Omega 3’s, Just 1
Fish oil and fish oil supplements contain two different fats.
One of these fats, docosahexanoic acid or DHA￼ can be useful for people with RA.
RA or rheumatoid arthritis, is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, and stiffness… Even loss of function in your joints.￼
RA commonly affects the wrist and fingers and more likely impacts women.
It typically starts in middle age and can affect additional body parts such as the eyes, mouth and lungs.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto immune disease because your own body is attacking its own tissues.
For those with rheumatoid arthritis, consuming DHA daily can decrease swelling and tenderness by ~30%, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
DHA supplementation reduced pro inflammatory enzymes and increased precursors favoring an inflammatory reducing state.￼
Chronic, long-term inflammation plays a role in many diseases...including rheumatoid arthritis.￼