Thursday, May 17, 2012

To take: Krill Oil

Recently, Everest Nutrition sent me some Everest Nutrition Krill Oil to sample, and I have to say I'm hooked.  From taking this daily for the past month, my skin looks better, I've been feeling more focused at work (which I've needed because things have been nutty busy), and somehow I've found the time and energy to get a workout in every day at lunch.

If you haven't ever heard of Krill Oil, here's a Dr. Oz video on the benefits.  I have a race this weekend so let's see if it pays off in time ... :)


Valerie said...

I've been looking for so many ways to know if Everest Nutrition has the same benefits with Dr. Mercola's krill oil brand of supplement. You also mentioned here Dr. Oz. And both of these doctors have the same point of view when it comes to natural health. So do you think these products are somewhat related?

Amber said...

Hi Valerie - I don't think the products are related because the companies are different. I just looked at the nutritional information of both and found a few small differences; here's the breakdown:

Dr. Mercola:
Calories - 10
Calories from fat - 10
Total fat - 1g
Pure Krill Oil - 1000 mg
Phospholipids - 400 mg
Elcosapentaronic (EPA) - 100 mg
Docosahexaenoic (DHA) - 55 mg
Omega-6 fatty acids - 20 mg
Astaxanthin - 1 mg

Calories - 12.5
Calories from fat - 12.5
Fat - 1200 mg
Krill Oil - 1250 mg
Omega3 fatty acids - 300 mg
Elcosapentaronic (EPA) - 165 mg
Docosahexaenoic (DHA) - 95 mg
Astaxanthin - 1.5 mg

Looks like Dr. Mercola has Omega 6 (tiny bit) while Everest has Omega 3 (tiny bit). Everest has slightly more of the actual Krill Oil but I doubt there's a huge difference. Dr. Mercola Krill Oil is $62.97 for 3-mo (on sale now down from $95.85) while Everest is $89.85 but you get one more bottle free which is typically $29.95.