Skin Health Benefits of Krill Oil Omega-3s

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Omega-3s are well known, popular nutritional supplements for the health and wellness community, popularly associated with heart and brain health, as well as eye and joint health. Broader benefits have been widely suggested but less well researched historically. However, Krill Oil has been clinically studied for its positive improvement on skin health, adding to already robust research on krill oil omega-3s health benefits.

Here’s why krill oil may become a favorite in the realm of skin nourishment

What is Krill Oil and How Does it Support Health?

Krill oil offers a unique blend of nutrients naturally, making it distinct from other Omega-3 sources: omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids, astaxanthin, and choline. This blend can promote a range of health benefits, from supporting cardiovascular health and cognitive function to supporting a normal inflammatory response as well as supporting skin health.

The Omega-3s in krill oil are bound to phospholipids, a form which is more easily recognized and used by the body for better absorption.

Choline, another essential nutrient our bodies need, supports brain and nervous system health, and is naturally found in krill oil.

Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant that naturally preserves Krill Oil, unlike other sources that often require added preservatives, and responsible for Krill Oil’s unique red color.

Making the Switch from Fish Oil to Krill Oil

For those already familiar with the benefits of Omega-3s through fish oil, krill oil is an excellent alternative, as a more natural form of Omega-3s when compared to the esterified form found in many Omega-3 supplements.

Unlike fish oil, the Omega-3s in krill oil are primarily bound to phospholipids, the same form our bodies cells are made of, making them more bioavailable (easier for the body to absorb and use). Phospholipids are essential components of cell membranes that ensure cells function properly, giving you a boost in overall cell health, including the skin. All this, and because it digests better, there is no fishy aftertaste!

Benefits of Krill Oil for Skin Health

Krill oil’s unique combination of fatty acids, phospholipids, and antioxidants makes it a an excellent choice for those aiming to give their skin natural nutritional support. In a clinical study, Krill oil was shown when consumed at 1 g per day to improve skin hydration and elasticity. [1]

Plus, it's more easily absorbed by the body, so your skin reaps the full spectrum of its benefits. A few of the potential benefits of krill oil for skin health are:

  1. Improves Skin Hydration: Dry skin is a complaint many of us share, whether it’s a natural aging process or even during those chilly winter months! And taking care of your skin health from the inside out is just as important as topical solutions. Now, krill oil omega-3s help support your total skin regimen by improving skin hydration. [1]
  2. May Help Combat Signs of Aging: Nobody can turn back the clock, but two Krill Oil clinical studies on skin health reveal that Krill Oil improves skin elasticity. [2] These clinical studies show that regular intake of Krill Oil at 1 g dosage daily may reduce the signs of aging from its positive effect on skin elasticity. Furthermore, there appears to be a greater impact with a 2 g dosage, so in some cases more may be better!
  3. Supports Overall Skin Health: Our skin plays a pivotal role in shielding us from environmental stressors and retaining moisture. Krill oil, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids bound to phospholipids, helps to support skin's lipid barrier. Its antioxidant component, astaxanthin, may help to defend against oxidative damage, further supporting the skin's integrity.
  4. Plays a Role in Supporting a Normal Inflammatory Response: Krill oil’s Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, can play a vital role in supporting a normal inflammatory response which supports overall health, including skin health.

Incorporating Krill Oil into Your Skincare Regimen

By selecting a high-quality krill oil supplement, like Kori’s Pure Antarctic Krill Oil, you'll find that adding krill oil into your daily routine can help support your best overall health and skin health too.

Krill oil’s skin hydration and elasticity benefits, coupled with its sustainable harvesting, makes it a small but mighty addition to your skincare and total wellness regimen.