You all must know by now that I am pretty much into healthy living, taking my supplements etc. So when the opportunity came up to review Krill oil, I took it. Our family has taken lemon flavored cod liver oil and another type of supplement that contains fish oil because it provides essential Omega 3 and 6 that are sorely lacking in our modern day diet; especially ours since we are not fish eaters.
Krill Oil from Viva Labs
Krill oil is made from 100% pure cold pressed Antarctic Krill oil, nothing like stating the obvious. But what is Krill? It is a shrimp like crustacean that lives deep in the ocean. Krill Oil contains more antioxidant power than Vitamin A, Lutein, Vitamin E, Lycopene and has the all important Omega 3 fatty acid. Those omegas are very important to ward off any kind of blues.
Also Krill are at the bottom of the food chain so they are unlikely to contain dangerous levels of mercury or PCBs like other fish sources.
My Krill Oil Review
I like that it the Krill oil is in capsules so I can just swallow it without much taste. To say there is no after taste would be a lie, at least in my case. I found it smelled like fish and not being the Nova Scotia fish lover that my parents are it nearly made me gag. I had to make sure to not breath in as I put the capsules in my mouth or I would smell that fishy scent. I could taste fish after swallowing and I even had “fish” burps. Ewwww….yeah. It wasn’t every time, but most of the time and I have been taking Krill Oil for well over a month now.
The capsules are a little messy if held in your had too long. The picture below is of my hand after rolling the capsules in my hand several times so I could show you what I meant:
Krill oil would not be good for anyone with a shellfish allergy.
I would have to say the taste kills it for me. I’d rather take a fish oil with essential oils or lemon flavored cod liver oil because at least there’s something there to hide the strong fish taste. Maybe it depends on what you take it with, but my preferred drink in the morning is a cold glass of Florida Natural Orange Juice (they are the only orange juice company still making OJ with oranges entirely from the USA!) So it could be the acidic-ness of the OJ causing the reflux, but I had it with other fish oils too, that did not require me to swallow a capsule.
I highly recommend adding a fish oil to your diet. It just takes trial and error to find the one that works best for your and your family.
For more information about Krill Oil, please visit their website www.KrillOil.com
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