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Krill Oil And Type Ii Diabetes

Krill Oil And Type Ii Diabetes

We use only the highest quality ingredients. 100% 60 day money back guarantee on all products. Krill Oil May Be Effective At Lowering Fatty Acids In Type II Diabetes It has also been shown effective at reducing triglycerides and altering your blood lipid profiles. If you are a Diabetic and are overweight or obese and your diabetes is not CONTROLLED, then you are putting yourself at RISK for premature death. Heart disease and Diabetes go hand in hand. Altered lipid profiles, INCREASED fatty acids in your blood may be clogging your arteries. You may think you are not affected, but your might be WRONG. Dead Wrong! lipid profiles and increase triglycerides levels There is a special protein in your cells which allows sugar to enter into your cells and be processed. GLUT 4 is found in adipose tissue, muscle tissue and cardiac tissue. When GLUT 4 is activated, it allows sugar in your blood to pass easily into the cell. Once inside, the sugar is used or processed and stored. This allows the sugar to enter into Glycolysis, a process that allows your body to breakdown sugar and uses it as energy. Krill oil may prevent the depletion of GLUT 4 in your muscle and adipose cells. Depletion of the GLUT 4 protein may result Thus increased GLUT 4 expression may reduce high blood sugar, by allowing sugar to enter into your cells. Sometimes your liver breaks down sugar and releases in into your bloodstream. The problem in Diabetes is you are unable to use this sugar due to low insulin levels or your body is resistant to insulin. This process starts with an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphotase. This enzyme is responsible for the breakdown of glycogen molecules during glycolysis. This allows for it to be released it into your bloodstream. Diabetics are unable to utilize blood sugar which may Continue reading >>

Risk Of Taking Krill Oil

Risk Of Taking Krill Oil

Krill oil supplements carry similar risks as fish oil supplements. Krill are tiny, shrimp-like creatures that travel in large groups in oceans around the world. Both Antarctic and Pacific krill, harvested for the omega-3 fatty acids they contain, serve as dietary supplements for those wanting to increase consumption of healthy fats. Specifically, krill are rich in eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA, and docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, which are the same fatty acids found in fish oil that can reduce inflammation and lower your chance of developing of heart disease. Krill oil offers these fatty acids in a form that may be more efficiently absorbed than those from fish, but as with fish oil, there are some risks associated with it. The omega-3 fatty acids in krill oil can increase your risk of bleeding under some conditions. If you have a bleeding disorder or tend to bruise easily, the supplement can prolong bleeding times. Even if your blood clotting functions normally, high doses of krill oil can make you bleed more if you get injured. Blood thinning medications, including aspirin, warfarin and clopidogrel, as well as herbal products containing St. Johns wort, can also increase your chances of abnormal bleeding when combined with krill oil. The omega-3 fatty acids in krill oil may also interfere with other drugs. For instance, diabetes medications that lower your blood sugar insulin, glyburide, glucophage and glipizide may not work as effectively when you are taking krill oil. Consult your health care provider for possible dosing modifications to help keep your diabetes under control. Krill oil, like fish oil, might cause gastrointestinal distress, with symptoms of gas, bloating and even diarrhea. High doses may increase your risk of these unpleasant side effects. Taking small Continue reading >>

How Not To Have Diabetes

How Not To Have Diabetes

If you want type 2 diabetes , follow conventional advice to cut fat and eat more “healthy whole grains.” (This is also true for type 1 diabetes in susceptible individuals with pancreatic beta cell autoimmunity triggered by wheat gliadin or corn zein.) But what if you don’t want to follow the footsteps of the two thirds of Americans and Canadians who are now diabetic or pre-diabetic? (The CDC graph above shows only people actually diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the U.S.; if the number of undiagnosed were also included, the numbers would be significantly higher.) What if you don’t want the expense and side-effects of oral drugs and insulin–one of the most powerful weight gain drugs around? What if you don’t want to lose your eyesight, develop cardiovascular disease, experience gastroparesis, develop peripheral neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease that can lead to limb gangrene and amputation? What if you don’t want to add to the growing healthcare bubble being created by misguided dietary advice compounded by the overwhelming profit-motive that drives modern medical care? Not following this path and being spared the awful future that diabetes creates is really pretty simple. But it cannot be done by following the advice of the American Diabetes Association, nor following the advice of the majority of diabetes educators. There are an increasingly larger number of healthcare practitioners who are enlightened and follow strategies like those listed below. But most doctors sadly remain utterly in the dark, doing more to make the diabetes epidemic worse, not contributing to any solution except to offer drugs and procedures. Here’s a checklist that, if followed, allow the majority of pre-diabetics and diabetics to become non-pre-diabetic and non-diabeti Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes - Cure Or Control

Type 2 Diabetes - Cure Or Control

Krill Oil (vs.) Store Bought Fish Oil Caps I have in front of me a large bottle of 500 soft gels fish oil purchased from a local drug store. I think it was a buy one, get one free or the second bottle for half price deals. I am not going to say it has NO value. That isn't true. I am going to say that Krill Oil is a better buy and more easily absorbed into your system that fish oil. When you begin to read about the benefits of taking fish oil and Omega 3's etc. you realize that all fish oils are not the same and do not give you the same results. In most cases, the bottles of fish oil sitting on the grocer's shelves and in the vitamin section of the local drug stores are NOT in the same category as KRILL OIL. My personal study indicates that Krill Oil in its various marketable forms is a much better product for you than over processed bottle of fish oil, especially NKO Krill Oil. WHY? Good question. (Here is a section of the article on NKO Krill oil and why their patented process is far superior in quality and absorbtion in your system than store bought fish oil capsules) Again, I am NOT pushing products here and have NO affiliation or financial gain from anyone purchasing NKO Krill Oil. The article makes a lot of sense and for the money it looks like a great buy. If buy one, get one free, over processed fish oil soft gels are all you can afford, they are better than nothing. If you want to get the most for your supplement dollar, then you need to do a little more research. Well, NKO has a patent to GENTLY remove Omega-3 from krill. This gentle process protects the delicate bond between the Omega-3 and phospholipid. Just like in fish oil, its the Omega-3 were interested in. Its the phospholipid bond that makes Krill Oil better than Fish Oil. You see, our cell membranes a Continue reading >>

Which Supplements Can Help Lower Or Control My Blood Sugar?

Which Supplements Can Help Lower Or Control My Blood Sugar?

Question: Answer: Many different supplements may help lower or control blood sugar in people with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes who experience hyperglycemia (when blood glucose rises higher than normal). These supplements are discussed below. More details about each, including dosage, drug interactions, potential side effects, and ConsumerLab.com's reviews of products on the market, can be found by clicking on the links. Due to the seriousness of hyperglycemia, it is important to consult with your physician regarding use of these supplements. Cinnamon supplements may modestly improve blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes whose blood sugar is not well controlled with medication. In addition, one small study found that a branded cinnamon extract reduced fasting blood sugar by an average of about 10 mg/dL in prediabetic men and women with metabolic syndrome. Keep in mind, however, that only certain varieties of cinnamon have been shown to have this effect, and long-term safety studies have not been conducted. Curcumin (from turmeric) may improve blood sugar levels, according to preliminary studies, and one study found curcumin to dramatically lower the chances of prediabetes in middle-aged, slightly overweight men and women with somewhat higher than normal blood sugar levels. Alpha lipoic acid may improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, although it may only slightly reduce levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c). Chromium picolinate may help some people with type 2 diabetes decrease fasting blood glucose levels as well as levels of insulin and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c). However, be aware that high doses may worsen insulin sensitivity in healthy people who are not obese or diabetic. Having adequate blood levels of vi Continue reading >>

Curcumin, Krill Oil And The Risk Of Diabetes

Curcumin, Krill Oil And The Risk Of Diabetes

Curcumin, Krill Oil and the risk of diabetes Metabolic Syndrome is a recently identified and increasingly common health condition. It is characterized by an increase in abdominal fat. Blood tests show elevated triglycerides as well as cholesterol and often borderline high blood sugar. Metabolic Syndrome is associated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 (adult onset) diabetes, as well as cardiovascular disease and other diseases of aging. It has been my standard practice over the past several years to recommend a moderately low-carbohydrate diet for people with this condition. Certain supplements, to help normalize blood sugar, increase detoxification, and other products based on individual circumstances can also be of use. Following these simple steps, my patients often notice rapid and significant improvements and blood tests quickly normalize. Recent studies show that two simple and readily available supplements can further enhance the process of reversing Metabolic Syndrome. The first study looked at curcumin, an extract of the Indian spice turmeric. Curcumin had already been studied in a number of settings, including at Houstons MD Anderson Cancer Center, where it was found to have powerful anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer effects. The study on diabetes prevention can be found at In this study, people with high risk factors for developing diabetes were assigned either to a placebo or to the supplement curcumin. Over a period of three months, those taking the placebo went on to develop diabetes at the anticipated rate, whereas no one taking curcumin did so. The authors of this study clarify that his was a small study and more research is warranted. The results are nevertheless impressive and, given the other known benefits of this spice, I would have n Continue reading >>

Krill Oil Radically Better Than Fish Oil

Krill Oil Radically Better Than Fish Oil

Unplanned Pregnancies 20 Times More Likely on Birth Control Pill than IUD A new study reveals that krill oil is vastly superior to fish oil for regulating key metabolic processes, including glucose and fat metabolism, by controlling the genes that direct those metabolic processes This, together with previous studies, confirm that krill oil offers additional benefits over fish oil especially for those with metabolic dysregulation seen in obesity and type 2 diabetes Omega-3 fats are an important component of your cell membranes, which help shuttle molecules into and out of your cells, so if you are deficient in these important fats, you have a higher risk for developing system-wide health problems There is a growing mountain of research indicating that omega-3 deficiency can increase your risk for a number of major diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Parkinsons and Alzheimers diseases, cancer, arthritis and othersand may actually accelerate the aging process For many years now, my favorite source of omega-3 fats has been krill oil. Every time a new study about krill oil hits the journals, its list of health benefits grows longer and the differences between fish oil and krill oil become more pronounced. Krill oil is often compared to fish oil as a source of animal-based omega-3 fats. But krill consistently comes out on top in the researchand the latest study published in the July 2011 issue of Frontiers in Genetics 1 is no exception. This study compared the livers of mice fed krill oil to those fed fish oil by looking at the gene expression triggered by each. Researchers found that krill oil is VASTLY superior to fish oil when it comes to influencing your genes. What do your genes have to do with your metabolism? Everything! Every aspect of your met Continue reading >>

Chia Seeds And Krill Oil: Unusual Sources Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Chia Seeds And Krill Oil: Unusual Sources Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Chia Seeds and Krill Oil: Unusual Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Last week (in "Essential Fatty Acids: What You Need to Know [Part 4]" ), I said that I was wrapping up my series on essential fatty acids. However, I realized that there are two more "items" that I wanted to mention to you that have to do with omega-3 fatty acids . Chia seeds? You mean those Chia Pet things that you get at the drugstore? That you give as a joke? (I can just hear you thinking this!) Little did you know that the seeds used to grow green hair on clay heads are actually a valuable source of omega-3 fatty acids. (By the way, chia seeds were mentioned by Dr. Oz on Oprah, so you know theyve made it big time.) Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica) are related to the mint family and grow in the Southwest and in Mexico. Back in pre-Columbian times, before the Spanish conquest, chia seeds were a staple of the Aztec and Mayan diets. The Aztecs used to cut images of their gods out of dough made from chia and then eat them as part of religious ceremonies. Chia seeds were also used to treat joint pain and skin conditions. They were banned from use after the Spanish conquest. Only recently have countries in Latin America started to produce chia seeds commercially. Whats the big deal about chia seeds? These tiny black seeds are an excellent source of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid (ALA). One ounce, or about two tablespoons, of chia seeds contains 4 grams of protein, 11 grams of fiber , 180 milligrams of calcium, and 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. Furthermore, chia seeds are rich in antioxidants, and the kind of fiber they contain is primarily soluble fiber, the type of fiber that can lower blood cholesterol . In fact, if you mix chia seeds with water, the water will become very gummy, thanks to the Continue reading >>

Fish Oil Vs Krill Oil | Diabetic Connect

Fish Oil Vs Krill Oil | Diabetic Connect

By jigsaw Latest Reply2012-07-31 09:44:43 -0500 Many of you take fish oil, and krill oil has been getting more common also. Is krill oil better than fish oil ? I think Krill Oil is much better, I've been using a fish oil for several years and when I read about Dr. Mercola's article about both krill oil and fish oil, I switched on krill oil now. You could be right! Krill oil has some advantages and some disavantages however. Either way, I think it's an excellent supplement to take. I like the krill oil tablets MUCH better. I don't burp fish all day and they are supposed to be better. I have not noticed that they do anything for me though. Thanks Gabby! The only thing that I have noticed after some long term trial and error (over a few years on and off fish oil caps ) is an improvement in my triglycerides. That's using Lovaza. Any other benefits with the exception of Possible cholesterol improvement would probably be difficult to determine. For those that have trouble with the size and taste of the usual fish oil capsules I found some at Walgreens that solved both problems. They are 1400 mg strength, small in size and so far no fish burps or taste. I just discovered they have a little peppermint oil in them. So instead of fish burps you get peppermint. ;-) I'm sure there would still be a hint of fish burp mixed with the peppermint. Probably best to take them when you have an annoying individual hanging around you ! So far no hints of fish, just peppermint. The first time I had a burp after starting these pearls I was like "WTH, I didn't eat anything with peppermint in it". When I went to fill my pill organizer I noticed on the label about the peppermint oil. ;-) Very interesting and good to know! Being they're available at Walgreens, they can be easily acquired by many. Continue reading >>

The Ultimate Guide To Krill Oil

The Ultimate Guide To Krill Oil

Krill are tiny, shrimp-like animals in the sea that are eaten mostly by whales. These krill contain high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids as well as other healthy fats and people have found a way to capture them, squeeze their oil out of them and put it in a nice little capsule for us to consume. Why would anyone want to take krill oil supplements? Krill oil is similar to fish oil in that it delivers healthy fats, called Omega 3 fatty acids, that we all need in order to have a healthy body. It can be hard to get enough of these healthy fats in our diet and our body doesnt make this necessary nutrient. Supplementation is the smart way to go if you feel you need to up your healthy fats intake. Krill oil contains anywhere from 12 to 50% of its body weight in healthy fats, depending on the time of year. The fats in krill oil are primarily Omega 3s but there are also phospholipids, and acids like mystiric acid, stearic acid, and palmitic acid. Krill oil also contains vitamin A, E, and the B vitamins 9 and 12. It also contains choline which is a great combination because it helps to transport all these healthy fats in krill oil around the body. Astaxanthin, which gives krill their red color, is a powerful antioxidant that aids in the prevention of omega 3 oxidation. There are many benefits of krill oil. The different fats and vitamins that krill oil contain make the benefits wide-ranging and can be beneficial for just about everyone. Krill oil blocks inflammation in two different ways. It reduces the C-reactive protein (or CRP). This protein is important in fighting off infections but when the levels begin to elevate, it causes inflammation. A study done on 90 patients who suffer from arthritis and disease that supplemented with krill oil showed a marked reduction in CRP levels Continue reading >>

Diabetes- Krill Oil - Supplements - Diabetes | Healthcentral

Diabetes- Krill Oil - Supplements - Diabetes | Healthcentral

David Mendosa / @davidmendosa , Patient Expert Omega-3 fatty acids are all around us. Yet few of us get enough of them. Even those people who think that fats are bad make an exception for the omega-3s. These polyunsaturated fats are essential to our good heart health, something that everyone with diabetes needs to take seriously. The most important of the omega-3s are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Although our bodies cant synthesize omega-3s, they can convert some ALA into EPA and DHA. But our bodies have a limited ability to convert ALA into EPA and DHA. And the omega-3s in our diet compete with the omega-6 fatty acids for space in cell membranes and for the attention of various enzymes. This means that too much omega-6 in our diet is just as much of a problem as too little omega-3. Most of us think of fish as the source of omega-3s. But fish get them from plants. Most of the omega-3s in our bodies ultimately come from green leaves. On the other hand, most of our omega-6s come from seeds. This means simply that this lack of balance ultimately boils down to overconsuming seed oils and underconsuming greens. We worsen this imbalance when we eat grain-fed animals. No one knows what the optimal ratio in the diet is for these two families of fats, writes Susan Allport in The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them (University of California Press, 2006). But humans evolved under conditions in which they were about equal. Now, however, the current ratio in the United States is about 10 times the amount of omega-6s in our diet as omega-3s. We can trace a lot of this imbalance to the ratio of omega-3s to omega-6s in the cooking and salad oils that we use. Even e Continue reading >>

Effects Of Krill Oil On Endothelial Function And Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors In Participants With Type 2 Diabetes, A Randomized Controlled Trial

Effects Of Krill Oil On Endothelial Function And Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors In Participants With Type 2 Diabetes, A Randomized Controlled Trial

BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2015; 3(1): e000107. Published online 2015 Oct 14. doi: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2015-000107 Effects of krill oil on endothelial function and other cardiovascular risk factors in participants with type 2 diabetes, a randomized controlled trial Department of Research, Western Connecticut Health Network, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Connecticut, USA Correspondence to Jessika M Lobraico; [email protected] Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Received 2015 Apr 3; Revised 2015 Aug 27; Accepted 2015 Sep 3. Copyright Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. The purpose of this trial was to evaluate the effect of krill oil supplementation, a source of -3 fatty acids, on cardiovascular disease risk factors and blood glucose control among participants with type 2 diabetes. A randomized, double-blind controlled cross-over trial was employed. Outcomes assessed were: endothelial function, blood lipids, glucose, glycated hemoglobin, serum antioxidant level, C peptide, and calculated Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR) scores. Participants were randomized to either krill oil or olive oil supplementation for 4 weeks, underwent a 2-week washout period, and then crossed to the other supplementation for 4 weeks. All parti Continue reading >>

What Does Krill Oil Have To Do With Diabetes?

What Does Krill Oil Have To Do With Diabetes?

What Does Krill Oil Have to Do With Diabetes? Multiple studies have been conducted on the use of omega-3s for better heart health. Yet, the studies on the benefits of Krill Oil for diabetes has often gone unnoticed. In October 2015, a joint study, Effects of Krill Oil on Endothelial Function and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Participants With Type 2 Diabetes, a Randomized Controlled Trial, as reported by the US Library of Medicine, found a definitive link between Krill Oil and positive outcomes for diabetes sufferers. Take a look at the key finding of this study and what it means for the uses of Krill Oil. The study took place over 21 weeks and included 47 participants with type 2 diabetes. Part of the participants were released after four weeks, yet 34 participants were followed for an additional 17 weeks to identify how glucose levels changes with long-term treatment of Krill Oil. To remove any extraneous variables, all of participants were required to complete the study without significant changes to lifestyle and medication treatment for diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, the study focused on identifying and managing the link between cardiovascular disease and diabetes. As a result, the finding revealed how Krill Oil may be of additional benefit to diabetics. The Studys Findings on Endothelial Production Endothelial production is the medical term for the secretion of insulin and glucagon in the body. When released by the pancreas and liver, these hormones trigger the uptake or breakdown of glucose within the bloodstream. For example, the release of insulin signals cells to take in excess glucose, and glucagon triggers the breakdown of a multi-tiered formation of glucose (polysaccharide) into usable molecules of glucose. In type 2 diabetes, the Continue reading >>

Krill Oil- | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Krill Oil- | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Well ive been taking a gel capsule of krill oil now for 2 weeks and gone from a steady 8 to 5-6 mmol. Has anybody else had similar results with this? Mud Island Dweller Type 2 Well-Known Member Saw krill oil capsules in H & B the other day. I know that several of the animal products we have at work have it in as apparently according to the rep it is good for you. Seems she may have been right. The products it is in are nutritional ones made for animals but all human edible... taste quite nice we are encouraged to try some of them. The reps swear by the liver one post alcoholic night to such a degree they have to justify taking on their rounds as they once used so much almost wiped out stock during the big vet congress at one point apparently Last night I dreamt of prawn energy drinks and a poodle on a Kawasaki Joe Sweatthang Type 2 Well-Known Member Joe Sweatthang Type 2 Well-Known Member Joe Sweatthang Type 2 Well-Known Member I'm interested in this. I had considered Krill Oil, partly because of my diabetes, and partly because of my recent heart operation. Decided against it for 2 reasons. 1. The heart benefits claimed are only obtained at doses much higher than the recommended dosage suggested by most suppliers. 2. I had read some research that said it interacts with clopidogrel and aspirin that I have been on since my surgery. Please keep us all posted though. If you see this benefit continue, I might consult my doctor to ask if it is ok for me to try it. In a study that appeared in the 2004 Annals of Pharmacotherapy, krill oil increased the effect of warfarin, a blood-thinning medication. Additional medications that may interact with krill oil inc Continue reading >>

Krill Oil And Diabetes

Krill Oil And Diabetes

Krill oil reduces elevated lipid and glucose levels, which is significant for diabetics.Diabetes is one of those canary-in-a-coal-mine conditions if youve got diabetes chances are you are overweight, and if youre overweight chances are youre cruising for a coronary. To this extent, Russian researchersdiscoveredthat diabetics who ate krill meat had reduced plaque buildup in arteries, which means the blood flowing through their pipes could flow less hindered by plaque deposits that can cause heart attacks, in particular the kind of heart attacks that kill you on the spot when the plaque deposits dislodge. The researchers also saw a similar effect in those who ate squid liver fat.Na zdorovie!1 People with diabetes produce insulin that is either not enough to deal with the sugar coursing through their veins, or their insulin receptors have become saturated this is what is called being insulin resistant. In response to levels of sugar in the blood, insulin receptors become activated to produce insulin, which break down the sugar. Researchers believe krill might affect the insulin receptors located in cell walls. Exactly how krill does this remains unknown, but theres no disagreement with the idea that krill does have this effect. Hundreds of studies show omega-3s lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in both diabetics and healthy people.2,3,4,5,6But can krill match the omega-3s from fish oils? Clearly there are many magnitudes of additional research done on the EPA and DHA from fish oil compared to krill, due to the fact that krill oil is rather new on the supplement scene. In fact, theres been only one krill study in humans that show an effect with this condition. But the blackboard scientists were clearly on to something, because it makes sense that krills EPA and DHA Continue reading >>

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