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Krill oil

When using dietary supplements to support the health of your heart, consider taking krill oil. The oil contains a unique form of omega-3 fatty acids. There are krill oil supplements from FoodScience of Vermont, Schiff and Sundown Naturals.

Fish oil supplements

Similar to other types of fish oil, krill oil provides you with both DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids. The difference with krill oil is that its omega-3s are in the form of phospholipids, and this form increases your body's absorption of the fatty acids. Some supplements contain both krill oil and regular fish oil. Krill oil also contains vitamins and antioxidants. In addition to supporting heart health, this dietary supplement can promote cognition, mental alertness, healthy joints and muscles, healthy cholesterol levels, clear skin, and relief from certain PMS symptoms.

Advantages of krill oil supplements

Many krill oil supplements are offered in burp-free formulas to eliminate the fishy aftertaste associated with certain types of fish oil. Some of them are also designed to disintegrate quickly, which can further increase your body's absorption of the nutrients. Many of these nutritional supplements are formulated without additives such as gluten, lactose, and soy, making them safe for you if you have an allergy or intolerance to foods containing those. In softgel form, krill oil can be taken quickly and easily. Using these dietary supplements can make it easier than relying on foods alone to get your daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids. The labels provide dosing instructions, but your physician can also provide a dose recommendation based on your personal needs.