Medical research has identified a source of omega-3 fatty acids thats been shown superior to fish oil supplements in head-to-head testing. Its found to be healthier, safer, more potent and more absorbable. Its called krill oil.
Krill is a shrimp-like crustacean that abounds in the ocean. In fact, this tiny sea creature is a favorite food of marine life, including Beluga whales. Krill are almost 100 percent free of heavy metals and other toxins. By contrast, large predatory fish are often “filled to the gills” with dangerous toxins.
The reason krill oil is more effective than other marine oils is the amount of omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids and extremely potent antioxidants it contains. Its the unique combination of these essential ingredients that provide the greatest health benefits.
Krill oil has been shown to outperform fish oil supplements when it comes to lowering your bad low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. Patients who took 1 to 1.5 grams (g) of krill oil a daycompared to three times the dose of fish oilshowed a significantly greater decrease in bad cholesterol than the fish oil patients.
In an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) test, krill oil was shown to contain 300 times the amount of vitamin A and E, plus 48 times the antioxidant power of standard omega-3 fish oils.
Krill oil contains a healthy balance of omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acidswhich help fight infection. These two fatty acids need each other and work together to prevent other inflammation-related ailments like heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. As you can see, taking omega-3s every day can be lifesaving.
Boosting your intake of healthy omega-3 fats can help you soothe your minor joint aches promote healthy blood sugar balance promote healthy heart and brain function improve memory and senior moments support healthy cholesterol levels promote healthy blood pressure provide healthy support for PMS symptoms and promote healthy mood levels. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for your dietand should be supplemented since your body doesnt produce them on its own.