Meet the rising star of the omega-3 world

We’ve all heard about the benefits of fish oil but krill oil is fast making a name for itself.

There’s a new omega-3 ally in town, made from tiny crustaceans, and it’s creating waves in the supplements scene.

It’s time to take a deep dive into the benefits of krill oil.

What is krill oil?

Unlike fish oil, which comes from oily fish such as sardines, herring and tuna, krill oil is extracted from tiny, shrimp-like crustaceans called krill.

Krill are found in oceans worldwide, but are particularly abundant in cold, rich waters such as those surrounding Antarctica.

Krill oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, specifically eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), known for their various health benefits.

In simple terms, omega-3 fatty acids1 are a type of fat that your body needs for various important functions.

They’re often called “good fats” because they’re beneficial to your health.

Your body can’t make omega-3s on its own, so including them into a well-balanced diet is important.

What are krill oil’s health benefits?

We’re glad you asked because it’s quite the list.

1. Heart health

Being a source of omega-3, krill oil supports heart health and a healthy cardiovascular system.

2. Brain and eye health

Omega-3 is found in large concentrations in the cells of the brain and eyes, and supports brain and eye health.

4. Relieves knee pain and stiffness in mild to moderate osteoarthritis

A six-month-long clinical trial2 found Swisse Ultiboost High Strength Krill Oil relieved knee pain and stiffness in mild to moderate osteoarthritis and helped increase knee physical function in mild to moderate osteoarthritis.

5. Phospholipid form

Krill oil contains the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA in a phospholipid form.

How can I take krill oil?

Swisse Ultiboost High Strength Krill Oil is a premium quality formula containing krill oil to relieve knee pain and stiffness in mild to moderate osteoarthritis, and support heart, brain and eye health.

The krill oil has been sustainably harvested from deep Antarctic waters.

For relieving knee pain and stiffness in mild to moderate osteoarthritis and for brain health support and eye health support, take four capsules daily. For heart health support, take two capsules daily.

It’s recommended you take your supplement during or immediately after a meal, or as directed by a health care professional.

Talk about tiny creatures, big benefits – we’re calling it the krill oil revolution!

This post was brought to you by Swisse Ultiboost High Strength Krill Oil. Always read the label and follow the directions for use. May only provide a mild improvement in symptoms and take up to six months to see effects. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.  

1 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, The Nutrition Source, Omega-3 Fatty Acids: An Essential Contribution, retrieved March 2024 from
2 Stonehouse et al, 2022, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 116, Issue 3, 672-685, retrieved April 2024 from The researcher is Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. The financial sponsor is Swisse Wellness Pty Ltd