Krill oil can be considered one of the very best sources of Omega -3, according to Dr. Mercola. Krill are tiny crustaceans that feed on phytoplankton at the bottom of the food chain and therefore less susceptible to mercury, PCBs and metal contamination.
For one thing it has better absorption and is less likely to go rancid. Better yet, it doesn’t have a fishy taste afterwards. Best of all, though, it is not mercury-contaminated because it is harvested in the clean waters of Antarctica as well as being tiny and pure, as mentioned above. This is the primary reason to be very careful about eating fish which used to be very healthy but now, it is questionable, at best.
Some of the great benefits of krill oil are it’s great for your heart, blood sugar levels, liver, cholesterol levels, and it’s anti-aging properties. It’s also great for skin and it strengthens your immune system. The choline in Krill oil is very good for a baby’s developing brain as well as for children. The main reason krill oil is superior to any other fish oil is because astaxanthan protects the perishable fats.
Regarding Omega -3, too many people don’t get enough due to eating vegetable oils and processed foods. Instead they are taking in too much Omega 6 and creating an imbalance of the two. DHA is the most important element of omega -3 that you should have. Plant-based sources of Omega -3 such as nuts, flax, hemp and chia are high in ALA but low in DHA and EPA.
Elevated levels of insulin, which 80 % of the population suffer from, causes a depletion of this most important element, DHA. Therefore it is best to get animal-based sources of Omega -3. Fish oil and krill oil both contain Omega -3, but krill is better because it is more potent, so you need less of it. It is also already in a form the body can use. Fish oil is very perishable and that leads to free radicals while Krill oil does not go bad.
In 2009, studies showed that 96,000 premature deaths were due to Omega -3 deficiency, as well as 40,000 women who die from breast cancer each year. Krill oil can reduce the incidence of type-2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome. In one study, krill oil reduced the fat in rats’ hearts by 42% compared to 2% from fish oil. Also, it reduced the fat in the liver by 60% compared to 38% with fish oil.
Older adults are less likely to get Alzheimer’s or loss of memory, creating overall better brain performance by taking krill oil. Only 300 ml of krill oil will reduce inflammation, pain and stiffness in just seven days, much more at fourteen days. Telemere shortening in the body causes aging and krill oil has been known to prevent that and increased life spans.
Studies also show it improves cardiovascular health, premenstrual pain, cognitive ability and can prevent kidney disease and cancer. GreenMedInfo says that higher amounts of DHA and EPA “…are associated with a lower risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction among women.”
In another Canadian study, it was shown that krill oil significantly reduced the levels of cardiovascular disease, arthritis, pain and sickness. Because of the poor quality of the soil and contaminated waters, Dr. Mercola, who is not a big fan of supplements, recommends this supplement very highly. There are many krill oil companies out there, it’s important to get a reputable one. All in all, krill oil seems like a very good choice of omega -3, that most vital nutrient.
Written by Lucille Femine