I krill you..not really a bad thing.

Bad title I know, but I don’t feel creative. Krill oil is the new anti-inflammatory oil that is getting all the attention.

People have started to catch onto all the attributes of fish oil, particularly salmon oil. It has all the omega 3 fatty acids which are showing help with joint pain, inflammatory diseases, heart problems, cholesterol problems, and on and on. It is considered effective enough to where they are making pharmaceuticals out of omega 3 fatty acids, granted you can just eat your fill.

Krill oil is the new kid on the block, well not too new, and is getting attention because krill oil is supposedly digested faster and easier and doesn’t have the gross burp after taking the supplements. Well what does the research say..I am glad I asked..

” A double-blind study published in 2004 in Alternative Medicine Review found that 1,000 mg of krill oil outperformed 3,000 mg of fish oil for lowering cholesterol. When it comes to premenstrual symptoms, a 2003 Canadian study indicated that krill oil trumps fish oil for quelling mood swings and soothing breast tenderness..”

You read that right, the krill oil was shown to decrease PMS symptoms as well being more effective than fish oil.

I will paraphrase this next section if you don’t want to read all of it. The major components in the krill oil show many positive effects with possible uses for treating ADHD, autism, depression, bipolar disorder, and the list goes on the even include a rare disease like Huntington’s. It could be more effective because of its delivery method to the body.
“In double-blind, randomized, controlled trials, DHA and EPA combinations have been shown to benefit attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia, and aggression. For the affective disorders, meta-analyses confirm benefits in major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder, with promising results in schizophrenia and initial benefit for borderline personality disorder. Accelerated cognitive decline and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) correlate with lowered tissue levels of DHA/EPA, and supplementation has improved cognitive function.”

“Krill omega-3 phospholipids demonstrated anti-inflammatory activity, lowering C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in a double-blind trial. Utilizing DHA and EPA together with phospholipids and membrane antioxidants to achieve a triple cell membrane synergy may further diversify their currently wide range of clinical applications.”

At this moment it seems that the research backs up the hype or soon to be hype behind Krill Oil. So do some of your own research on it, and it looks to be a great new way to be proactive about your health and live a wellness based life.


Circle City Chiropractic
Indianapolis, IN