Does Omega XL Really Work?

Q:I used to play a lot of football when I was younger and suffered quite a few sports injuries. I find that I’m experiencing more and more pain in my joints, particularly those that were previously injured. I would hate to have to give up golf and hiking. Is OmegaXL suitable for someone like me?
Expert Answer
Omega XL

Omega 3 fatty acids have become quite popular supplements over the last few years, due to their many overall health benefits. They may help reduce the inflammation that causes joint stiffness and pain, but could also aid in increasing the circulation, improving the skin and have even been found to have a positive effect on the mood. As we age it is only natural that our joints will start showing signs of ‘wear and tear’ particularly if we have led active lives or sustained injuries in the past. Cartilage and tissues break down causing inflammation which in turn makes the joint ache.

Most all natural pain relievers contain Chondroitin and Glucosamine, two substances that are extremely helpful in repairing and rebuilding damaged cartilage. Hyaluronic acid is included in some formulations to increase the synovial fluid which increases joint lubrication and decreasing irritation, the area is less inflamed and therefore less painful. Having ingredients such as MSM, trypsin, rutin, and bromelain would be extremely effective in reducing your pain; while ingredients such as glucosamine and chondroitin can help increase lubrication of joints.

There are numerous choices in the joint support category containing vastly different formulations. You should do your research on the different formulas prior to making your choice. You will find not all products are created equal. You should find one that contains the quality and quantity of necessary ingredients to positively effect change and relief of pain.

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Expert Author : Kelly Everson (Consumer Health Digest)

Kelly Everson is an independent editor, an award-winning writer and an editorial consultant in the health and fitness industries. Currently, she is a contributing editor at Consumer Health Digest.