It was not until being introduced to the Krill Oil supplement by Everest Nutrition that I even knew there was an alternative to fish oil. Like fish oil, krill oil is a rich source of DHA and EPA. Krill oil is used as a supplement that provides beneficial fats that help to lower cholesterol and help prevent blood clots.
There are a few key differences between fish and krill oil. Fish oil does not contain phospholipids, choline, and the antioxidant astaxanthin. Phospholipids make up cell walls and choline helps to synthesize them. Choline is also essential for transporting cholesterol.
Everest Nutrition states on their website,
“It [krill oil] can also help with dry eyes, glaucoma and depression. Fish oil has also proved to be helpful for people with ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, and other thought-process related conditions.”
However, my understanding is that this is still relatively new research. On another website, I also read that krill oil can also improve skin.
I know that one reason some people choose to avoid fish oil is because of their concern for contaminants such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. Krill are on the bottom of the food chain and consume algae rather than other organisms that may store contaminants in their systems. Because krill reproduce quickly and have a short lifespan, they do not have the opportunity to consume and store contaminants over many years. See Everest Nutrition’s purity lab report.
My Review of Krill Oil from Everest Nutrition
Everest Nutrition provided me with two bottles of Krill Oil for the purpose of a product review. I found that the Caplique capsules were a manageable size and odorless. There is only a slight aftertaste that can be minimized if taken with a meal. For me, consuming the supplement with only a beverage upset my stomach slightly. I found that after taking the supplement, my anxiety level seemed to decrease and I feel like I’ve been more productive.
It does warn on the supplement bottle: People with seafood allergy, coagulatory or taking anticoagulants or other medications should consult their doctor before taking this product.
If you would like to learn more about Everest Nutrition and their Krill Oil supplement, visit www.krilloil.com.