Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

The Science Behind Krill Oil and Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

How krill oil, which comes from small, shrimp-like animals, may affect your health and cholesterol. A short guide:

1. Omega-3 Fats and Cholesterol: Omega-3 fats can make triglycerides, a kind of fat that moves in your blood, lower¹. High levels of triglycerides and cholesterol are bad for your heart¹. Some studies say that krill oil can make total cholesterol and triglycerides lower better than the same amount of normal fish oil¹.

2. Absorption: Krill oil also has a phospholipid, which your body can take in better than fish oil¹. This could maybe make the cholesterol-lowering effects of krill oil better¹.

3. Dosage: A daily dose of 1 to 3 grams of krill oil is a normal daily dose¹. But, it’s important to talk to a doctor before starting any new supplement plan, especially if you have high cholesterol².

4. Side Effects: While krill oil is usually safe, it can cause mild side effects, like a fishy taste, heartburn, nausea, or diarrhea². High doses might make your risk of bleeding higher and maybe change your immune response².

In summary, while krill oil may have some effect on cholesterol levels, the proof is not clear. More studies are needed to fully know the connection between krill oil and cholesterol. Always talk to a doctor before starting any new supplement plan¹².

(Note: This is a general guide and different people might need different things. Always talk to a doctor for advice that is right for you.)

EPR Retail News