As I get older, I become more and more interested in taking measures to be healthy. I’ll be honest, taking a multivitamin in my twenties (aside from prenatals) was a rarity. But now I am much more conscious about making an effort. My parents have been good about this for a long time – they’re really knowledgeable about herbs and oils, and the benefits of everything from Echinacea to Fish Oil.
There’s a newer oil supplement out that I’m hearing more about and am interested in – Krill Oil. This is the oil harvested from antarctic krill, a shrimp-like crustacean that lives deep in the ocean. The Krill oil site says,
Krill Oil also contains critical DHA and EPA but there’s one HUGE difference. When you take Krill Oil, the Omega 3 fatty acids are structured in phospholipid form and NOT triglyceride form. Phospholipids are the same type of fat cells found in the human body! This means there are no triglycerides to break down and the Omega 3s can directly enter your body without any additional work or conversion! Just by switching to Krill Oil you immediately gain 50% more DHA and EPA to boost your health!
I’m definitely going to be looking more into the benefits of krill oil – I’ve heard for a long time about how good fish oil is for providing crucial Omega 3 fatty acids, and the extra DHA and EPA from krill oil is really appealing!
Do you take supplements? Have you heard of krill oil before? I’m looking forward to hearing your opinions/experiences!
I started looking into the benefits of fish oil when I was pregnant, and the reason I didn’t take it is because it’s not regulated by the FDA. I know I don’t eat enough fish, so I should take it for the health benefits, but I hate not knowing the level of safety of what I’m taking!