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Why is Everyone Talking About Krill Oil?

December 12, 2011

Why is Everyone Talking About Krill Oil?

Krill are little shrimp-like crustaceans from the ocean that feed mainly on phytoplankton and algae. Krill oil, found naturally in krill, has become an extremely popular source of Omega 3, with no fishy burp repeats. Omega 3 is good for cardiovascular health, inflammation, brain power, the eyes and more.
Krill oil contains an antioxidant called astaxanthin. Antioxidants protect our cells from the damage of free radicals, unstable substances that contribute to certain chronic diseases. Unlike many other antioxidants, astaxanthin crosses the blood-brain barrier, where it helps to protect the eyes, brain and central nervous system from free radical damage. Krill oil also helps with:
High Cholesterol - Reduces LDL (commonly referred to as "bad") cholesterol and increases HDL ("good") cholesterol. Krill also lowers triglycerides.
Premenstrual syndrome Preliminary research suggests krill oil may help reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), however, more research is needed.
Arthritis - A study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition examined krill oil (300 mg daily) compared to a placebo and found that krill oil was effective at reducing arthritis symptoms and inflammation.
(Note, people with allergies to seafood should not use krill oil.)

Health, Happiness and Merry Christmas,
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