Krill: The New Beauty Pill?

Tue, 5 February 2013 2:03PM

It’s a happy day for me when I sniff out a highly pungent beauty benefit within a health product. And let’s just say, my nose is a’twitch, Primpettes!

Let me take you back the beginning. See, in 2012 my inbox was swimming with krill. Well, not the actual tiny shrimp-like crustacean per se, but news of said sea creature and its beauty and health benefits.

It became apparent that there was a movement in the water. The health community had trawled the sea (more on that later) and snatched any krill that those massively beastly Baleen whales hadn’t already scoffed, resulting in a pill called krill.

Krill what? Well, that was my response. I was too busy with my fish oil and alphabet of vitamins to consider introducing another pill to my morning arsenal.

But all good vitamins must come to an end, as did my fish oil supply. The closest thing in the fridge was either Tuesday’s half-eaten taco, three grapes that had seen better days, or a swanky new bottle of krill oil I’d been sent by a kind whale who just couldn’t fit another one in. (Or was it a PR? Mmm. 2012 is hazy at the best of times).

So before I cracked the top, I got online and finally digested the previous year’s email trail.

Turns out, krill oil is not a lubricant for your Malvern Star after all. In actual fact, it comes from a species of crustacean and contains heaps of fatty acids (the good ones), up to six times more than some fish oils in fact.

And we know what fish oil loves, right? Right? Yes! Super-fying your skin! The mega multitude of omega-3s that krill oil contains goes absolutely gangbusters on cell membranes, keeping them supple and strong, at a level that topical skincare just can’t muster.

Krill oil is also packed with antioxidants, in particular, one called Astaxanthin which is powerhouse of nutrients that also build up your body’s barrier to free radicals.

Not enough for you? I get that. Supplements and vitamins don’t come cheap but upping your internal health and beauty bounty should be an investment priority (which you know but I never tire of bleating.)

Still not convinced? Well what if I told you other benefits of Krill Oil include an increase in energy and stamina, smoother skin texture, better concentration, wrinkle reduction, a memory boost, more productive fat and cholesterol absorption, and an end to muscle and joint aches and stiffness?

Blackmores Eco Krill gets my vote because it’s just been given the stamp of approval from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), which is recognised by global conservation organisation World Wildlife Fund as the most sustainable choice for krill oil. So you can purchase this product in the knowledge that the harvesting of the krill was done under the guidelines of the WWF.

What about you Primpettes? Do you take supplements?

Are you tempted to try krill?

Or are you already doing so, with good results?

Ecb x

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  • Posted by: LouAna Master Fan // Tue, 5 February 2013 02:36pm

    this sounds like me… I jumped on the omega band wagon and settled into my preference and along came krill, I was a bit shocked by how expensive (per capsule) it was so decided to stick to my herbs of gold omega 3-6-9.

  • Posted by: Jessielyn Master Fan // Tue, 5 February 2013 03:26pm

    I’ve had such good results with krill oil, I love it!

  • Posted by: Jensta Master Fan // Tue, 5 February 2013 04:05pm

    I definately need to start taking something, my immune system is shot at the moment.

  • Posted by: daylight dancer Master Fan // Tue, 5 February 2013 04:21pm

    Im just taking some hair skin and nail supplements at the moment. Im seriously interested in krill oil now. It sounds so beneficial for your skin.

  • Posted by: Sparkles17 Master Fan // Tue, 5 February 2013 04:54pm

    I do take Bioglan fish oil capsules everyday, maybe krill next time ro.und

  • Posted by: loopylexy Master Fan // Tue, 5 February 2013 07:05pm

    I’m taking prenatal vitamins at the moment because I heard they’re amazing for you, although I definitely don’t want to get pregnant, haha. My skin is awful, awful, awful at the moment, I think it’s a hormonal imbalance (docs will tell me soon) but after that definitely need to figure out how to fix it- possible more supplements!

  • Posted by: PrettyPrincess Master Fan // Tue, 5 February 2013 10:19pm

    I take omegas, have heard a few good things about Krill lately.

  • Posted by: Michelle-1343378350 Devotee // Wed, 6 February 2013 12:09am

    I already take krill oil and it really is good for you! My skin especially on my arms looks clearer after having it a few days in a row.

  • Posted by: Kate T // Wed, 6 February 2013 05:33am

    I’m a beauty addict but krill isn’t for me. I was going to buy some and did some research. Turns out that even with the WWF backing scientists are saying that lots of different types of whales rely on the krill stocks as their main food source (the stocks that are now being harvested for this). I take care of my skin but this reminds me of African animals in Chinese medicine, I’d rather not have threatened species on my conscience!

  • Posted by: Rach86 Supporter // Wed, 6 February 2013 09:57am

    I like the sound of this. I currently take fish oil but may have to look at changing to krill instead!

  • Posted by: Jaimi Enthusiast // Wed, 6 February 2013 11:10am

    I take fish oil tablets daily, going to buy this and give it a go.

  • Posted by: elizalange // Wed, 6 February 2013 01:47pm

    Thank you for the tip! definitely will be trying this!

  • Posted by: inaj Devotee // Wed, 6 February 2013 07:47pm

    I haven’t tried Krill oil before, might have to try it out and see if it helps my skin and body.

  • Posted by: DebstarDesigns Master Fan // Thu, 7 February 2013 09:27am

    I take Olive Leaf capsules, Evening Primrose capsules, Fish Oil Capsules and a Hair, Skin and Nail Supplement daily. WHen my Fish oil runs out I will try some Krill as it sounds pretty spectacular!!!
    (p.s Jensta – olive leaf is fantastic for your immune system!!!)

  • Posted by: Daria Master Fan // Thu, 7 February 2013 12:25pm

    I only take supplements when I need to.

  • Posted by: GorgeousEmeralds Master Fan // Sat, 9 February 2013 10:06pm

    I’ve got fish oil but my sister has been using krill for her arthritis pain.

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Sun, 10 February 2013 11:30am

    i’ve never tried krill

  • Posted by: lovefashionangel Master Fan // Sun, 10 February 2013 12:15pm

    Ive seen krill oil everywhere recently. As I currently take fish oil I dont think i will try it anytime soon unless I run out.

  • Posted by: diva89 Master Fan // Sun, 10 February 2013 05:53pm

    i never take supplements..

  • Posted by: ladybec Master Fan // Mon, 11 February 2013 10:17am

    I take a multi vitamin everyday as well as iron supplements as I’m anaemic. I also picked up some new health food supplements from Bioglan – the spirulina powder and the acai berry powder. Krill sounds interesting but I’m not into fish oil as it is due to ethical reasons so this one is in the same boat.

  • Posted by: Britty1 Master Fan // Thu, 14 February 2013 01:43pm

    i take supplements, the pills are endless, i look like an addict! I take from Swisse i take:
    Professional Women’s Multi – B (1 tablet)
    Womens Multivitman (1 tablet)
    Spirulina (4 tablets)
    Cinnamon (3 tablets)
    Inner Balance (probiotic – 1 tablet)

    Then i also take:
    Nature’s Own – Kelp (idione – 1 tablet)
    Blackmore’s – Vitamin D (2 tablets)

    These are all at my Alternative Medicine GP’s advice due to my many deficiencies… and poor health symptons (fatigue, irritability, thyroid issues)…

    The thought of adding another seems a little extreme, however you make a good case here! i have looked at the krill oil tablets in the past but the packaging just advertises that they are beneficial for joint and cardio health, which I figured wasnt directly meeting any of my needs. However i think need time they are on special I will be investing!

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Fri, 12 July 2013 08:36pm

    I take the occasional supplement. At the moment following doctors orders I am taking Vitamin D capsules, to get my level back up to normal.

  • Posted by: Claire88 Master Fan // Sat, 13 July 2013 12:28am

    I just bought my first bottle of Krill oil to give my dry skin a big boost ,hoping to see some results soon.

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Sat, 13 July 2013 05:54pm

    I’ve never tried krill oil, great article ecb :)

  • Posted by: brinsley Master Fan // Fri, 16 January 2015 10:38am

    I don’t take supplements and I’m not keen to try krill … I would rather spend more on fresh fruit & vegies and supplements … I’m not convinced there are benefits from them … but I do know eating well works!

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