Naturopath Ingrid Pilz explains how Omega 3 Fish Oil can help provide relief from joint pain and inflammation
Joint pain and inflammation affect all too many of us today, so it’s probably not surprising that prescription and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories are so common. Not everyone wants to take a pharmaceutical drug if they can avoid it, though. If you’re looking for a natural alternative to take for joint pain relief, studies suggest you might find Fish Oil helpful.
Joint pain can sometimes happen because the cartilage and tissues around the joint become inflamed and swollen. Not only can that make the joint sore, but it can also stiffen it – limiting your mobility. And your body can produce reactive molecules called “free radicals”, which can cause further damage to the cartilage. That’s why many joint pain relief medications start by working on the inflammation.
Fish Oil is a rich source of two essential fatty acids called EPA and DHA. Your body uses these two fatty acids to help it produce its own natural anti-inflammatory hormones. Research1 has shown that people with high levels of these hormones tend to have much lower levels of chronic inflammatory back, neck and joint pain.
A meta-analysis (an analysis of the results of several studies) showed that fish oil consistently reduced joint tenderness and morning stiffness across the study participants. It also allowed them to take less of their anti-inflammatory medication. Participants generally found that they experienced the most benefits after taking their Fish Oil daily for at least 3 months.
1 Pain. 2007 May; 129(1-2):5-7. A meta-analysis of the analgesic effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation for inflammatory joint pain. Goldberg RJ, Katz J. Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada.
The scientists and researchers have started accepting that nothing works as better as herbal remedies for curing arthritis because many people are allergic towards allopathic medicines, and moreover, the over consumption of painkillers is harmful for liver.
I have had painful knee joints for some time but since I have been taking Healtheries fish oil pain in my knees has completely gone
Thats great to hear your wonderful feedback. We're so happy to know the Fish Oil is helpfing you. Have a great day, HN
Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries. Joint pain is extremely common. In one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days. Knee pain was the most common complaint, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles to your shoulders. As you get older, painful joints become increasingly more common.
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