Inflammation is the cause of nearly every single serious illness and disease, but taking excess omega-3 fatty acids isn’t the best solution and will help prevent join pain, says Mike Mahler
Mike Mahler is a hormone optimisation researcher. He is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Why inflammation matters
If inflammation is too high you’ll have joint pain, poor brain health, poor hormone function and a host of other problems. But reducing inflammation too much can also be dangerous if unhealthy tissues – such as cancer cells – are no longer broken down.
Striking a balance
Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation but you need to strike the right balance of omega-3 to omega-6 intake so that inflammation is limited but not to the extent that your body is no longer able to recover and repair itself efficiently and effectively.
Most people consume far too much omega-6 in relation to omega-3 so supplementing with fish oil can help restore the ideal ratio. If you suffer from joint and muscle pain then start conservatively and increase the dose you take slowly for the best results.