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Do Omega 3 Fatty Acids Help Reduce Pain?

Omega-3 fatty acids have been studied extensively for their potential health benefits, including their effects on reducing inflammation and pain. Clinically, our experience suggests adequate Omega 3 consumption helps reduce many forms of pain and help foster neurologic health. This is most especially true while patients convert to more plant based diet and using complementary pain management tools such as laser and infrared. Research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, particularly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), found in fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines, some nuts especially walnuts, chia seeds, edamame and other healthy plants have anti-inflammatory properties that can help alleviate various types of pain. And it's a myth that you have to eat a lot of fish for adequate dietary Omega 3's. Some studies now show that functional levels of essential fatty acids may be far better in those on a plant based diet.* Some studies have indicated that the level of inflammation reduced can be equal to or greater than some prescription medications. *This is the reason we recommend you working with a licensed Physician on the most appropriate type of Omega 3 product and dosing for you.

Studies have shown that omega-3 supplementation may be beneficial for conditions associated with inflammation and pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and menstrual pain. However, the evidence is not entirely consistent, and results may vary depending on the specific condition and individual factors.

It's important to note that while omega-3 fatty acids may provide some relief for certain types of pain, they are not a cure-all, and their effectiveness may vary from person to person. Additionally, omega-3 supplements should be used as part of a comprehensive approach to pain management, which may include other lifestyle changes, medications, and therapies.

Once again, if you're considering using omega-3 supplements for pain relief, please be sure you are working with a licensed Physician as supplementation with Omega three's can be problematic with certain medications, most especially blood thinning agents. Also it's important to understand that many OTC Omega 3 supplements are not well tolerated. In our experience this is sometimes due to the type of capsule these are packaged in or more problematic the degree of purification that is taken place before these are put on the shelf. In our practice, we can help our patients with this.


Do Omega 3 Fatty Acids Help Reduce Pain?
Do Omega 3 Fatty Acids Help Reduce Pain?

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