But everyone tells us to buy Omega-3 fish oils? And Doctors say we should be eating at least two servings of oily/fatty fish per week to reap the benefits of the sea.
The reality is that this is hard for most to consume and a statistic from the USA suggests that 90% of Americans are deficient in fatty acids [EPA] and [DHA].
Imagine what that is here in the UK? Now this is why we are pushed to supplementing with Omega-3 products.
What do we know? Omega-3s are found in fish like Salmon, Sardines, Mackerel, Anchovies and are crucial for cell development, brain health and cardiovascular protection. Also, low levels or deficiencies of Omega-3 have been associated to depression and anxiety.
If you are not getting your two servings a week then you should be supplementing, right?
Now why not get a pound for pound far superior product? Yes, throw away your fish oil and say hello to Krill Oil.
Let us now explain how Krill Oil differs from fish oil…. It’s exciting!
What is Krill Oil?
Krill Oil comes from Antarctic Krill (so it’s very special, hahaha). It’s a small shrimp like crustaceans living in some of the freshest waters in the world.
Just like Omega-3 fish oils it has high doses of EPA and DHA. In addition to these healthy fats, it is rich in carotenoid antioxidants. Krill also contains vitamins A and D and the fatty acids are easier to absorb by the body and therefore used more easily by our bodies.
Pound for pound, it is the choice of health warriors, ok maybe just champions.
Unlike fish oil, krill oil is a reddish colour so don’t be alarmed! Its antioxidant, astaxanthin, has been shown to cross the blood-brain barrier suggesting it has powerful neuroprotective effects and also benefits for beautiful skin.
But first let’s read on and learn some more benefits:
1. Krill Oil has shown to potentially lower cholesterol.
We know Omega-3 fats, especially EPA and DHA, are widely considered to be heart health friendly. Krill Oil has shown to improve various heart diseases and studies suggest it is great at lowering “bad” LDL cholesterol as much as 34%
2. May help joint pain.
Omega-3s have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects in the body.
If you are suffering from painful joints, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, Krill Oil at 300mg a day can help. A study showed that within 14 days, most users taking Krill Oil experienced pain reduction versus those taking a placebo.
3. In some cases reduces PMS symptoms.
We all know that PMS is not a fun thing so any natural remedy is welcome. Krill Oil in studies has shown to have elevated anti-inflammatory properties. In another study women taking Krill Oil supplements significantly had less pain and needed less pain medication than those that didn’t supplement with Krill Oil.
These are just three benefits that Krill Oil has over its less fresh water fish oils. Anything that can help make our skin healthier, reduce stress, alleviate pain and make us just generally healthier is a happy place for us at JellyFish, after all our motto is LIVE YOUNG DIE OLD.