What studies have been done on Krill Oil? Get more aquainted with these 6 areas of research:
A study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition examined krill oil (300 mg daily) compared to a placebo and found that krill oil was effective at reducing arthritis symptoms and inflammation.
Human clinical studies have demonstrated astaxanthin’s cardiovascular benefit to include: a significant decrease in blood serum triglyceride and increase in HDL-cholesterol levels with corresponding increase in serum adiponectin, independent of age and BMI; significant increase in ankle brachial pressure index and a significant reduction in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in healthy postmenopausal women; significantly increased peripheral capillary blood flow via human blood rheology; reduced lipid peroxidation in healthy non-smoking men, aged 19-33. In addition, pre clinical animal studies support the human findings as well as establish mechanisms of action.
Physical Endurance and Muscle Recovery
Research has demonstrated the relationship between astaxanthin supplementation and improved muscle endurance and recovery. In support of this research several studies have suggested possible causal relationships. Two studies, one human and the other animal showed significantly lower serum lactate levels after exercise with use of astaxanthin. In another animal study astaxanthin was found to attenuate exercise-induced damage in skeletal and heart muscle, including inhibition of neutrophil infiltration into the tissues. This study also showed inhibition of reatine kinase activity by the astaxanthin group. Also, in a human rheuology study, astaxanthin supplementation showed significant increase in peripheral blood flow.*
This area has been well studied with eight human clinicals demonstrating reduced eye fatigue with AstaREAL astaxanthin showing significant improvement in accommodation, visual acuity and critical flicker fusion. Furthermore, two animal studies where uveitis was induced demonstrated significant reduction in ciliary body inflammation in subjects administered astaxanthin.*
Human studies performed in both Japan and the US involving supplementation with AstaREAL astaxanthin demonstrated significant improvement in skin elasticity, increased moisture content and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In a study involving an astaxanthin-rich algal meal and vitamin C supplementation with animal subjects, lipid peroxidation significantly decreased and additionally an inhibitory effect was seen on H. pylori growth in vitro. The observed shift from a Th1-response to a mixed Th1/Th2-response is a suggested part of the explanation for the mechanism behind astaxanthin’s effect on H. pylori infected subjects.*
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