Two Sources of Omega-3s: Fish Oil and Krill Oil

Two Sources of Omega-3s: Fish Oil and Krill Oil

| By RB Schiff Vitamins

As much as it may seem like a contemporary trend, fish oil has actually been taken as a supplement since the 19thcentury, when it was used as a way to consume additional vitamin D in England. In the 1930s, scientists discovered Omega-3 fatty acids that can be found in fish oil, and since then, as the body of studies examining the nutritional aspects of these essential fatty acids has grown larger and larger, many have searched for different and better ways to consume them.

It’s now clear that fish oil is not the only food that contains a high concentration of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s can also be found in certain varieties of eggs, walnuts, flax and chia seeds, as well as the relatively recently discovered Krill oil. Antarctic Krill are a small, shrimp-like crustacean found in abundance in the pure waters surrounding Antarctica.  Krill oil is what is used in MegaRed’s range of heart health supplements, and it offers an exciting new alternative to the consumption of fish oil.

All of these krill possess the same Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, found in fish oils, yet the krill oil does not leave a fishy aftertaste in your mouth like fish oil often can. That’s because krill oil mixes easily in your stomach, unlike fish oil, meaning you won’t get that fishy tasting reflux.  It is in just one small and easy-to-swallow softgel, compared with the much larger pills that fish oil typically comes in.