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Omega 3 - Filled With Benefits

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

Many people have reported that adding an Omega-3 supplement did help relieve Arthritis symptoms. Omega-3 fatty acid have been shown to reduce inflammation in the body and joints as well as reducing pain. Studies have shown that Arthritis sufferers using an Omega-3 supplement had significantly less swollen or painful joints and they also reported a significant decrease in activity of their Arthritis. 

In a healthy immune system the inflammation process repairs damage and protects the body, however arthritis causes an overactive immune response that leads to tissue destruction. Researchers believe that Omega-3 fatty acids convert into compounds 10000 times more powerful than the original fatty acids, which helps end inflammation in the body and help stop this over-active process.  

There are 3 main types of Omega-3.

EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) – found in salmon, herring and other seafood. Both EPA and DHA may reduce signs of depression. EPA is also know to help fight inflammation in the body, a benefit for arthritis sufferers.

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) – also found in salmon, herring and other seafood. It is important for skin and eye health and vital for brain development in children and brain function for both adults and children, DHA deficiency has been linked to the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. DHA may protect against heart disease, diabetes and cancers and has positive effects again Arthritis.

ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) – found in plants, such as kale and spinach, nuts and seeds and products such as flaxseed and soybean oil. It is the most common Omega-3 but your body needs to convert it to EPA or DHA before it can be used for anything other than energy.

The most important Omega-3s are EPA and DHA.

The highest doses of Omega-3 are contained in supplements and come in a wide range of forms and doses.

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