Krill Oil Helps Depression, Study Shows

Depression is one of the many mental conditions that can be eased by krill oil. While much more study is needed, at least one clinical study has shown krill oil to be statistically more effective than fish oil for relieving the depression, irritability and stress associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Among many reasons for krill's superiority is that its omega-3 EPA and DHA essential fatty acids are in the form of phospholipids.

That makes the oil extracted from Antarctic krill "far from just another source of omega-3," says Dr. Tina Sampalis, Vice President for Research and Development, Neptune Technologies and Bioresources, Inc., makers of Neptune Krill Oil (NKO™) capsules, the first to reach the market.

Phospholipids are "life's building blocks" and "play a major role in human health," she says. "Phospholipids are the basic constituents of the cell membrane, a microscopic barrier that surrounds each of your body's cells. Phospholipids are also a source of choline, which is a highly important molecule that composes the neurotransmitter acerylcholine. This is what makes phospholipids so important for your brain and nervous system," she explains.

Dr. Sampalis adds that there are other phospholipid products on the market, but krill oil is the only one whose fatty acid profiles are optimized for the human brain.

For more details on the importance of phospholipids and conditions of the brain that krill oil may help, click here.

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