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Krill Oil

Krill oil is a nutritional supplement sold in a capsule form at most health food stores. The oil contains omega-3 fatty acids and hence is very popular. It

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also contains astaxanthin, an antioxidant. Krill, the source of the oil, is a shrimp type of fish which are found in the oceans. They are found mainly in the southern Ocean and Pacific ocean. The fish are used for aquaculture and used as aquarium feeds also.

Antioxidants: Astaxanthin is an antioxidant that is produced by the algae that is eaten by the krill fish. It protects our body from substances that cause chronic diseases. It protects the eye, central nervous system, and brain from any damage by crossing the barrier between the blood and brain.

Uses of Krill oil: Krill oil is used by people like any omega – 3 fatty acid. The users do not get any aftertaste or burps which are usually associated with taking any fish oil. Since it contains higher dosage of astaxanthin, it is used as a cure for high cholesterol level.  When tested with people with high cholesterol level, it was found that the LDL was greatly reduced and HDL increased in good proportions. It was also found to reduce triglycerides. Krill oil also helps in reducing premenstrual syndrome and more studies are being done in this aspect. Using krill oil was also found to reduce arthritis inflammation and symptoms to a great extent. The presence of Phospholipids in Krill oil helps in proper functioning of the cells and to prevent diseases and toxins from affecting the body. Also it helps in maintaining the chemicals in the brain that help in maintaining the sleep pattern, heart functions, and memory. Kids with lack of focus and concentration can also be given Krill oil as it helps in brain development.

Side effects: It is advised that people, who are allergic to seafood, should not opt for krill oil as also those with bleeding problems. The other probable side effects of using krill oil are indigestion, diarrhea, and loose stools. Those who are using herbs and other supplements should use krill oil only after consulting with their physicians.

Dosage: Krill oil should be used taking into consideration factors such as health, age, and other health conditions. You should follow the instructions and advice given by the physician for using krill oil. Pregnant women should be very careful when taking Krill oil and should do so only if the physician permits.

Deepak Kumar

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