What is the first step toward relief?
When your joints are stiff and achy, most will think of conventional medication— steroids, anti-inflammatory painkillers (NSAIDS) or opioids because they may treat pain, swelling, muscle and joint inflammation, but soon enough you will realise that they can also come with unpleasant side effects.
Steroids side effects may include:
- High blood pressure
- Increased appetite, weight gain
- Mood swings, insomnia
- Muscle weakness
NSAIDS (ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.) side effects may include:
- Gastrointestinal issues especially relating to stomach ulcers
- Possible increased risk of blood clots, heart attack and stroke
Opioids (OxyContin, Vicodin, etc.) side effects may include:
- Highly addictive substance use, may overdose
- 25% of opioids users experience some nausea
- Drowsiness, slow the coordination
- 2%-10% of opioids users have allergic reactions
(The side effects above are only partially listed. For information please seek advice from your doctor or read the instruction per medication)
Treatments with evidence
While experts agree that there is no cure for arthritis, a growing body of research suggests that natural remedies may help minimise arthritis pain.
|In 2002, the Australian Regulatory Body, The Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) recognised Emu Oil as a therapeutic active ingredient and listed Emu oil on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.|
The Emu Industry has been conducting scientific research since 1995 in order to validate the range of benefits associated with Emu Oil.
The omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to modify inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) without the troubling gastrointestinal side effects of traditional treatments.
Comparatively, Emu Oil is principally comprised of essential fatty acids- omega 3, 6, 7 & 9. Is it proven to be helpful with arthritis?
Number of research studies has been conducted on emu oil, a natural remedies used by Australian aborigines for thousands of years.
|Emu Tracks Emu Oil Typical Analysis |
Myristic Acid 0.44%
Palmitic Acid 22.6%
Palmitoleic A 7.6%
Stearic Acid 7.1%
Oleic Acid 53.7%
Linoleic Acid 4.7%
Linolenic Acid 0.6%
These studies have demonstrated that Emu Oil possesses anti-inflammatory properties. One of these studies has shown Emu Oil to possess pain relieving benefits comparable to Ibuprofen, one of the most powerful non-prescription anti-inflammatory preparations. Some Emu Oil products have been compared to Prednisolone, a powerful steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, and were found to provide comparable reductions in swelling. In one study comparing Emu Oil to Fish and Flaxseed oil, Emu Oil was shown to not only reduce inflammation but also the cause of the inflammation by more than 50% over fish oil and flaxseed oil.
Natural = Safe?
Many patients believe vitamins, minerals, and herbs have no potential for harm but natural doesn’t always mean safe. Fish Oil has a blood thinning action so it can interfere with medication especially those on warfarin and blood thinners. Emu Oil on the other hand has no known interaction with any medication but we do recommend you check with your health practitioner before beginning use.
Scientists are exploring the effects of other supplements on arthritis pain, including borage seed oil and turmeric, however, the best dosages and possible long-term side effects of these supplements are largely unknown. It’s also difficult for scientists to determine the true effects of herbs and extracts due to a phenomenon called the “placebo effect.”
Fortunately, Emu Oil has proven to be natural and safe.
|Emu Tracks Emu Oil|
· Has no known side effects
· Contains Omega 3, 6, 7 & 9, Vitamins A, D, E, F & K2.
· Does not have a blood thinning action
· Does not interfere with other medication
· Does not contain any additives, preservatives, sugar or gluten
· Does not leave an after taste or cause reflux
· Does Not Contain genetically modified Emu Oil
Emu Tracks Emu Oil Capsules are 750mg in size. The recommended adult dose is dependent upon the relevant condition.
In a severe, chronic condition, the recommendation would generally be 2 capsules, 3 times a day (with each meal).
In more moderate conditions, which is the more common application, we would recommend at least, 2 capsules in the morning and 2 at night.
For general maintenance of good health we would recommend 1 -2 capsules each day.
For children, we would recommend half the adult dosage.