Why You Should Be Taking Krill Oil
Over the last ten years, I've suffered greatly with my health. I've had a dozen major, surgical operations, had a DVT and spent many months in different hospitals. I was also resuscitated more than once. There have been highs and lows, bad times and very bad times when I just wanted the world to end!
Today is a different story, however. My body is all healed and I've educated myself on how to live a pain free and healthy lifestyle. My diet is clean. I exercise every day. And I have dabbled in many different types of supplement to help me ease through the day without pain or discomfort. I've tried enzyme supplements, rubbed oils in my skin, added things to my bathwater and none of them have come close to the relief that krill oil gives me.
What is Krill Oil?
Originating in the icy antarctic oceans, this healing oil comes from the tiny crustaceans called krill. They may be tiny, but all together they are the planets largest biological mass. They are in fact, whale food. Those ocean dwellers gulp up tons of krill each day, which has to make you wonder how much krill there actually is in the worlds oceans, if they are a whales primary food source!
Is it safe? Yes, and there are no side effects either - unless you drink alcohol around the time, or within 4 hours of taking krill oil (or any other omega-3's actually). Alcohol and high potency omega-3 EFA's together, is too much work for your liver to do and this can be problematic. Or, if you have allergies to sea-food, you may experience a problems like diarrhea or a tummy upset.
There is, however, a warning that comes with any high strength omega-3 oils and that is to avoid taking them when you are already taking blood thinning medication. The omega-3 essential fatty acids in krill oil is a natural blood thinner, so the two combined would be a huge mistake because it would thin your blood, dangerously. If you're not sure, talk to your doctor about this.
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Did you know that krill oil is superior to fish oils and better for your health?
How Much Krill Oil Do You Need?
That often depends on how much omega-6's you are getting. Omega-6 EFA's are the ones generally found in trans-fats - GMO's, fatty meats like pork - and although they are 'essential' we, humans, are consuming far more than we need. Hence why there is so much heart disease, depression and brain disease. In almost every processed type of food which is consumed every day (in most people's cases), these bad fats exist.
That's nothing new of course, the people who 'want to know' do something about it and stop eating such vast quantities. But it is the people who genuinely do not know or are ignorant enough to ignore the facts, who suffer later in life. But if you are one of the ones who care about your health, and have eaten too much omega-6 fats, can you correct the imbalance? Yes.
Although the body needs both types of EFA's to function normally, you do need more omega-3 than, omega-6. And if you've had too much 'sixes' then you need to consume even more 'threes' to balance your bio-chemistry. The problems is, as we've said, is that omega-6's make up a huge proportion of a modern, junk food diet. To combat this, just take 500mg or more omega-3's and your body will return to normal.
What Can Krill Oil Help With?
- Brain health
- Depression, anxiety and stress
- Cardiovascular health
- Poor blood circulation
- Bad moods
- Reduce cholesterol
- Improve digestive system functionality
- Boost healthy hormones
What's in Krill Oil That Makes it Better Thank Fish Oils?
Phospholipids. This is a natural fat that blankets the cells of the human body, preventing them from disappearing in the plasma of the blood. The cells that don't get this covering simply die from harsh micro organisms and toxins that may be present in the blood. Even the highest grade fish oils usually don't contain phospholipids.
Krill oil also contains choline, which is a 'building block' for healthy cells of the eyes and the brain. Other foods do contain choline, but they generally contain harmful amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. Krill oil wins again, because fish oils do not contain choline.
Isn't it strange how 'authorities' are slow to recognize the benefits of krill oil? It comes down to money at the end of the day, and if organic products like krill oil were brought to the 'mainstream' of governments and then media - pharmaceutical companies would lose millions every year because their products would become surplus to requirements.
The high potency, high absorbability omega-3 fatty acids in krill oil have been shown to help the above list of health concerns. They may not be proven or even recognized by authoritative bodies, but there are thousands of recorded cases all telling of it benefits to everyone, from a child to the elderly. There is even strong cases suggesting that high doses of krill oil have replaced harsh medicines like prozac and have completely relieved people of the burden of depression.
Andy James is a health enthusiast, with a background in engineering and fitness. With over a quarter century of knowledge under his belt, Andy is now divulging and sharing his vast knowledge about what it really takes to live a healthy lifestyle. You can find out more about krill oil on his website http://krillfishhealing.com, follow Andy on Twitter and read more about his other health interests on Google+. We even have a Google+ Page with further information on krill oil, fish oils and other forms of omega-3 essential fatty acids.