While you may have heard plenty about the benefits of Omega fish oils for brain and eye health, did you know they also play a role in joint health?
Fish oil is rich is omega-3 fatty acids. so are a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA). Polyunsaturated fatty acids are considered as a “healthy fat”, as they can provide the body with variety of health benefits. One of which includes reducing joint pain.
The three most important types of omega-3 fatty acids are ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), EPA (eicosapenataenoic acid), and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). ALA is found in plant foods such as flaxseeds, rapeseeds, soybeans, pumpkin seeds, perilla seeds, and walnuts. EPA and DHA are found in oily fish, such as salmon, fresh tuna, mackerel, and herring.
EPA and DHA have been found to reduce the production of molecules and substances associated with inflammation, including inflammatory eicosanoids and cytokines. Reducing bodily inflammation can ultimately reducing swelling and pain associated with it.
Keeping a diet high in fish oils can benefit in general joint wear and tear as we age and individuals who suffer with arthritis, a condition caused by chronic swelling of the joints, have also shown some relief after supplementing with fish oils.
Sona JointPlan contains 396mg of omega 3 per 3 capsules, which includes 210mg of EPA and 132mg of DHA, as well as naturally sourced Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Methylsulfonylmethane, Ginger Extract, Vitamin E and minerals.
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