The Facts on Fish Oil vs. Krill Oil by VitaCost.  A simple explanation!


  • Fish oil is typically derived from mackerel, herring, tuna, halibut, salmon or cod
  • Rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which may support cardiovascular health, joint function, healthy mood and cognitive function**
  • Fish oil supplements offer a convenient way to obtain EFAs without consuming more fish


  • Krill oil comes from tiny, shrimp-like crustaceans found in cold Atlantic waters
  • The oil is a good, easily absorbable source of both DHA and EPA, two of the most studied omega-3 essential fatty acids**
  • Krill also provides vitamins A & E and is often paired with other antioxidants, such as astaxanthin

**These statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.