Krill Oil Side Effects - What You Need to Know

Krill oil side effects are not nearly as bad as those you might experience with fish oil.  Most people don't have any.



Taking a Supplement

Fish oil supplements have some side effects that can make you question whether the benefits are worth it or not. You can get foul-tasting burps, disgusting breath and potential mercury contamination, or exposure to other pollutants. So is taking a krill oil supplement a better choice?

There are some cheaper brands of krill oil that dilute their oils with as much as 25% plant or even fish oils. Antarctic krill is 100% pure. This makes it more easily absorbed throughout your body and because ours is double encapsulated you have no bad taste.

UPSET Stomach 

While most people find krill oil does not affect their breath like fish oil does, taking a cheap brand of omega 3’s can have some unpleasant side effects such as upset stomach or even diarrhea. This is most likely to occur if you take your supplement on an empty stomach or if you take a high dosage. The good news is that many people do adjust to taking an omega 3 supplement, and these minor symptoms remedy themselves in a short period of time. Viva Labs krill oil takes out all the impurities and is more compatible with your body. Your body will actually absorb & utilize ours in as it can use it more easily. You can even take the krill oil on an empty stomach and it will absorb it just fine.

Allergic Reactions

Krill is a creature of the sea, so those who are allergic to shellfish may also have an allergic reaction to krill oil. Anyone who suffers from allergies should consult with their physician before taking any supplement that is sourced from the ocean to avoid unexpected krill oil side effects.

Thinned Blood

One of the krill oil side effects is that the supplements have a slight naturally occurring blood-thinning effect inside the body. For people already taking blood thinners or with certain medical conditions, you may want to consult with your health care provider.

You may be pleasantly surprised when they say it is perfectly alright or even recommend you take a high quality krill oil like ours. Because of its health properties and cell recovery and anti-inflammatory properties it can greatly help with recovery from surgery.

Recent Studies of Krill Oil Benefits

There are a lot of studies being conducted to determine the health benefits of krill oil. It has even been made into a prescription. There are some tests that are still being conducted.

Pregnant Woman

There is a lot of evidence that women have benefited from taking fish oil supplements while pregnant. Ongoing krill oil studies concerning pregnancy have yielded positive results. Antarctic krill oil is every pregnant woman’s dream come true. Because the Antarctic waters are federally regulated along with the krill there, you literally have the most pure form of omega 3’s available.

The expectant mother can relax knowing only pure goodness is going to help the baby. The highlights include combating morning sickness, postpartum depression & baby brain development. As always, if expecting, you should of course check with your doctor. They will most likely encourage you to take the precious krill oil. To prevent any potential negative side effects from interactions with medications or other supplements, anyone with a medical condition should consult with their physician.

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