OmegaK krill oil is manufactured by a company called Omega K, Inc. The product provides liquid krill oil in gel capsules. It appears that OmegaK krill oil is the only product that this company markets.
So what is krill oil and why should you take it? Krill are small crustaceans that feed on phytoplankton and zooplankton and in turn, are a primary food source for whales, seals, penguins and fish.
As a dietary supplement, krill oil has burst onto the seen in recent years as a much sought after replacement of fish oil, to provide the body with the critical essential fatty acids and omega 3’s. Research has long shown that these EFA’s are important for maintaining heart health. Krill oil is slowly catching up in popularity with fish oil largely because it is believed that krill oil can absorb up to 15 times more than fish oil.
What Does OmegaK Krill Oil Do?
According to their website, there are a number of reasons why OmegaK krill oil will have a positive impact on the body and is superior to fish oil. These are the following:
- OmegaK will slow the production of fat in the body
- OmegaK will aid in the prevention of inflammation
- OmegaK reduces the risk of consuming mercury which exists when taking fish oil
- OmegaK provides a significant amount of the critical fatty acids EPA and DHA and are more absorbable than these fatty acids from fish oil
- OmegaK krill oil can aid in the production of HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol) while lowering LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol)
- OmegaK can help lower triglycerides
All of these assertions about OmegaK krill oil are in fact substantiated by research. For many years now, more and more evidence is coming to light that Krill Oil is not only a heart-healthy supplement but is far superior to fish oil in getting the essential fatty acids.
Dr. Joseph Mercola, who we have a lot of confidence in, has been writing about the benefits of krill oil for years.
OmegaK Product Ingredients
One bottle of OmegaK krill oil contains 60 soft-gels –each soft-gel contains 500 mgs. The serving size is 2 soft-gels for a total of 1000 mg of Krill Oil. OmegaK claims the source of the EFA’s are from phospholipids and astaxanthin, which are naturally occurring fatty acids.
Where can you buy OmegaK and how much will you pay?
It appears that you can purchase OmegaK krill oil exclusively through their website at HeartAttackDefender.com. They force you to watch a video, and though informative, can be a little tedious. A little trick if you want to bypass the video is to close out the screen and when the “pop-up screen” appears asking if you “really” want to leave the page, simply click on the “stay on page” button and it’ll take you straight to the order page.
They have a few different packages depending on how much you want and how much money you want to save. The best price per bottle if you buy from the manufacturer is $39.95 if you buy 5 bottles. The cost for 1 bottle is $67. This is competitively priced for 1000 mg of krill oil per serving.
Here are the best deals I’ve found online:
$25 per bottle if you buy an 8-pack
$33.50 per bottle if you buy a 4-pack
$59 for one bottle
OmegaK does a very good job in presenting the case for krill oil. They do a thorough job of explaining the benefits and the advantages of krill oil over fish oil. In addition, they have direct links to research and studies that substantiate these claims.
In terms of value, 1 bottle of krill oil for $67 is fairly standard, whereas, if you bought 5 bottles, $39.95 is a good value indeed.
OmegaK is a little vague in explaining the actual source of the krill oil. They do not disclose how much of the EPA you are getting (eicosapentaenoic acid) and how much of the DHA you are getting (docosahexaenoic acid). In addition, they do not show on the label the quantity of astaxanthin or phospholipids, which are powerful antioxidants and found in high-quality krill oil supplements.