Krill Oil

5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

$26.99 $22.99

Pure Nootropics Krill Oil provides cognitive and heart benefits and helps with joint pain: A great source of Omega 3’s (DHA & EPA), and Astaxanthin.

  • Cognitive: Shown to increase cognitive function in elderly men (reference)
  • Cognitive: Increased cognitive function and anti-depressant like effects in healthy humans (ref), and rats (ref)
  • Heart: Beneficial effects for people with cardiovascular disease and healthy individuals (ref)
  • Joint Health: Inhibits inflammation and reduces arthritic symptoms (ref)
  • Higher bioavailability (more easily absorbed by the body) than Fish Oil.  (ref)

60 x 500mg softgels (30 servings)

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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.

The main benefit of krill oil (like most fish oil) is as an anti-inflammatory. This supplement will reduce inflammation, help strengthen the immune system, and prevent decline due to fatty acid imbalances. For example, the standard American diet has an omega-3 to 6 ratio of 1:20 when medical professionals note 1:1 is optimal.

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.


1-3 grams per day is the recommended serving. This usually breaks down into 1000 mg DHA and 500 mg EPA for 1500 mg total. Make sure that you look on the label so that you can get the right amount of DHA and EPA. Luckily, with krill oil you will need even smaller doses because of the high absorption rate.

DO NOT take if you have an allergy to fish or shellfish. While our krill oil is harvested with the most efficient methods possible, it is better to avoid use if you are allergic.


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.

Full Analysis

Krill Oil is a specific type of fish oil that offers greater absorption of DHA and EPA for cognitive function and reduced inflammation. It is also a reliable source of astaxanthin, which is another brain boosting molecule.

  • Full of omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA (reference)
  • Helps reduce inflammation and act as neuroprotective (ref)
  • Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression (ref)
  • Helps improve memory and brain blood flow (ref)

Krill Oil Benefits

Fish and krill oil are both healthy sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are required for proper cognitive and physical performance, but most people in the world do not have adequate doses of these nutrients. Instead, they consume a diet high in omega-6 fatty acids, which can lead to inflammation, obesity, and a variety of other diseases. By taking a fish oil supplement, you can counteract some of these negative effects.

The main omega-3 fatty acids that humans need are DHA and EPA. These should not be confused with other (non-essential) omega-3s, such as ALA, which is often touted as beneficial for your brain when it isn’t. The reason EPA and DHA are so important is because of the composition of our human brains and the historical reliance we have had on fish.

The benefits of krill oil specifically have to do with absorption. The krill oil DHA and EPA is more bioavailable (easier to absorb), which means a dose of the oil is more potent than many other forms. If you buy krill oil, you’ll also have the advantage of astaxanthin, which is a special molecule in krill. It is cognitive enhancing with many long-term benefits.

Krill Oil Studies and Side Effects

Most of the research on krill oil thus far is on the subject of astaxanthin and how much more effective this specific oil is for omega-3 fatty acid absorption. Most people who are using fish oil supplements do not realize the difference between that and krill oil. However, krill oil studies are quite conclusive on the benefits of using this supplement for cognitive enhancing purposes.

The evidence of omega-3 (specifically DHA / EPA) is quite substantial as well. Many studies show how effective it is for improving markers of inflammation, preventing illness (through a strengthened immune system), and helping to protect neurological connections. Given that 60% of the brain is made up of fat, it makes sense.

Luckily, there are not many side effects of krill oil or fish oil. There are anecdotal reports of krill oil causing gout, but nothing substantiated by science.

Buy Krill Oil

You can purchase krill oil in local stores and many places online. Pure Nootropics does have a reputation for high quality products, however. The reputation of the company you buy from matters so keep this in mind.

3 reviews for Krill Oil

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’ve been taking fish oil for years and decided to make the switch to krill oil after seeing it mentioned in one of Dave Asprey’s posts about essential nutrients. I ordered this as soon as it launched and received the product right away. I’ve tried many different brands (Mega Red, NOW, etc) and have compared the differences, I like the amount of astaxanthin available in your version, and will continue to purchase from you guys as I already get a couple other items you guys offer. Keep up the awesome work!

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have learned recently that Krill Oil is fast becoming the superior form of Omega 3 – Fatty Acids (in comparison to “Fish Oil” in so far as liquid and gel capsule form supplements.

    Additionally, I have been aware of the free radical scavenging and reports of Astaxanthin, and in fact, have purchased it by itself at GNC, having also learned about it’s use in helping some of the problems associated with “attention deficit disorder” and “attention deficit hyper activity disorder” (ADD/ADHD). The PROBLEM, or reason why I stopped buying it was becuase of the price. I am very pleased to see that Pure Nootropics’ Krill oil includes Astaxanthin. What a bargain. I’m new to Krill Oil but not Astaxanthin — so far very pleased with this company’s product line and service, so I am looking forward to trying this new product. I will report an object review after I’ve taken it for a few weeks.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    As noted at the end of my last review of PNs (PureNootropics’ )Krill Oil supplement, after having tried in for the first time about 5-6 weeks ago, I am back to report my personal experience.

    Here’s a list of the benefits I’ve found after several weeks, including why its better than regular Fish Oil gel-caps:

    1. PN’s capsules contain Astaxanthin – which in my experience helps “declutter” the brain.
    2. PN’s amount of Astaxanthin per dose is as effective as the often very costly supplement alone.
    3. ” Krill Oil capsules are significantly smaller than fish oil, other Omega 3s- so, easy to swallow.
    4. No bad, oily, fishy aftertaste or upset stomach.
    5. Comparable in price to Krill Oil (that’s hard to find in retail stores)
    6. A really good base if you take Aniracetam, Oxiracetam and other nootropics. I consider it essential and it is a good way to get those “healthy fats” into your system.

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