Krill oil is a thin, shrimp-like animal’s oil. Krill is mostly consumed by baleen whales, mantas, and whale sharks. The word “krill” in Norwegian means “whale milk.” People are extracting the krill oil, placing it in containers, and using it for medicine. Many krill oil brand names suggest they are using Antarctic krill. It usually refers to the Euphausia Superba krill species.
Krill Oil is most widely used by the mouth in cardiac disease, high blood fat (triglyceride) and high cholesterol, but scientific research is limited to support these applications.
How Krill Oil Work?
The fatty acids in Krill oil are similar to those of fish oil. These fats are expected to be helpful fats that reduce swelling, lower cholesterol, and lower blood platelet stickiness. When they are less sticky, blood platelets are less likely to form coagulation.
Side Effects & Uses
Dried eyes. Research shows the symptoms of dry eyes such as redness and unstable tear film improve with Krill oil mouth for 3 months.
Skin Aging. Early studies showed that taking 780 mg isoflavones 3 times a day, with tazarotene cream being applied at 0.1 percent nighly for approximately 12 weeks, enhances the skin’s wrinkles, flexibility, and elasticity in contrast to treatment with tazarotene cream alone.
Cholesterol High. Several studies show that using a different krill oil drug decreases total cholesterol and “poor” LDL cholesterol and increases “healthy” HDL cholesterol in people with high cholesterol. Another form of blood fat, triglycerides, is also decreased. But other research suggests that krill oil is not cholesterol-reducing. Krill oil may be effective only for people with high levels of cholesterol. To verify this, further research is needed.