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Fish oil increases joint mobility - here's how

by , 30 October 2017
Fish oil increases joint mobility - here's how
help prevent heart disease or decreases the recurrence of dry eyes.

But did you know that fish oil is also fantastic for your joints?

That's right - fish oil enhances joint mobility through a few different mechanisms. Keep reading to learn more.

The EPA and DHA in fish oil reduces inflammation

Fish oil is abundant in two ingredients – namely eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) – which both reduce inflammation.
 
A body of research proves that EPA and DHA are more effective than alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) for decreasing several inflammatory markers. In addition, EPA and DHA increase some anti-inflammatory markers including IL-10 and TGF-beta.
 

Omega-3 fatty acids may slow down the progression of osteoarthritis

Another thing that studies have proven is that EPA and DHA inhibit the expression of different proteins to contribute to osteoarthritis. What’s more, petri dish studies show that EPA and ALA reduce both the inflammatory and destruction aspects of cartilage cell metabolism.

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And it’s all thanks to the “Omega 3 Effect”

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Omega-3 fatty acids are incorporated into cartilage cell membranes, so depending on the dosage, these fats can reduce enzymes that degrade cartilage and inflammatory cytokines (IL-1 alpha, TNF alpha and COX-2) and, in turn, affect cartilage cell gene transcription.
 

Omega-3 fatty acids also decrease the risk of bone marrow lesions

One study that looked at 293 adults – some with and some without knee pain – found a link between higher consumption of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids or monounsaturated fatty acids and an increased risk of bone marrow lesions.
 
This study lends further support to the shift toward foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, while decreasing intake of omega-6 fatty acids. It also highlights the importance of balancing fat intake.
 

Fish oil is great for other aspects of joints health

Other joint health benefits that fish oil provides include reducing symptoms of tender or swollen joints, morning stiffness and joint pain.
 
Fish oil can also help increase blood flow during exercise.

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