The Benefits of Krill Oil Supplements Over Fish Oil

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Filed Under: Nutritional Support, General Health
Last Reviewed 03/28/2014

The Benefits of Krill Oil Supplements Over Fish Oil

Recently, I was reading that sales of krill oil supplements are up by 43 percent. I’m not surprised. While I’m still a big fan of fish oil, I’ve long recommended krill oil supplements for their highly bioavailable omega-3s.

So, what is krill? They’re tiny fish-like crustaceans, which like fish oil are an abundant source of EPA and DHA omega-3 essential fatty acids. Your heart, joints, brain and entire body need these fatty acids for optimal health. 

What I like about
krill oil supplements is that they’re an extremely readily absorbed form of omega-3s. Squid and fish oils give you triglyceride omega-3s, and krill oil supplements give you phospholipid omega-3s. Since your cell membranes are made of phospholipids, krill oil is easier for your cells to absorb—so you get more health benefits from the same dose. Plus, krill oil is water-soluble and rapidly digested—so it doesn’t give you “fishy burps.”

Krill oil supplements are a huge boon to your heart. They help maintain healthy blood pressure levels and support healthy blood vessels and circulation. Plus, krill oil supplements help nearly every other cell and system in your body, including healthy brain function and skin. Plus, studies show krill oil supplements may even support lung health and natural tear production in people with dry eyes.

Recommended Krill Oil Supplements Dosage

How much krill oil should you take? I recommend 300-1,000 mg of krill oil a day. You can find krill oil supplements in many health-food stores, and I’ve also put highly pure, EPA- and DHA-rich krill oil in my BioActive Q Omega 3 with Krill formula. 

Now it’s your turn: Do you take krill oil supplements?

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