If you suffer from chronic inflammation, you may be interested to learn that quality omega 3 fish oils can really help. Scientists recently discovered what happens to one of the omega 3 fats, DHA, in the body and the result is great news for all sufferers of chronic inflammation.
This type of inflammation is primarily caused by an auto-immune disorder where the white blood cells sent to repel an invader turn on the healthy tissue instead.
The DHA omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil were revealed recently by British and American scientists to be converted by the body into a powerful anti-inflammatory chemical known now as Resolvin D2.
It is also proof that the few fish oil manufacturers who have always provided more DHA have been right that it provides most of the benefits as inflammation lies behind most diseases.
So taking oil rich in DHA helps to lower chronic inflammation in the body and significantly reduces your risk of sudden death from a heart attack or stroke, known as the silent killer.
It helps to maintain healthy tissue and is also essential for the brain to function properly and remember that these omega 3’s are not made by your body and must come from your diet.
Since most of us have reduced our consumption of fresh fish because of the toxins, it is thought that 90% of the population are deficient in them.
In one study on fish oils and arthritis, volunteers taking them regularly for six months found a significant reduction in their symptoms compared with those who took a placebo. In fact, some of them were able to reduce the amount of prescription meds they took as the chronic inflammation was reduced.
So the secret is fish oil rich in DHA fats. You need at least a minimum of 270mg in each standard 1000mg capsule or soft gel to get the most from them. Check the label and you should see the individual DHA/EPA amounts. If not, avoid the oil as it will mostly be made up of EPA.
To avoid unwittingly ingesting any toxins like mercury and lead, the oil should be purified using molecular distillation. Again, check the label or website to see.
If you follow these tips and get the best oils, you really can help to stop your chronic inflammation getting worse and significantly reduce the symptoms and have less pain and improved movement.