LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » Krill Oil- how much, which brand, is it worth it?

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Krill Oil- how much, which brand, is it worth it?
ktkdommer
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 29020

Icon 1 posted      Profile for ktkdommer     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Every month I study and add on another vitamin or supplement. This month my efforts went into learning about krill oil. I ordered it today and was blown away by the cost. I think I will focus for now on my sickest child taking it.

I am looking for best product names, best price and any advice on when to take it and how much you really need to fight the fight.

It seems like krill oil is good for so many things. In your expertise, what does it target the most in chronic Lyme?

Thanks!

Thanks

--------------------
Things are never dull. After 3 fighting Lyme, 2 are in remission. Youngest is still sick, age 22. He has new diagnosed Chiari Malformation and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

Posts: 1366 | From Perrysburg, Ohio | Registered: Nov 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
sammy
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 13952

Icon 1 posted      Profile for sammy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I like the NOW brand Neptune Krill 1000mg. Dose is 1 softgel. For most other brands you have to take at least 2 capsules for the 1,000mg dose.

I also chose this brand because they use NKO which, when I researched it, was supposed to be very high quality krill oil.

http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Neptune-Krill-1000-60-Softgels/22675

I take krill oil instead of fish oil. It is a good supplement to help reduce inflammation, good for the heart and joints and nervous system.

Posts: 5237 | From here | Registered: Nov 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
nonna05
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 33557

Icon 1 posted      Profile for nonna05     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
KRILL : I Think more pure, concentrated.

Yes more money but if can Krill...
I stopped and did Fish Omega....will put krill back in soon..

Omega brite oil tabs came highly recommended by doctor.

Posts: 2563 | From Denver,CO | Registered: Aug 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
JJ29
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 5288

Icon 1 posted      Profile for JJ29     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This is very interesting info re krill oil......does anyone know how much krill oil should be taken on a daily basis?
Posts: 574 | From New Jersey | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Marz
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 3446

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Marz     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You can also get astaxanthin (in krill) from other foods:

http://www.ehow.com/about_5595083_foods-containing-astaxanthin.html

A while back I asked at my local, independent health food store if they had krill oil and they said they don't sell it because fish live on it and that would cut off their food source.

But I've since heard that it's farmed and stocked so doesn't come from the sea as I understand it.

Posts: 1286 | From USA | Registered: Dec 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
ktkdommer
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 29020

Icon 1 posted      Profile for ktkdommer     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks everyone. I did order the NOW brand in the 1,000 strength. It was almost $30 for 60 capsules and that was with a great discount. This is enough for 2 of us for 1 month. It is hard to fathom paying $45 a month for krill oil on top of all of our other supplements.

I will give it a try as my goal is to get all of us well.

The NOW product is cheaper at Swanson's than iHerb by about $7.00. I just checked.

I take astaxanthin for my eyes.

--------------------
Things are never dull. After 3 fighting Lyme, 2 are in remission. Youngest is still sick, age 22. He has new diagnosed Chiari Malformation and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

Posts: 1366 | From Perrysburg, Ohio | Registered: Nov 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Milagro
Member
Member # 37023

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Milagro         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
One advantage of Krill Oil over Fish Oil.

Krill are lower on the food chain so they have less heavy metal accumulation.

Posts: 88 | From NE | Registered: Apr 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
hopingandpraying
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 9256

Icon 1 posted      Profile for hopingandpraying     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Marnie recommended OmegaBrite as the best one.
Posts: 8884 | From Illinois | Registered: May 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
sammy
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 13952

Icon 1 posted      Profile for sammy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
sounds like I need to price check swansons. I've been ordering from iherb for awhile because of ease of use in reordering my favorites. It helps save me time and frustration each month. But saving a significant amount of money would be better.
Posts: 5237 | From here | Registered: Nov 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
ESG
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 4816

Icon 1 posted      Profile for ESG     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
after iHerb made a mistake I checked out Swanson's - very much cheaper for the items I checked & they use UPS that delivers to the door rather than UPS that delivers to the post office which then takes over the delivery here - also much faster delivery.

However, there is a 4.95 flat delivery fee v.s. the possible free delivery at iHerb & their bulk discount & their VIP discount: so you might have to do some math, lol

Posts: 424 | From Connecticut, USA | Registered: Nov 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
lpkayak
Honored Contributor (10K+ posts)
Member # 5230

Icon 1 posted      Profile for lpkayak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
ive been using carlsons fish oil. i was told to take 3000 am and 3000 pm. i did that for a long time. i think it helps my pain(inflam) and i hope it helps my heart since i cant take lipids. i cut down to 2000 am and pm cuz i am taking so much stuff now

i have always really liked NOW for most of everything...i think i'll look into that

i buy a case and it lasts a long time and is cheaper. sometimes a few of us go in on the case

--------------------
Lyme? Its complicated. Educate yourself.

Posts: 13712 | From new england | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
ktkdommer
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 29020

Icon 1 posted      Profile for ktkdommer     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Swanson's does run specials with a free deliver code. One time was Valentine's and a couple of times with an order over $50. I am on their email list now so now when the specials are.

I like their BOGO offers.

Swanson's has always been fantastic on shipping and I like that you can read the ratings from customers. They even keep the negative ones like: the capsule never disolved and I will not order this product again.

I can't even imagine buying a case of anything. Although during the past 1.5 years of treatment for 3 of us, we could easily use that up.

--------------------
Things are never dull. After 3 fighting Lyme, 2 are in remission. Youngest is still sick, age 22. He has new diagnosed Chiari Malformation and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

Posts: 1366 | From Perrysburg, Ohio | Registered: Nov 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Catgirl
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 31149

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Catgirl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've tried them all. Walnuts and Flax oil work the best on me.

--------------------
--Keep an open mind about everything. Also, remember to visit ACTIVISM (we can change things together).

Posts: 5418 | From earth | Registered: Mar 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.