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Omega-3 fatty acids could treat nerve damage

Facts about omega-3 fatty acids

There are only a handful of supplements that we recommend depending on what’s going on for the patient and omega fatty acids are one of them. Since we are working to improve your nervous system function via chiropractic adjustments it makes sense to support that effort with omega fatty acids. They can help your nervous system build and repair.

Research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that omega-3 fatty acids have the potential to protect nerves from injury and help them to regenerate. When nerves are damaged because of an accident or injury, patients experience pain, weakness, and muscle paralysis. This can leave them disabled, and recovery rates are poor.

The new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience*, suggests that omega-3 fatty acids could play a significant role in speeding recovery from nerve injury. The study focused on peripheral nerve cells. These cells transmit signals between the brain and spinal cord, and the rest of the body. They have the ability to regenerate but, despite advances in surgical techniques, patients usually only have good recovery when their injury is minor.


Omega-3 fatty acids are vital for the body’s normal growth and development. They have been widely researched for their health benefits. Because the body cannot manufacture them, we need to consume them in foods such as oily fish.

It’s important to supplement with a good source of omega-3 and not just any old brand. That is why we stock a couple of high quality omega-3 fatty acids that we know work.

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