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Q: What are some dietary sources of Omega-3’s?
A: There are many sources of omega-3′s from both plant and animal sources. These include: krill and krill oil, salmon and other fish, grass-fed beef, omega-3 eggs, walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, kale and squash. Krill oil has been shown to be one of the most beneficial omega-3′s considering the omega-3′s are bound to phospholipids, … Continue reading “Q: What are some dietary sources of Omega-3’s?”
Q: What is astaxanthin?
A: Astaxanthin comes from a unique microalgae (Haematococcus pluvialis) which contains this valuable antioxidant and carotenoid. It’s an amazing substance that is believed to give salmon the stamina to swim upstream to spawn. It is also responsible for their color, and that of flamingos and krill. A study in the Journal of Medicinal Food, found astaxanthin … Continue reading “Q: What is astaxanthin?”
Q: Is krill oil safe for all ages?
A: Yep! It’s quite healthy too. But speak to your doctor before starting to take it because it could interact with some medications. And there are always exceptions. Better safe than sorry.
Q: Can children take krill oil? How much can they take?
A: Krill oil can be really good for the kiddos! The omega-3′s in krill oil promote, brain, eye, joint and nervous system development. Omega-3′s, like those found in krill oil, can also help to assist with behavioral issues and regulate mood. A recent study in the journal Nutrients, found DHA, an omega-3 found in krill oil, … Continue reading “Q: Can children take krill oil? How much can they take?”
Q: Is Omega-3 safe for everybody?
A: Omega-3 isn’t just safe, its a nutrient that our bodies require. How much you need depends on lots of things like age, how active you are, your gender and your diet. Check with your doctor to see how much is right for you.
Q: When can I feel the results from taking krill oil?
A: Well everyone is different. Some feel a difference within a few days, others after about a month. Your bloodwork will show the difference in 2-3 months. For best results, use it together with a healthy diet and exercise plan.
Q: How should I store my krill oil?
A: In a cool, dry place protected from heat and light. Refrigeration is not required, nor is it recommended.
Q: How many calories are in each capsule?
A: Not really enough to amount to anything. 5 or 6 calories per softgel – low enough for even a supermodel.
Q: Are there any drug interaction issues with krill oil?
A: Yes there are. Those taking aspirin, warfarin, ibuprofen, heparin, enoxaparin and diclofenac may find that blood clotting is slowed. Taking both krill oil and aspirin or other blood thinning medication at the same time can result in bloodshot eyes and impaired blood clotting. Krill oil should not be taken a few weeks prior to surgery … Continue reading “Q: Are there any drug interaction issues with krill oil?”
Q: Are there any side effects of taking krill oil?
A: Blood thinning is the most common side effect of taking omega-3′s and krill oil. Blood that is too thin can be seen in bloodshot eyes. Simply decrease your dose of krill oil if this is the case. With this or any other form of supplementation, we recommend consulting your healthcare provider.