Frequently Asked Questions

Can krill oil help manage my diabetes and is krill oil safe for diabetics?

Adding a krill oil supplement to your diabetic-friendly diet works to reduce LDL “bad” cholesterol, raise HDL “good” cholesterol, lower triglycerides and maintain arterial health.

A study published in Diabetes Research, found that dietary supplementation of omega-3s, like those found in krill oil, improves insulin sensitivity in non-insulin-dependent diabetes. The same study showed that omega-3 supplementation helped to lower plasma triglyceride levels.

Diabetics often have increased levels of fatty acids in your bloodstream because of the liver’s inability to properly break down macronutrients. Krill oil can promote liver health in diabetics, allowing for proper breakdown of sugars, fats, proteins and other micronutrients so they do not circulate freely in the bloodstream, possibly leading to arterial plugs.

A study published in the journal, PLoS One found that krill oil supplementation reduced the amount of fat in the liver by 60% in rats. Krill oil may actually support liver health by providing easily absorbed, metabolized and health-promoting omega-3s for the liver to process. Being in the phospholipid form makes krill oil one of the easiest to digest and absorb omega-3s available, taking stress off of the liver.

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