Joint Health

Flaxseed for Joints

Flaxseed contains Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is an omega-3 essential fatty acid present in flaxseed that is necessary for maintaining joints’ cell structure and function. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are two critical chemicals generated from ALA (EPA). Both DHA and EPA are vital in producing prostaglandins, which are anti-inflammatory chemicals present in the blood.

Flaxseed also includes antioxidant compounds called lignans, which help prevent heart (cardiovascular) disease.

What is Joint Pain?
The portions of your body where your bones meet are joints. Joints allow your skeleton’s bones to move. The following are some of the joints:

  • Shoulders
  • Hips
  • Elbows
  • Knees

You can explain any discomfort, pains, and soreness in any body’s joints as joint pain.

Fatty acids are necessary for life. Alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), one of three omega-3 fatty acids, makes up 57% of the total fatty acids in flaxseed. When a person consumes ALA, it transfers to the more potent omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic (EPA).

The ALAs significantly reduced pro-inflammatory chemicals in a trial where participants consumed flaxseed for joint pain for four weeks.

Flaxseed is a terrific vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids, and it’s a great alternative to fish or fish oil supplements.

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