Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil – What’s the Difference?

Whales, seabirds and other small fish eat them, but does this mean you should too? There has been a lot of chatter lately over fish oil vs. krill oil and which is best to take for your overall health but don’t worry – Coromega is here to help clear things up!

First things first: What is krill oil -or better yet- what are krill? No bigger than 2.5 inches in length, krill are those tiny shrimp-like crustaceans found in the ocean waters. These big-eyed creatures are brightly colored red-orange and as a whole, are considered to weigh more than the weight of all humans combined! So what is all the ranting and raving about for these tiny sea creatures?

It is said that krill contains the antioxidant astaxanthin which is what gives them and other crustaceans their bright red-orange pigmentation. Krill is also said to have higher levels of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) than fish oil and can be taken without providing those disgusting fish burps. You may be thinking, “If krill oil has a higher concentration of EPA and contains astaxanthin, then why haven’t I started taking krill oil instead of fish oil?”

The answer is actually quite simple. Krill oil, although it contains the benefits listed above, decomposes within a matter of only two to three hours whereas fish oil doesn’t begin decomposing until 48-72 hours1. This means that in order to keep krill oil from decomposing entirely, manufactures must either keep krill alive right before the manufacturing process begins, or must freeze them until extraction of the oil is necessary. Both of these methods used in order to preserve the oil before decomposition are very costly which is why the price of krill oil is so much higher than fish oil.

When we are faced with decisions like this such as taking fish oil vs. krill oil, our answer is always clear. We’re sticking with fish oil! With our Coromega Omega-3 products, the fishy taste and fish burps are never a concern and we are pleased to say the flavor of our products is great! Plus, you don’t have to pay those outrageous prices that the leading krill oil supplement companies charge you. To get the same, great benefits, our products are only $19.99 whereas most other krill oil companies charge you anywhere from $30 to $60 or more!

When deciding between fish oil and krill oil, the answer is simple… Coromega omega-3 is the way to go!

1: Sly, Brad. Krill Oil Vs. Fish Oil: What’s the Difference?.