What is Krill Oil?

Category: Supplements

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Generic name: Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Krill oil is made from krill, a type of shrimp-like marine invertebrate animal. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, a class of compounds reported to aid in lowering both cholesterol and blood pressure when used as a dietary supplement.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 17 6
Hypertriglyceridemia 6 0
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 0
Anxious mood 2 1
Depressed mood 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Krill Oil

Side effect Patients
Abnormal urine smell 1
Muscle and joint pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Krill Oil

Dosage Patients
daily 4
500 mg daily 3
1,000 mg daily 2
300 mg daily 1
450 mg twice daily 1
500 mg twice daily 1
1,000 mg twice daily 1
2 x 1,000 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Krill Oil

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Expense 3
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 11 patients who've stopped taking Krill Oil

Duration

Currently taking Krill Oil

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 4

Stopped taking Krill Oil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 7
Not specified 6
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2 patient evaluations for Krill Oil

Aug 27, 2016 (Started Jul 18, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Could not tell any difference from cheaper fish oil.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 18, 2008 (Started Jun 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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