Using Essential Fatty Acids for Reducing Arthritis Joint Pain
by Rudy Silva
arthritis that affects so many people:
- rheumatoid arthritis
- arthritis from lupus
- psoriatic arthritis
- reiter’s 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
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
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 oils spread across the day, provides the benefit of feeling reduced 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
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
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.
About The Author
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
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protection for the whole body. In
particular it is effective in
reducing inflammation as
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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
Osteoarthritis, the most
common arthritis, is not the only
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