Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Oystein, Dec 24, 2016.
Or is it just another passing fad/scam to part a fool and his money?
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It would be hard to find any enterprise where to goal is not to part someone from their money.
I think the food chain starts with krill so they are probably good for you...there must be research.
I would suggest that Omega 3 fatty acids are just that, and it doesn't really matter where they come from. Fish oil is fish oil. If you need it then you should take it, if not....
Living in London as a child more than 50 years ago we had a daily capsule of Cod Liver Oil.
No idea of the dosage or of its effectiveness.
Think it was to counter effects of lack of vitamin D.
Humpty Dumpty preferred capsule to the spoonful.
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Living in Los Angeles more than 50 years ago, my mom would stuff a spoonful of that stuff in my mouth every day as well. She just said it was good for me. :barf: I take the capsules these days. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
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Duh! Well, of course. The key word in my statement is "fool". I don't think I'm a fool if I trade Toyota money for a Camry. Or trade Apple money for a computer. Etc. etc..
Now, trading money for krill oil supplements may put a person in that "fool" category.
Just because something is eaten/assimilated by a plant or animal in the food chain doesn't necessarily make it good for humans.
That is certainly true.
I tried a google on the benefits of krill oil and although there are multiple sites presenting krill oil as beneficial I could not find one that was other than someone selling krill oil.
One could presume someone has done research but so far I have not found anything.
I did not wish to use the word fool.
How you see yourself when you part with money would not prevent another seeing your purchase as that of a fool.
I am sure there may be folk who see a fool parting with his money when he buys a Toyota or an Apple particularly if they believe either are inferior to the product they may choose.
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Indeed. This is evidence-based recommendation, coming from an objective third party.
Omega-3 fatty acids are recommended for use in lowering triglyceride levels. Krill Oil use as a supplement to lower blood lipids is increasing in popularity
Unlike fish oil, the omega-3 fatty acids in Krill oil are absorbed and carried to the body's cells in phospholipid form. Omega-3 fatty acids, in combination with diet and exercise, work by lowering the body's production of “bad”, low density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglycerides, and may raise high density lipoprotein (HDL) “good” cholesterol. High levels of cholesterol and triglycerides can lead to coronary artery disease, heart disease, and stroke.
Supportive, but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
An article here on the subject from Harvard: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/omega-3-fats/
What is noteworthy I think is that there is a wide range of sources of these oils, at any rate there is if you include oily fish in your diet. I'd far rather eat salmon, mackerel or herrings occasionally than start popping supplement pills. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
That's why I included this part:
Unlike fish oil, the omega-3 fatty acids in Krill oil are absorbed and carried to the body's cells in phospholipid form.
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I see. From from the passage you quote there is nothing to say whether it is good or bad. I'll stick to my oily fish and olive oil. Seems to work OK for Mediterranean people.
We have a problem here in the West with fish that have a high amount of toxins, including Mercury, which accumulates.
So, getting enough fish oil requires risking toxin build-up. If you have easy-access to toxin-free seafood, great, but for many, getting supplements in pill-form is arguably healthier than eating the real thing.
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