I made asked my mom test this out. This is her review.
I am getting older, and in the past couple of years, I am beginning to feel my age. I am a vitamin taker, and when I was given the opportunity to try Krill Oil, I thought it might be a good supplement to add to my diet. Krill oil is made from an Antarctic crustacean similar to a shrimp. Although Krill Oil and Fish Oil are similar in characteristics, Krill Oil is higher in Omega-3 acids and is high is the good fats that our bodies need. Krill Oil is also claimed to promote heart and joint health, and is high in anti-oxidants. It is also used in treating PMS and painful menstrual periods. It is also promoted for brain and memory health, and a treatment for depression.
I’ve taken Krill Oil for over a month now, and I really don’t feel any different. I’m sure there are things going in within my body that I’m not aware of – the reduction of the artery-clogging fats, raising my ‘good cholesterol,’ and improving my joint health, but I’m not feeling any of that. I don’t feel more alert, smarter, in a better mood. I do believe I will continue taking it for another month, and see if I feel any differently at that time.
A word of caution - Krill Oil should not be taken by those with shellfish allergies, pregnant women, or those whom have had surgery recently as Krill Oil can slow down blood clotting; it may cause bruising or bleeding if taken with a variety of medications, including ibuprofen and naproxen. If you have any health issues, please contact your doctor prior to taking any supplement. Also, there is some evidence that Krill Oil will interact with Orlistat (Alli, Xenical).