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Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill for Arthritis

Dealing with the pain caused by Arthritis can be a great challenge and discomfort in daily life. Treatments are readily available and there are numerous options to alleviate arthritis symptoms however, some come with chemicals and side effects. One of the products with the highest capability to naturally relieve you of those arthritis pains is NutriNZ’s Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill oil.

What Is Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill Oil?

Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill is a small crustacean, similar to shrimp. They live in colder oceans throughout the world, primarily in the North Pacific and Antarctic. They are generally only one to five centimetres long but krill is actually the largest animal biomass on Earth.

Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill oil contain omega-3 fatty acids, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Within the EPA is an astaxanthin molecule, an anti-oxidant known to enable vitamin absorption. It also include phosphatidylcholine which is known to reduce stress and is a natural emulsifier. Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill Oil is also rich in Vitamins E, A, C and the antioxidant canthaxanthin.

Our Red Krill Oil is sourced from the pristine deep waters of Antarctica making it free of heavy metals, PCBs, dioxins and other contaminants. This gives our product a higher advantage over most fish oils which are harvested from waters that contain high levels of mercury and PCB. Additionally, these fish are commonly harvested from toxic waters or manufactured “farms” where they are grown with chemicals and dye.

How Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill Oil Helps Combats Arthritis

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints and can affect one or multiple joints of the body. One of the major causes of arthritis is a disorder in the normal amount of cartilage tissue in the body. Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling are the most common symptoms of arthritis.

It decreases the range of motion, and may also cause redness of the skin around the affected joint. This pain is as a result of the inflammation that occurs around the joint, damage to the joint from disease, daily wear and tear of the joint, muscle strains caused by forcefully moving the joint against the stiff and fatigue.

  • Astaxanthin in Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill Oil adds Anti-Inflammatory Potency:

Red Krill Oil is abundantly rich in the antioxidant astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory agent and is widely studied for its beneficial effects on chronic inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.

The astaxanthin in red krill oil exerts its anti-inflammatory effects via multiple pathways, always an important plus for natural supplements over single-targeted drugs. First, its antioxidant powers reduce levels of tissue oxidation that lead to inflammation.

Osteoarthritis which is one of the major causes of joint pain and disability is characterized by progressive loss of joint cartilage which eventually leads to degradation of many important components of the joint. After a while, this can lead to greater degrees of inflammation and the release of destructive enzymes that literally tear the joint apart.

Although laboratory and clinical studies show that using glucosamine and chondroitin over a long time can help modify, stabilize or even help reverse the joint damage caused by arthritis however, the natural Omega-3 fatty acids found in NutriNZ’s Red Krill Oil offer exceptional anti-inflammatory protection. A study showed that adding the Omega-3s EPA and DHA found in red krill oils to a glucosamine supplement produced superior pain relief compared with the glucosamine supplement alone.

  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill Oil:

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring polysaccharide that is a major component of joint and connective tissue. In joints, it functions naturally as a lubricant and cushions the joint lining from repeated impacts and microscopic trauma. HA also plays a part in wound repair and regeneration.

The hyaluronic acid in Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill oil helps fights arthritis through several mechanisms, most notably by inhibiting the enzyme matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13), which is a major element in the joint destruction. MMP-13 dissolves cartilage, leaving the joint space unprotected and vulnerable to friction and traumatic injury. By inhibiting MMP-13, hyaluronic acid quenches the joint degradation and slows the painful and destructive progress of arthritis.

An advantage of the hyaluronic acid found in Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill oil is that it is rich in phospholipids, and this greatly increases absorption, with blood levels greatly exceeding those obtained when hyaluronic acid is administered alone.

Proof That Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill Oil Really Works

The numerous studies of red krill oil in aiding arthritis and other joint related health conditions are compelling and prove this product – Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill Oil – actually works as a support remedy for arthritis both for short term relief and long term improvement.

In one study, the effect of a krill oil extract on patients with arthritis and chronic inflammation was evaluated. One group received 300 mg/day of krill oil, and the other group received placebo. At days 7, 14, and 30, C-reactive protein (CRP, a measure of inflammation) and the widely used WOMAC arthritis score were determined.

The WOMAC score assesses levels of pain and stiffness in patients with osteoarthritis. After just 7 days of supplementation, CRP was significantly reduced by 19.3% in the krill-supplemented group, while it rose by 15.7% in the placebo group. CRP dropped an additional 30% and 31% at days 14 and 30, respectively, in the krill arm of the study, while it rose by 32% at day 14 in the placebo group.

In another study of krill oil combined with hyaluronic acid and astaxanthin—two elements that target pro-inflammatory agents in the body—arthritis patients reported a 55% pain reduction in under three months, with 63% entirely pain-free.


Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill oil helps reduce infiltration of inflammatory cells into the joint and joint-lining tissues, a vital effect in reducing the pain, swelling, and loss of function in arthritis.  Maxi OMEGA-3 Krill oil is naturally helping at decreasing inflammation and increasing beneficial nutrient flow into your bloodstream.

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