A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that for sufferers of arthritis and joint pain, Vitamin D and Calcium supplementation were found to be no more effective than placebo. The researchers studied nearly 2,000 women with half of them taking 1,000 milligrams of calcium and 400 units of Vitamin D daily, and the other half taking a placebo. The two groups had comparable amounts of joint pain and discomfort caused by swelling and the groups were also similar in smoking activity, body mass index, diet, and a variety of other factors.
After two years of study, nearly all of the women surveyed stated they didn’t notice any real difference in the amount of pain and swelling. But if vitamins aren’t the answer, then what should you take for arthritis or joint pain?
The lead author of the study recommends over the counter pain relievers, but recent additional recent studies on fish and krill oil supplementation have found them to be very effective for alleviating the causes of joint pain and swelling. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that consuming at least 300mg of Krill Oil per day can drastically reduce inflammation and reduce arthritic symptoms.
Krill Oil has been found to be more than 50% more effective than fish oil for cardiovascular and joint health. Krill is a shrimp-like crustacean that is found in the deep antarctic ocean and is one of the main food sources for whales and other large marine animals. In fact, Krill are actually what give flamingos their pinkish hue. Krill Oil is a powerful antioxidant and Omega 3 fatty acid that has been shown in multiple clinical studies to have a wide-range of health benefits. Improved cardiovascular health, vision, circulation, and joint health.
If you have been searching for a Krill Oil or fish oil supplement, it can be difficult to determine exactly which one is the best for you. You want to make sure that it is packed with astaxanthan, but not only that, you want to make sure it is blended with fish oil as well. New research has found that while krill oil is more powerful and potent than fish oil, fish oil is better absorbed by the body, so finding a krill supplement that is partially blended with fish oil will allow you to better absorb more of the Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants.