Joint Pain

Chronic joint pain and inflammation reduction were explored as potential benefits of Neptune krill oil in the third major clinical trial of this oil. After one week on krill oil, patients’ joint pain, stiffness, and flexibility significantly improved and blood tests showed that their C-reactive protein levels had almost dropped 20%. C-reactive protein is a molecule made by the liver in response to an inflammatory signal from the body.

X-Ray Normal Human Knee Joint
X-Ray Normal Human Knee Joint

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Effect on Joint Pain

• Reduced Pain – 24%

• Reduced Stiffness – 22%

• Increased Flexibility – 16%


Any injury, including an invasion by microorganisms, causes a complex reaction called inflammation in the affected area. Inflammation occurs as a result of many different conditions. When the invaders are destroyed, inflammation diminishes and healing begins. However, sometimes the body’s inflammatory mechanism doesn’t shut down and inflammation then becomes a chronic problem.

Much medical research is being done in the area of inflammation. Studies have found that chronic inflammation looks like it plays a role in allergies, asthma, Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, skin diseases, and other conditions. Elevated C-reactive protein is linked with heart attacks and strokes.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis in which joints, usually including those of the hands and feet, are inflamed. This response results in swelling, pain, and often the destruction of joints.

The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis isn’t known. It’s considered an autoimmune disease. The immune system somehow goes awry and begins to attack healthy joint tissue.


Osteoarthritis is a condition where joint cartilage literally wears down over time and inflammation is a big part of the pain of this condition. The breakdown of cartilage brings on chronic inflammation in the affected tissues, causing warmth, swelling, stiffness, and pain.

Arthritis Patients Being Tended to by Nurses as They Undergo Sunbathing Treatment at Desert Clinic
Arthritis Patients Being Tended to by Nurses as They Undergo Sunbathing Treatment at Desert Clinic

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The essential fatty acids found in omega-3s are a powerful anti-inflammatory. Studies show that when people with rheumatoid arthritis take omega-3 rich oils they experience less joint pain , swelling, and stiffness. Antioxidants with their free-radical fighting powers also have a proven anti-inflammatory effect. Krill oil has both of these components, along with phospholipids.

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