What You Need to Know About Krill Oil and the Heart


krill-300x195What makes up the largest animal biomass on earth, with about 500 million tons populating the cold oceans of the world, but are each only about 2 inches long? Here’s a hint: The oil from this organism is good for your heart.
It’s krill, a small, shrimp-like crustacean.

Krill oil helps support the heart muscle, protect cell membrane health and maintain cholesterol levels already within a normal range. The oil from these crustaceans contains the Omega-3s DHA and EPA in phospholipid structure, as opposed to the triglyceride form found in fish oil.
Why are Omega-3s so good for you? In 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a qualified health claim for Omega-3 fatty acids and reduced risk of coronary heart disease for conventional foods and dietary supplements that contain EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids and meet other requirements laid out by the FDA. We covered the science behind Omega-3s in a recent article, “The Science Behind Omega-3s and Your Heart.” If you are looking to support your health with these fatty acids, consider supplementing with cardio-supportive krill oil.
I recommend eating two servings of fatty fish per week based on the American Heart Association’s guidelines. But if you’re occasionally unable to meet the dietary requirements for Omega-3 intake due to a busy lifestyle, you might consider supplementing with a krill oil source like Herbalife’s Tri-Shield®. A proprietary formula with 100 percent pure Neptune Krill Oil (NKO®†), Tri-Shield® includes three heart-healthy compounds that help support your heart.* Neptune Krill Oil helps support the heart muscle, protect cell membrane health and maintain cholesterol levels already within a normal range.*
Are you getting enough Omega-3s in your diet? If not, try increasing your dietary intake by eating two servings of fatty fish per week. Then, consider taking a supplement in conjunction with a healthy diet to help meet your daily Omega-3 needs. Now is a great time to get started.

What dietary choices do you make to ensure you’re getting enough Omega-3s?

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
†NKO® is a registered trademark of Neptune Technologies and Bioressources Inc.

Author:  Dr. Louis Ignarro, PhD

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