Monday, August 10, 2009

Fish Oil Relieves Joint and Back Pain, Reducing Need for NSAIDs

Fish Oil Relieves Joint and Back Pain, Reducing Need for NSAIDs

Fish oil contains two naturally occurring fatty acids, EPA and DHA. These fatty acids stimulate the body's anti-inflammatory processes and help relieve joint pain, much the same as NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors, but without the side effects. An excess of proinflammatory messenger molecules causes joint pain, and consumption of fish oil prevents this build up.