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Arthritis, Joint Pain & Inflammation Info

Omega-3 Fats Protects Joints

Written By: Dr. Jan McBarren, Duke and The Doctor   Print   Email
Published - Oct 28, 2011

Research funded by the Arthritis Foundation has revealed supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids could “substantially and significantly” reduce the signs and symptoms of arthritis. These findings were published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.

The guinea pig is an excellent model to study arthritis in because these animals naturally develop arthritis. Researchers at the University Of Bristol School Of Veterinary Sciences fed a group of guinea pigs a diet supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids compared to their standard diet. The omega-3 enriched animals had a 50% reduction in arthritis.

Omega-3 fats are found abundantly in Nordic cold water fish including salmon, sardines, mackerel and herring. This study gives credence to the old wives tail of fish oil helps arthritis. It is believed that the omega-3’s are beneficial at lubricating the joints as well as improving cartilage health. Cartilage is the cushion at the end of bone that allows the joint to move easily as opposed to grinding leading to “bone on bone”.

Adding cold water fish to the diet is important. However researchers caution about eating fish too often because of the mercury and pollutants in the waterways. Taking a good quality, mercury free fish oil supplement daily will promote joint health and reduce symptoms of arthritis.

Vita Logic Fish Oil is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids including DHA and EPA. It is derived from Nordic cold water fish which represents the purest of fish oil supplements. Vita Logic Fish Oil does not contain mercury or other contaminates and therefore is preferred over simply adding fish to the diet. Also, Vita Logic Fish Oil is a soft gel capsule which reduces or eliminates “fish oil burp.”

Fish oil supplements offer extensive health benefits including brain and memory, circulation, reduced risk of stroke and hypertension, improved skin, heart, sex drive and more.