The actives EPA, DHA, ALA and GLA can lower inflammation, providing relief to joint conditions such as arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA, DHA and ALA found in fish oil, BioPure DHA®, krill oil and flax oil can lower inflammation seen in arthritis. Cod liver oil not only delivers EPA and DHA but also vitamin D to support bone health. The omega-6 fatty acid, GLA, is an even stronger anti-inflammatory agent than omega-3 fatty acids – found in borage oil, evening primrose oil and black currant oil.
GLA: The anti-inflammatory effects of GLA help to reduce pain, inflammation and joint stiffness caused by arthritis. Taking GLA supplements can help slow the progression of degenerative joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. GLA is also vital for patients suffering from osteoporosis as it increases calcium absorption and buildup in bones.
EPA: Studies show that EPA can lower inflammation and joint stiffness in arthritis. This omega-3 fatty acid can increase calcium absorption and buildup in bones.
DHA: Like EPA, consumption of this omega-3 active can lower inflammation and joint stiffness in arthritis. This omega-3 fatty acid can increase calcium absorption and buildup in bones.
ALA: When we consume ALA, it gets converted to EPA and DHA in our body, providing all the joint health benefits offered by both these omega-3 actives.
Vitamin D: Our body needs vitamin D to strengthen our bones by increasing absorption of calcium. Children who are deficient of this vitamin develop a condition called rickets, causing weak bones and skeletal deformities.