With the increase in the demand of omega3 fatty acids supplements, more and more options to compensate the deficiency of these essential fats are available. One such most talked about alternative is krill oil capsules. However, are these soft gels really effective or they are just hyped? Let us find it out.
Krill oil capsules contain oil derived from krill – it is a shrimp-like crustacean found in ocean waters. Similar to fish oil, these capsules are also rich in DHA and EPA type of omega three fatty acids. Therefore, their consumption increases the DHA levels in the body.
More DHA means, reduced neurobehavioral symptoms like ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Bipolar disorder, etc, better memory, controlled body’s inflammation cycle, reduced risk to heart attack and strokes, lower levels of cholesterol, and the list goes on.
Krill oil capsules contain oil in phospholipid form, which is more readily absorbed by the body as in comparison to triglyceride form (most of the fish supplements available in the market contain oil in triglyceride form).
In addition, krill oil is pure and it contains fewer amounts of toxins as in comparison to supplements made from salmon, mackerel, tuna, etc. This is because krill is very small (1 to 6 centimeters long) in size and hence contain very less contaminations. Besides low on toxins, they have fewer amounts of DHA too. This means that you will have to consume comparatively large amount of gels as in comparison to high DHA fish capsules.
In addition, krill supplements are quite expensive. Typically, its one bottle costs you around $30 and has only 9% of DHA content. On the other hand, fish supplements come within $20 and have more than 25% of DHA per soft gel.
Another fact that you should know is that because there is no control on the commercial killing of krill and it being at the bottom of food chain, has an ecological impact too.
Now that you know both positives and negatives of krill oil capsules, do some more research on the internet and then make a right choice.
I personally think krill oil capsules stand nowhere near the high quality fish supplements. My family and I have been taking hoki-tuna fish oil supplements that have undergone molecular distillation to ensure that all the harmful chemicals are removed. My supplement has 280 mg of DHA per 1000 mg of soft gel and it costs me less than $17 per bottle.
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