What You Should Know
Source Naturals offers dieters two varieties of krill oil, ArticPure and Neptune. Krill oil supports brain health and heart health. We did some research and found that although there is an allergy warning pertaining to shellfish, there is no warning regarding the potential mercury content. Dieters allergic to shellfish should not use this product. Source Naturals Krill Oil is not available on the official website, but is available at third party retailers for $10.
Source Naturals Krill Oil is a good source of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. The trouble with a supplement providing omega 6 fatty acids is the natural healthy ratio of omega 3 to omega 6. Experts agree the healthiest ratio if 4 to 1 (omega 3 to omega 6). Most dieters eating a westernized diet have a ratio of 10 to 1 (omega 3 to omega 6). We consume too much omega 6 fatty acids as a culture, so why would we want to put more omega 6s into the body. That would just through the ratio off even further. .
List of Ingredients
Neptune Krill Oil: Astaxathin, Omega-6 fatty acids, Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Omega-3 fatty acids, Phospholipids.
ArticPure Krill Oil: Astaxathin, Omega-6 fatty acids, Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Omega-3 fatty acids, Phospholipids.
Just about every type of oil or meat you can serve for dinner contains omega 6 fatty acids. Foods with the highest concentration include turkey, cooking oil and mayonnaise. As a culture, we are not in need of any additional sources of omega 6 fatty acids, but that is exactly what Source Naturals Krill Oil provides.
Omega 3 fatty acids, however, are in short supply for the dieter. Most sources of omega 3s are high in fat, like salmon and avocados. These high-fat foods are the first ones the dieter skips when trying to eliminate calories. There are fish oil supplements providing a good source of omega 3s without adding more omega 6s to the diet. These are the oils that will support heart and brain health better than Source Naturals Krill Oil.
- Krill oil supplies omega 3 fatty acids.
- Dieters eating vegan or vegetarian diets may need omega 6 supplementation.
- All ingredients for the supplement are listed on the Source Naturals website.
- Most dieters do not need any more omega 6 fatty acids.
- The healthiest ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 is not supported by krill oil.
- The supplement may cause indigestion and fishy burping.
There are more than one hundred foods commonly eaten in the western diet that contain omega 6 fatty acids. The list of foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids is much shorter. If a dieter wants optimal heart and brain health, they need to supplement with fish oil to achieve the 4 to 1 (omega 3 to omega 6) ratio experts claim is healthiest. Source Naturals Krill Oil will not help the dieter achieve that balance and thus is not the healthiest choice in oil supplements.