Using Essential Fatty Acids For Reducing Arthritis Joint Pain
By: Rudy Silva
Essential fatty acids provide protection for the whole body. In particular it is effective in reducing inflammation as experienced in joint pain or arthritis.
Most people will have to deal with arthritis especially as they get older. One way to eliminate or minimize this pain is to supplement with the essential fatty acids.
Osteoarthritis, the most common arthritis, is not the only arthritis that affects so many people:
- rheumatoid arthritis
- arthritis from lupus
- psoriatic arthritis
- reiterís disease
- infective arthritis
As you age, the constant movement of the joints creates wear and tear. Toxic wastes that circulate in the blood, dead cells, and liquid can accumulate in the various joints and cause inflammation and pain. Continual inflammation can cause damage to the joints. In some cases the cartilage that coats the bone ends, wears down and joints then rub bone to bone causing extreme pain.
Using the essential fatty acids provides lubrication for the joints as the move against each other. This reduces the wear that can occur at these joints and this results in less inflammation.
There are several conditions and lifestyles that contribute to arthritis,
- Poor nutrition
- Poor digestion
- Lack of water
- Repetitive use of fingers, hands, legs or arms
- Body injuries -- sports or accidents
Arthritis is a difficult disease to treat because there is usually more than one cause. Just working on one cause may not help enough to give pain relief. But it always helps to know the many things that contribute to arthritis so that different nutritional and lifestyles changes can be made.
The use of flax seed oil, omega-3, is known to provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Omega-3 breaks down into prostaglandins. It is the prostaglandins that provide the anti-inflammatory results.
So by using the omega-3, GLA, and EPA/DHA supplements, you can get some relief from arthritis. These oils reduce inflammation and pain and provide lubrication, thereby preventing some damage from occurring in your joints.
It is recommended that you use a good dose of,
- Borage oil
- Primrose oil
- NKO oil
Using these oil spread across the day, provides the benefit of feeling reduce joint stiffness and pain in the morning. Use the different oils one bottle at a time. This gives you the health benefits that these different oil provide.
One additional benefit to using these oils is the coating protection that GLA has in the stomach lining.
The standard treatment for arthritis is the use of NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors. These, however, have undesirable side effects such as attacking the stomach lining. Thousands of deaths and visits to the emergency are associated with the use of NSAIDs.
You can benefit greatly if you use NSAIDs by adding GLA oils to your diet and help to prevent the serious side effects of the NSAIDs.
There you have it. Eat the essential fatty acids and provide your body with what it needs to build strong and healthy joints.
© 2005 Rudy Silva
Rudy Silva has a degree in Physics and is a Natural Nutritionist. He is the author of Constipation, Acne, Hemorrhoid, and Fatty Acid ebooks. He writes a newsletter called "Natural-Remedies-Thatwork.com". For more information on arthritis go to http://www.arthritis-remedies.for--you.info/.