Frequently Asked Questions

Does krill oil have purines?

Whole krill are naturally high in purines which encourage a buildup of uric acid. This buildup may lead to gout or kidney stones. However, krill oil is highly purified and does not cause problems in most people. Those who have a history of gout or kidney problems should consult their health care provider before adding a krill oil supplement.
Other foods high in purines include: beef, pork, bacon, lamb, seafood, liver and kidneys. Begin by addressing dietary factors that may be contributing to kidney issues or gout and add a krill oil supplement if your health care provider feels this may help your current condition.

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