It found that both fish oil and krill oil improved several heart disease risk factors. However, they also found that krill oil was more effective than fish oil at lowering blood sugar, triglycerides and “bad” LDL cholesterol.
Who should not take krill oil?
Avoid using krill oil or use it cautiously if you have a seafood allergy. Surgery: Krill oil can slow blood clotting. It might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using krill oil at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Do doctors recommend krill oil?
The American Heart Association promotes omega-3s as a preventative against cardiovascular disease. Research has shown that the omega-3s in krill oil help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Studies also show that krill oil helps lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels, which are both risk factors for heart disease.
Can I replace fish oil with krill oil?
A possible alternative to fish oil, krill oil boasts omega-3 fatty acids that may help improve heart health, fight inflammation and support brain and nervous system health.