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2011-03-28

Krill Oil Better than Fish or Olive Oils for Metabolic Dysfunctions

Have you ever noticed that anyone dressed in camouflage actually sticks out? Especially pink camouflage.

Well, enough of my thoughts... in yet another study showing the superiority of krill oil over other omega-3 oils, daily supplementation showed benefits to the endocannabinoid system (which influences appetite, pain sensation, and mood). The endocannabinoid system (yes, the same system activated by THC -- the compound thought to be the main psychotropic in cannabis), is tightly involved in the regulation of body composition by regulating food intake (real world evidence: the "munchies") and energy expenditure.

I just had a thought while typing this... maybe this (an overactive endocannabinoid system) is why those considered overweight/obese are stereotypically happier (or so we think).

What krill oil was shown to do in this study was decrease the activity of this system, which would help obese people eat less, and perhaps expend more energy.

The point I want to bring into focus here is that this study also had two other groups for comparison -- a fish oil group, and an olive oil group.

Results showed the only those receiving the krill oil benefited significantly, while no benefit was seen with either fish oil or olive oil (both of which are considered healthy oils, but I guess just not as healthy when compared to krill oil).

It's important to note that the results seen in this study suggest that the phospholipid form of omega-3 fatty acids in krill oil was responsible for the benefits.

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1 comment:

  1. These days we're all well aware of the importance of including Omega 3 fatty acids into our diets. Krill oil is a fantastic source of Omega 3s, especially EPA and DHA benefits, the two essential fatty acids the body needs to maintain excellent health.

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