Krill Oil vs Fish Oil: which should I take?
A: Although regular Omega-3 fish oils are typically higher in EPA & DHA per serving, Krill Oil is lower per serving because EPA & DHA is bound to other brain supporting nutrients that provide a greater and absorption delivery the body, especially the brain as explained here:
Krill Oil contains three important phospholipids; phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylinositol, and phosphatidylethanolamine bound to EPA and DHA. These phospholipids contain a high proportion of EPA and DHA, and resemble human brain phospholipids and are found in cell membranes in human cells. This combination confers a faster and more effective delivery of EPA and DHA in the body, and specifically to the brain, through better absorption and transport when compared to the normal triglyceride form found in fish oil.
Additionally, Krill Oil also has other antioxidants not found in normal fish oil, called Astaxanthin, this comes from microalgae in the krill’s diet. It has been shown be beneficial in cardiovascular and immune function.
And Krill Oil contains sphingomyelin, a component of myelin sheath that surrounds nerve cells. This can be helpful to protect the nerves that go up the spinal cord to the brain.
The Krill Oil 500mg Neptune NKO by Protocol for Life Balance does have the highest level of EPA & DHA in any Krill Oil we offer on our site.