Go Back   Natural Medicine Talk > Health > Heart Health

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-11-2006, 09:35 AM
RubyTuesday RubyTuesday is offline
Guide
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 309
RubyTuesday is on a distinguished road
Default Is krill oil superior to fish oil?

http://www.thorne.com/altmedrev/.fulltext/9/4/420.pdf



Does anyone know anything about this from personal experience?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-11-2006, 03:05 PM
Harry Hirsute's Avatar
Harry Hirsute Harry Hirsute is offline
Lecturer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Propecia, CA
Posts: 1,839
Harry Hirsute will become famous soon enough
Default starting it tomorrow

Ruby,

I'll be starting a course of krill oil therapy (1 gram a day) beginning tomorrow. I'll let you know what effects, if any, I find to be true ... in my case.

Be well,

HH
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-16-2006, 01:20 PM
Mari Mari is offline
Reader
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 189
Mari is on a distinguished road
Default

Ruby,

I just started Krill Oil (Jarrow brand) a week ago. I'm taking it because it is supposed to help with cholesterol levels, so it will be several months before I know if it has been of any help. Will post results later.

The information I read about Krill Oil was from Vitamin Research Products---several excellent articles. Go to:
http://www.vrp.com/art/1807.asp?c=11...p.css&p=no&s=0

http://www.vrp.com/art/1822.asp?c=11...p.css&p=no&s=0

http://www.vrp.com/art/1836.asp?c=11...p.css&p=no&s=0

Mari
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-22-2006, 01:16 PM
Lab Rat Lab Rat is offline
Explorer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 84
Lab Rat is on a distinguished road
Default

Hi Mari & Harry,

NKO seems very expensive to me. Do you pay a good price for yours? It seemed to me that taking 5-10 gm/dy of fish oil might be more economical as a good source of EPA and DHA. I'm not sure why NKO would be worth the extra expense.

I would also like to ask what are you going to be monitoring to determine if it's working for you? If it is cholesterol, could you say what your starting TC is?

Harry, I was wondering which brand of NKO you would be trying.

Hope you don't mind all the questions, but I'm very interested in NKO.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-22-2006, 01:36 PM
Harry Hirsute's Avatar
Harry Hirsute Harry Hirsute is offline
Lecturer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Propecia, CA
Posts: 1,839
Harry Hirsute will become famous soon enough
Default reply for Lab Rat

Lab Rat,

NKO is expensive. No doubt about it. There are less expensive brands (one of them is linked below) but I'm going to stick with the brand that's got the most research behind it (sold under many different brands: Jarrow, Nature's Way, Mercola's brand, etc.).

least expensive brand (I've seen):

http://www.vitacost.com/NSIKRIAXanthinAntarcticKrillOil

general information about krill oil:

http://www.mercola.com/products/krill_oil.htm

In short, krill oil is thought to be more bioavailable (due to it's natural phospholipid content), more stable (due to it's natural antioxidant content), safer (because lower dosages are necessary and because it's naturally free of PCB's and heavy metals - so it doesn't have to go through the same purification process that fish oil does) and more diverse in it's overall health effects (probably due to the two reasons I mentioned above).

I'll determine if it's working for me in several ways: 1) will it affect my cholesterol levels (primarily in regard to my HDL cholesterol), 2) will it help manage my inflammation, 3) will it affect my overall outlook (mood). I'll be on the lookout for other benefits but those are probably my top three indicators.

At the moment, I'm using this brand of NKO:

http://www.papanature.com/store/Prod...&pid=NWY-15432 (I usually get a discount ... on last order, they took off 7.5% - as a volume discount I believe).

This may be the best overall price (from a reputable source):

http://tinyurl.com/lltvx

I don't buy this particular product from Swanson Vitamins because I'm on the opposite coast (they're stationed in North Carolina) and I don't like to have oil-based products shipped over several days in potentially hot weather.

I hope this answered most of your questions. Let me know if you've got others ...

Be well,

HH
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-23-2006, 11:42 AM
Lab Rat Lab Rat is offline
Explorer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 84
Lab Rat is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks Harry,

That was great info! If you don't get a commission, you should. I do appreciate all of your time and effort with my questions. Once again, I'm in your debt. Will be looking forward to hearing about your progress.

If Iím not mistaken, which I probably am, Swansonís should be located in Fargo, North Dakota. At least thatís where all of my shipments originate. If there is any ocean front property there, I donít think Iíll be investing in it. But, I definately can understand your wish to protect the oil from heat. Wouldnít it be also exposed to heat during shipment and warehousing from Neptune Technologies and Bioresources in Laval, Quebec, Canada all the way to Papanature in Irwindale, CA USA? <--<<<rhetorical question, no answer necessary
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-27-2006, 03:55 AM
Jack Pine Savage Jack Pine Savage is offline
Reader
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North Woods
Posts: 153
Jack Pine Savage is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm really interested in Krill, but it is a crustaecion and
I had a nasty reaction to shell fish some years ago in
Florida. Wound up hospitalized for a couple days.

I'll be following your reports, and maybe I'll jump in
if I feel confident that no reaction is coming.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-27-2006, 03:15 PM
Mari Mari is offline
Reader
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 189
Mari is on a distinguished road
Default

Jack,

From the VRP articles I sited above:

Because Neptune Krill Oil is derived from seafood, those with seafood allergies should use NKO with caution, or after suitable allergy testing. Those taking anticoagulant medication, or who suffer from extreme bleeding conditions, should use Neptune Krill Oil only with medical supervision.

Perhaps you need to be careful about trying this.

Mari
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-23-2006, 10:13 PM
Roxie Roxie is offline
Reader
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 106
Roxie is on a distinguished road
Default krill

Hi all,
DH and I have been on krill oil for 3 months now, after over a year on Carlson's fish oil.

The only effect fish oil had on my lipids was to raise my LDL by 41 pts.

DH is not due for blood work yet. He is on Warfarin, and has a PTT test once a month. His blood actually got a little bit thicker on krill oil than it had been on fish oil, but only .1, which is not much.

I had my last blood work done only one month after starting the krill oil, so I am hoping for even better results next time I have blood drawn. It lowered my total cholesterol by 42 pts. It lowered my LDL by 27 pts. It raised my HDL by 5 pts. It lowered my triglycerides by 83 pts., and it lowered my FBS by 13 pts. My Cardiologist was amazed.

Klutzo
Reply With Quote
Reply
Please reply to this thread with any new information or opinions.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Krill Oil vs. BPH Testimonial Harry Hirsute Men's Health 16 08-13-2012 06:47 PM
Krill oil. Monograph. Ted_Hutchinson Nutrition 23 08-05-2010 11:11 AM
Krill Oil and Diabetes liverock Diabetes 1 07-22-2009 04:12 AM
Fish and/or Fish Oil and Brain Health - Three New Studies Harry Hirsute Mental Health 1 12-26-2007 06:57 PM
Thorne (heat treated) Fractionated Pectin Powder = Superior Iggy Dalrymple Men's Health 0 09-04-2007 11:48 PM