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The TRUTH About Fish Oil…

By Rob Poulos...

You’ve probably already been told by leading nutrition experts how vital Omega-3 EFA’s (Essential Fatty Acids) in living a healthy lifestyle in a leaner body.

Yes, they help you melt the fat off too…

…people who smartly consume healthy amounts of Omega-3s from food sources like seafood and flax have been observed to have reductions in body fat and increases in the ability to use stored carbohydrates as a fuel.

You might also know that since it’s difficult to consume the amount of Omega-3’s you need from food sources alone (there is an overabundance of Omega 6s, but not 3s), smarter folks stay on top of things by using quality fish oil supplements.

Heck, even your trusted doctor probably told you to do this!

So being the sharp guy or gal that you are, you’re most likely already taking fish oil right now…

… so you’re probably going to be surprised to learn that Kalen and I USED to take fish oil too, but not anymore!

Is there something wrong with fish oil?

Not really, but once you learn about the facts below you’re probably going to want to make the switch like we have…

See, I’m always combing my resources for the best of the best… staying on top of this kind of stuff is what I love to do for our family and our readers, so after learning about this new fish oil replacement from the head of research and development over at Prograde last year, Kalen and I have switched over to the far superior KRILL OIL (Krill is a tiny shrimp-like creature rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids)!

How Is Krill Better Than Fish Oil?

You may be wondering that Omega-3 from any source would have the same kind of positive effects on your health and wellbeing.

But you’d be wrong grasshopper!  Check it out…

It’s now suspected that other factors, such as the astaxanthin, phospholipids, and other vitamins and minerals unique to krill oil work synergistically with the omega-3s to produce more potent effects, which also means less is needed versus fish oil.  Very cool.

Another benefit of krill oil is… DRUM ROLL…

NO MORE FISH BURPS!

Seriously, you know those fish burps just sneak up on you when you lease expect them… yeecch… life is better with krill (and so is your breath!)

Here is just some of the research and evidence on why you need to switch to krill that is just too convincing to ignore and literally commands attention:

1. Boosts Heart Health…
In a double-blind trial, krill oil was compared to fish oil in men and women with high LDL and triglycerides (well-known risk factors for heart disease). For 90 days, these people either took 1-1.5g/day or 2-3g/day krill oil (depending on their body mass index), 3g of fish oil, or a placebo (sugar pill).

Even at its lowest dose (1-1.5 g/day), krill oil significantly lowered LDL cholesterol and increased HDL, compared to fish oil and placebo groups. At 2 g/day, krill also significantly lowered triglycerides, while the highest krill intake (3 g/day) did not produce any additional benefit. The fish oil lowered cholesterol only marginally and failed to lower triglycerides at all!

2. Safer than fish oil…
In order for krill to survive in the cold waters they reside, they carry a large amount of EPA and DHA (High levels of EPA and DHA in our cells is very beneficial for lowering our risk of diseases, preventing cancer, avoiding depression and correcting attention deficit disorders).

This unique feature, combined with a lack of toxic build-up makes them a safer alternative to fish oil.

3. Treats PMS…
Seventy women with diagnosed PMS were treated with either 2 grams of krill oil or fish oil for three months. Although both oils reduced abdominal discomfort and swelling, dose for dose, krill oil outperformed fish oil for minimizing joint pain, irritability, depression, stress and bloating.  The group receiving krill also took less pain medication during the premenstrual days than the fish oil group!

4. Reduces Inflammation…
In another recent study, 90 people with high CRP (a marker for inflammation) and either heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, were given 300 mg/day krill oil or a placebo. After just 7 days, krill oil significantly reduced CRP by 19% in all subjects compared to the placebo. Then, after 30 days, it was reduced by 30%!

Alright, by now you’re probably figuring out that Omega-3 EFAs containing EPA and DHA from marine sources like Krill, are one of your most potent elixirs for staying in top health…and in top shape.

So let’s sum up why pure Krill Oil demands your prompt attention, and why it has had mine and my family’s attention for the last year:

Promotes fat loss through stabilization of blood sugar levels
Improves heart health by reducing inflammation
-Decreases joint pain
and symptoms related to arthritis
Regulates mood and provides relief of PMS symptoms
-Over 47 times the antioxidant power
of fish oil
-Almost forgot… no more fish burps!

After seeing the research, making the switch was a no-brainer for us… especially since my #1 trusted nutrition company Prograde is on the cutting edge of pure Krill oil with their EFA Icon supplement (this is the one Kalen and I use daily).

Pure krill oil – which you can be certain you are getting with EFA Icon – is also much better absorbed than fish oil. This means you can take roughly 1/5 the dose and get by with two small capsules rather than ten large ones… no more fish burps?

How about no more mornings of choking down horse pills either!

Prograde’s EFA Icon provides a supercharged combination of antioxidants, omega 3 oils and other powerful nutrients.  I have a hard time thinking of a better daily supplement to advantage of, especially as we get older.

And until Sunday this week they’re having a GIANT 25%-off deal on their EFA Icon krill oil this week… I know thousands of our readers already use it and are stocking up, but just remember it goes back up to regular price in a few short days…

EFA ICON Krill Oil 25% Off Now through Sunday… <– Click Here To Stock Up

Alright, I’ll be back soon… until then…

Here’s to getting lean, strong and healthy for life,
Rob

NOTE: If you have/had or suspect an allergic reaction to any sort of seafood, shellfish, etc., of course you need to check with your doctor/allergist first, or avoid Krill altogether.

P.S. Sources for the studies quoted above can be found here

P.P.S.  Here’s another study on how Krill fights pain…

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65 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for the info guys, I will give this a try, fish oils are yukky how ever I try them. If I can get the same or better benefits with krill, I am going to get that instead.

  2. Barbara

    HI,

    Very interesting reading, however being highly allergic to shellfish does this have any side effects?

    Many thanks for your most interesting newsletters

    Kind regards
    Barbara
    South Africa

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Barbara, we can’t say whether krill would cause the same results as shrimp in regards to an individual getting hives since each person can be affected differently, but yes, to be safe I would check with your doctor/allergist first or avoid it if you have allergies to shellfish.

      • Lorna Evans

        Hello

        Thank you Rob for your informative answers to people regarding the fish allergy especially as you had to copy and paste it so many times……….

        Amazing how people don’t read what is front of them!

        My neighbour has just been diagnosed with high cholesterol and is really worried so I am passing the information to her too.

        Thank you!

      • mike

        tell ur fans about MOXXOR..and the protein that is in fish, krill, and other seafood oils is ABSENT from MOXXOR, so no allergic reaction to be caused due that.

        mike

    • Harry

      My allergy doctor said my allergy was so severe that he would not even attempt to run a skin test on me. He advised me to stay clear of all crustacea and to carry an epi-pen with me at all times.
      I do not believe krill oil should be promoted without this warning.

      Harry
      South Carolina

  3. Ed

    Why don’t you post references to studies you pull graphs from?

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey ed, link to the references is posted at bottom of post (link)

      • Barb

        What are the size of the krill fish oil pills?

        • jayson

          The krill capsules are small. The best way to describe it is the size of a small jelly bean. Like 1/4inch by 1/4inch.

          Jayson

  4. Mat

    Thanks Rob !

    as usual this post was *VERY* useful !

    *informs relatives for collective purchase* :)

  5. Ron Pazienza

    Rob,

    I was reading interactions and side effects of Krill oil on Web MD. Krill oil may slow blood clotting and also interact with Orlistat. Just though you might want to let your customers know. However, Krill oil does sound like a great alternative to fish oil and has many more benefits as well.

    Thanks,
    Ron

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Ron, good question… I don’t know any specifics on the issue you mention, but per usual, if you are taking any medications you should always consult your doctor in regards to taking over the counter supplements to make sure they don’t interact with your prescription medication.

  6. Carol

    Hi. I just want to tell you that I will not be changing from fish oil to krill oil as krill is a very important and seriously depleted resourse that many species of marine wildlife rely on.

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Carol I asked Jayson Hunter from Prograde about this, as it’s a great question.. .here is what he had to say:

      The fishing of krill, a key species in its ecosystem. is regulated by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). “Estimates of krill biomass vary from 100 to 800m tonnes but less than one per cent of that is harvested each year.”

      Regulatory and physical constraints make it impossible for human harvesting to harm the krill population. “Six vessels are licensed to harvest a limited amount of krill in the Antarctic Ocean and they can only do so between January and August. That allows stocks time to recover and again less than 1% of the krill biomass is harvested each year. This provides more than enough food for the whales and others in the food chain. It also allows krill to grow and regenerate.

      This is all tightly regulated by the CCAMLR which has the authority to change the catch limits every single year based on previous catches and research on the current biomass population. Every vessel is in direct contact with the CCAMLR every day that they are fishing to report and verify what has been caught. There are also inspected for every load that they bring to port.

  7. If I eat shrimp and break out in major hives due to iodine. What about krill?

    • Rob Poulos

      hey Les, as noted in the post “NOTE: If you have/had or suspect an allergic reaction to any sort of seafood, shellfish, etc., of course you need to check with your doctor/allergist first, or avoid Krill altogether.”

      • I took krill oil this afternoon with no bad effects and will continue. I had to see if it would effect me as eating certain shrimp with high concentrations of iodine. So I will continue.

        • Rob Poulos

          Thanks for sharing Les… if you have history of adverse effects to shellfish, PLEASE clear it with your doctor/allergist!

  8. Hei!
    Thanks for the info which is absolutely true!
    I would like to make an important comment to this. I live in north of Norway where krill and whales use to live in abundant numbers. Today, they are still there, but less and less every year. Its sad to see such beatifull creatures disappear. One important factor for this is the shortage of food. So many artic sea animals are totally depent on krill, as it is there main source of food. But today they are struggeling to survive because we are stealing there food and making fancy food suplements from it. This is an really important issue that we should be aware of. The ocean is not an unlimited source it will stop one day and it has allready started.
    Some things are just more important than loosing fat!
    Another important factor is the research done here in Norway on omega 3. The human body is not capale to digest it in the proper way when its taken in capsules. A huge 3 year program was made with 1000´s of participants. and the result was that the ones who hade been taking omega 3 capsules did not show any spesific improvment in health.
    But still omegas are so important but there is just no other way around. We have to eat it, or at least take in in oil form during meals. One easy way is the make smoothies with flax, sunflower, sesame, hemp all of them seeds. Then you are shure that the omeagas are fresh. Or you could be an oil mixture like Udos choice containing only high grade organic virgin oils.
    There are ways to be healthy, fit and lean without disturbing the balance on our planet.
    Thanks

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Ziggy, please see the answer to Carol about food shortage… according to Jayson (head of R&D at Prograde) this is studied constantly and the biomass is not going down and there is no food shortage because of krill harvesting.

      They take this very seriously and the proof is there with the stringent monitoring. In regards to the study mentioned there are hundreds and hundreds of studies showing that Omega 3 in capsule form is well absorbed and does have significant health benefits.

  9. Linda

    Hi Rob,
    I take fish oil. After I found out the hard way not to take any oil with my prescriptions, they now work well for me. I have one problem with the krill oil. I am highly allergic to shall fish, including shrimp. Would I have a reaction to the krill oil?
    I love the information I get from you, but with so many allergies and sensitivities to foods, you may need to remember to put warnings on your information.
    Thank you

    • Rob Poulos

      as noted in the post “NOTE: If you have/had or suspect an allergic reaction to any sort of seafood, shellfish, etc., of course you need to check with your doctor/allergist first, or avoid Krill altogether.”

  10. Laurie

    Hi Rob,

    Say are these soft gelcaps or capliques? Do capliques provide better protection for the oil?

    How many mg or caps/pills do you recommend a woman should take a day?

    • Rob Poulos

      Laurie I’m looking at them now… these are softgels… prograde recommends 2 softgels/day, but please check with your doctor if you have specific questions regarding your individual situation.

  11. What’s good for those of us who don’t eat shellfish or crustaceans?

    • Rob Poulos

      as noted in the post “NOTE: If you have/had or suspect an allergic reaction to any sort of seafood, shellfish, etc., of course you need to check with your doctor/allergist first, or avoid Krill altogether.”

  12. Mary

    How does Krill oil compare to “DPA Gold Seal Oil”?
    It claims that Human mother’s milk (Nature’s perfect food) has the same ratio of DHA, EPA and DPA as DPA Gold Seal Oil.

  13. ChrisWinter

    Sorry Rob, I’m not budging from the fish oil! Krill is, after all, whale food not people food.
    As for the fish burps… I would put that down to the fish oil not being as pure as it should be. I’ve never experienced fish burps. When I bite into a capsule, it doesn’t taste nasty – a sure sign of purity. Thanks for the info!

  14. Lisa

    Hi Rob! Thanks for the info! Have you done any research on chia seeds? These are also an excellent source of omega-3s.

  15. Sam

    no, your “source link” leads to your diet/workout plan.

  16. Tammy

    I am interested in switching our family from Cod Liver oil to Krill oil. Does it also contain the Vit D that cod liver oil does? Also, how much krill oil should my kids take? They are 8 and 5.
    THanks!!

    • jayson

      Krill oil does not contain Vitamin D. Cod liver oil is beneficial if someone is deficient in Vitamin D or taken in the winter time when someone living colder climates is less likely to get enough of the sun which helps to make Vitamin D.

      They both provided the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA though.

      When it comes to children some people base the dosage off of the bodyweight. We don’t have a children’s formula for EFA Icon so I would suggest you look for a kids formula or consult with their doctor on where you can find a good kids source of EFAs.

      Jayson

  17. George

    Have you looked into the benefits of Cranberry Seed oil? Quite high in Omega 3’s. Actually its the highest source of omega 3 from land based food sources.

    Most of the time the seeds are discarded.

  18. Cookie

    “NO MORE FISH BURPS!” I love that. But am I now going to get Krill Burps? LOL just kidding.

    I’m glad you wrote this and I’m going to seriously check out the Krill Oil on the family. ❤

  19. Debbie

    Sorry I’m allergic to hard shell fish, can’t take most of those things.

  20. Fran Free

    I too used to take fish oil. Also I used to take krill oil and really enjoyed all the superior benefits of it. That is until one day it was brought to my attention that if the demand for krill oil escalates exponentially, then we will have an environmental problem on our hands.

    • Rob Poulos

      From Prograde on this subject: “The fishing of krill, a key species in its ecosystem. is regulated by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). “Estimates of krill biomass vary from 100 to 800m tonnes but less than one per cent of that is harvested each year.”

      Regulatory and physical constraints make it impossible for human harvesting to harm the krill population. “Six vessels are licensed to harvest a limited amount of krill in the Antarctic Ocean and they can only do so between January and August. That allows stocks time to recover and again less than 1% of the krill biomass is harvested each year. This provides more than enough food for the whales and others in the food chain. It also allows krill to grow and regenerate.

      This is all tightly regulated by the CCAMLR which has the authority to change the catch limits every single year based on previous catches and research on the current biomass population. Every vessel is in direct contact with the CCAMLR every day that they are fishing to report and verify what has been caught. There are also inspected for every load that they bring to port.”

  21. kate

    I’ve been taking NKO (Neptune Krill Oil) for a little under a year now after switching from fish oil. So much better I can’t even tell you. Small gel caps, no after burps (I don’t enjoy fish and don’t eat it because of the taste) and no side effects that I am aware of. I don’t feel any effects from them but I get mine from another GMP rated facility, not Prograde yet, so I know they are doing what they are supposed to. There is my two cents for whatever its worth. Thanks.

  22. Terry

    where can you buy Krill Oil?

  23. Dale

    What is the difference in this Krill oil and the Omega Red? Please let me know… Thanks! Dale

    • Dale

      Also 90 capsules comes in the Omega Red bottle we buy how many comes in the Krill oil bottles I couldn’t see the size of the bottles? I am going to go back again to see if I can find the quanity of the bottles.

      • Rob Poulos

        60 in EFA Icon Dale…

        • Dale

          Is Omega Red also krill oil? If so, what is the difference? We are taking the Omegs Red it really helped my husband’s LDL & TRIGLYCERIDES… SO I WAS WONDERING IF IT IS KRILL OIL OR IF EFA HAS MORE KRILL AND WOULD BE BETTER..

  24. Pete

    Thanks, whoever put the cranberry seed suggestion up there. I’ll look into it. There is some concern about krill and the environment, but to date no one has raised an alarm about cranberry seed shortages. Who else knows anything about this product as an omega 3 source?

  25. summer

    Hey Rob,
    First I want to say I love the information you provide for every one here. Also for people that have food allergies and that are worried about the krill population and the inability for humans to digest and absorb the oil in pill form. Would organic virgin coconut oil be a good substitution? I have just recently been reading about all of the good effects it is supposed to have on people. I have also been reading about oil pulling. If you could do some research on that and maybe post something about what you think about it in your blog that would be awesome.
    Thanks, Summer

  26. Cedric

    Well… I was diagnosed with gout three years ago… that means NO more shellfish in large quantities (I avoid shrimp, clams, mussels, scallops, crab and lobster altogether as much as possible). So will taking this krill oil cause me a painful FLARE-UP of gout?

  27. Robert Humphreys

    Its great to get ever better sources of necessary nutrition for our bodies but there has to be a balance in how we interact with our environment.

    A recent documentary showed how the penguins in the Antarctic are suffering as a result of global warming – as the ice floes are reduced so are the krill populations, the staple diet of one species of penguin.

    Not only that, krill are the base of the food chain in the seas. As their populatrions are depleted so are all the species in the seas.

    Should we heedlessly take whatever we want for our short term gain or should we consider the wider ramifications of our actions?

    Shouldn’t we be looking for a plant source for our needs? Or, maybe consider making an effort to change our lifestyles, our diets and do away with the need for these supplements?

    If we can live in harmony with our environment we’ll be healthier – and happier.

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Robert, thanks for this thoughtful post… of course I agree with most of what you’re saying here… the other side of the coin is that it’s very difficult to get optimum levels of nutrients from food alone these days… which is why I have allowed a certain amount of supplementation into my every day routine…

    • Kay

      Yes Robert, I agree with your comments. Not to mention that the way the krill oil is processed makes it inferior to plain old fish oil. Neptune Krill oil is the only thing that has any benefit and is also very costly. Most manufacturers use an inferior method which makes it quite useless.

  28. Amy

    My husband and I have tried taking Fish Oil Supplements and every time we end up getting sick! As soon as it works it way out of our systems we are fine. Something in those pills (usually some kind of milk) causes that. Are the Krill Oil pills made with any kind of milk product/ biproduct and also are they gluten free?

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Amy, not that I know of… u can see the ingredients by following the link in the blogpost… or contact pgrade directly at their site here

  29. Theodore OLoughlin

    After ordering a couple of things, I can’t complete the deal for I forgot my pass word, and when you ask me for my password I am not getting a response.

  30. Theodore OLoughlin

    I don’t remember getting a password – So far I just ordered your fat burning program. Look me up…..Get me a password

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey Theodore, you don’t need a password to access our materials… not sure what you are referring to… if you can be more specific as to where you are being asked for a password we can try to help you…

  31. Sharon Brooks

    BIG PROBLEM- I keep kosher and krill is not kosher. Is there a kosher alternative to krill. I have been using fish oil at this time and will continue to do so until I hear of another alternative I can eat.

  32. Laura Leavitt

    This has nothing to do with the krill oil, but I’ve been trying to find a way to communicate with you for a long time.

    • Rob Poulos

      Hey laura, my customer service team will be in touch with you tomorrow…thanks!

  33. Delfin Luneta

    I’m taking & cooking fresh live fish from which Fish Oil, Omega-3, I supposed is extracted from.
    From which country this tiny shrimps are abundant, in which Krill Oil is extracted from?

  34. Mark

    I’ve been diagnosed with Gout six years ago and had several nasty flare-ups since then.
    Would red krill oil be good for me?

  35. Kay

    No one has mentioned here that krill oil is 10x more expensive than plain old fish oil and is beneficial ONLY if you use NKO, that is neptune krill oil. Most of what is on the market is the cheaply processed krill oil and is vastly inferior. Don’t waste your money!!! There are so many more ways to get your omega 3 than krill oil.

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