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Arthritis

The literal meaning of arthritis is "joint inflammation". Arthritis is used to refer to a host of conditions that cause pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints. This painful condition can affect any area of the body, and eventually lead to loss of joint function.

The omega-3 fatty acid EPA, nourishes the synovial fluid that surrounds the joints, ensuring that they remain well-oiled. Diminished levels of this fluid can cause problems like arthritis so it is important that we obtain the right amount of EPA to maintain the health of our joints. Further, EPA is converted by the body into prostaglandins and leukotrienes - natural compounds which decrease inflammation and pain.

Evening primrose oil contains the omega-6 fatty acid GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) which is thought to reduce the joint pain and swelling associated with arthritis. The EPO in omega product is in its most natural form - it is non-raffinated (it undergoes no chemical treatment) and virgin; because of this it is rich in triterpenes which have many health-giving properties, including the reduction of joint pain.