The main reason emu oil has gained so much popularity is because it offers all the benefits of fish and krill oils without the drawbacks. After ingesting the oil, you will enjoy the benefits without problems like ocean contaminants, depleted fish populations or fish burps. Emu oil is made up of 70% unsaturated fatty acids. This is in line with the recommended ‘heart healthy’ diet. But does emu oil really work when ingested? The answer is yes. Here are some of the top benefits.
Heart and bone health
Beyond the unsaturated fatty acids, emu oil contains several active bio-nutrients like Vitamin K2. Researchers have found that the oil contains as much of the elusive form of vitamin K2, ML-4 per 100 grams as those in goose liver pate. To answer the question on does emu oil really work, vitamin K2 helps fight cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. It also helps with the maintenance of bone density, prevents cardiovascular disease, prevents osteoporosis and reduces wrinkles.
A recent study in the United States concluded that there is a relationship between Vitamin K2 and heart attack mortality. There was also a similar study done in the Netherlands and involved 5,000 men. The studies showed men who consumed more K2 had a much lower heart attack mortality (51%) and a lower risk of death (26%).
Pain and inflammation
Emu oils are considered to be the cleanest and the best sources of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids. These are fatty acids that the body cannot produce on its own but gets it from the food we consume. The oil also contains Omega 7 which is a remarkable anti-inflammatory. It also has a high concentration of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). ATP is the energy resource the body uses to convert EFA into specific substances known as prostaglandins. Prostaglandins control bodily functions at cellular levels. PG1 is a type of prostaglandins that reduces inflammation, inhibits blood clotting as well as maintains several regulatory states in our body. It is the strong anti-inflammatory properties that enable the body to heal from injuries by reducing redness, swelling and pain.
Digestive and immune system
Ingesting emu oil helps reduce inflammations in the digestive tract. This helps conditions such as Crohn’s, IBD (Irritable Bowell Syndrome), Leaky Gut, Diverticulitis and inflammation caused by chemotherapy.
Nervous system and cognitive health
Omega-3 fats are needed in the development, maintenance and protection of the central nervous system. Emu oil is rich in Omega-3 fats.
Energy and weight loss
Last but not least, ingesting emu oil will help stimulate metabolism and increase the ability of the body to burn stored saturated fats. Omega-3 fats have high anti-inflammatory properties and give a feeling of fullness.