Krill Oil and Cholesterol

What are the benefits of Krill Oil and how can it help Cholesterol levels?

Over the last few years Fish Oil supplements with their Omega 3 benefits have widely dominated the market place as a natural way to reduce Cholesterol and support a heart health, but now there’s a new kid on the block that may soon surpass its fishy cousin.

Krill Oil (Euphausia Superba) has proved through test results to be  more effective than fish oil for improving cardiovascular health together with a host of other important heath benefits, such as arthritic joint pain and the physical/emotional symptoms of PMS.

Note: There are many Krill Oil supplements available, not all have these benefits, there are over 85 species of Krill. The tests in this article only refer to Antarctic Euphausia Superba Krill Oil. 

The study involved 120 men and women who were aged between 25 – 75 years, the results concluded that Krill Oil outperformed Fish Oil in reducing bad (LDL) cholesterol and high triglicerides, as well as increasing good (HDL) cholesterol.

The doseage amounts used in the study was 1-1.5 grams (2-3 Soft Gels) of Krill Oil which concluded that it was more successful in reducing Bad (LDL) cholesterol and triglicerides than three times the amount (3 grams) of Fish Oil.

At a higher dose (3 grams) of Krill Oil,  it was shown also to reduce “Blood Triglicerides”, fish oil did not.

After 90 days the double blind study found the following;

Krill Oil Results:
Lowered Bad Cholesterol (LDL) levels by 34%
Increased Good Cholesterol (HDL) levels by 43.5%

Fish Oil Results:
Lowered Bad Cholesterol (LDL) levels by 4.6%
Increased Good Cholesterol (HDL) levels by 4.2%

Placebo Results:
Increased Bad Cholesterol (LDL) levels by 13%
Decreased Good Cholesterol (HDL) levels by 4%

How can you benefit from taking Krill Oil? 

  • Helps maintain a healthy heart
  • Lowers Cholesterol levels and contributes to blood lipid health
  • Supports and regulates blood sugar health
  • Improves concentration & memory
  • Maintains healthy joints and joint comfort
  • Protects cell membranes
  • Maintains optimal skin health
  • Bolsters immune system
  • Fights signs of ageing
  • Contributes to healthy brain and nervous system
  • Contributes to healthy liver function
  • Relieves regular PMS symptoms
  • Mood enhancer, stabilizer

Krill Oil also contains Vitamins E, A, D and canthaxanthin, a powerful anti-oxidant. The anti-oxidant properties of Krill Oil against fish oil in terms of (ORAC) values was found to be more than 48 times more powerful than fish oil.

What is Krill Oil? 

The Krill is a shrimp like crustacean which is around 1 to 6 cm long, they are found in the colder oceans of the world namely the Antarctic and North Pacific. The oil which is extracted contains high concentrations of Omega 3 fatty acids, this is one reason why it is becoming so popular.

In fish oil omega 3 fatty acids are found in trigliceride form where in Krill Oil thay are in a double chain phospholipid structure, this is the same structure as the fats in our own cell walls. There is also no aftertaste or “fishy burps” when you take Krill Oil.

With this information it is easy to see why this new kid on the block could easily surpass fish oil.