Omega-3s Reverse Cartilage Destruction!
Omega-3 fatty acids have long been associated with promoting joint health, and a recent study from Cardiff University in Wales confirmed that omega-3s can slow and even reverse! the destruction of joint cartilage. Cartilage is connective tissue that cushions bones and prevents them from grinding against one other, especially in the joints. Omega-3 fatty acids work to protect cartilage by switching off the aggrecan- and collagen-degrading enzymes that break down cartilage. This, in turn, slows down the cartilage destruction process that occurs with arthritis, plus reduces inflammation, thus lessening pain. One of the most important conclusions from this study is that supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids in early adulthood can prevent the onset of osteoarthritis, and also reduce the harmful symptoms associated with the disease. Fish are by far the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids. However, if you’re not getting two to three servings of fatty fish per week, then you’re not getting enough of this important nutrient. Scientists recommend an optimal omega-3 intake of 800 to 1,100 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day, including 300-400 mg of DHA and EPA. The average daily consumption in the U.S. is 50 mg EPA and 80 mg DHA a far cry from the recommended intake. Therefore, supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids is important to your health. GNLD offers two excellent omega-3 products: Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate. GNLD’s Salmon Oil contains all the omega-3 benefits, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which support joint health and healthy cardiovascular functions. Omega-3 fatty acids also support important functions of body tissues and organs, notably the heart, blood vessels, brain, nerves, eyes, skin, and joints. Omega III Concentrate also contains both EPA and DHA in balanced quantities, with the added benefits of GNLD’s special lipotropic blend, which delivers lecithin, choline, inositol and methionine to the body. Choline and inositol help keep lipids emulsified in the bloodstream. This, in turn, can reduce chances of heart disease.
An additional plus to each product: all oils are derived from healthy, fresh fish from pristine waters. Only body oils are used, which reduces exposure to substances which may collect in the organs, like herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals, and vitamins A and D. GNLD’s Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate are your best choices for omega-3 fatty acid supplementation, hands down!