Dr Mercola's Krill Oil for Women provides a potent source of both omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids which are essential for good health.
Unlike the other Mercola Krill Oils, this formula has the added benefit of Evening Primrose Oil to support female health, supporting hormone balance and healthy skin.
Omega-3s have many functions including supporting heart and circulatory health, immune function, and a positive mood. Unlike fish oils, pure krill oil carries omega-3s in the form of phospholipids -- liposomes or little packages that deliver the fatty acids directly to your body's cells.
Compared to fish oil:
- Krill Oil offers better absorption and is more resistant to rancidity
- No fishy aftertaste
- Little chance of side effects even at high dosages
- Free from mercury contamination, which affects most fish and seafood from the lakes, rivers, streams and oceans.
- Naturally contains the potent antioxidant astaxanthin
Scientific evidence to date has shown that the safest and most effective carriers of EPA and DHA are the phospholipids present in Krill Oil.
Possible Drug Interactions
People taking blood thinners (anticoagulant or anti-platelet medication), such as aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), heparin, clopidogrel (Plavix), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve) should only use krill oil under a physician's supervision.
Krill oil should also be used with caution by people taking herbs and supplements that are thought to increase the risk of bleeding, such as ginkgo biloba and garlic. Do not take if allergic to shellfish.