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Does Krill Oil contain Mercury and if you have an allergy to

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Does Krill Oil contain Mercury and if you have an allergy to iodine would it have a negative effect
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
It can contain mercury and iodine because Krill is essentially a 'bottom dweller' but the amount of mercury is fairly small if any - and hopefully the packaging will have the amount of mercury if any.
And, fish such as hard shell Krill does have iodine - so this is okay - unless you have an allergy to it - it is otherwise perfectly acceptable to ingest it.
Usually the levels are fairly low for mercury in these pills/ oils.
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