I would start with describing why this topic struck me. These days everyone is health conscious including children. I see people everyday doing so many different things, eating various types of diets and supplements to keep fit. I though of researching about such diets and supplements and their benefits. As a part of this while researching about “Fish Oil” supplements, I accidentally came across “Krill Oil”. Most of the writings I found about it were from the US and European countries and they all highlighted the higher benefits of Krill Oil over Fish Oil. That’s what made me find out more about it so that others can be benefited too.
Krill oil is from a prawn or shrimp like creature. Oil is extracted from krill, placed in capsules, and used as medicine. Some brands of krill oil products indicate that they use Antarctic krill. This normally refers to the species of krill called Euphausia Superba. Krill oil is commonly used for heart disease, high levels of certain blood triglycerides, and high cholesterol, but there is limited scientific research to support these uses. Krill oil contains fatty acids like fish oil that are considered beneficial in decreasing swelling, lower cholesterol, and make blood platelets less sticky. When blood platelets are less sticky they are less likely to form clots.
Aging skin. Early research suggests that taking capsules containing krill oil, zinc, vitamin D, sea buckthorn berry oil, cacao bean extract, hyaluronic acid, and red clover isoflavones 780 mg three times daily along with applying tazarotene cream 0.1% nightly for about 12 weeks improves wrinkles, moisture, and elasticity in aging skin compared to treatment with tazarotene cream alone. It is not clear if these benefits were due to krill oil or other ingredients in the supplement.
High cholesterol. Developing research shows that taking 1-1.5 grams of a specific krill oil product daily reduces total cholesterol and “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and increases “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in patients with high cholesterol. Higher doses of 2-3 grams daily also appear to significantly reduce levels of triglyceride, another type of blood fat.
High triglycerides, a type of blood fat. Taking a specific krill oil product 0.25-2 grams twice daily for 12 weeks appears to lower triglyceride levels in people with high triglyceride levels. However, the change in triglyceride levels varies among patients. The supplement does not appear to improve total cholesterol, “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, or “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
Osteoarthritis. Early research shows that taking 300 mg per day of a specific krill oil product reduces pain and stiffness in people with osteoarthritis.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Early research shows that taking 2 grams per day of a specific krill oil product might reduce PMS symptoms. Also, taking a specific combination product containing krill oil, B vitamins, soy isoflavones, and rosemary extract daily for 3 months reduces self-reported PMS symptoms. The improvements appear to be greatest for women with more severe symptoms. However, it is unclear if these improvements were due to krill oil or other ingredients in the supplement.
Rheumatoid arthritis. Early research shows that taking 300 mg per day of a specific krill oil product reduces pain and stiffness in people with rheumatoid arthritis.
Given below are some Krill oil products available online in India on various famous e-commerce sites that you can order from the comfort of your home. Note that if you buy any of the products whose links are given below, the merchant would pay us a small amount as commission. It won’t increase the cost of the product for you. These are just some products from Flipkart and Amazon, there are many more for you to explore.
If any of the above products is out of stock, you can search on that site for another similar product.
Note: Take any nutrition supplement including the above, only after consulting your doctor or healthcare provider.