Why Your Heart Loves Krill Oil
Omega-3s are necessary for good health, but most of us don’t get enough in our diets and take supplements like fish oil. But did you know there’s an alternative called krill oil? Read on to learn the science behind why these omega-3s are more easily absorbed by the body.
The Benefits of Omega-3s
Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fatty acids our bodies need but can’t produce. We have to get them from supplements or food such as fish, algae, krill, some plants, and nut oils. Research shows that omega-3s may reduce the risk of heart disease. The omega-3s EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) can lower blood pressure and reduce fat buildup in the arteries.
The Difference Between Krill Oil and Fish Oil
Fish oil is made from fatty fish like salmon, tuna, anchovies, and sardines. Krill oil comes from tiny shrimp-like crustaceans in the Antarctic. Both oils provide EPA and DHA. One of the big differences between them is their chemical structure. Fish oil omega-3s are carried in triglyceride form, while those in krill oil are carried in phospholipid form. This gives krill oil certain advantages.
Your body’s cell membranes and the omega-3s in krill oil are both made of phospholipids-making the omega-3s in krill oil naturally recognized, easily absorbed, and easier for your body’s cells to use. The omega-3s in fish oil, on the other hand, must undergo a two-step absorption process.
Fish oil supplements often involve multiple large pills taken daily. MegaRed® Omega-3 Krill Oil is just one small softgel per day that contains 350 mg of 100% pure krill oil and the powerful antioxidant astaxanthanin. It’s a smart choice for omega-3s that absorb easily-with no fishy aftertaste.