Antarctic Krill Oil

Antarctic Krill Oil

Antarctic krill oil is awesome. For the first time in a long time, fish oil has competition and it comes from Antarctic krill oil. Canadian physicians report that Antarctic krill oil, which comes from shrimp-like crustaceans called krill is an effective painkiller.

In a new study, scientists gave arthritis sufferers a daily dose of 300 milligrams (mg) of Antarctic krill oil for 30 days. The result? Pain and stiffness lessened by 30 percent. Even better, participants’ levels of C-reactive protein – a marker of heart-damaging inflammation – also decreased by 30 percent.

Antarctic’s krill oil anti-inflammatory effects are probably due to its omega-3 fatty acids and astaxanthin, a natural pigment that helps prevent cell damage. Doctors have also found that krill oil also reduces PMS symptoms. [source: Men’s Health]

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