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What are the health benefits of Neptune krill oil?

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Krill oil can be used to treat several health conditions, such as high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, stroke, depression, osteoarthritis and high triglyceride levels. It is also believed to help with premenstrual syndrome and menstrual cramps, according to WebMD.

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Krill oil is derived from tiny sea animals called krill, according to WebMD. These shrimp-like creatures are ingested by larger ocean animals, such as mantas, Baleen whales and whale sharks. The word "krill" means whale food in Norwegian.

The fatty acids of krill oil are similar in nature to fish oil since both are rich in omega-3. These fatty acids can help reduce swelling, reduce cholesterol and produce blood platelets that are less sticky and less likely to clot, according to WebMD.

Neptune krill oil is produced by the company Neptune Technologies and Bioressources.

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