With over five million people suffering from this condition in the US, it is good to know that there is documented evidence of the positive relationship between fish oil and psoriasis. By using the best oils, you can help to ease the symptoms of this condition.
Fish oil and psoriasis
What the many studies have shown is how fish oil and psoriasis are perfect partners because fish oils have high anti-inflammatory qualities while psoriasis is caused by inflammation.
Psoriasis is a skin disease that is characterized by silvery, white scales which are surrounded by a red, inflamed border.
Fish oils were shown to significantly reduce the itchiness and redness associated with this condition and help to alleviate it in the long term as well.
What’s important to bear in mind is that it is the main omega 3 fatty acid in the fish oils that is responsible for most of the psoriasis benefits.
DHA fish oil
It is called DHA and recently British and American scientists discovered how it is used. It appears that DHA is the only fatty acid to be converted by the body into a powerful anti-inflammatory chemical called Resolvin D2.
By lowering inflammation in the body, your risk of a heart attack or stroke is also significantly reduced and your skin can benefit immensely. Indeed, other conditions like acne and eczema are very treatable with these natural oils too and without the side effects of the strong cortisone creams so often used.
I personally suffer from very bad winter eczema and find that although the strong cortisone creams work well initially, after a few weeks all my eczema returns. I found that using good quality fish oils and a natural moisturizer like Shea Butter (nothing else added, just natural Shea Butter) for a month or so, my eczema started to ease and now I only have the occasional affected areas.
I can’t guarantee this will work for your psoriasis, but they are similar conditions both caused by inflammation.
To get the maximum benefits, you need to choose your oil carefully.
Make sure it is as pure as possible and has been molecularly distilled. This removes the many harmful toxins like mercury and lead to leave the oil safe and pure.
A high amount of DHA will give you the maximum results and at least 270mg in each 1000mg standard capsule is optimal.
Now you know more about the powerful connection between fish oil and psoriasis, you can soon include these oils in your daily diet and ease the symptoms considerably as well as improving your overall health and mental well-being.