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Benefits of Taking Krill Oil

Krill oil vs omega

To some people hearing something “fatty” being good for them may seem counter-intuitive. The low-fat attitude that has ruled the fitness and health world in previous decades is very misleading and somewhat false, because our body needs healthy fats to function properly. One of the big resources our body gets from fats is omega 3 fatty acids.

Krill oil contains the omega 3 fatty acids that our bodies desperately need, and it allows us skip eating some of the fatty foods while still getting the same health benefits. The oil is extracted from the crustacean that lives in the sea. Krill oil helps everything from our heart to our brain to our digestive system by keeping the body functioning smoothly.  Here are the top benefits of krill oil.

1) The Superior Way to Ingest Omega 3.

When you first consider taking an Omega 3 supplement, you’ll realize there are three options available to you: omega 3, krill oil and fish oil. When you research you’ll soon discover when it comes to fish oil vs. krill oil vs. omega 3, that krill oil is the most effective of the bunch.

The main reason for this is because krill oil is water based, making it easier to digest than omega 3 or fish oil. It is made of the phospholipids EPA and DHA that boost the amount of omega 3 that is absorbed.

2) Sustainable Harvested

Our seas are drastically over-fished for the type of fish that are used to produce fish oil. You can use vegetarian omega 3 supplements as an alternative to avoid this, but frequently the efficiency of those supplements is notably lower than krill oil or fish oil.

With krill oil you can know that the krill are harvested in a sustainable way. The harvesting of this fish is overseen by a panel of scientists, Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, CCAMLR. They harvest a small amount of the krill population that easily replaces itself the next year, so the krill population sees no decrease.

3) It contains astaxanthin!

What is astaxanthin you may ask? It is an anti-oxidant that also helps us digest omega 3, and it helps clear our body of toxins. It is actually a phyto-nutrient called a carotenoid, and it is derivative from the orange color of krill. It battles off free radicals, these radicals work to damage tissue in your body. It is thought that free radicals may be linked to causing cancer and other ailments.

4) Improves your Cardiovascular Health

study has proven that krill oil reduces the risk of heart attacks. There is also other evidence that strongly suggests that taking krill oil regularly can reduce risk of all heart diseases. The omega 3 in krill oil works for the heart in many different ways.

The general way that omega 3 helps improve heart health is by reducing inflammation. Inflammation is strongly correlated to causing heart disease. It also addresses other causes of heart disease by lowering cholesterol, LDL levels and high blood pressure.

5) Increases the Longevity of your Cognitive Health

It is pretty safe to say that one major fear many of us hold for aging is losing our ability to think and communicate clearly due to malfunctioning in our brain. Evidence is beginning to be gathered that suggests that a reduction in omega-3 fatty acids is linked to a cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Doctors and scientist believe that omega-3 fatty acids actually work to protect our brain from degenerating.

6) For Your Mental Health

Disclaimer: We do not recommend taking krill oil in place of professional medical help. If you need psychological help for a phychological disorder, do not take krill oil as a substitute.

The eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA, in krill oil sets it apart from fish oil and omega 3 supplements.Research is suggesting that EPA may help with cognitive disorders. The study shows evidence for the following disorders:

- major depression (major depressive disorder)

- obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

- bipolar disorder

- attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Scientists concluded that omega-3 supplements can play a major role in treating depression.

7) More is Less

You may notice that krill oil costs a little more than fish oil or omega 3 supplements. The main reason for this is you can take a lot less krill oil to get the same effects as alternative supplements.

A study by Bunea R, El Farrah and Deutsch reported in the 2004 Alternative Medicine Review of examined the affects of krill oil, fish oil and a placebo on 120 people. The results supported what doctors had been assuming all along, krill oil lowers cholesterol more significantly than the fish oil or placebos.

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