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What Are The Differences Between Fish Oil & Krill Oil?

Krill oil and typical fish oil pills are both excellent natural sources of Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EPA and DHA), which help to support a variety of functions within your body:Krill Oil

  • Blood pressure maintenance
  • Cholesterol balance
  • Brain function
  • Joint comfort
  • Intestinal mucosa
  • Immune function
  • Skin health

Krill oil is derived from a crustacean, so those who are allergic to shrimp, crab or lobster would not be able to use it.  Krill also delivers omega-3s in phosphorylated form, which enhances bioavailability.  The phosphorylation targets the omega-3s to the intestinal cells and makes the omega-3s less likely to give fishy burps and digestive upset. 

The presence of astaxanthin—the natural carotenoid antioxidant which gives krill it’s pinkish color—in krill oil is another difference between the two sources of EFAs. Astaxanthin is a great antioxidant and a powerful free radical figher. The only fish oil that offers astaxanthin is salmon (again, the pinkish coloring).


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