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Users said they were happy with the
krill oil brand they currently took and
89% said they would continue taking
‘ The vast majority of krill oil users (80%)
say krill oil is their preferred omega
3 supplement. A broad range of reasons is
cited as to why krill oil is a preferred omega
3 supplement – interestingly ‘no aftertaste’
tops the list. Elsewhere, we note the
prominence of ‘more efficient’/’better
absorption’ and also ‘less amount/one per
day/don’t need so many/small capsule’ –
the implication here is that efficiency and
convenience are important.’
Swisse Wellness CEO Radek Sali said the
study accurately reflected the growth in
krill oil sales as Australians embraced the
benefits of the product. He also said it
was important to know that krill oil was a
sustainable resource and not affecting the
food supply for whales.
‘Krill oil has been one of the fastest
growing categories in the Australian
market as people embrace the amazing
benefits of this sustainable product.
And Swisse is the leading brand in the krill
oil category – which makes us very proud
in our role to help people take control of
their personal health,’ Mr Sali said
Half of all respondents (51%) said they
knew krill was a sustainable resource
with 77% of all respondents saying
sustainability with important and
43% saying it was very important.
recommending this approach as a first
line of treatment’.
REME-D for Migraine-Headache contains
a combination of B vitamins (B2, B6,
B9, B12) and feverfew, a treatment
traditionally used for headaches, which
may help reduce the frequency of
migraine headaches and associated
symptoms such as nausea and vomiting
when taken regularly. According to
Blackmores, when taken regularly,
feverfew may take 4–16 weeks to
have an effect, and therefore is not
suitable for acute symptomatic relief.
Dr Schwartz recommends using REME-D
for Migraine-Headache regularly as
preventive, as well as acute treatment
strategies, at the first sign of a
breakthrough migraine. For best results,
he recommends using REME-D for
Migraine-Headache in conjunction with
a holistic migraine management plan
including stress management strategies.
A growing number of Australians are
turning to krill oil for joint and heart
health and as their best source of
Omega 3, according to recent study.
It found Swisse was the most frequently
consumed brand of krill oil with
26% of those surveyed saying they
In May the Sweeney Research company
– c ommissioned by krill supplier Aker
BioMarine – initially contacted 2,260
respondents online to uncover krill oil
usage. Of those, 74% said they took
some sort of supplement with multi
vitamins the most common followed
by fish oil and krill oil. Final findings
presented at the annual conference of
the Complementary Healthcare Council
of Australia in Sydney on 4 September
were based on reports from 300 krill oil
users and 100 supplement users who did
not take krill oil. The study found most
krill oil users have been taking krill oil for
a year or less (80%), with the (average)
mean duration of taking krill oil being
‘ This result is not entirely surprising and
points to the recent surge in popularity
of the supplement,’ the report said.
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