Fibromyalgia and Omega-3 Fatty Acids


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:

  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Seaweed
  • Algae
  • Walnuts
  • Soybeans
  • Flaxseeds

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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