Nerve pain, also called neuralgia, is pain that follows the pathway of the nerve. It can have many different causes, but often the cause is unknown.
Neuralgia often develops into a condition called neuropathic pain. When neuralgia becomes chronic, it can cause deterioration of the myelin sheath that surrounds and insulates pain nerves.
Dr. Gordon Ko describes several case studies of chronic pain in the February 2010 “Clinical Journal of Pain.” Five patients with neuropathic pain experienced lasting relief by taking high dosages of EPA and DHA. Dosages of 2,400 to 7,200 mg a day contributed to improvements that were maintained for as long as 19 months.
It then follows that the higher the Omega-3 (EPA & DHA) content of the fish oil, the more it will nutritionally support and help your body to maintain normal nerve function.
* Average fish oil has 300 mg (EPA & DHA) Omega-3s.
* Higher Quality fish oil has 600 mg (EPA & DHA) Omega-3s.
* WSN Cold Water Fish Oil has 1200 mg (EPA & DHA) Omega-3s.
Not all fish oils are the same. The highest quality fish oil comes from cold water fish, and the best cold water fish oil comes from the deep cold waters off the Norwegian coast. If the label does not state “cold water,” it is low quality warm water fish oil.