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Two Sources of Omega-3s: Fish Oil and Krill Oil

As much as it may seem like a contemporary trend, fish oil has actually been taken as a supplement since the 19th century, when it was used as a way to consume additional vitamin D in England. In the 1930s, scientists discovered Omega-3 fatty acids that can be found in fish oil, and since then, as the body of studies examining the nutritional aspects of these essential fatty acids has grown larger, many have searched for new and better ways to consume them.

It’s now clear that fish oil is not the only food source that contains a high concentration of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s can also be found in certain varieties of eggs, walnuts, flax and chia seeds, as well as the relatively recently discovered Krill oil. Antarctic Krill are a small, shrimp-like crustacean found in abundance in the pure waters surrounding Antarctica.  Krill oil is what is used in the MegaRed® product range of heart health supplements, and it offers an exciting new alternative to the consumption of fish oil.


All of these krill possess the same Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA that are found in fish oils, yet the krill oil does not leave a fishy aftertaste in your mouth that fish oil often does. That’s because krill oil dissolves much easier in your stomach, meaning you can bypass that gross, fishy tasting reflux. All of these benefits come in just one small and easy-to-swallow softgel. When you compare that with the much larger pills that fish oil typically comes in the benefits become apparent. To learn more about how omega-3’s presence in krill oil can support your heart health, explore the helpful articles at the MegaRed® Healthy Living Tips page.