Krill vs. Fish Oil—What’s the Difference?
Recently, I was reading that krill oil sales are up by 43%. I’m not surprised. While I’m still a big fan of fish oil, I’ve long recommended krill oil for its 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 is that it’s an extremely readily absorbed form of omega-3s. Squid and fish oils give you triglyceride omega-3s, and krill oil gives 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 is a huge boon to your heart. It helps to maintain healthy blood pressure levels and supports healthy blood vessels and circulation. Plus, it helps nearly every other cell and system in your body, including helping to support healthy brain function and skin. Plus, studies show it may even support lung health and natural tear production in people with dry eyes.
How much krill oil should you take? I recommend 500-1,000 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?
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