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Omega – 3 Rich Diets Help Keep Joints Healthy

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Studies suggest that foods rich in omega -3 fatty acids help keep our joints healthy.

A study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston revealed that omega-3s actually convert into compounds that are 10,000 times more potent than the original fatty acids themselves. These compounds include resolvins, which help bring an inflammatory response in the body.

A few studies have found that taking fish oil supplements every day can reduce morning stiffness, and the number of swollen joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Some patients who took omega-3 fatty acids were even able to reduce or even stop use of arthritis medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroids.

Omega – 3 is rich in fishes like salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies, sardines.

Pharma grade fish oils give us the benefits with fewer pills.

Recommended dosage:

Minimum recommended dose:  500 mg of Omega-3 per day.

For Optimum Health:  Minimum 1,000 mg Omega-3 per day.

Omega-3 deficiency-related conditions:  2,000 mg or more Omega-3 per day.

Arthritic joints and rheumatoid arthritis: 2,000 mg Omega-3 per day.

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