15th August 2022
Fish Oils Help Ease Joint Pain
As we get older, it’s natural for our bodies to experience degeneration. Ageing and everyday living lead to wear and tear on all body parts, especially the moving parts, like our joints. That’s why arthritis is so common amongst older people, but it can affect people of all ages. According to the NHS, in the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis. Scary, but unfortunately true.
Did you know that there are as many as 100 different kinds of arthritis? The majority of these affect older people. The most common effects of arthritis are inflammation (in simple terms – swelling), pain and stiffness (reduced mobility) at the joints. While there is no outright cure, many interventions including pain medication, exercise to strengthen muscles that mobilise the joints, and in severe cases, surgery can help
Why taking Omegas help
Taking a dose of fish oil daily is highly recommended, because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Here are 4 reasons why you should consider starting a supplement today
• High-dose fish oil supplements have been shown to help reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis e.g. the duration of morning stiffness, the number of swollen and tender joints and joint pain.
• Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which have been shown to have many positive effects on the body, including reducing inflammation in the joints. EPA and DHA may also have anti-inflammatory actions as detailed in this article by the British Journal of Pharmacology.
• Omega-3 fatty acids can also increase blood flow and improve circulation, especially during exercise, which may help reduce joint pain and swelling
• The fats in fish oil are healthy and include natural chemicals. These fats have been shown to play a role in keeping joints healthy by restoring and supplementing joint tissue. The natural chemicals also provide the joints with proper lubrication. This reduces the rubbing together of joint bones and helps minimise pain and strain on the joint.
The bottom line is that fish oils are good for you and your joints. Still hesitating? Don’t because you can never start too early!
Hashmats Health’s Fish Oil Omega-3 is available in a softgel formulation that is easy to swallow and easily absorbed. Every odourless softgel contains 1000mg of Fish Oil comprising 330mg EPA and 220mg of DHA and provides a rich source of essential fatty acids. Omega-3 Fish Oils also support healthy heart and brain functioning and aid eyesight. As with all our products, Hashmats Fish Oil Omega-3 is 100% HMC Halal Certified. This product has been laboratory tested and we can confirm that it is 100% alcohol- and pork-free, including the softgel casing. You can find out more here.
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