Psoriasis is a disease that attacks the immune system of the body. It is caused by inflammation that occurs as a result of stress, infection or environmental factors. Psoriasis symptoms that are most common are, itchy, scaly, dry patches of skin and a cure has not been found for the disease yet.
And more, unfortunately, psoriasis can lead to heart disease and psoriatic arthritis. There are various treatments for psoriasis, but diet has been known to be a significant way of controlling its symptoms. The dietary inclusion mostly recommended is omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown by various studies to protect against heart disease and boost the immune system. They can also help to improve symptoms by reducing inflammation. They lubricate cells that are within the body when it enters the bloodstream, thus contributing to heal cells that need healing and also reduce inflammation. The presence of psoriasis causes the immune system to trigger the turning of the skin cells at an unusual alarming rate which results in painful inflamed and itchy patches of skin.
However, the human body cannot produce omega 3’s, and that is why it should be included in your diet. Fatty fish such as Salmon and tuna as well as avocado and nuts are good sources of omega 3’s. Fish oil was once a favourite source of omega 3’s, but its foul taste has discouraged people from using it. Krill oil is now a preferable option for omega 3’s supplementation.
Krill oil has similarities with fish oil, but it is obtained from a species of crustaceans called krill. Krill’s main food is phytoplankton and is the primary source of food for whale sharks and great blue whales. The level of omega 3’s in krill is significantly higher than that of fish oil. The omega 3’s can help in reducing psoriasis flare-ups and could also prevent the development of lesions.
Also, krill oil has a powerful antioxidant called astaxanthin. It’s a carotenoid that gives krill, shrimp, and salmon their pink color. Astaxanthin is up to 550 times more potent than vitamin E and 11 times more powerful than beta-carotene for fighting free radical damage. They are perfect for people who have psoriasis as they help to support a healthy immune system and prevent toxins from leaching through the skin.
Plus, the astaxanthin in krill oil is esterfied. That means it’s easily absorbed and metabolized by the body, for immediate access to your cells.
Our Krill oil is nearly 100% free of toxins and dangerous heavy metals. The potent antioxidants including astaxanthin and vitamin A keep the molecules in krill oil very stable. As a result, they help prevent the nasty fishy aftertaste and smell you can experience from ordinary fish oil.