By: Aimee Reese
You will find many articles, forums, and blogs on Fibromyalgia and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Fibromyalgia affects different organs so being heart healthy is really important.
To understand how Omega-3s have an impact on Fibro it would be good to understand what they do.
Omega-3 fatty acids are a common nutritional supplement. They are taken in the form of fish oil or flaxseed oil. They are a polyunsaturated fat, which is one of the good fats as opposed to the bad fat which is saturated.
It is believed that Omega-3s play an important role in:
- Brain development and function.
- Reducing inflammation
- Reducing back pain.
- Prevent heart disease
- Lowering blood pressure
- Lowering risk of cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Some health professionals recommend that individuals who don’t eat a rich diet in Omega-3s take 500 mg a day in supplements. You can find Omega-3 in the following foods:
I take a fish oil supplement every day. With fish oil helping prevent heart disease that helps with my triglyceride issue to do my Fibro. It also helps with the inflammation, so I don’t have to take any pain medications to cope with the pain from my Fibro.
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