Monday, January 14, 2013

Krill Oil Supplements Review & Giveaway **Closed**

Everest Nutrition sent me two bottles of their Viva Labs, Inc. Krill Oil to try again and it couldn't have come at a better time! For some odd reason, my trig's have gotten very high again (in the 700's) so the doctor is freaking out on me but you know what? So, has my thyroid plummeted and I had to up it from 112 to 175 and now it's back down to 150 which still is far from normal.  What people need to understand about thyroid issues is that they can mess with cholesterol numbers.  When the thyroid is not working at top capacity, it throws alot of things out of whack, including cholesterol.

I have had several doctors admit to me that they give false/negatives so I could or could not have high cholesterol but to be safe, take the fish oils so you don't have to go on more prescription meds. The thing with those trig numbers (I can't spell that long word) is that those are the ones that the thyroid messes with and because of that, it in turn makes it impossible to know what my HDL and my LDL are. Because it hides the numbers behind that high trig number.

I had this happen one other time several years back but was able to exercise like a bat out of hell and I got those trig's back in the 200 range so that the LDL and HDL numbers could be read. My problem right now is that I can't exercise like that right now, especially with all of these experimental procedures that are coming up in the next few weeks. Already had one this past Friday. That in itself is a whole new story which I wrote up.  I set up a Health Update block and they will be there from now on if you want to keep up with how all this experimental stuff is going on.

Anyway, the Krill Oil could not have gone at a better time because I will need all the help I can get with my not being able to exercise. That darn back brace is enough to make you want to scream!  So, I will take my Simvastin at night (prescription meds for high cholesterol) and the Krill Oil during the day and then I also have Lovaza that I am suppose to take 2 times a day. Of course, when I have these procedures done, I can't take any of this as they act as blood thinners for a few days.

They look totally different than fish oil, huh? They are more of a reddish color and the surprising thing I found about them is I could smell the fishy smell when I open the bottle but when I actually take them, there is no fishy taste and I don't burp them like I did fish oil. These are smaller than fish oil but still pack a powerful punch.

Actually, Krill Oil is 54 times more potent than fish oil! Did you know that? Probably not because I sure didn't and I try to keep up with stuff like this because it is imperative that I get my fish oil or krill oil every day. It really sucks getting older! Once you hit 45 things are never the same again! I can remember when I could eat whatever I wanted and did not gain a pound. And if I did I could just do a little bit of exercise and it was like I never ate the bad stuff! Now, it is a constant battle trying to not eat bad things.

Oh, my Goodness! I just went on Viva Lab's site and found out what Krill Oil really is! I am going to quote you what they said and then show you the picture that about gave me a heart attack:
Krill Oil is the oil harvested from Antarctic krill, a shrimp like crustacean that lives deep in the ocean. Scientists and doctors have discovered that ingesting this oil can have amazing affects on your body including a stronger heart, pain-free joints, a better mood, lower cholesterol, easier menstruation and overall better health.

Krill oil is a miraculous discovery from the deep pure waters of Antarctica that literally beats the pants off fish oil. When tested head to head by an independent laboratory our Krill oil was found to be 54x more powerful in antioxidant activity than fish oil!
Lord, who even knew things like that existed in the ocean and how did we know that those little things so far down into the ocean were packed with all of the good oils we need to help protect ourselves? I learned that the best Krill is in the Antarctica ocean where it is free of toxins metals and other contaminants which makes it purer than Fish Oil! Makes you wonder who even sets out to find out all this fascinating information! Wow, this is what they are saying that Viva Labs Krill Oil can do:
Clinical data has shown Krill Oil seems to possess numerous benefits and has the ability to: protect your heart, lower your cholesterol, fight PMS symptoms, combat inflammation, optimize your brain's capabilities, fight aging AND boost your overall health and wellbeing!

These days we're all well aware of the importance of including Omega 3 fatty acids into our diets. Viva Labs, Inc. Krill Oil is a fantastic source of Omega 3s, especially EPA and DHA benefits, the two essential fatty acids the body needs to maintain excellent health.

Viva Labs, Inc. Krill Oil goes above and beyond what you would find in any Omega 3 supplement -- even when put up against the highest grade fish oil supplement!

Our Krill Oil contains a rich supply of astaxanthin, a red pigment found in aquatic livestock such as krill, shrimp, lobster, mussel, crab and other seafood sources. Astaxanthin is known as a very powerful anti oxidant which can help rid the body of free radicals that contribute to various diseases and illnesses. Astaxanthin is also known for its anti-aging capabilities.

Even better. krill oil's Omega 3 structure is linked together in a different form compared to fish oil. The essential fatty acids in fish oil are made up in triglyceride form, whereas krill oil is linked together in phospholipid form – the same structure as the fat cells in the human body! This makes absorption of Omega 3s faster and easier.
So, it looks like finally I am doing something right! I picked something that was going to help with those darn triglycerides, (I hope so)! That is what the doctor says is worrying her the most. I think she said your numbers need to be 150 or less and mine is hovering anywhere around the 700 mark. And I have given up so much food it is not funny.

Finally, a heart doctor told me to stop stressing because alot of it is hereditary and no matter what I do it will not budge unless I am taking the right kind of supplement to help lower those pesky triglycerides. According to him, people are getting bent out of shape about the wrong numbers. Yes, LDL numbers need to be checked but he said it was the triglycerides that make you more prone to blocked arteries. You need to be taking 2 Krill Oil tablets a day for the maximum effect.

Each one of those Krill Oil pills has 1,250 mg of pure 100& Krill Oil in each one! Isn't that amazing what that one little pill has in it? Make me sad to think of all the money we spent on Fish Oil when I should have been a Krill Oil regimen. But here is the article that really got my attention because of my Fibromyalgia, RA, both knee's have been replaced, and I have IBS:
Inflammation: The results of a study published in the American Journal of Nutrition highlighted the effects of krill oil on chronic inflammation and arthritic symptoms. The study was conducted by Western University in collaboration with McMaster University.  
Participants included 90 patients who were diagnosed with inflammatory conditions such as cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis and / or osteoarthritis.  
Findings revealed that krill oil reduced pain by 28.9%, stiffness by 20.3% and functional impairment by 22.8%.  
Moreover, results indicated that krill oil "significantly inhibits inflammation and reduces arthritic symptoms within a short treatment period of 7 and 14 days."
I have noticed that my pain in my knees is not quite as bad as it used to be but I know it will always be there because of the metal and when it gets cold, look out! But even a smidge less pain is better than no gain. I also understand that this does not affect the Fibromyalgia but if it helps the RA that will cut some of my pain down.

I used to wake up with terrible back aches and they seem to easing up some. I can't wait until I finish both bottles and see if and what changed from the cholesterol to the inflammation. And then lastly, here is a great thing thrown in for good measure on the effects of Krill Oil:
Anti-Aging: ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) values are used to measure the effectiveness of antioxidants. Numerous ORAC tests have proven that krill oil effectively repairs aging cells when compared to other antioxidants.  
In fact, independent labs confirmed that Viva Labs, Inc. Krill Oil contains an ORAC value of 431 while fish oil has an ORAC value of 8. Krill oil has over 50 times more ORAC power than fish oil! Research concluded that patients (particularly women) who took krill oil for three months reported significant improvement in the texture of their skin, nails and hair.  
Furthermore, these women reported a 60% reduction in wrinkles and fine lines and a 50% improvement in energy, stamina, mental alertness and concentration.
There are quite a few more things that they say Krill Oil can help but I am going to let you read about that on your own or I could be writing and copying for a long time! Just follow this link to find out what else they say Krill Oil will help. It is in the Benefits section of their site. Lastly, they think you will love it so much that they have a 90 day guarantee that you will or you get your money back!

Connect with Viva Labs, Inc. several ways:

Mailing Address:
Viva Labs, Inc.
616 Corporate Way,
Suite 2 #3024
Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Phone:  1-800-921-VIVA (8482)

Viva Labs, Inc. has been kind enough to offer one bottle of the Krill Oil to one of my readers to try for themselves. Thanks so much! Open to the U.S. only.


Gala said...

I hope it will boost my overall health and wellbeing!

Jennifer Hiles said...

I am interested in the relief of PMS symptoms and improved Brain Function (hopefully memory as mine is just awful!).

Jennifer Hiles said...

Sorry, I always forget to leave my email address:

MRWriter said...

I take fish oil supplements because it makes me feel better generally.


rookieabh said...
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rookieabh said...

I need it for lowering my cholesterol
Ashley Sifers -

rookieabh said...

I need it for lowering my cholesterol
Ashley Sifers -

debijackson said...

hubby needs it to lower his cholesterol debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

MiniMeeh said...

i like the anti-inflammatory benefits
-Lynn Lyomyswtatyahoodotcom

Kathy said...


Jen Boehme said...

I have to take fish oil per doc for my bad triglycerides. But it's also to help my osteoarthritis inflammation in my back. My bad cholesterol is lowering since I started taking fish oil, I would love to see how this works!

Jen Boehme said...

Liked the benefits page, but it was on the left side not right as entry says with no link. Used benefit link in your review above to like page.

Jen Boehme said...

FB comment- Jen Boehme

Marlene Breakfield said...

I have Ra and fibromyalgia. I hope that krill oil will help both conditions. marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jessica said...

I like that it can help fight aging!

tweetyscute said...

I need it to lower my cholesterol

Theresa Janke

Erika P. said...

To help with inflammation and overall health

fee roberts said...

I have arthritis so it would help me with that and it also optimizes your brain's capabilities so maybe I wouldn't forget things as often! =D

Fee Roberts

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