Combination of Omega-3 Fats and Turmeric Useful for Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/29/2016 -- Nowadays, the use of natural alternatives, such as omega-3 fatty acids is very popular. The prevalence of preventable diseases has led many people to improve their diet and lifestyle. There are also natural alternatives that are believed to be helpful not just in increasing the immunity against ailments, but also for helping people recover from damage such as that which affects the spine.

A combination of omega-3 fats and turmeric is believed to be useful for the recovery of individuals who have undergone spinal cord injury. This injury often takes place as a result of a fall, car crash, sports-related injury, or physical violence. Spinal cord Injury (SCI) is not just debilitating, but it also causes irreparable damage to the spine.

According to statistics, there are about 200,000 cases of SCI in the United States. What makes this news even more intriguing is that 80% of these cases are made up of male sufferers. The damage varies from mild to severe. The most alarming result of spinal cord injuries is partial to complete paralysis. The condition is also believed to impair the breathing capabilities of the sufferers as well as the urinary and gastrointestinal processes. Spinal cord injury often requires a lifelong care, which usually costs as much as $3 million.

"Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish such as tuna or halibut. They can also be conveniently consumed from using fish oil supplements," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that there are about 12,000 individuals in the United States who suffer from SCI every year. There are classifications of SCI, and they vary according to the severity of the condition. According to the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA), "Grade A" refers to cases where a sufferer is completely paralyzed and is unable to breathe on his own.

The Journal of Neurosurgery conducted an animal-based study that found that rats fed with a diet rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, such as DHA and curcumin, experienced significant improvements. DHA is a type of omega-3 fat while curcumin is a phytochemical found in the medicinal spice, turmeric. Now, research revealed that DHA has successfully helped repair cell membrane damage and protect the nerves after an injury. It has also helped prevent cell death.

There have been many health benefits associated with the use of omega-3 fats. Due to the healing properties it contains, the use of fish oil supplements have increasingly been becoming popular (

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Benjamin Lasance