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Is krill oil a good source of omega-3?

Dennis A. Goodman, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Yes! Krill oil is rich in the omega-3 oils EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), as well as phospholipids, and the super anti-oxidant carotenoid called astaxanthin. One study showed krill oil may be 48 times more potent than fish oil. This means you may need far less of it than fish oil, as confirmed by a 2011 study published in the journal Lipids

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