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?
Posted by: ecb