oil is tremendously effective in reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol and raising HDL (good) cholesterol (up to 44% in some cases) and helps to stabilize blood sugars. More than one study showed that krill oil had tremendous results in reducing PMS symptoms in women and improving symptoms of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

Mercury toxicity is not likely to be an issue if you supplement with krill. But if you want other fish sources with high omega-3 value and low mercury risk, stick to sardines, herring, Alaskan black cod and Alaskan sockeye salmon.

As far as fish allergies go, I would probably avoid krill oil if you are allergic to shrimp, but I would not avoid supplementation with other fish oils, as there are far too many protective benefits.

The one downside to supplementing with krill oil is the cost. For an abundant supply, I have trouble understanding why the cost is almost double other fish oils but when you factor in taking less and all the health benefits, I still say it is a win/win as many individuals pay far more for their prescription medications that they could have avoided had they been a little more proactive.

Virtually all quality krill oil is produced by Neptune Technologies and then shipped to various supplement companies. Always look for "NKO" krill oil to ensure that you are getting a quality product.


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