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Combining Glucosamine and Omega-3 Fatty Acids to decrease pain and stiffness from Arthritis

Posted Jun 09 2010 12:00am
Osteoarthritis of the neck involves wearing down of the cartilage and synovial fluid in between the bones that make up a joint and inflammation Osteoarthritis is basically a combination of the wearing of the cartilage and synovial fluid in between bones that make up a joint… and… inflammation.

Glucosamine is one of the building blocks of cartilage and synovial fluid and can help maintain and boost cartilage repair.

Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation. Fish oil has been shown to reduce inflammation associated with cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

Now, for the first time, a study has shown combining the two can reduce the pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis.

German researchers combined 1,500 mg of glucosamine sulfate with 200 mg of omega-3 fats.

Head researcher Joerg Gruenwald, Ph.D. said, “Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the inflammation process in OA, whereas glucosamine sulfate further supports the rebuilding of lost cartilage substance.”

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