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Krill Oil is an enhanced version of Fish Oil that comes from a small, shrimp-like crustacean known as Krill. Krill inhabits cold ocean areas of the world, particularly the Antarctic and North Pacific Oceans. These creatures are quite small, normally between one and five centimeters in length.
Krill Oil is similar to regular fish oil, but better. In regular fish oil these are connected in a triglyceride form, whereas Krill Oil contains fish oils in a double chain phospholipid structure. This is actually the same form as the fats in our cell membranes. Krill Oil contains a number of other different ingredients such as vitamins E, A, D, and some other potent anti-oxidants, which regular fish oil lacks. In fact, looking at Krill Oil versus fish oil from a purely anti-oxidant value, Krill Oil has been shown to be 48 times more potent than fish oil.
In a study published in Nutrition
Research, Krill Oil, Fish Oil and Olive Oil
were compared to see which one raised
omega-3 levels higher.
Seventy-six people took 2 grams of krill
oil, fish oil or olive oil every day for four
weeks — then their omega-3 levels were
Those taking olive oil saw their
Omega-3s rise 2.9%. Those taking fish
oil saw their omega-3s rise 131.8%. But
those taking krill oil saw their omega-3s
skyrocket 178.4%. That’s 30% MORE
Omega-3s absorbed from krill oil than
from fish oil!
Hardcore Nootropic users typically prefer Krill Oil over lower quality Fish Oils which may not have as many cognitive benefits to offer.