Krill Oil Benefits
Harvested sustainably in the Antarctic ocean, the benefits of Euphausia Superba (Krill) Oil come from the omega 3 fatty acids they contain, specifically, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), as well as the antioxidant astaxanthin which gives the krill oil its distinctive red color, and finally the presence of phospholipids are believed to help the body absorb the DHA and EPA better when compared to fish oil (ref). For comparison, instead of the omega 3 fatty acids being bonded to phospholipids like in krill oil, the omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil are bonded to triglycerides. No matter the source of omega 3’s that you get, there is extensive research into the benefits they provide for cognitive function, heart health, and joint health.
Krill Oil Dosage
1-3 grams per day is the recommended serving. DO NOT take if you have an allergy to fish or shellfish.
Krill Oil Toxicity
Krill oil was shown to have a very high toxicity in rats with no adverse side effects with large intake (ref); suggests that the toxicity level is very high in humans. DO NOT take if you have an allergy to fish or shellfish.