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Fat Reducing Properties of Krill Oilflat belly

A new study performed at the University of Salento, Italy (see below), nicely elucidates at least one of the mechanisms behind the ability of Krill and Fish Oil to lower blood triglycerides.  Scientist supplemented rats with krill  and fish oil and followed a particular molecule called mitochondrial tricarboxylate, which is necessary to create fat in the liver (lipogensis).  What they found was that both fish and krill oil reduce the liver's ability to create fat although krill oil did better job. 

This is incredibly important research; because what many of you don't know, is the fat that you wear on your tummy was originally created in your liver.  It was then transported to your belly for storage.  In addition, the triglycerides your doctor checks when you go for blood work were created by your liver as well.  Therefore, this research sheds light on at least one of the mechanisms by which Krill Oil and Fish Oil lower triglycerides in humans.

Take Home Value: If you would like to create less fat that can be transported to your belly (or thighs), and promote healthy triglyceride levels, take Krill oil and Fish Oil daily.

BUT (and this is important) I don't recommend taking just krill oil, because it tends to have very low levels of EPA and DHA (the most important omega 3's).  On the other hand we do want to take enough krill oil to achieve the pain relieving benefits it provides (you may have heard me speak about this on the radio).  In addition krill oil nicely supports healthy HDL and LDL cholesterol levels. 

Krill swimmingSo what's the answer?  What's the best omega 3 supplement to take?  Hands down KrillOmega-3 Super Formula is it.  KrillOmega-3 provides the full 1,000 mgs of EPA and DHA recommended by the American Heart Association and a full 300mgs of Krill Oil; the exact amount used in the famous pain study, showing a 28% reduction in pain in just 7 days! (citation below)  In addition, it provides 1,000 IU's of vitamin D, considered by most experts to be a critical nutrient (click here to read more on vitamin D). I consider KrillOmega-3 Super Formula a daily essential.  In fact I think it's the single most important nutrient one can take (click here to read more).

To Your Wonderful Health,
Dr. Neil Levin - Chiropractor, Nutritionist, Fitness Trainer
article written: 6/14/11

Additional Important Articles on Omega 3's and Vitamin D:
Krill Oil - Incredible Benefits
Omega 3's and Cardioprotection-Mayo Clinic
Vitamin D - The Super Nutrient
VitaminD - How Much Should You Take?

Krill Oil and Pain:

J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl).
2011 Feb 25. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2011.01135.x.
Ferramosca A, Conte L, Zara V.
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.

A krill oil supplemented diet reduces the activities of the mitochondrial tricarboxylate carrier and of the cytosolic lipogenic enzymes in rats.

The mitochondrial tricarboxylate carrier supplies cytosol with the carbon units necessary for hepatic lipogenesis. The activities of cytosolic acetyl-CoA carboxylase and fatty acid synthetase are therefore strictly connected to the function of mitochondrial tricarboxylate carrier. Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are potent modulators of hepatic lipogenesis. In rats fed with a diet enriched with 2.5% krill oil (KO), a novel source of dietary n-3 PUFA, a time-dependent decrease in the activities of the mitochondrial tricarboxylate carrier and of the lipogenic enzymes was found. The KO induced inhibition of hepatic lipogenesis was more pronounced than that found in fish oil (FO)-fed rats, at least at short feeding times. The decrease in the activity of the mitochondrial tricarboxylate carrier caused by KO was due to a reduced expression of the protein. Furthermore, in the KO-fed animals a greater reduction in the levels of hepatic triglycerides and cholesterol was found in comparison to FO-fed rats.

© 2011 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
PMID:21429045 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]