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
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
- 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 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
There you have it. Eat the essential fatty acids and provide your
body with what it needs to build strong and healthy joints.
Copyright © 2005 Rudy Silva
About Rudy: 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