The Many Benefits of Krill Oil

Krill oil, harvested from Antarctic krill, tiny shrimp‐like crustaceans that live in cold ocean waters, is the most exciting new food supplement we have found in many years. Rich in needed Omega‐3 fatty acids (DHA, EPA), the unique antioxidant astaxanthin, and a host of other nutrients, krill oil is more bioavailable (higher absorption) while being less prone to undesirable oxidation than Fish Oil sources of Omega‐3s. One dose is an easy‐to‐swallow single tablet – who doesn’t like that in a supplement!

Scientists and physicians have discovered that krill oil has multiple benefits. Krill oil enhances mood, strengthens the heart, and improves cognitive function, while reducing inflammation, pain and stiffness. It is rich in DHA, the fatty acid that makes up some sixty percent of brain tissue. This is why krill helps brain function ‐ studies have shown significant improvement in concentration, mental function and memory after ninety days of taking krill oil supplements. Taken together, the nutrients in krill oil may help prevent the mental decline typically associated with aging.
Researchers have attributed benefits to the unique molecular composition of krill oil. Numerous published studies have shown krill oil to have significant beneficial effects on skin and appearance, hair and nails, energy, concentration and focus. The wide range of benefits demonstrates convincingly that one or two thousand milligrams of krill oil should be a mainstay of the daily diet.
In 2002, physicians at the University of Montreal, McGill University, and other medical centers in Quebec conducted a randomized, double‐blind study, published in 2003 in the Alternative Medicine Review, about the use of krill oil for relieving premenstrual syndrome (PMS). In the three months of the study, various symptoms (breast tenderness, stress, irritability, depression, joint pain, weight gain, swelling, bloating) were reduced by anywhere from 21% to 64%. Participants took 2,000 mg of krill oil daily. A control group took a fish oil supplement daily. While that group showed mild changes, by far the most remarkable improvements occurred in the women taking krill oil. Many women reported complete disappearance of all their physical and emotional symptoms.
The researchers credited the trial’s dramatic results to krill oil’s unique biochemical profile of fatty acids, phospholipids and antioxidants, which appear to work synergistically to reduce the underlying causes of most PMS symptoms. Brain neurotransmitters are affected as well, enhancing mood and relieving emotional and psychological symptoms. The researchers concluded with “a high level of confidence” that krill oil “can significantly reduce the physical and emotional symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.”
Here is the complete list of the ingredients and the nutrient content in Dr. Ron’s Pure Wild Antarctic Krill Oil:

Nutrition Info

Amount Per Serving (1 capsule)

Krill Oil 1000 mg

EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) 140 mg

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) 65 mg

Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids 240 mg

Total Omega-6 Fatty Acids 30 mg

Phospholipids 430 mg

Astaxanthin 100 mcg

Ingredients: Pure Antarctic krill oil made from crustacean shellfish.

Gelatin capsule is composed of gelatin, glycerin, purified water, and ethyl vanillin.

Our Krill Oil contains no fillers, binders, lubricants, coatings, flowing agents or other added ingredients of any kind.