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Krill Oil Offers Higher Omega-3 Bioavailability than Fish Oil, Krill Meal, Study Suggests

The idea that krill oil has higher bioavailability than fish oil may be true, but new research suggests we need a different theory to explain why. Researchers in Finland recently compared the bioavailability of omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from krill oil, krill meal, and fish oil in a study of 15 people aged 18-65.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Unfortunately, you don’t take fish oil using a single dose.  You do it for a lifetime.  Krill oil is very low in omega-3 fatty acids compared to omega-3 fatty acid concentrates and is higher in PCB levels.  That’s not  a very good combination for long-term health.

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