Taking a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids is beneficial to patients with arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as they slow down the development of the joint disease. Fish oil supplementation is, therefore, a valuable support to the conventional drug treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Studies have shown that patients taking fish oil supplements for rheumatoid arthritis require fewer pain medications. In a recent study, a significant reduction in the patient-reported intensity of joint, duration of morning stiffness, number of painful and/or tender joints including consumption of painkillers (NSAIDs) has been reported with omega-3 fatty acids.