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Essential Fatty Acids for Autoimmune Disease

Omega-3 Fatty Acids IV Improve Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

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We know our bodies need essential fatty acids, because our body can not make them. Some ways we know they help are with immune, ant-inflamation and heart disease prevention. A recent study performed a double-blind and randomized test using placebo or omega-3 fatty acids on 23 patients suffering with moderate or severe rheumatoid arthritis. They received .2grams of fish oil or placebo intravenously (IV) for 14 days, followed by 20 weeks oral  fish oil or placebo. The primary measurement for effectiveness was swollen and painful joints. Patients who used the omega-3 fish oils had a Significant reduction in pain and swelling, when compared to the placebo patients.  They also noted in this study that the initial results from the intravenous effects, where prolonged by oral intake.

 

Conclusion
We need a balance or EFA’s and some suffering from the Rheumatoid Arthritis or other Autoimmune disease, should not only add omega-3 to there supplements, but also consider Intravenous therapy of omega-3’s.

 

We offer the Intravenous Omega-3’s at our clinic. Give us a call to make sure you are getting the relief you need.

 

Thank you
Dr. Aaron Stowell

 

 

 

Reference Study

Bahadori BUitz EThonhofer RTrummer MPestemer-Lach IMcCarty MKrejs GJOmega-3 Fatty acids infusions as adjuvant therapy in rheumatoid arthritis. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr.  2010 Mar-Apr;34(2):151-5. doi: 10.1177/0148607109342130.

 

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