There is quite the buzz in the health community about the benefits of choosing Krill oil over fish oil. Both supplements provide essential omega 3 fatty acids that play a crucial role in heart and brain health, but is one better than the other?
Research is discovering that, yes indeed, Krill oil far exceeds fish oil in absorption and potency of antioxidants. Krill also contains astaxanthin that protects you from ultraviolet light and UV induced skin damage. The omega 3 fats (such as DHA and EPA) in fish oil are found in the triglyceride form, whereas in Krill oil it is found in a double chain phospholipid structure, which is the structure that is found in the fats in our cell walls, making it more readily absorbed into our system. Krill oil also contains vitamins D, A, E and canthaxanthin (a potent anti-oxidant).
Here is a great article from Dr. Mercola "Why Fish Oil is NOT the Best Omega-3 Source". A great place to find facts about Krill is at Krillfacts.org . I made the switch, but do your own research and decide for yourself which supplement is right for you.