Krill Oil

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How does Krill Oil 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.

Are there safety concerns?

Krill oil seems to be safe for most adults when used appropriately for a short amount of time. Research on krill oil has not adequately evaluated its safety or potential side effects. However, it is likely that krill oil can cause some side effects similar to fish oil such as bad breath, heart burn, fishy taste, upset stomach, nausea, and loose stools.

Do not take krill oil if:
  • You are allergic to seafood.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Krill oil might increase the risk of bleeding.

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