Neptune Krill Oil
The oil that is harvested from Antarctic Krill, known as Neptune krill oil, is superior to other fish-based oils. Neptune Krill Oil contains the Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. Unlike regular fish oils, the Omega-3’s in Neptune krill oil are attached to phospholipids which means that they are more thoroughly absorbed into the body than other oils. Neptune krill oil also contains smaller traces of toxins and heavy metals than those found in fish oils. The positive health effects of Neptune krill oil are numerous and include benefits to heart and brain health and can aid in the management of inflammation, arthritis, and premenstrual syndrome.
Mega Red Krill Oil
Among the many benefits of Mega Red krill oil, perhaps the most welcome is that it does not cause the fish-tasting regurgitation associated with regular fish oil. In addition, Mega Red krill oil’s Omega-3 fatty acids (both EPA and DHA) are absorbed better than those in fish oil. This is because the Omega 3’s in Mega Red krill oil are attached to phospholipids instead of triglycerides.
Mega Red krill oil also contains naturally occurring antioxidants which means it is not necessary to augment them with additional supplements as it often is with fish oil. Mega Red krill oil is available in packages containing 60 softgels.
Twinlab Krill Oil
The Antarctic krill used to produce Twinlab krill oil are taken from the coldest and cleanest ocean waters on earth. Because of this, Twinlab krill oil is safer and more pure than regular fish oils which can contain increased levels of toxins and heavy metals such as mercury. In addition, Twinlab krill oil’s Omega-3 fatty acids are absorbed into the body more efficiently than those found in fish oil. The process which causes better absorption also eliminates the embarrassing fish-tasting regurgitation that is common with fish oil. Finally, Twinlab krill oil contains naturally occurring antioxidants and does not require the additional processing or supplementation associated with fish oil.
Source Naturals Krill Oil
The many health benefits of Source Naturals krill oil are a result of its unique combination of Omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids, and naturally occurring antioxidants. The Omega-3 fatty acids in Source Naturals krill oil contribute to both brain health and heart health, and their absorption into the body is aided by their attachment to phospholipids. These same phospholipids ensure that Source Naturals krill oil does not have an unpleasant fishy aftertaste or cause regurgitation like many fish oils. The naturally occurring antioxidants in Source Naturals krill oil protect the oil from oxidation and protect the body from free radicals.
NOW Krill Oil
Powerful and effective NOW Krill Oil contains 100% Neptune Krill Oil. Neptune Krill Oil (also known as NKO) is one of the purest forms of krill oil available because it is harvested from the most pristine ocean waters on earth. NOW krill oil is different from regular fish oil because it contains phospholipids. These serve two important functions: they eliminate the fish-flavored regurgitation that is often associated with regular fish oil and they facilitate increased absorption of Omega-3 fatty acids. NOW krill oil also contains naturally occurring antioxidants and is available in 500 milligram bottles containing 60 or 120 softgels and 1,000 milligram bottles containing 60 softgels.
Krill Oil vs Fish Oil
In the debate between the benefits of krill oil vs fish oil, two important considerations become apparent. First, when it comes to absorption by the body, krill oil is the clear winner because it is attached to phospholipids instead of triglycerides which allows for better overall absorption. Second, antioxidants occur naturally in krill oil vs. fish oil where they must either be added through additional processing or taken separately to prevent increased oxidant stress in the body. Although both oils contain the same beneficial Omega-3’s, a comparison of the benefits of krill oil vs. fish oil shows that krill oil holds a distinct advantage.