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How do omega-3s help joint pain?

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Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil and other foods, encourage your body to make chemicals that help control inflammation. This supplement may help ease stiffness in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Tip-offs to Rip-offs, Common Therapies to Consider, Supplement Guide-Osteoarthritis, Supplements to Avoid."

Natural Standard: "The Authority on Integrative Medicine."

Robert Bonakdar, MD, director of pain management at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

Harvard Health Publications: "Online Medical Dictionary."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Vitamins and Minerals: What You Should Know" and "Fat-Soluble Vitamins.”

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Tip-offs to Rip-offs, Common Therapies to Consider, Supplement Guide-Osteoarthritis, Supplements to Avoid."

Natural Standard: "The Authority on Integrative Medicine."

Robert Bonakdar, MD, director of pain management at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

Harvard Health Publications: "Online Medical Dictionary."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Vitamins and Minerals: What You Should Know" and "Fat-Soluble Vitamins.”

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2018

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