Fish Oil vs. Krill Oil
It amazes me, the amount of people that want Krill Oil for their Omega-3 supplement. I always ask my customer why they are choosing Krill Oil over Fish Oil. Their answer goes something like this, “I read (or my friend said, etc.) that it is better than Fish Oil.” End of answer.
Let me tell you why I think people choose Krill Oil over Fish Oil and then let me tell you why I always recommend fish oil.
Myth: Krill Oil is more easily absorbed into the body than Fish Oil, so, you are getting the exact amounts that are listed on the krill oil bottle.
Truth: Fish eat krill. So, Fish Oil is actually a concentration of the krill that fish eat. Fish Oil gets absorbed just as easily into the bloodstream as Krill Oil.
Myth: Krill Oil contains more of what we need.
Truth: Actually, I haven’t seen a bottle of Krill Oil (liquid or softgel) that even comes close to what is in a bottle of Fish Oil. The importance of Omega-3 is EPA and DHA. Turn your bottle around and look at the supplement facts on the back. EPA and DHA in fish oil caps can be as high as 800mg in 2 softgels. Liquid fish oil can be even higher than 800 mg in just a teaspoonful.
Myth: Krill is less contaminated than fish.
Truth: Fish living in the cold, north regions (i.e. Alaska, Norway) test low in contaminants. With a reputable company making the Fish Oil you will be guaranteed an end product that is pharmaceutical grade. For some of the best Fish Oil products, use Carlson or Nordic brands.