Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Krill Oil Better Than Fish Oil?

Wednesday, 02 May 2012 09:09 AM

Question: I’ve heard that krill oil is a better source of omega-3s for heart health than fish oil. What is your opinion?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Krill oil is oil similar to fish oil. The fats in these oils are thought to be beneficial fats that decrease swelling, lower cholesterol, and make blood platelets less sticky so they don’t form clots. Research is still underway to explore benefits of krill oil in conditions such as high cholesterol, premenstrual syndrome, arthritis, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, and other diseases. Some reports suggest that krill oil is safe for most adults when used appropriately for a short amount of time (up to three months). Certain side-effects similar to fish oils have also been documented such as upset stomach, nausea, and loose stools. Some people also experience a fish-after taste and bad breath. It has been reported unsafe during pregnancy, before surgical procedures, and in people with of seafood allergies. You also need to be cautious if you are already taking blood-thinning drugs, since krill oil would have an additive effect, increasing chances of bruising and bleeding. These medications include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and Orlistat (Xenical, Alli).
Your doctor, who knows your personal health data, is the best person to consult before taking a krill oil supplement.

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