The Differences Between Krill Oil and Fish Oil


If you’re intrigued by krill oil and thinking of making the switch from fish oil, let me go a little deeper into some of the differences, and how krill oil is better.

Krill oil is more bioavailable than fish oil. Bioavailability refers to the form nutrients are in, so that the same nutrients are more easily absorbed and used by the body. It also means that digestion is easier, so the characteristic nasty fish burps present with fish oil capsules aren’t as much of a presence with krill oil.

And it’s the key nutrients that are bioavailable: you take fish oil for the Omega-3s, right? DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is probably one you’ve heard of: it’s an important part of brain development and health. Or you might be familiar with EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), which supports heart and cardiovascular health. Both are Omega-3s that can have different forms, in fish oil, they’re triglycerides. In krill oil, they’re phospholipids, which are more bioavailable.

“With astaxanthin”; our krill oil’s full name is Deep Ocean Krill Oil with Astaxanthin—it’s a mouth full, but it says a lot about what you need to know!

First, Regeneration USA harvests krill oil sustainably, with the oversight of the World Wildlife Fund Norway. That shouldn’t just give you feelgoods, it’s actually a better way to harvest, with less decomposition.

Second, the krill is harvested from deep oceans where it eats algae and plankton. While krill can be found everywhere, these are pure waters, and the krill also undergoes independent testing to ensure no contaminants. The ice algae it eats is the source of astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant.

Astaxanthin is such a powerful antioxidant, it helps to preserve the krill oil, no additives necessary. By comparison, many fish oils have to have antioxidants added for preservation’s sake (and a rule of thumb is that additives, even healthy ones like antioxidants, aren’t bioavailable).

With all that, are you ready to switch to krill oil?

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