Fish Oil vs Krill Oil: Which One is Better?

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Both krill oil and fish oil supplements provide omega-3 fatty acids including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). While both supplements provide similar health benefits, there are many differences in their origin, price and overall benefits. In this blog our chiropractors explain the key differences between the two supplements.

Fish oil

Fish oil is usually sourced from naturally oil fish such as tuna, herring and sardines. Fish oil supplements are typically gold or yellow in colour and are both readily available and reasonably priced. Fish oil has been used as an omega 3 supplement for many years and has a large amount of supporting research regarding its effectiveness in improved heart health and reduced rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.

Krill oil

Unlike fish oil, krill oil has a deeper red colour and is sourced from a small shrimp-like animal called krill (usually found in the waters of Antarctica). While krill oil hasn’t been in use for as long as fish oil, krill oil has recently skyrocketed in popularity due to a study that suggested that krill oil’s fatty acids are stored as phospholipids, which can be more readily accessed by the body. The trade off is that you need more krill oil supplements to match the equivalent benefits of fish oil. Krill oil has also been proven to lower triglyceride levels and reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Treating rheumatoid arthritis

Looking for additional natural solutions for rheumatoid arthritis? Call the Helensvale Chiropractic Centre today. Our team of experienced Gold Coast chiropractors service the areas of Helensvale, Arundel, Pacific Pines, Oxenford, Coomera, Hope Island and Upper Coomera. Our chiropractors, can help with mobility, strengthening and supporting exercises, as well as supplementary dietary advice.