1. Excellent Source of Healthy Fats
Both krill oil and fish oil contain the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA.
However, some evidence suggests that the fats found in krill oil may be easier for the body to use than those from fish oil since most omega-3 fats in fish oil are stored in the form of triglycerides.
On the other hand, a large portion of the omega-3 fats in krill oil can be found in the form of molecules called phospholipids, which may be easier to absorb into the bloodstream.
2. Helps Fight Inflammation
Omega-3 fatty acids like those found in krill oil have been shown to have important anti-inflammatory functions in the body.
In fact, krill oil may be even more effective at fighting inflammation than other marine omega-3 sources because it appears to be easier for the body to use.
What’s more, krill oil contains a pink-orange pigment called astaxanthin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
3. Reduces Arthritis and Joint Pain
Because krill oil seems to help reduce inflammation, it may also improve arthritis symptoms and joint pain, which often result from inflammation.
In fact, a study that found krill oil significantly reduced a marker of inflammation also found that krill oil reduced stiffness, functional impairment, and pain in patients with rheumatoid or osteoarthritis.
4. Improves Blood Lipids and Heart Health
Omega-3 fats, and DHA and EPA specifically, are considered heart-healthy.
Research has shown that fish oil may improve blood lipid levels, and krill oil appears to be effective as well. Studies have shown it may be particularly effective at lowering levels of triglycerides and other blood fats