NKO Krill Oil Health Benefits

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NKO Krill Oil Benefits

Neptune Krill Oil is a whole lipid oil extract taken from the Antartic krill, which are shrimp-like crustaceans mostly found in cold ocean areas. Krill are mainly harvested from the Antarctic seas around Japan. It is said that 100,000 tons a year are harvested which is one fiftieth of the catch quota.

NKO differs from other marine oils due the fact that DHA, EPA and omega-3 fatty acids are attached and carried by phospholipids. In simpler terms, this means the good stuff in krill oil is easily absorbed into our body's mitochondria and cell nucleus. The anti-oxidant potency is supposedly 48 times more potent then fish oil (in terms of ORAC).

Many studies have shown that Neptune Krill Oil is very effective in lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) and raising good cholesterol (HDL). Krill oil has alsoo been shown to be effective in treating pain caused by inflammation. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, this supplement may well be worth checking out. Krill oil is a far healthier option for treating aches pains then taking ibuprofen which can cause damage to the stomach and intestines. Another advantage krill oil has over fish oil is the lack of fishy burps you can get with some fish oils. The one disadvantage is the cost but like all things, you get what you pay for!

I recently received a three month supply of krill oil and am interested in seeing if I can feel any difference (mostly chronic back pain). There is lots of information coming out on the benefits of krill oil and I suggest you do your research before dropping your hard earned money on supplements.

Listen to your Dr.!

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valeriebelew 6 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

Interesting article. I am always looking for ways to increase my intake of omega 3s.

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coreyd 6 years ago from Seattle Author

Hey Valerie, thanks for the comment! I have taken pharmaceutical grade fish oil for many years and there is plenty of research that supports it's many benefits. Krill oil claims to have a ton of benefits (this is why I decided to get a three month supply) but there isn't nearly the amount of studies or information out there yet. I'm looking forward to learning more about it. Cheers!

Stephen 6 years ago


I stopped taking nordic naturals epa xtra about 6 months ago because I couldn't sleep, and I've gone back to it a few times since then and each time it has caused problems with my sleep and made me a feel a little agitated.

So 5 days ago I started taking Neptune Krill Oil (100mg epa/60mg dha), so far it's a lowish dose, but I'm not noticing any side effects and my sleep as been fine. I have had a couple of moments of unusual calmness, where I've been sitting down watching TV and had this overwelming calmness feeling hit me, could be totally unrelated, but it's not something I've experienced for a very long time.

I'm taking it for depression/anxiety.

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coreyd 6 years ago from Seattle Author

Hi Stephen,

I hope the krill oil works for you. I've been taking 1000mg a day, 5 days a week and have noticed no side affects, good or bad. Let me know how you're doing after a month or two. Take care!

Ioochy 5 years ago

I know very little about Krill Oil. There had been a bunch of posts regarding Krill oil Brand on the various forums and blogs. After doing all research on internet, i came across with Krill Doctor Professional, this brand product is awesome. I ordered it online from there website at very competitive pricing. And now iam feeling very much relaxed from my Arthritis joint pain/stiffness relief.

herry 4 years ago

. Krill Products may help with:

1. Lower bad cholesterol

2. Boost immune system

3. Powerful antioxidant action

4. Increases body energy

5. Arthritis joint pain/stiffness relief

6. Helps digestive functions

Krill doctor Professional - 100% natural source. I used this brand oil and now feeling much better in my stomach digestive system.

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