Krill Oil

Does krill oil work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Krill Oil

The overall effectiveness rating for krill oil is 2 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using krill oil may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.

Overall Confidence Rating for Krill Oil

There are 3 studies in the database on krill oil; the confidence rating is 20. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for krill oil as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about krill oil. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
increase muscle mass

Protein Synthesis Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
increase protein synthesis

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve cycling performance

Immune Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve immune function

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
lower triglyceride levels

References

Title of Study
Krill oil supplementation lowers serum triglycerides without increasing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in adults with borderline high or high triglyceride levels
The Effect of Krill Oil Supplementation on Exercise Performance and Markers of Immune Function
The Effects of Krill Oil on mTOR Signaling and Resistance Exercise: A Pilot Study