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What Is Krill Oil: From Where You Should Buy It

Rajinder has 11 years of experience in medical transcription and he has a firm belief in natural supplements.

Are You Confused What Is Good: Krill or Fish Oil

This is for people who have faith in natural medicine but who are confused between buying fish oil and krill oil to treat their medical ailments naturally but before buying krill oil, they want to know what is krill oil and what are the benefits of krill oil, krill oil versus fish oil, right....., so continue with reading this article through which you will learn what is krill, how krill is a bioluminescent animal, and what are the benefits of krill oil. Believe me, after reading all the details about krill, you will agree that krill oil is really beneficial and your decision is right.

Antarctic Krill Used for Making Oil

What are Krills?

Krill is a crustacean resembling a shrimp but only 2.5 inches long weighting 2 grams. It is found in the Antarctic Ocean and feeds on phytoplankton floating on the water and is the favorite food of whales, seals, birds, penguins, and other marine species.

A break in the food chain, which is krill, could have catastrophic consequences in ecological terms. It is therefore a strategic element in the Antarctic biology, constituting perhaps one of the most important links in the food web. Of the 85 known species, the most widespread is the Euphausia Superba (also can look for Euphausia Superba oil), commonly known as Antarctic krill, one of the most abundant in the planet. It is estimated that in Antarctica, the total surface area distribution of the krill represents four times the area of Australia. For its abundance and containing a combination of known powerful antioxidant nutrients, scientists believe it can become one of the most important foods of the future. The various studies being conducted around the world are exposing the extraordinary nutritional and therapeutic properties of krill oil.

Many people are searching for information on where to buy krill oil and I think the best one is to order krill oil softgels via

The Bioluminescent Krill

Krill is a bioluminescent animal.

Krill is a bioluminescent animal.

So you are looking for where to buy krill oil - your search ends here

Krill: A Bioluminescent Animal

Except a few species of euphausiids, generic scientific name for krill, have a light producing organ (photophore) in the abdomen, a structure that allows them to emit light through a chemical reaction involving oxygen and several compounds called luciferin, luciferase and ATP (adenosine triphosphate). While not known why they have this bioluminescence capacity, some assumptions are that this capacity of krill helps them in attracting members of opposite sex for reproduction purposes, while others see it as a camouflage to compensate their shadow in order to avoid being recognized by their predators living in shallow waters.

Krill As An Abundant Species: Uses of Krill

The most common uses of krill include krill aquaculture, as bait in sport fishing, fish food in aquariums, and making diet products. In Japan, it is used as a food and is called "okiami", a famous ingredient used in soups, salads and starters. It is characterized by its salty and strong taste like a lobster. In the rest of the world, the use of krill is limited to its derivatives, such as oil, which is used as a nutritional supplement due to its medicinal and nutritional properties.

In Antarctic waters, the annual catch of this crustacean is about 100,000 tons and in Japan of about 70,000. Overfishing is regulated since 1993 by the "Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources" in order to ensure sustainability in the future. This tiny animal, the family of "Euphausiaceas", is one of the largest groups of the oceans. Its banks have reached a density of about 20 kilos per cubic meter of water. It is estimated that there are 90 species worldwide, and only the Antarctic krill have a biomass of between 50 and 150 million tonnes. It is believed that krill biomass is the largest in the world today and it could be between 220 and 440 million tons. The natural renewal of this biomass is made in a period of two years.

Among the most abundant species is the Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) and the North Pacific krill (Euphausia pacifica).

Neptune is Another Brand of Choice to Buy Krill Oil

Health Benefits of Krill Oil

Krill oil contains many powerful omega-3 fatty acids and nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, phospholipids, flavonoids, etc. which make it an oil with remarkable therapeutic properties effective in treating hyperlipidemia, joint pain, muscle aches and pains, inflammation, premenstrual syndrome and many other ailments. Indeed Krill oil is the only marine oil that combines omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids and antioxidants, three major fundamental substances for human body to function properly and maintain or regain health.

Krill Oil Versus Fish Oil

Out of krill oils available in the market, Antarctic krill oil is more stable and more resistant than conventional fish oil, which means it lasts longer and does not oxidize in the body. Duration is 2 years out of the refrigerator and 4 years inside the refrigerator. Krill oil does not leave a fishy taste like common fish oil and there is no esophageal reflux that occurs with consuming krill oil softgels, krill oil capsules, or krill oil caplets.

So remember, a krill oil capsule a day keeps the doctor away because krill oil is 48 times better than fish oil.

Krill as a Source for Protein

Because of Krill's enormous importance as a protein source, Japanese and Polish fleets fish for krill. Krill oil is famous for its medicinal properties. The thirteen members of the Antarctic Treaty have created an office based in Australia that has powers to limit catches.

Every year, baleen whales migrate to Antarctic waters to eat tons of krill. There are over 85 species of this small crustacean similar to shrimp. It is a good source of protein for their many predators, including humans, birds and fish.

Antarctic Research on Krills

In Antarctica, there have been remarkable scientific research among them include studies of glaciology, meteorology, geomagnetism, global climate control, seismology, and ionospheric physics. The nutrient-rich oceans around Antarctica are an important focus of research. Biologists have discovered that fish from Antarctic waters have a component of antifreeze in their blood that allows them to withstand temperatures below zero. Studies on the biological history of penguins, seals and krill (a potential food source for world) have provided new information on the ecology of these species. International studies have improved understanding of the reproduction of krill and have allowed scientists to improve their predictions of safe limits for the harvest of this animal.


Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on August 26, 2013:

You can buy it at Amazon Mike. Just scroll above and you will find so many links to pure krill products.

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Mike on July 14, 2013:

Where could the pure krill oil be purchased from

DU Shinde on May 16, 2012:

s, I am also finding better results after using lupikrill for a month

Edgar on December 17, 2011:

Sorry,but I'm allergic to crustaceans

kellyme on October 28, 2011:

I suggest that you watch this video: It says a lot about Krill Oil. Check it out! My views changed after I had watched it because in the olde times, I used to like fish oil. Now, I'm more into krill oil. :)

Rusha on October 17, 2011:

Krill is a revolutionary ingredient that has been scientifically proven 10 times more effective as an antioxidant than carotene. The antioxidant capacity of this oil is more than 300 times greater than that of Vitamin A and Vitamin E and 48 times greater than Omega-3 fish oil. So use only most trusted Brand- KRILL DOCTOR PROFESSIONAL.

Matt107 on October 13, 2011:

Been taking 'Krill Plus 500' for 2 months now, its great stuff! top loobed up joints and no fishy burps or after taste!! Awesome

DEBASIS ROY on October 13, 2011:





david on September 23, 2011:

now in india the krill oil is available brand name LUPIKRILL...

Zeus on September 05, 2011:

Just 2 things make sure the Kill Oil you use is from Antarctic waters so toxins are at a minimum, and make sure your brand is Marine Stewardship approved and harvested from a renewable source. I buy World abs Krill Plus 500 it ticks all the boxes and more!

Brad on August 31, 2011:

Cool hub, loads of decent information about krill oil. The health benefits of krill are just starting to become more well known be people. If you would like to buy some krill oil or learn more about why it absorbs into your body much better than fish oil, do check out for loads more information and faq's.

toniroberts on August 03, 2011:

It's amazing that although they're the favorite food of many species, they're still abundant in number. I really do prefer krill oil than fish oil, even if it's more expensive, because you know the benefits that you'll get is all worth it. I get my krill oil here

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on August 22, 2010:

@Lida Morgan and meinong, thanks for your comments and visit.

meinong on August 20, 2010:

Thanks for the great post on krill oil. It seems a lot of people still aren't aware of this alternative to normal fish oil pills. I have one question however. What are your thoughts on the “KriaXanthin” product from Vitacost? It simply contains “Antarctic krill oil” (1000 mg). It this the same as “Neptune” krill oil, because it appears to be a lot cheaper?

Lisa Morgan on August 18, 2010:

Krills serves as food for fish, and some other bigger marine creature well in some countries like Japan they are cooking krills as a meal crispy krill I think I just can't remember what they exactly call it, back to the topic researchers said that krill oil is way better than fish oil because of the higher omega 3 it contains plus the fact that it is a good source of an antioxidant substance called astaxanthin ( ) .

Nutrition-Life on July 11, 2010:

Hello, regarding comments above unfortunately they are not correct. There is no way to extract Krill without solvents! This is due to heavy metal concerns and oxidation problems of the marine related products and part of the process of regular manufacturing.

Some companies lie to consumers and hide these facts..and some are honest and work transparent!

If you want a natural way / processes without solvents - you can buy the krill raw and leave it out for couple hours in room temparature. Result = oxidized / non fresh product!

as far as products sold in the market - there are several brands.. I personally buy usually on ebay from an online retailer. here is the link.


Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on March 26, 2010:

Frankly speaking, this is something new for me kingsti. I have heard about heating steps when processing these products but not about adding solvents. I think the company you have mentioned which is obtaining patent to extract krill oil without doing this process must be doing a good job by extracting and making the product in a totally natural way. I need to learn more about this. Please provide some more information on this by the time I go through the link you have provided.

kingsti on March 26, 2010:

I've been researching krill oil and admire all the effort it must have taken you to compile all this great info. In my research I came across an article about a company obtaining a patent to extract krill oil without the use of any solvents or additional heating steps that apparently all other companies currently utilize( see ). Although these companies' final krill product meets acceptable guidelines, I am always concerned when I learn about the use of solvents or, high heating/extra heating steps when processing a product.

Do you have any views on this issue.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on March 07, 2010:

It's pleasure SfefBiz. I wrote this hub a few months back and still I find its information fresh and unique, that's the beauty of this hub.

StefBiz from The Southern US on March 06, 2010:

Your hub is very informative. Thank You for going into such great detail!

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on January 09, 2010:

Thanks a lot Chemist Direct from UK for your understanding and comment. Also read my other hub, side effects of fish oil here:

Chemist on January 09, 2010:

I will start using krill oil, as it seems to have all kinds of preventative effects in one package, and I prefer to avoid fish products. 48 times more antioxidant than fish oil and 34 times that of coenzyme Q-10 is impressive.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on November 20, 2009:

Yes you can try Neptune Krill Oil 500 mg 60 gels here:

TnFlash from Tampa, Florida on November 19, 2009:

Great article! I take fish oil daily and after this Hub, I think I'll switch.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on November 06, 2009:

Hi scheng1, thank you very much for visiting this article. In Singapore, this product sells by popular name of VRP Neptune Krill Oil. Go ahead and visit the below link for buying krill oil in Singapore:

or simply google "krill oil singapore" for Results 1 - 10 of about 11,500 for krill oil singapore. (0.29 seconds)

Best of luck. Buy krill oil and reap the benefits of this really good alternative/natural medicine.

scheng1 on November 06, 2009:

I haven't seen this product selling in Singapore. I wonder if anyone imports it.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on October 07, 2009:

I have added some more information on Antarctic Krills above. Please check.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on October 05, 2009:

Thanks a lot agusfanani.

and, for answering your question, I am providing a link, please read and let me know if you have any doubts. Here is the link with title: Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Act 1981

agusfanani from Indonesia on October 05, 2009:

Thank you, now I know what krill oil is. on October 04, 2009:

Krill have always had a low profile "A break in the food chain, which is krill, could have catastrophic consequences in ecological terms" If they ever became popular what would happen? I wonder if there are any regulations restricting quantities of krill caught, Soni?

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on October 03, 2009:

Thanks for the link one2get2no.

Philip Cooper from Olney on October 03, 2009:

Very informative hub. Thank you.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on October 03, 2009:

Yes the positive thing with using krill oil instead of using cod liver or fish oil is that it does not leaves a fishy taste in the mouth and there are no GERD symptoms.

Money Glitch from Texas on October 02, 2009:

Great hub Soni, I am familiar with krill however, I did not know that there was a health oil from that source. When I saw your hub I recalled my childhood when I was "sickly" and my parents always stuffed my mouth everyday with cod liver oil. OMG, I feel sick just talking about it. Since you say this is not fishy that should be beneficial to customers...

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on October 02, 2009:

Hi Veronica and storytellersus, I am really glad to see that you have read this hub on krills I published yesterday. I am very thankful for your comments. I have added some more information on "what are krills" directly above this comment box by creating one more text capsule. Please read it and increase your knowledge of these abundant species which has a potential to become important food source in the future.

Barbara from Stepping past clutter on October 01, 2009:

Combining your hub with Veronica's comment creates fascinating conversation points- I knew none of this. Thanks for opening my eyes. We tend towards salmon oil.

Veronica Allen from Georgia on October 01, 2009:

It's so funny Sonni, I just got through reading about the impact the loss of krill will have on the ecosystem - ten minutes ago, but I had no idea what medicinal value they had to offer us as mankind. From what I just read, krill is the basis of most Antarctic food chains, forming a vital food source for whales and seals, and penguins and other seabirds. When krill cease to exist; the whole balance of this food chain is drastically upset and altered. Thanks for this informative hub, I just might look into krill oil.

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