Fish oil supplements have long been popular among many adults, particularly older adults and pregnant women. They are often taken to improve cardiovascular health because they are full of omega-3 fatty acids, which can decrease the incidence of blocked arteries. In fact, fish oil has become one of the most popular supplements in the United States.
However, more recently, krill oil has come onto the scene. Krill oil is different than fish oil in that it comes from small crustaceans that live around Antarctica. Because these crustaceans are similar to shrimp, krill oil supplements may cause allergic reactions in those who are allergic to shrimp. On the other hand, regular fish oil supplements come from numerous types of fish, including salmon, sardines, halibut and herring.
While many studies have looked at the incredible benefits of fish oil for personal health, there have been far less studies examining the effects of krill oil. There have been even less studies examining the differences between the two, but we can get a good idea of which may be better by examining the few studies that have been performed.
A study published in 2011 did show that individuals could get the same heart-health benefits from krill oil as they did from fish oil. It showed that krill oil was as effective as its counterpart. Another study showed that krill oil also worked well for treating arthritis symptoms, including pain and stiffness.
While fish oil and krill oil both contain the omega-3 fatty acids known as EPA and DHA, krill oil also contains phospholipids as well as astaxanthin, which is an antioxidant that decreases cellular damage and aging in your body. According to Consumer Labs, the overall verdict is that most consumers can experience great results from taking fish oil alone because both options provide great quantities of EPA and DHA.
If you are interested in learning more about the differences and benefits of both fish oil and krill oil pills, reach out to us here at Restore Health Center to learn more. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!