When your immune system detects a threat such as infection, stress or harmful chemicals, it responds by producing inflammation to protect your cells from damage. Inflammation is usually beneficial – for example, it’s your body’s first line of response to injury and infection – but it can backfire when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues due to autoimmune disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
Inflammation is at the root of many of the health issues we face today, from rheumatoid arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome, to niggling muscle aches and pains. Emu oil may be useful in treating these conditions because it has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory action in the body. Here’s what you need to know about using emu oil as an anti-inflammatory.
Emu oil contains key nutrients that have an anti-inflammatory effect in the body. It’s rich in the essential fatty acids omega -3, -6 and -9 – dietary fats that have been shown to regulate immune function and the inflammatory response. Emu oil also contains a range of antioxidants and vitamins E and K2 that may also play a role in improving immunity and fighting chronic inflammation.
Supplementing your diet with emu oil capsules is the best way to deliver the anti-inflammatory goodness of this oil directly to your digestive system. We recommend checking with your medical practitioner before adding emu oil to your treatment plan.