Omega 3s can help in giving benefits to fibromyalgia patients according to a study conducted in 2012. Medical literature has shown again and again about the effectiveness of omega 3s in helping cardiovascular and joint health issues.
For reducing pain and inflammation, omega 3s acts as precursors to the chemicals. In contrast with this, chronic pain and inflammation can be increased by Omega 6s fatty acids. It is important to know the differences between the two.
Your fibromyalgia symptoms can get worse if you take the wrong form of fatty acids. Don’t forget to read the labels to ensure that you are taking the right form. Omega 3s has three main types that are Alpha Linoleic acids or ALA, Docosahexaenoic acids or DHA and eicosapentaenoic acids or EPA.
According to some recent studies, a huge drop in the cholesterol level, less muscle tightening and less tender points have been shown in people who take at least 1500 mg of Omega 3s supplements every day. Moreover, less fatigue is also shown in these people. These acids work as an anti-inflammatory in the body. Although, no scientific proof has been shown yet about how and why they seem to work well but many people reported omega 3s to be a way of relieving discomfort and pain.
For patients, who are willing to try Omega 3s as a remedy for their condition, should seek out the highest concentration of DHA and EPA per serving. Look for the product that is produced in cold weather near the Arctic, when you are using fish oils because there are toxic levels of mercury in the fish that are harvested in warmer waters. And many fibromyalgia patients are sensitive to mercury.
Studies have shown that it takes at least 6 months of trying supplements for seeing the results. Although, there are some people who see the results of supplements sooner. Consider freezing the capsule before taking them if you feel nausea or burping.
You can find Omega 3s in sardines, herring and wild caught salmon besides cold water fish. Unfortunately, albacore tuna is no more a good source because it has high levels of mercury which can worsen fibromyalgia.
- All Preservatives
- Wheat (gluten)
- Food Additives
- Bell peppers
–don’t take refined foods. These foods include white bread, white sugar and all pasta (gluten).
–avoid taking more red meats. You should eat more tofu (unless you have a soy allergy), cold water fish and beans (for protein).
-quit the Trans fats. You should try to eliminate baked goods that have been cooked with Trans fats. You should also eliminate some other things like donuts, onion rings, French fries, all margarine and highly processed foods.
–reduce the intake of alcohol and caffeine. Quit smoking and stop using any kind of tobacco products. Reduce the intake of foods that are high in sugar, high in salt and high in fat.
Consider taking Omega 3 supplements on regular basis. One to two tablespoons or one to two capsule of fish oil can be taken regularly. Inflammation can be reduced and immune system can be improved by these supplements.
Consider taking Vitamin C regularly. The capsule or tablet of Vitamin C can be 500 to 1000 mg. the capsule works as an antioxidant that helps in supporting your immune system.
You can take 20 to 25 mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid twice per day. Your thiamine levels may get lowered and can react with some medications used in thyroid and chemotherapy treatments. So, you need to consult your doctor before taking it.
You can also take 800 mg of SAMe for immune and emotional support. But, do not take this medication if you are using any kind of medication for manic or bipolar disorders. You can suffer from negative side effects.
Probiotics are also used to maintain a healthy gut and improving the immune system.
It is important to talk to your doctor before getting into a new treatment or any remedy. Because some supplements can interfere with the medications. Your doctor can advise you well. People with fibromyalgia find omega 3s useful in reducing pain and symptoms.
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