Krill oil has been demonstrated to be more effective than fish oil in reducing cholesterol, among other benefits.
Triglycerides are the chemical form of fat in our food and our bodies. When the calories we ingest are not used right away, they are stored in the fat cells of our bodies. High levels of these, particularly cholesterol, in the blood are a significant indicator of susceptibility to heart disease, stroke and atherosclerosis. Thus, reducing high cholesterol has become a multi-billion dollar industry in the world of pharmaceuticals.
Researchers at McGill Universityin Canada wanted to find out how krill oil would affect these levels. They gave 120 patients varying doses of krill oil (Neptune Krill Oil brand) for 90 days, and found that dosages from 1-3 grams a day were significantly more effective than a placebo or fish oil at reducing these elevated fats (glucose, triglycerides, and LDL).
Here’s part of their statement: “The results of the present study demonstrate within high levels of confidence that krill oil is effective for the management of hyperlipidemia by significantly reducing total cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides, and increasing HDL levels. At lower and equal doses, krill oil was significantly more effective than fish oil for the reduction of glucose, triglycerides, and LDL levels.”
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#1 cardio krill oil benefit
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2010-09-23 20:17.
Has anyone cardio krilloil results from the doctor? Are your cholesterol levels better, and how much was your difference in HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol and heart triglycerides? My cardio health is not good because of my cholesterol ratio. The good cholesterol is to low, and my bad cholesterol is to high. My cardiologist said she has heard about the cardio benefits of krilloil, but had not looked into it. She thinks it is the same as fish oil, but I read that phospholipids are better cardio wise for krilloil vs fish oil. Is anyone willing to share blood lipid results after using cardio krilloil or fish oil? Jenny
#2 benefits of krill oil or fish oil
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2010-09-29 14:51.
What is better: the benefits of krill oil or fish oil? I've been taking fish oil now for years, because I know fish oil is best for me, but I am hearing that the krill oil benefits are even better. Are there any krill oil reviews that explain why is krill oil better than fish oil.
There is a lot of fish oil research, and nobody will say anything bad about that. There are a few krill oil reviews that compare krill oil & fish oil. The biggest difference was observed in the cardio study about krill oil vs fish oil. The cholesterol benefits of krill oil vs fish oil when compared were:
+ Cardio LDL (bad cholesterol) FISH oil cholesterol: 5% better
Conclusion: krill oil is better than fish oil for cardio HDL cholesterol health
#4 Perhaps ...
Submitted by James Townsend on Mon, 2010-10-25 10:46.
One krilloil study focused on reduction of cholesterol. Many researchers now believe that cholesterol is not really the cause of heart disease, but just an indicator of risk of heart disease. According to the American Heart Association high blood cholesterol doesn’t automatically lead to high blood pressure, but many of the same lifestyle habits that may increase blood cholesterol levels also may cause elevated blood pressure, such as a diet high in saturated fat. As we've said elsewhere on this site, the Western diet is way too high in saturated fats and omega-6s. Among the many krilloilbenefits: they dramatically increase the omega-3s in our system, bringing them more into balance. Finally, NKO is a brand of krilloil (Neptune KrillOil), but there are other brands from other krilloil suppliers. You can find more about the various brands and compare their contents here.
#23 Cardio Krill Oil Cholesterol
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2010-10-06 05:18.
I found this interesting krilloil review by Liz on the cardio krill oil forum about "what is krilloil?". The question was what's better for cardio health: krilloil or fish oil? She answered: There is a lot of fish oil research, and nobody will say anything bad about that. There are a few krill oilreviews that compare krilloil & fish oil. The biggest difference was observed in the cardio study about krilloil vs fish oil. The cholesterol benefits of krilloil vs fish oil when compared were: + Cardio LDL (bad cholesterol) FISH oil cholesterol: 5% better + Cardio LDL (bad cholesterol) KRILLoil cholesterol: 55% better Conclusion: krilloil is better than fish oil for cardio LDL cholesterol health. + Cardio HDL (good cholesterol) FISH oil cholesterol: 4% better + Cardio HDL (good cholesterol) KRILL oil cholesterol: 39% better Conclusion: krilloil is better than fish oil for cardio HDL cholesterol health.
Submitted by James Townsend on Tue, 2010-10-12 11:21.
You can find lots more on this site about krilloil cardio effects (http://www.wellwise.org/krill-oil/cardio-health), as well as krilloil-fish oil reviews (http://www.wellwise.org/krill-oil/krill-oil-vs-fish-oil-what-is-the-difference). Enjoy! and thanks for your contributions.