Fish Oils and Healthy Joints
"Omega-3 fatty acids Improves Mobility,
Healthy Joints and Other Inflammatory Disorders"
Arthritis and Joint Disorders are inflammatory conditions linked to toxic free radicals. Conventional treatments, such as non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory prescription drugs (NSAIDs), only offers symptomatic relief; they do not reverse arthritic conditions. This group of inflammatory drugs including Aleave, Motrin IB and aspirin, can lead to side effects like stomach ulcers, kidney problems and ringing in the ears.
These drugs hamper joint healing and the muscle-building process itself, which is why an increasing number of people with joint problems are choosing alternative approaches. One of the most promising natural alternatives is Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil.
Omega-3 fatty acids can help to ease morning stiffness and tenderness in the joints. Clinical studies of Omega-3 supplements in patients with rheumatoid arthritis have demonstrated a reduction of arthritic symptoms; including pain, the number of tender joints and morning stiffness. Also, studies conducted in this population have shown that taking Omega-3 supplements led to a decreased use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroids, with effects peaking over a 6-8 month period.
A very promising, recent study published in Surgical Neurology investigated Omega-3 supplementation (with EPA and DHA) for non-surgical neck and back pain. The results were striking - a majority reported improvement in their pain symptoms and 4 in 5 patients were satisfied with their improvement...