Hello Carol, and thank you for the kudo’s on the ‘new look’ of the blog. In response to your question about Omega 3?s for heart and joint health.
The essential fatty acids (EFA) include linoleic, linolenic and arachidonic adics, known as vitamin F. They are all polyunsaturated fatty acids that cannot ordinarily be synthesized by the body. Alpha-linolenic, an Omega-3 found in special oils such as Flax seed (linseed), and Udo’s Blend, is also essential and is the precursor of the other important Omega-3 oils EPA and DHA commonly found in fish. Ideally we need more Flaxseed and Fish Oils than any other.
EFA’s the are important for normal growth, the health of the blood vessels and nerves, and to keep the skin and other tissues lubricated and youthful. A general Health recommendation is that our diet provide between 20-30 percent of our overall caloric intake from Healthy Fats. That might look like 1 TBS of Flaxseed oil in meal #1, then 3 Fish Oil capsules spread throughout the day in other meals in addition to other fats.
YOUR adult, with prior ligament injuries, will find greater HEALING results with increased Fish Oil quantities. The quantity will greatly depend on how THEY are processing the fat and how much inflammation they have. Others who have experienced similar issues have found healing with the following regime:
* begin with 1 TBS of Flaxseed oil + 3 Fish Oil capsules a day.
* increase to 1 TBS of Flaxseed oil (twice a day) + 6 Fish Oil capsules a day
* Keep the Flaxseed the same and increase to 9 Fish Oil Capsules a day.
I would like to hear more about how your adult progresses. Remember Tumeric also will reduce inflammation. And NO SUGAR!!!!!! Sugar increased inflammation.