Frequently Asked Questions

Does krill oil affect thyroid function?

Maintaining proper thyroid health is important for a variety of body functions, including a regulated metabolic rate.

The thyroid is the “master hormone” that is the main controller of many bodily functions. Medications such as lithium and corticosteroids slow down thyroid function, along with pain medications, antidepressants and antihistamines.

Krill oil may help to support proper thyroid function. The omega-3s found in krill oil help to regulate the thyroid. A recent study in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, found that omega-3s, like those found in krill oil, worked to increase the thyroid hormone signalling pathways in the liver, enhancing lipid (fat) metabolism. This study also noted a decrease in serum triglycerides and cholesterol.

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