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, or you suffer from conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, RSI or sciatica we quite often would take 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 as well as having many other benefits (more about that here). It then later became noticeable that emu oil was providing other benefits to the body due to the vitamins and omegas found within.
How can Emu oil help our muscles and joints?
Emu oil has a deeply soothing effect on inflammation. Its anti-inflammatory aspects are one of the better-studied properties of Emu oil but did you know it also has:
- Vitamin A – a skin repairer and high in antioxidants
- Omega 3 – Linolenic acid, fatty acids which are good for the heart
- Vitamin E – a healing agent and antioxidant
- 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
- Terpenes – known as antiseptics
More than skin deep.
Emu oil does not only help to assist surface level inflammation. Due to its thin oil consistency, it is able to penetrate the layers of the skin working 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, Emu Oil 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
Not just for a quick fix.
Most pain in the muscle and joints is caused by overworked muscles, injuries, sport or work-related activities. In some cases, muscle and joint pain will subside within a few days. But for some people who suffer from conditions such as arthritis, RSI and sciatica these muscles and joint pains are reoccurring and need regular treatment in order to help the body function.
Most of us do not want to be taking pain killers on a long-term or regular basis. So this is when Emu Oil can be a great alternative. Especially when coupled with a massage. 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.
So from common joint issues to muscle soreness and ongoing chronic pain. Emu Oil can provide instant and long term relief to symptoms to lessen or remove the need for “traditional” pain relief medicines.