Overview

Calanus oil is a red-colored oil that comes from a type of plankton in the North Seas.

Some people take calanus oil for reducing weight, lowering blood pressure and for heart disease.

How does it work ?

Calanus oil contains omega-3 fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). It also contains a red pigment called astaxanthin which gives the oil a red color. Research in animals shows that calanus oil might help prevent hardening of the arteries. It might also decrease the size of fat cells in animals. But it is not known if calanus oil has any beneficial effects when consumed by humans.

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