Krill oil reduces pain and inflammation in arthritis in a short time while also reducing functional impairment of the joint

November 08, 2011

CRP is a protein in the blood that rises with inflammation. Ninety patients with elevated CRP were included in this study. The patients suffered with either osteoarthritis and/or rheumatoid arthritis and some additionally were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. They were split into a group supplemented with Krill oil or an un-supplemented group.

Krill reduced CRP by 19.3% compared to an increase of 15.7% in the placebo group within a week. After 14 days CRP was reduced by 30% while the CRP in the placebo grouped climbed additionally.

With arthritis Krill oil reduced pain by 28.9% on the WOMAC score within a week, reduced stiffness by 20.3%, and reduced functional impairment by 22.8%. The study is published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.