To be honest I didn’t know much about krill oil before doing this review. All I remember is having my mother force me too take tablespoonfuls of fish oil when I was a kid. Whether it was for growth or cognitive function at the time I didn’t care. It didn’t matter if it was plain, minty, orange flavored or emulsified all I knew was that it was gross. The fish burps afterward were no fun either.
Even so I knew Omega 3 from animal sources was good for me and my kids. Despite my previous experience I still would take the flavored fish oil. When I discovered I could get the same benefits and even more from krill oil without the fishiness I was all for it.
First I did some research about the potential benefits of krill oil. Needless to say if you have any shellfish or seafood allergies do not take krill oil. Also if you are taking any prescription meds make sure to consult your doctor before taking krill oil.
Krill is a small crustacean; a cousin of the shrimp. Their main diet is algae. The oil derived from them is high in Omega 3 fatty acids which are essential to proper function of all body systems and especially important in cognitive processes.
What are the potential benefits of taking a krill oil supplement?
- The Omega 3 in krill oil is stored as phospholipids which can me more easily absorbed.
- It contains a powerful antioxidant called astaxanthin which can handle multiple free radicals at once.
- Boosts heart health.
- May ease PMS symptoms.
- May lessen arthritis pains.
- Omega 3s may improve cognitive function and may prevent it’s decline in old age.
- Reduced skin cancer risk because of the astaxanthin antioxidant.
The Number One Nutrition Omega 3 Krill Oil supplement is to be taken once a day with a meal. The little gel caps are small and easy to take. Though you can distinctly smell the shrimpy odor when you open the bottle I have not experienced any fishy burps :).
N1N Omega 3 Krill Oil supplement is available on Amazon.com.
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