As the population ages, the number of people with mild arthritis is growing. Current trends suggest that, by 2050,
7 million Australians will suffer from some form of mild arthritis.1
Joint pain as a result of mild arthritis can cause a significant impact on your quality of life. Little things you once took for granted like bending down to tie your shoes, driving a car or simply preparing food can become frustratingly painful. All joints are at risk of mild arthritis but the most commonly affected joints are weight bearing joints such as the knees, hips, spine and hands.
Arthritis is often thought of as a single condition. In fact, it is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the joints. Mild arthritis is most likely to develop in people aged over 40 years, although it can occur in younger people. Many people find their symptoms gradually develop as they age.
Joint cartilage, which is the cushioning between two bones, becomes brittle and breaks down causing pain and stiffness and eventually the cartilage can break down to such a degree that it no longer cushions the two bones. The bones are then unable to glide over one another smoothly, producing pain and reducing mobility. Sometimes, small fragments of cartilage can break off from the joint and float around in the joint fluid, which can further exacerbate the pain. Due to the ‘wear and tear’ progressive nature of mild arthritis there is no easy cure, however there is hope for reducing pain and returning joint mobility.
Manage Your Pain Naturally
Unlike many other oils there is significant evidence to suggest fish oil may help reduce joint inflammation associated with mild arthritis. Fish oil is a well-researched natural medicine, however it is important to note research shows that there are minimum therapeutic doses required to get results. Arthritis Australia is an independent organisation with a vision to bring quality of life to all people living with mild arthritis.2 Arthritis Australia suggests the dose of fish oil needed to help reduce the joint inflammation associated with mild arthritis is 2.7g of omega 3 (EPA and DHA) daily.3
This dose is much easier to achieve when using Ethical Nutrients Hi-Strength Liquid Fish Oil, which now features a new easy-pourer, making dosing more convenient and less painful. Hi-Strength Liquid Fish Oil comes in two delicious flavours – Fruit Punch and Fresh Mint. Just one teaspoon matches the dose recommended by Arthritis Australia. If you prefer to take capsules, the dose recommended by Arthritis Australia can be achieved by taking just four Ethical Nutrients Hi-Strength Fish Oil Capsules.
It’s Important to Be Discerning
Many people are conscious about the heavy metal content, such as mercury that may be present in fish, as well as the sustainability of fishing practices. These are valid concerns, which is why Ethical Nutrients fish oils are sourced from wild-caught, oily cold-water fish that are put through stringent testing processes. A process called molecular distillation is used to ensure it is clean and free from contaminants. A further quality process, nitrogen flushing, is used to prevent the possibility of oxygen making the fish oil turn rancid. Ethical Nutrients Fish Oils are Friend-of-the-Sea (FOTS) certified - each bottle proudly displays the FOTS logo so you can be sure your fish oil is not only pure but is sustainably sourced as well.
Strong Muscles Support Sore Joints
Exercise and weight management can help with mobility and to reduce the load on your joints. Pain associated with mild arthritis has a weakening effect on the surrounding muscles, however, by undertaking strengthening exercises, muscle weakness can be reversed.
Key Points to Help Take Away Pain
Unfortunately there is no cure for mild arthritis but there are ways you can help manage your condition.
Dose up: Research suggests 2.7g of combined omega 3 (EPA and DHA) daily3. Ethical Nutrients Hi-Strength Fish Oils make it easier to achieve therapeutic dosing.
Quality matters: Clean, pure, sustainable oils are the best choice.
Get moving: Exercise helps improve joint mobility and reduces muscle weakness.
To read more information about mild arthritis and the dose of fish oil needed to reduce the joint inflammation associated with mild arthritis, a information sheet by Arthritis Australia is available for your reference.
- Arthritis Australia is an independent organisation and does not endorse any particular brand of fish oil.
- Omega-3 fats have not been studied in all forms of arthritis.