Did you know that omega-3 supplements can support arthritis relief?
Research has found that omega-3 fatty acids (specifically DHA and EPA) have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation that often plagues and worsens osteoarthritis.
Interestingly, research on guinea pigs from the University of Bristol found that not only did omega-3 supplementation slow osteoarthritis, it reduced degradation of cartilage in collagen AND the loss of molecules that support shock absorption.
Slow and prevent cartilage loss
Decrease loss of molecules that support shock absorption
To sum it up — this means that meeting the recommended daily amount (RDA) of omega-3s could support OA relief!
What does this mean for you?
Check to see whether you’re hitting your daily recommended amount of omega-3s!
Most organizations suggest 500 mg per day. This goal can be hit fairly easily by consuming at least 2 servings of fatty fish each week. If you don’t eat animal products, most plant sources have a different type of Omega-3s (ALA, not DHA and EPA). But you can get DHA and EPA Omega-3s in algae-based supplements.
Check out the research from the University of Bristol here:
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