In everyday life, at some point, we have to deal with our body’s aches and pains. Whether it be a sore back, aching knees, migraines or you suffer from conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, RSI or sciatica we quite often would take a paracetamol, prescribed medication or apply a topical gel or cream to help us out.
In Australia, ancient aborigines found that emu oil was a natural anti-inflammatory which helped relieve aches and pains, assist in healing bruises, wounds and protect the skin from the harsh winds and the sun (more about that here). It then later became noticeable that emu oil was providing other benefits to the body and natural sources of vitamins and omegas were found within the emu oil.
So how can Emu oil help our muscles and joints?
Emu oil has a deep soothing effect on inflammation, its anti-inflammatory aspects are one of the better-studied properties of Emu oil. Containing natural sources which help ease the body, including:
- Vitamin A – a skin repairer and high in antioxidants
- Vitamin E – a healing agent and antioxidant
- Omega 3 – Linolenic acid, fatty acids which are good for the heart
- Omega 6 – Linolenic acid – which eases muscle aches, joint pain and helps with the body’s general health maintenance
- Omega 9 – a proven skin cell regenerator
- Terpines – known as antiseptics
Emu oil does not only help to assist in relieving inflammation but due to its thin oil consistency, it is able to penetrate the layers of the skin working further down through the body and accessing the muscles and joints. Emu oil contains no phosphorus molecules. Our skin is phospholipid deficient, which means there’s no phosphorus in our skin. It will not let anything containing a phosphorus molecule penetrate through it. Anytime you put anything on your skin that is phospholipid deficient, or has no phosphorus, it penetrates right through.” Emu oil is a non-polar monounsaturated fatty acid as well which means that nonpolar fatty acids move through cells more easily. It also has short chain fatty acids like most animal fats, however, acts like a long chain fatty acid similar to most plant oils. Emu oil is also non-comedogenic, meaning that when applied it will not block pores as is penetrates quickly and deeply into the skin
Most pain in the muscle and joints is caused by overworked muscles, injuries, sport or work related activities. In some cases, the muscle and joint pain will subside within a few days or weeks but for some people who suffer from conditions such as arthritis, RSI and sciatica these muscles and joint pains are common and need daily treatment in order to help the body. The most common form of joint pain is within the knees due to it positioning on the body and that they take our body weight. With muscles, it tends to be our backs and shoulders that suffer and this is down to usually general wear and tear on a daily basis.
Certain types of muscle and joint pain will go away with general exercise designed to actively keep your muscles in shape and good working order but sometimes additional help is needed to help relax and soothe those muscles or joints that need it.
Massage of oil into the body is one of the oldest and most widely used forms of pain relief. The massage element will help release tension in those muscles and joints but combined with Emu oil this allows the anti-inflammatory aspects to work into the body. Emu oil may provide all the benefits that are needed to help relieve aches and pain without having to take daily pain killers or anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen.
At Lorem, our emu oil products are designed with the customer in mind. Using the purest form of emu oil as a natural healing agent it can be used directly onto the body and is absorbed quickly. We have also developed and combined essential oils which are known to hold great healing abilities for the body with emu oil to create products which can assist with the symptoms of muscle and joint pain, arthritis, back pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, sports injuries and other aches and pains.
Our Emu balm is a top best seller having used pure emu oil and combined it with essential oils such as arnica, lemongrass, lavender, rosemary, wintergreen and others to help relieve and help muscles and joint pain. Alongside the Emu balm our emu salts are blended with emu oil, essentials oils and Dead Sea salt to help assist in reducing tension and may act as an additional relief for muscles and joints.
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