What is the difference between Krill Oil and Fish Oil?
Because Omega-3s from phospholipids are watersoluble, they don't pool on top of the stomach, prompting reflux and fishy aftertaste, like some fish oil supplements can. While few studies have directly compared fish oil to krill oil, some suggest Omega-3s from krill are used more efficiently in the body. Krill oil contains choline, which is a key building block for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which helps support memory and communication between brain cells and supports breast and colorectal health.
Is Krill Oil a sustainable resource?
This question has been a hot topic in recent years as demand for Omega-3 fatty acids has soared, and concerns about overfishing have followed. But even watchdog groups created to protect marine ecosystems say they see nothing to worry about with krill in the near future. Here's why:
The vast majority comes from the Souther Ocean in Antarctica, which is controlled by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). The 25-member-country convention requires every fishing boat to be licensed, and sets strict limits on how they fish and how much they catch.
Between 420 million and 700 million metric tons of krill inhabit Antarctic waters, making it one of the largest collections of plankton in the world. Each spring during spawning season it re-populates that which was fished out or eaten by whales, penguins, seals and birds.
Is Krill Oil good for your eyes?
EPA and DHA have been shown to maintain a healthy structure of the ocular tissue, keep membranes in the retina fluid healthy, support tear production and protect cells in the eye from damage from sun, light, oxygen, and age. It contains astaxanthin, which has been shown to reduce eye fatigue and boost visual funciton. One study of 32,000 women showed that those who consumed more Omega-3s had less dry eye. Another, of 3,000 people over the age of 49, found those who consumed more Omega-3s were less likely to suffer age-related diminished vision health or function.