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Krill Oil

Krill oil - Omega-3

Overview

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Krill oil consists of three components:

(1) omega-3 essential fatty acids that are similar to those of fish oil [~30% EPA/DHA]

(2) omega-3 essential fatty acids that are attached (conjugated) to phospholipids [~40% phospholipids], mainly phosphatidylcholine (often referred to as marine lecithin) and

(3) astaxanthin, a powerful red - orange carotenoid antioxidant that provides the red colour of krill oil

Benefits of Krill Oil

Fight inflammation, powerful antioxidant

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Inflammation

Studies have been down on the dampening effect on inflammation by krill oil and this may be of benefit in inflammatory joint disease such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis but also in any disease state where inflammation plays a significant role in the underlying mechanism of disease such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and neurological problems such as Alzheimer's disease.

Cholesterol

Studies have also shown a lowering of blood lipids with the use of krill oil

Essential Fatty Acid Metabolism

Producing powerful eicosanoids

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The Omega Diet

Dr Artemis P. Simopoulos - Secrets of the Mediterranean Diet