Millions of Americans take multiple fish oil gel caps a day to supplement their Omega-3 fatty acid intake. Unfortunately, up to 90 percent of the potential benefit of fish oil may be lost due to poor absorption. Oil from a tiny sea creature, called krill, is a far better way to reap the benefits of omega-3s. This is why krill oil is better than fish oil:
- No Fishy Aftertaste – Krill oil typically comes in smaller sized soft gels, making them easier to swallow. With krill oil, you won’t experience that fishy after-taste or burp back that often accompanies fish oil.
- Bioavailable – Unique to krill oil is its natural composition: it contains Omega-3 fatty acids attached to phospholipids instead of triglycerides in fish oil. This makes it more effective as it allows the body to absorb more of the Omega-3s, so you can take lower doses and still reap the benefits.
- Stable – Krill oil contains a powerful antioxidant called astaxanthin. It helps maintain freshness in your cabinet and in your body. Antioxidants protect cells, organs and body tissues from damaging free radicals.
- Pure – Unlike fish oil, krill oil has non-detectable levels of mercury and other toxins. Because krill oil is at the bottom of the food chain, it feeds on phytoplankton and not other fish that have been accumulating mercury. Krill oil comes from the pristine waters of the Antarctic and therefore considered the cleanest, purest form of Omega-3s.
- Sustainable – Krill is the largest biomass in the world (about 500 million tons). Less than 1 percent of the krill that live in the ocean are actually harvested each year. The Antarctic krill population is highly monitored by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).
All of these reasons make krill oil a far superior choice over fish oil for Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation.