Krill Oil

What is Krill Oil?
Krill oil is a source of omega-3 fatty acids that is derived from small, shrimp-like creatures found across the world’s oceans. Krill are eaten by whales, seals, penguins, squid, and fish. In Japan, krill that is eaten as food is called okiami. Krill oil also contains a significant antioxidant called Astaxanthin.

What are the health benefits of Krill Oil?
Krill oil has many health benefits. As an anti-oxidant, it can help to protect the body from damage by free radicals. It is also thought to improve cardiovascular, metabolic, and joint function. It may also reduce cholesterol and the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome. Studies have indicated benefits for arthritis sufferers. One important advantage of Krill oil over other common sources of omega-3 is that it is more easily absorbed into your body.

What are the guidelines for taking Krill Oil?
Krill oil is sold in capsule form, both online and in health food stores.

Are there any precautions for taking Krill Oil?
Krill oil should not be used by those who are allergic to seafood. It can cause indigestion and diarrhea.

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