Arthritis is a chronic joint condition. It can be either inflammatory or sometimes more degenerative. Rheumatoid Arthritis is caused by malfunctions of the immune system which cause normal tissue to be attacked as though it was pathogenic. This causes chronic inflammation which attacks joint lining. It can also lead to inflammation of the blood vessels, heart and lungs. The joints in the hands and feet are most commonly affected and if the disease is not treated the joints may become deformed. Flax seeds have natural anti-inflammatory benefits. The Omega-3 fatty acids found in flax seeds are used by the body to produce Series 1 and 3 prostaglandins, which essentially act as anti-inflammatory hormone-like molecules. Series 2 prostaglandins are pro-inflammatory molecules that are found in abundant amounts in animal fats, margarine, and various vegetable oils including corn, sunflower, and peanut oils. Serious illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis are considered autoimmune diseases, as the body attacks itself. The result is that the joints become swollen and inflamed, and the blood vessels become severely compromised. Research has proven that a natural approach to treating rheumatoid arthritis through diet can be exceptionally helpful and well-tolerated by individuals who have not responded well to conventional medications and/or treatments. The Omega-3 fatty acids in flax seeds are the key to cleaning out the blood vessels in the body and supporting optimal joint health. Flax Seed together with Glucosamine, Yucca root, Chondroitin Sulfate, Rose hip and Boswellia forms Joint and Bone Combo from Nepatica. Read more!