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Krill Oil A Healthy Supplement

Updated on September 5, 2013

Small But Mighty!

It is said that "Krill Oil" is the healthier choice compared to "Fish Oil" as it seems to have more health benefits. Harvesting "Krill" is fairly new most of it is used for feed at fish farms; two percent is used for human consumption. The "Krill" is an important food source for much of the species of the Arctic waters. Scientists say that it is the largest biomass in the world.

Conserving the Krill

Various countries have taken part in a treaty organization to make sure that the "Krill" is being harvested within safe limits. This treaty organization is called "Commision for the Conservation of Arctic Marine Living Resources" also referred to as "CCAMLR". There is research being conducted in the Southern Ocean that various countries such as United Kingdom, United States and Australia are taking part in. The knowledge that they gather from their research helps aide "CCAMLR" in making decisions on the management of the "Krill".

Krill Oil Health Benefits

There is many different health benefits that "Krill Oil" has including the following: 1) Omega-3 fatty acids very much like the ones found in fish oil. 2) Phospholipid- derived fatty acids, and 3) astaxanthinan antioxidant. Krill Oil is also used for cancer, osteoarthritis, depression, high cholestrol, stroke, high blood pressure, heart disiease, and high levels of certain blood fats.

Top of my List

This oil that comes from a tiny shrimp like animal has been a main food source for many species such as the Whale Shark, Baleen Whale, and Mantas. The word "Krill" means "whale food" in Norwegian. Well the Krill may be small but it sure is mighty when it comes to the health benefits it offers. I figure if it can keep large whales healthy and happy it must be able to do amazing things for humans! This will be at the top of my list on my next trip to the Health food store that's for sure!

Reference: Wicpedia

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      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting and new information to me, you chose such a unique title and taught more about something new.

    • Pamela-anne profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Miller Lake

      Hi Bob I know what you mean it worries me too; I am hoping that we will find ways to cultivate food in such a way that there will be plenty for all. But the way the world is today doesn't look like this is going to be the future but instead a grimmer picture looks more likely to lie ahead. I pray that there is light beyond the darkness! Take care Bob chat soon!

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      6 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Hi: It seems man will leave no stone unturned in order to survive. So much large and small marine life depends on krill, I hope it doesn't become denuded by man's efforts.

      How long will it be before we target marine mammals again?

      The whales, for example, have enjoyed a brief respite, but it cannot last as desperate man casts around for sustenance.



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