Omega K (krill oil) -- is there anything to this?

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Oystein, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    Or is it just another passing fad/scam to part a fool and his money?
     
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  3. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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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.
    Alex
     
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  5. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    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....
     
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  7. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    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.
    Poe would swallow anything

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  8. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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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.

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  9. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    You look good Uncle Fester

    Humpty Dumpty not into any pills and no pills into Humpty
    Poe is a pill(ock).

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  10. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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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.
     
  11. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    Just because something is eaten/assimilated by a plant or animal in the food chain doesn't necessarily make it good for humans.
     
  12. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    That is certainly true.
    Alex
     
  13. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    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.
    Alex
     
  14. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    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.
    Alex
     
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    I think I'm having a conversation with one . . .

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  16. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Please don't go as I thought we had so much in common.

    Alex
     
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  18. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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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.
     
  19. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    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.

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  20. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    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.

    (That sounds like its meant to be a good thing, but I dunno...

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  21. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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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.
     
  22. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    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.

    http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20708011,00.html
     

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