“Excruciating” is a word that is commonly used to describe the pain associated with arthritis, and if you’ve ever suffered from it, or know someone who does, you too can probably relate.
At times, the pain is like no other, resulting in many people going to great lengths to get rid of it.
At times desperation is so high, resulting in people being easily taken in by snake oil salespeople trying to palm off expensive and useless “cures”.
But a new scientific study from the Netherlands is about to put these so-called “salespeople” out of business with their findings.
Scientists have found that there is indeed a cheap and readily available supplement that can be taken to treat arthritis, and the best news is it’s easily accessible and won’t break the bank.
Omega-3 fatty acids are not only inexpensive; they’re amazing for your overall health, including the joints. It can be found in abundance in walnuts, soybean oil, and cold-water fish like tuna and salmon. But the best sources of it are flax seed and fish oils.
The recommended quantity of the flax seed oil supplement is just 3-10 grams daily. It is particularly effective to take supplements that contain both DHA and EPA, both of which are types of omega 3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. They stimulate production of certain chemicals that control inflammation in joints, blood and tissues.
Studies have found that consistently taking fish or flax seed oil works for morning stiffness and joint tenderness, especially among people suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
And here’s an interesting fact about omega-3 fatty acids for you – it’s not just us, even cats get osteoarthritis relief with fish oil supplements, according to the study.