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    Krill is a shrimp-like crustacean that grows abundantly in the ocean.1 Krill from colder ocean regions is high in EPA and DHA, the same omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil.Krill oil also contains phospholipids and antioxidants such as the carotenoid astaxanthin.2, 3 Animal research has found that a diet high in krill oil can significantly increase antioxidant activity and decrease potentially damaging free radicals in the liver.4
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    Our proprietary “Star-Rating” system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

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    This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

    Used for AmountWhy
    Dysmenorrhea
    2 grams daily for one month; after that, 2 grams per day beginning eight days prior to menstruation and continuing for two days after the start 2 stars[2 stars]
    Women who took krill oil had improved abdominal pain and reported using fewer pain relievers for menstrual pain than those who took fish oil in one study.
    High Cholesterol
    1 to 3 grams krill oil daily2 stars[2 stars]
    In one study of people with high cholesterol or triglycerides, supplementing with krill oil lowered total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, and increased HDL-cholesterol.
    High Triglycerides
    2 to 3 grams per day2 stars[2 stars]
    Supplementing with krill oil may decrease triglycerides in people with elevated levels.
    Osteoarthritis
    300 mg per day 2 stars[2 stars]
    In one study, people who took krill oil saw significant reduction in arthritis severity and used less pain-relief medication than those taking placebo.
    Premenstrual Syndrome
    2 grams daily for one month; after that, 2 grams per day beginning eight days prior to menstruation and continuing for two days after the start  2 stars[2 stars]
    Krill oil has been shown in a double-blind trial to be an effective treatment for premenstrual syndrome, including emotional symptoms and breast tenderness.

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