Anti-inflammatory Benefits of Emu Oil
The Forsyth Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, did a study in 2003 on Emu oil and its anti-inflammatory properties. Results of the study showed that Emu oil contributes to a reduction in:
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
While there have been advancements in pharmaceuticals which treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and atherosclerosis, until recently there has been very little research into the cause.
Research currently underway in Europe and the US, show a condition known as chronic inflammation may be the root cause of these conditions, along with many others including:
- Multiple forms of arthritis
- Stomach cancer
- Colon cancer
- Multiple sclerosis
An Abundant Source of Anti-Oxidants
Emu oil naturally contains two of the most powerful anti-oxidants, vitamins A and E. These two antioxidants fight skin-damaging free radicals that contribute to wrinkles. When used as a topical, Emu oil delivers anti-oxidant vitamins A and E directly to the skin where it penetrates and contributes to healthy skin.
A Rich Source of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
According to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, a large body of scientific research suggests that higher dietary omega-3 fatty acid intakes are associated with:
- Reductions in cardiovascular disease risk
- Decreasing the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Decreasing joint tenderness
EFAs are an integral part of the daily allowance of nutrients we need but EFAs can’t be manufactured by the body. Instead, they must be ingested as a part of our daily diet.
Emu oil is naturally rich in omega-3 and omega-6. With these two EFAs, the body can produce all the other EFAs it needs.
Emu oil also contains:
- Linoleic acid, which helps to ease muscle aches and joint pain
- Oleic acid, a proven skin cell regenerator and anti-wrinkle agent
- Sapogens, proven skin softeners
- Terpines, known antiseptics
Emu oil is an amazing and versatile product. It can be used anywhere on your body and not cause discomfort or a reaction. Pregnant women love it to avoid stretch marks. It is so safe you can use it on the fragile elderly or the youngest newborn with no ill-effects.
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