A double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study proves that krill oil significantly diminishes symptoms of chronic inflammation and arthritis.
90 participants with cardio-vascular problems and/or rheumatoid arthritis, and/or osteoarthritis and an increased level of the inflammation marker C reactive protein (CRP > 1.0 mg/dl) were divided into two groups. One of the groups took 300mg of krill oil daily, and the other group took a placebo. As early as after seven days the CRP level decreased by 19.3% in the krill oil user group, whereas in the placebo group the CRP had increased by 15.7%. After taking krill oil for two weeks, the CRP level decreased even further, leading to a total decrease by 29.7%, whereas in the placebo group the CRP level in the body had increased even further. Krill oil significantly decreased pain (-28.9%), stiffness (-20.3%) and functional disturbances (-22.8%) after only 7 days (referring to the WOMAC osteoarthritis scale). Krill oil decreases the level of CRP, an indicator of inflammation. Any decrease of CRP beneficially affects the treatment/prevention of inflammation diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and inflamed blood vessels.
Research publication: Deutsch L. Evaluation of the effect of Neptune Krill Oil on chronic inflammation and arthritic symptoms. J Am Coll Nutr. 2007 Feb; 26(1):39-48.