* *ADVISORY* *If you take medications that affect blood clotting, such as warfarin (coumadin) or aspirin, krill oil (usually more than 3000 mg of active component DHA+EPA) can increase your risk of bleeding. If you are taking any blood thinning medications, we recommend working with your medical provider before taking these supplements.
DOSAGE:Take 1-3 grams daily for treating high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Take 300 mg daily to decrease arthritis pain and inflammation.
CONCLUSION:We conclude that krill oil is a safe and effective supplement for improving cholesterol numbers and lowering inflammation. While it appears to have the same benefits as fish oil, and requires a lower dosage for the same benefits, it has not yet been thoroughly studied so we recommend using it only as an alternative. Remember to include it in your list of medications when you visit your doctor and other health care providers.
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