Fish oil has been scientifically proven to help individuals with many metabolic symptoms including raised fat levels in the heart and liver. Researchers in Italy who were researching fish oil have now discovered another great source of Omega-3s that are actually more efficient than fish oil: Krill Oil.
What is Krill?
Krill is a shrimp-like marine invertebrate animal. These small crustaceans are important organisms of the zooplankton, particularly as food for baleen whales, manta rays, whale sharks, crabeater seals, other seals, and a few seabird species that feed almost exclusively on them. Another name is euphausiids, after their taxonomic order Euphausiacea. The name krill comes from the Norwegian word krill meaning “young fry of fish,” which is also often attributed to other species of fish.
The study published in the Journal of Nutrition concludes that both conventional fish oil and krill oil are effective in reducing fat levels, but that krill oil is more effective. The mechanisms of why this was the case had not been made clear in the study, but suggested that long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids may reduce activity in the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system sounds complicated and hard to pronounce, but it consists of a group of neuromodulatory lipids and receptors that influence your appetite, pain sensation, mood and memory.
The researchers found that when parameters that were associated with obesity were considered the krill oil reduced rats heart fat levels by 42% compared to 2% for conventional fish oils. A 60% reduction in liver fat was also observed for krill oil supplementation compared to only 38% for fish oil supplementation. Not only is the reduction significant it is just as important to note that fat build up in the liver can lead to insulin insensitivity and cause type-2 diabetes.
Researchers stated: It is worth noting that in all tissues exhibiting changes in endocannabinoid concentrations, EPA and DHA concentrations in the PL (phospholipid) fraction were increased and the increase was greater in the Krill Oil compared with fish oil-supplemented rats.
Now even though this study was done with rats the results are very significant and generally do carry over to human studies. Since Krill Oil has been deemed through research safe and effective with increasing your EPA and DHA levels we would expect Krill Oil to also reduce the fat levels in your heart and liver of obese and overweight individuals.
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In Good Health,
Brien Shamp BS CSCS CMT CHEK NLC II
CEO Optimal Fitness Lifestyle Center