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Krill Oil Shows Anti-Obesity Effects

Here's a riddle to get your brain going for the middle of the week. A wooden barrel, whose contents are unknown, has a label with nothing else but "HIJKLMNO" written on it. Can you guess what's contained inside the barrel? (Post your answer in the comments section, and I'll reveal the answer in an up-coming post.)

Ok, now on to the study, which showed krill oil may help prevent biochemical changes related to obesity.

It's known that a high-fat diet, rich in omega-6 fatty acids, is associated with increased levels of compounds called endocannabinoids. These are messengers in the body that influence appetite, mood, pain perception, energy balance, and memory. Altering some of these parameters contributes to over-eating and excessive calorie intake, which ultimately leads to a build-up of fat.

What this study found was that krill oil supplementation for eight weeks reduced levels of these endocannabinoids in mice fed a diet high in omega-6 fatty acids.

While this was only a study on mice, it does confirm exactly what was seen in a human clinical trial that was published a few months ago (click HERE to read the discussion on that study).

For me, this is good news because krill oil is one of the few supplements I take on a daily basis.

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  1. First comment! I win. :)

    Is the answer MILK & honey (HONJ)???

  2. Is that something that helps grow boobs? LOL
    Here's a wild guess: H2O :-)

  3. Hi Dr. Know, thanks for recommending the krill oil for my cholesterol last time I emailed. My doctor said it was ok to try it and worked nicely. So thanks again (and for your blog).
    Sorry i don't have a guess on your riddle.

  4. Is the barrel coming from China, just like everything else?
    If so, my answer is melamine.

  5. Plain old refreshing water.

  6. A barrel of Krill Oil from Neptune (NKO).

  7. The answer is Water. (H2O)------H to O.

  8. Yes, so I've posted the answer in this following post...

    A number of you were right!
    ...but Ritty... I'm curious to know if you got the answer yourself, or if you saw the answer in the post above. The time stamp on your comment/answer shows it was posted after the answer was posted. ;)

  9. LOL...ok, ok.
    I just talked with Ritty, and he claims he came up with the answer himself. I could tell he was being genuine...so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
    Not that anyone would/should care, but I'm posting this comment just so that I don't hurt his ego. :)

  10. it obviously does not work because whales have so much blubber.

    Big pinch of salt with that comment...lol...lol
    (British humour...sorry)

  11. I am a sales executive in a mnc, and due to my profile every time i was on field, from the start of the day till evening i have to just travel. Due to this my body energy goes down, tiredness, body pain, stress i got stuck with this types of illness, than i come to know by my friend about Krill oil benefits. I bought it from there website, and after using it for a week, i started to notice changes.

  12. My Dermatologists recommended Krill Oil for reducing the wrinkles and fine lines. It has more positive results than other brands that I tried. Hope it helps others.

  13. These days we're all well aware of the importance of including Omega 3 fatty acids into our diets. Krill 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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