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KRILL OIL, AND WHY AVOID IT

KRILL OIL, AND WHY AVOID IT

by Lawrence Wilson, MD                   © November 2011, The Center For Development, Inc.

Krill is a small sea creature that is a relative of the shrimp family.  It is a major food source for many larger sea animals such as whales, seals and others.  Krill happens to be high in omega-3 fatty acids andastazanthin, a powerful anti-oxidant substance.  For this reason, some health authorities recommend it instead of fish oil or flaxseed oil to provide omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA.

However, I do not recommend krill oil.  It…

Krill Oil…

Lately I have seen websites advertising Neptune Krill Oil as a source for Omega-3s. These websites claim it is superior to fish oil. I was wondering how to validate these claims and if you are familiar with this source of Omega-3s. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Dr. Ockene answers:

Krill are tiny shrimp-like creatures that exist by the billions in the Antarctic sea. As with fish, they eat plankton, which are the source of omega-3 fatty acids. The oil from these creatures contains omega-3 fatty acids just as fish oil does. In addition, the makers claim that additional benefits are derived from…


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