More and more research is being released on the benefits of fish oil every single day. Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 2 years you most likely have heard of fish oil and at least one of its benefits.
The beauty of fish oil is that the benefits are numerous and seem to keep growing.
Well, continuing with the theme of numerous benefits there is something some people are calling fish oil 2.0 and it is called krill oil. Krill are small crustaceans that populate every ocean in the world and they are so low on the food chain that they do not eat other species that may contain toxins or heavy metals. Krill primarily eat algae, which is the main source of its Omega 3 content and also a nutrient called astaxanthin.
Astaxanthin has been shown to be a powerful anti-oxidant that protects against UV light skin damage. It is also one of the few anti-oxidants that crosses the blood brain barrier where it may protect your eyes, brain and central nervous system from free radicals and their damage.
Astaxanthin is one of those nutrients that many experts feel makes krill supplements superior to fish oil. Not to mention that some research is showing that astaxanthin may help with you losing fat.