Inflammation and Joint Pain Reduced by Krill Oil, Study Shows

Inflammation and joint pain are certainly helped by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), but it's no news that they can have adverse effects. And there's nothing new about the fact that the omega-3 EPA and DHA fatty acids may serve as a natural alternative for reducing the inflammation that causes joint disease.

What IS New

Until recently, fish oil supplements have been the key source of sufficient omega 3 essential fatty acids. But even fish oil has its risks. It's either the hazardous environmental toxins that can make you sick, or it's the detoxification methods that deplete nutritional values so you don't really get what you pay for. And it's always an inadequate ratio of anti-inflammatory omega 3 to inflammatory omega 6 compared to what is now possible in a marine oil.

Krill oil may be an even better natural alternative to NSAIDs. It's already proven superior to fish oil for the wide range of health benefits offered by omega-3.

Why Krill Oil is More Effective than Fish Oil

It's all because of the totally unique combination of omega-3 phospholipids and esterified astaxanthin found only in krill, a tiny marine crustacean.

  • Phospholipids give you over 30% more omega 3 nutrition than fish oil. Your cells will readily absorb 95-98% of krill oil (vs. about 65% fish oil) because only the krill's omega 3 fatty acids are bonded to phospholipids, the very building blocks of human cells.
  • Astaxanthin keeps krill oil fresh without preservatives and packs a whopping 48% more antioxidant power. Krill oil is the only animal source of esterified astaxanthin, an ultra-potent antioxidant that protects your cells from oxidative damage and teams with phospholipids as a natural anti-inflammatory agent.1
  • Genuine Neptune Krill Oil (look for the NKO™ "bug" on any private-labeled brand) delivers the highest anti-inflammatory ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 available in a marine oil supplement: 15:1. This dominance of omega 3 over the inflammatory omega 6 is critical to fighting joint disease and reducing inflammation and pain.
  • And yes it's safe. Krill are at the bottom of the food chain, meaning they don't eat fish and are thus totally free of the dangerous contaminants found in fish. Moreover, NKO™ is made exclusively of the premium Eauphausia superba species from the pristine Antarctic Ocean.

Why Neptune Krill Oil May Be the Leading Natural Alternative to NSAIDs

As inflammation is closely linked to atherosclerosis and joint disease, a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study 2 was conducted to evaluate the effect of NKO™ on chronic inflammation. Study subjects consisted of 90 patients with confirmed cardiovascular disease and/or rheumatoid arthritis and/or osteoarthritis along with increased levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), one of the best markers of inflammation.

Group A received 300 mg daily of NKO™. Group B received the placebo. CRP and Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) osteoarthritis scores were measured at baseline and at Days 7, 14 and 30. NKO™ showed significant reduction in all three scores after only seven days:

  • pain scores reduced 28.9%
  • stiffness reduced 20.3%
  • functional impairment reduced 22.8%

NKO™ reduced CRP by:

  • 19.3% at Day 7
  • 29.7% at Day 14
  • 30.9% at Day 30

Of course, further study is needed. But these results clearly indicate that NKO™ can significantly inhibit inflammation by reducing CRP, and can thus alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid and osteo arthritis within the short time of 7 to 14 days1.

The researchers believe that NKO™'s 15:1 omega 3/6 ratio may be one reason for these results. They also believe that a dietary supplement containing omega-3 phospholipids and esterified astaxanthin may offer a natural alternative for the management of chronic inflammation and the joint pain that goes with it1.

Is Krill Oil For You?

Whether or not you have joint discomfort or any inflammatory condition, put the many benefits of krill oil to work on your head-to-toe health right now. Most people are deficient in omega-3, yet it's proven to support heart health, brain health, immune system function, the management of cholesterol and blood glucose levels, anti-aging, abundant energy and so much more in addition to joint health.

NKO™ is the only krill oil with worldwide regulatory approval as a new dietary product by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Explore this website for more information, and make krill oil your daily staple for life!

2 Deutsch L, Evaluation of the Effect of Neptune Krill Oil on Chronic Inflammation and Arthritic Symptoms, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol 26 No. 1 39-48, 2007

1Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, allergic to fish or shellfish, have a blood coagulation condition, are taking anticoagulants such as warfarin, or are currently under a physician's care for a health condition, please consult a healthcare professional prior to use.

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