I was doing some research around about Krill Oil. I have always wanted to try it but have been a little leery of what the outcome may be. I got given samples when I was pregnant and I was not about to take a foreign object while I was pregnant, so I waited and I totally forgot about them until I was contacted by Everest Nutrition to do a review. I already had a bottle so I will tell you a little bit about my experience with it.
When I was doing research and ended up with the samples from Everest one thing stood out to me and that was that not everyone gets the right amount of omega-3’s in their diet that are being recommended to be healthy.
I looked up the benefits and such on Web MD and here is what I found:
Krill oil is oil from a tiny, shrimp-like animal. Baleen whales, mantas, and whale sharks eat primarily krill. In Norwegian, the word “krill” means “whale food.” People extract the oil from krill, place it in capsules, and use it for medicine. Some brand name krill oil products indicate that they use Antarctic krill. This usually refers to the species of krill called Euphausia superba.
Krill oil is used for heart disease, high levels of certain blood fats (triglycerides), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, osteoarthritis, depression, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and painful menstrual periods.
How does it work?
Krill oil contains fatty acids similar to fish oil. These fats are thought to be beneficial fats that decrease swelling, lower cholesterol, and make blood platelets less sticky. When blood platelets are less sticky they are less likely to form clots.
What woman does not want help for PMS and menstrual periods?! Who knew that Krill Oil could help? Not me!
So off I went to look up the side effects: (I am a worry wart…)
Krill oil seems to be safe for most adults when used appropriately for a short amount of time (up to three months). Research on krill oil has not adequately evaluated its safety or possible side effects. However, it is likely that krill oil can cause some side effects similar to fish oil such as bad breath, heartburn, fishy taste, upset stomach, nausea, and loose stools.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of krill oil during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Seafood allergy: Some people who are allergic to seafood might also be allergic to krill oil supplements. There is no reliable information showing how likely people with seafood allergy are to have an allergic reaction to krill oil; however, until more is known, avoid using krill oil or use it cautiously if you have a seafood allergy.
Surgery: Because krill oil can slow blood clotting, there is concern that it might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using krill oil at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
So I was right by being safe and not taking Krill Oil while I was pregnant. Who knows I may have been that one that would have gotten sick….
Okay so enough of the nitty gritty and lets get to the results of when I took some of the Krill Oil 🙂
I actually was on my cycle when I first started using the Krill Oil and to my surprise it does alleviate a lot of the pain and symptoms. Krill Oil also helps keep your skin clear, which is something that I fight with constantly. If you have read my skin care posts from the passed you would know what I mean.
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