Krill Oil is Nature’s Most Potent Anti-Inflammatory

There is a lot of good data coming out on the health benefits of krill oil. It seems that fatty acids from these tiny shrimp-like crustaceans are natural anti-inflammatories. Studies suggest that krill supplements could help in the treatment of arthritic joint tissue. They get to do this by deactivating pro-inflammatory activity. More generally, krill oil is thought to help ease pain and discomfort in a range of serious, chronic inflammatory diseases.

The short video below: “Super krill Oil Helps to Reduce Chronic Inflammation” explains how krill oil works inside the human body at tackling symptoms of long-lasting inflammation.

Why this is Fantastic News

This is fantastic news not least because conventional treatments have largely failed in this area.  Medications don't offer any real long-term relief for those who suffer from swelling arthritic pain. Best of all is that krill oil is an all-natural remedy. One trial took on a group of aging volunteers all of whom were suffering with arthritic pain of some kind. Each of the participants was given just 300 mg of krill oil supplementation per day. The results were remarkable. The krill oil had reduced pro-inflammatory C-reactive protein activity by 50 percent after just one month.  You can read an abstract from this trial:

Evaluation of the effect of Neptune Krill Oil on chronic inflammation and arthritic symptoms

The Secret Behind Krill

Krill is not like the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) found in various other animal sources. Considerable quantities of krill oil fats are in a form scientist's call phospholipids (a major component of all cell membranes).  These phospholipids may help explain why they have this unique behavior on the joints. But what about fish oil (FO)? Growing evidence suggests that krill oil (KO) is superior to fish FO when it comes to protecting joint cartilage from inflammatory damage. Although more research needs doing, the evidence is stacking up in favor for KO.

Fish oils have their own unique health benefits. For example, FO is better than KO when it comes to suppressing the circulating inflammatory cytokines (small secreted proteins released by cells) that cause cardiovascular disease.

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