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VINE VOICEon 17 July 2014
Size: Pack of 30|Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
it really has made a noticeable difference to my athritis i dunno if its just a period of the athritis going down temporarily but so far for the few weeks its working.

AND ive only been using around 1 a week they say 1-2 a day but i received only a small sample and its really expensive and 1 a week is doing the job for me.

5 stars id recommend the product but its so expensive for something i thought to be abundant (krill). its too pricey but i will probably be buying this or some other copy from another company or at least some other krill product.
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on 17 July 2014
Size: Pack of 60|Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
Easy to swallow but very expensive compared to standard cod liver oil and omega 3. You would presume these must do you good but difficult to judge this. Personally I can't say they did anything for me but if you believe in this then no complaints about size and no fishy aftertaste either.

These would be very expensive if you take the advised daily amount (1-3) personally I think standard fish oils do just as much for you.
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VINE VOICEon 26 June 2014
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If you take cod liver oil regularly like me, you will realise how good these tablets are. When I say tablets, they are more capsules, not much bigger than a pea. Swallowing the things is easy, and I could probably do it without water. They have a gel coating which allows them to be swallowed so easily. Upon swallowing, there is no unpleasant taste, just the hint of vanilla! There is no sort of reflux taking them and you are not reminded of the unpleasant fishy taste I have experienced with others. I would definitely recommend these, however, I cannot tell any sort of improvement in terms of effectiveness in comparison to other capsules which means justifying to yourself the increased price associated with them!
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Size: Pack of 90|Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
I started taking these tablets as part of my daily supplement regime because of the amount of research stating how beneficial Krill oil is - and because I had become very disenchanted with having fishy breath for half the day after taking my previous omega 3 fish oil tablets. I have also lost the slightly upset stomach the other ones caused - and the awful pongy burps.. Plus these lovely little red tablets are just that - little! Pretty much everything else I have tried has been huge and hard to swallow.

So, all things considered, if you want to take an omega 3 supplement, MegaRed Original Krill Oil have an awful lot of extra benefits over and above the competition. Recommended.
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VINE VOICEon 17 June 2014
Size: Pack of 60|Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
I have to say that it is very hard to review these krill oil capsules, because I genuinely don't know if they are doing anything for me or not, because I can't really tell any difference from when I use them to when I don't. The only thing I can say is that I suffer with occasional palpitations and these have reduced, but I have also lost weight, so this could be a contributory factor and is not necessarily related to the use of the krill oil.

This brand of krill oil has a pleasant vanilla coating which smells very nice when you open the container and I have not noticed any unpleasant fishy odours. The capsules are average size and easy to swallow with water.

I can only advise on what I have read about the use of krill oil and that is to say that whilst there is some evidence that it works, there is insufficient evidence to confirm its effectiveness, as there has not been enough study into it and research is ongoing. The following is a list of ailments that have ongoing research into the use of krill oil.

Developing research shows that taking 1-1.5 grams of a specific krill oil product daily reduces total cholesterol and "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and increases "good" high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in patients with high cholesterol. Higher doses of 2-3 grams daily also appear to significantly reduce levels of triglycerides, another type of blood fat.

Early research shows that taking 300 mg of a specific krill oil product daily reduces pain and stiffness in people with osteoarthritis, reduces pain and stiffness in people with rheumatoid arthritis and might reduce symptoms of PMS. It may also be effective in treating, high blood pressure, reducing the risk of strokes, cancer, depression and other conditions.

However, as stated previously, more evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of krill oil for these uses.

Krill oil is POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults when used appropriately for a short amount of time, current recommendations are for use up to 3 months only. Research on krill oil has not adequately evaluated its safety or possible side effects, but it is likely that krill oil can cause some side effects similar to fish oil products, such as, bad breath, heartburn, fishy taste, upset stomach, nausea, and loose stools.

Special precautions and warnings are given about using krill oil during pregnancy and if breast-feeding, as there is not enough known about the use of krill oil during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid using it altogether if this applies to you.

Some people who are allergic to seafood might also be allergic to krill oil supplements. There is no reliable information showing how likely people with seafood allergy are to have an allergic reaction to krill oil; however, until more is known, avoid using krill oil or use it cautiously if you have a seafood allergy.

There is concern that krill oil might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery, as it reduces blood clotting. So it is advised to stop using krill oil at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

You should be warned and be cautious about using krill oil in combination with medications that slow blood clotting, as anticoagulant / antiplatelet drugs interact with krill oil. Because krill oil might slow blood clotting, taking krill oil along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.

Medications that slow blood clotting and may interact with krill oil include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.

Other medicine interactions are linked with Orlistat (Xenical, Alli). Orlistat (Xenical, Alli) is used for weight loss and it prevents dietary fats from being absorbed from the gut. There is some concern that orlistat (Xenical, Alli) might also decrease absorption of krill oil when they are taken together. To avoid this potential interaction take orlistat (Xenical, Alli) and krill oil at least 2 hours apart.

The appropriate dose of krill oil depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for krill oil. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

All this said, I do not think they are worth the price tag as it is still essentially a product with inadequate test results and over all has no proof that it is better than other fish oils, despite how well it is packaged and how well it is advertised in stores everywhere at the moment. I would advise to use the best generic fish oil you can afford and don't just buy into hype.
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Size: Pack of 60|Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
This is a 60-pill bottle of Omega-3 Krill Oil. Each pill has 500mg of Omega-3 of which 60mg is Eicosapentaenoic acid (commonly known as EPA) 27.5mg is Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and 200mg is Phospholipids.

All of these acids are commonly recommended in fish-oil (cod-liver tablets for example) however these essential acids come from Krill - tiny little shrimp-like crustaceans - that are harvested from Antarctic waters (The Southern Ocean) in an MSC certified sustainable fishery. "Why does this matter?" you might ask. Well, Krill OIl is naturally higher in Phospholipids and these are what makes up the membranes of your body, meaning your body recognises them and utilises them more effectively for healthy heart function and general well being.

The pill itself is tiny compared to a fish-oil tablet with the same milligram content of Omega-3. It doesn't smell or taste unpleasant and unlike other oil tablets, it doesn't float on the contents of your stomach, it's soluble meaning no fishy blow-back!

Recommended for a great source of Omega-3 in a smaller than usual pill.
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It's always hard to be sure things like this are doing what they say they are doing, or whether it's just a placebo effect, but these do seem to do the job.

I read in a sports physiology book that Omega 3 oils are very good for dealing with aching muscles after intense exercise, but that if you're going to do that be sure to use very good quality oil for the best effect. These krill oil tablets definitely seem to help in that regard, and after some full-on activities I'm very much not feeling as sore as I usually am. Whether it is down to these capsules or not.. well. Seem to work for me though, so I'm very happy.

They're very small capsules, about a quarter of the size that fish oil tablets normally are. Very easy to swallow, and no fishy after taste (although fresh oil should never have that) and quite convenient. The faint smell of vanilla is quite pleasant, though slightly strange...

Expensive, but if you want some good quality oil in an easy to consume form, these really are great.
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Krill oil is made from krill, a small, shrimp-like crustacean that inhabits the cold ocean areas of the world. Despite their small size, krill make up the largest animal biomass on the planet. There are approximately 500 million tons of krill roaming around in northern seas.

The antioxidant potency of krill oil is 48 times more potent than fish oil.

Krill oil, like fish oil, contains omega-3 fats such as eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA). However, in fish oil, these omega-3 fats are found in the triglyceride form. I have a personal interest/concern with triglyceride levels and I was reassured to learn that supplementing my diet with krill oil can regulate genes in the liver and influence the production of glucose, fat and cholesterol metabolism.

I have been taking cod liver oil capsules for many years and I am convinced that this daily habit has been of benefit to my health. But I believe krill oil is an even better option for most people, for several reasons. I particularly appreciate the fact that the omega-3 is attached to phospholipids that dramatically increase its absorption, especially into brain tissue. High-quality fish oils are certainly great products with many important health benefits but fish oil is weak in antioxidant content, whereas krill oil contains potent antioxidants.

Its only drawback is that it does not contain more than a trace of vitamin D, which is nearly as important as omega-3 fats. You can remedy this however, by making sure you're getting plenty of appropriate sun exposure as that is your best source of vitamin D anyway.

As far as supplements are concerned, two of the best yet simplest ways to improve your overall health include:

Increasing your intake of antioxidants
Increasing your intake of omega-3 oils

And krill oil accomplishes both of those missions.

Krill has been shown to be beneficial for a really wide range of health issues, including:

Support for concentration, memory, and learning
Blood sugar health
Healthy joints, with an increase in joint comfort
Fighting signs of aging
Protection for cell membranes
Cholesterol and other blood lipid health
Healthy liver function
Relief of normal PMS symptoms
Bolstering your immune system
Healthy mood support
Optimal skin health

I'm not replacing the cod-liver oil with krill oil, rather I have chosen to take both.
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I suffer from stiff joints that I have been taking cod liver oil to help with since childhood, and I have to say I've always hated the taste of the capsules. It was a real pleasure to discover that this did not have a fishy after taste and that the gel capsule did not go all sticky as soon as it hit my tongue. I did notice a faint vanilla scent and taste though, the capsule material seems to be imbued with it, and it wasn't unpleasant at all= merely a hint that made swallowing the capsule a more pleasant experience, and it has helped with my joints.
It also seemed to live up to its claims re: PMS and high blood pressure- I'm going through peri-menopause and there are related symptoms which this did indeed ease. These are low in vit D as another has observed, but I have not been overly concerned about this as I use soy milk which has VIT D added, so it's made up for. Used as directed, these seem to be one supplement that lives up to its promises.
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Size: Pack of 90|Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
As everybody says it is hard to review a tablet. However I can report no side effects, no bad taste, easy to swallow. It is krill so it is better for you than other products (according to people that know about these things). Loses a star because of the price compared to similar products. Other than that no complaints!
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