joint health, including krill oil arthritis benefits and reduced pain killer use
women’s health (PMS, for premenstrual syndrome and mood)
brain health (specifically ADHD, ADD, Alzheimer’s and dementi
Krill oil’s heart and cardio benefits include:
Lower LDL (bad cholesterol) by up to 39 percent.
Lower triglycerides by up to 26 percent.
One study predicts that krill oil extends life expectancy by many years.
Arthritis patients on krill oil reported using 31.6 percent fewer pain killers (NSAIDS)
No one really wants to get old, and the omega-3s, phospholipids and antioxidants in krill oil can slow or prevent aging, dementia, and Alzheimer’s.
One important research study showed in 2006 that the top 25 percent of seniors with the highest phospholipid DHA levels in their blood had a 47 percent lower risk of developing all-cause dementia. The scientists, who used data from the Framingham Heart Study, called this study result “significant.”
More information about krill oil and Alzheimer’s, dementia and aging can be found here.
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is closely linked to DHA phospholipid levels in the brain. Most of the fat in the brain is exactly that: DHA phospholipid, and exactly as it is in krill oil.
Read more about krill oil ADHD here. You may also want to read the krill oil ADHD blog pages.
Research shows that DHA phospholipids in the cell membrane are key to having sufficient serotonin receptors. Low blood serotonin levels are associated with depression. Whereas popular SSRI drugs such as Prozac and Zoloft increase the serotonin in the blood stream by blocking the break down by the liver, it is phospholipid DHA that can impact the serotonin uptake on a receptor level.
The study showed significant improvement in cramping and other PMS-related complaints.
The study also showed that taking krill oil reduced the need for pain killers by up to 50 percent.
Krill oil research suggests that it may be more effective than fish oil for PMS.
Skin health is to a large extent driven by the phospholipids and the fatty acids in the cell membranes. Dry skin is usually dead skin cells. It occurs when the cell membrane has lost its integrity. Though much research remains to be done on krill oil’s benefits for skin, there is much anecdotal evidence for the skin benefits of krill oil because the skin is so visible.
The eye, like the brain, contains mostly omega 3 phospholipids due to the many nerve endings there. In addition, the antioxidant in krill oil, astaxanthin, is present in large quantities in the eye. Astaxanthin is our natural protection against ultraviolet light (UV). Eyes are very sensitive to UV damage because the sensitive light sensors are so exposed. Several astaxanthin studies have been done for eye health.
rill oil and fish oil both are rich sources of omega-3s, especially DHA and EPA, which are essential for human health – so essential in fact that the Food and Drug Administration is likely to establish minimum daily requirements for them in the near future.
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