Krill oil is often used for the same reasons as fish oil but is derived from shrimp-like crustaceans called krill.
The omega-3s found in krill oil, mainly bound to phospholipids, are incorporated more rapidly into the red blood cell phospholipids, and quickly absorbed into brain cells.
Krill oil benefits
- A rich source of high-quality protein.
- Advantage of being low in fat and a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids.
- High antioxidant levels
Krill oil vs fish oil
The waste generated by processing krill into edible products can be developed into value-added products. Antioxidant levels in krill are higher than in fish, suggesting benefits against oxidative damage.