Are you one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic pain? It can be a debilitating condition. If pain is keeping you from enjoying your favorite activities, krill oil may offer you some relief.
Krill oil comes from a small crustacean in the frigid waters of Antarctica and is the primary diet of the great blue whale. Krill are loaded with essential omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA and DHA. Within the EPA is an astaxanthin molecule, a powerful antioxidant known to fight the damage caused by free radicals. Krill oil also contains vitamins A, E and C and is 48 times more potent than fish oil supplements.
While krill oil is well known for its heart and brain health benefits, many do not realize its potential in fighting pain. Krill oil has dramatically reduced pain associated with arthritis overall, including rheumatoid arthritis. Your body is able to quickly and effectively absorb the nutrients in krill oil. In fact, fatty acids have natural blood thinning properties allowing them to work similarly to NSAIDs, but more slowly and without the health risks associated with them.
Recent scientific research speaks for itself:
- A 2007 study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition investigated krill oil’s ability to reduce inflammation. Researchers found that 300 mg of krill oil per day significantly reduced inflammation, pain, stiffness and functional impairment after just 7 days, and even more profoundly after 14 days.
- Another study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology showed similar findings with respect to reducing inflammation and arthritis symptoms, for both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis sufferers.
- A third study in Advances in Therapy found participants with moderate-to-severe hip or knee osteoarthritis receiving 1,500 mg of glucosamine sulfate along with 200 mg of omega-3s had greater pain reduction and fewer osteoarthritis symptoms (morning stiffness, pain in hips and knees) than those who took glucosamine alone.
You don’t have to suffer in silence. Krill oil can be an effective means to fight chronic pain so you can get back to enjoying life.