6 of the Best Nutrients for
Reducing Chronic Inflammation
– Now with Theracurmin and Meriva! –
Inflammation – Its Good Side and Dark Side
Inflammation is a healthy immune response to injury, illness, or infection. Inflammation brings many things to help begin the healing process. However, when the healing is complete, inflammation should shut down!
When the inflammation fires do not shut down, it becomes what is called “chronic” inflammation. It can start destroying good cells in your body and organs – as well as build up scar tissue.
As inflammation slowly breaks down tissue and builds scar tissue, it can become a root cause of many diseases. It can cause a lot of harm over the years. People start to feel joint aches, muscle tenderness, swelling, etc. People often just blame ‘aging’, thinking these diseases just happen.
Now, more and more doctors and researchers are agreeing that it is essential to extinguish excessive, long-term inflammation. You can keep your joints flexible, ache-free, and your organs in better overall health.
How to Cool Down Inflammation Quickly and Naturally
Doctors occasionally give some attention to eating and drinking properly, sleep and exercise (all legitimate topics).
However, it usually comes down to being told to take NSAIDs drugs – with all their considerable bad side effects!
Or … We can use what
Nature has provided for us!
You can jump-start the lifestyle changes doctors mention by simply using what nature has already provided for us! There are hundreds of clinical studies (many on this site) identifying herbs and nutrients that have a tremendous ability to lower inflammation!
Unfortunately, most inflammation supplements only contain a few “cooling” herbs. Or, they may have several “window dressing” nutrients with such low potencies they are little more than a list of names on the label.
We keep up on current research and have combined 6 of the most effective anti-inflammatories – including two (2) of the new patented curcumin products, Theracurmin and Meriva. (They are over 40x more effective than powdered curcumin!)
Our Infla-Mazing is also much safer and kinder to your body than NSAID drugs – and faster than other natural pain and inflammation supplements.
Testimony: Inflammation – Lupus
“I have been in the throes of a MAJOR Lupus flare for 3 months now and this product gives me more relief than ANY of the prescription drugs I’ve taken! I couldn’t be more pleased. My secondary M.D. practices orthomolecular medicine, so I am quite familiar with the power of herbs, but I found this on my own and can hardly wait to tell him about it at my appt. in two weeks.” Anita Rose, KS
Link to more: Testimonies.
Note: Is This a Cure?
Nobody can legitimately make a chronic inflammation ‘cure’ claim since nobody is always sure what brings it on – other than a strong link to autoimmune diseases (which science doesn’t know the cause of either). Fortunately, we are able to help greatly lower inflammation levels – and people are very happy about the results!
The Nutrients: (that people have come to love)
Theracurmin (200 mg)
Curcumin is a fantastic anti-inflammatory – but it is such a large molecule that it is hard to absorb. Theracurmin is curcumin that has been reduced in particle size to nanoparticles (a way to make the molecules extremely small). They are emulsified with polysaccharides derived from gum ghatti and are much better absorbed than regular curcumin.
What is really exciting is that it has a half-life of 13 (+/-3) hours! This is wonderful for fighting inflammation. Theracurmin also has about 40x blood levels and 27x higher AUC (more bioavailable) than regular curcumin powder. It is the most bioavailable form of curcumin available – and stays available in the body much longer.
(There is more on Theracurmin and Meriva in the additional articles)
Meriva (400 mg)
As you have probably read, curcumin is not naturally well absorbed. Meriva combines Phytosome phosphatidylcholine with curcumin to improve absorption. When curcumin attaches itself to the phytosome, it passes through cell membranes very easily. It actually gets a ‘free pass’ into the bloodstream.
Meriva is 29 times more bioavailable than standard curcumin and we like that it absorbs 2x as fast! It is marketed primarily for inflammatory diseases since it has powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
For inflammatory diseases, Meriva has been shown to raise the levels of curcumin derivatives in blood even more than the levels of curcumin itself. (These derivatives also have powerful anti-inflammatory effects).
For side benefits, Meriva also helps defend against cancer due to curcumin’s antioxidant activity. Meriva is also used to lower the risk of heart disease and the negative effects of cholesterol on the body.
Ginger Root Extract (100 mg, 20% gingerols)
Ginger has been well known for centuries for fighting inflammation. Now, research has established ginger (and ginger tea) as an anti-inflammatory and pain reduction for arthritis, muscle inflammation, myalgia and rheumatism. Some studies have even shown it to be more effective than common NSAIDS, such as aspirin.
One 2005 study even suggests that ginger could reduce pain and inflammation more effectively than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. A 1992 study conducted at Odense University in Denmark found a full 75% of the participants stated that they experienced “substantial relief” after supplementation.
The active constituents in this regard are gingerols (oleo-resins), which inhibit the cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase enzymes. We use 20% gingerols – vs. the 5% – 10% commonly used.
Boswellia (180 mg, 65% boswellic acid)
Boswellia (“frankincense” in the Bible) is a natural anti-inflammatory that is widely used to reduce the inflammation associated with arthritis – especially in joints! Its boswellic acids are great COX-2 inhibitors and are also effective against IBD digestive disorders like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative Colitis – without gastric upset.
- Kimmatkar and colleagues published a study in 2003 in which Osteoarthritis patients also had reduced inflammation by increasing cells that suppress inflammation.
In addition, boswelia works fast to where people report improvement in only a few weeks.
Bromelain (170 mg, 2400 GDU/g.)
Bromelain is an extract of pineapples having an amazing ability to “switch off” the genes that trigger age-related inflammation. It is also shown to be especially good for sinus and nasal inflammation and swelling after ear, nose and throat surgery.
What’s more, the enzyme may promote healing in muscles and connective tissues. Bromelain is quite useful post-operatively as an agent to speed healing and reduce post-surgical pain and swelling.
Bromelain also has the proven ability to suppress the inflammation and pain of rheumatoid, osteo-arthritis, sport injuries and other joint inflammatory conditions.
Celery Seed 3-n-B (85% butylphthalide)
Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard of celery seed extract. This is a remarkable newer discovery leap-frogging many older nutrients. It is so good that it is an essential part of Infla-Mazing. 68% of patients in an Australian study had greatly improved flexibility, many saying it eliminated their pain completely!
Celery seed is an abundant source of a compound called 3-n-butylphthalide (3-n-B), giving celery its characteristic flavor and odor. Research shows that 3-n-B can quickly reduce the destructive action of COX-1 and COX-2, two of the biggest contributors to inflammation.
However, many people need more relief because of an elusive third inflammatory enzyme, 5-LOX. It is unaffected by the usual COX-inhibiting remedies – except for the 3-n-B in celery seed. That adds celery seed to our other super herbs known to tame inflammation.
How Much for How Long?
(Note 🙂 The ideal course of action, for those able, is to ask your doctor to give you an annual “hs-CRP” test. It is not too expensive (last we checked, about $50 – and many insurances cover it). The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have defined risk groups as follows:
Low risk: less than 1.0 mg/L
Average risk: 1.0 to 3.0 mg/L
High risk: above 3.0 mg/L
Dosage: The higher risks above, and higher inflammation, implies more need and higher dosage.
First time adult users, who know they have a chronic inflammation problem, usually take the recommended dosage (2 – 3 capsules a day) for the first 2 months. Some high-needs people have moved up to 4-5 caps a day.
Some of the ingredients are effective pretty quickly (within a week or two). Some nutrients are are powerful but may take a month or two to make their effects in the body complete (like ginger).
Full effects are reached in about 2 months. Then, many people find they can reduce dosage and maintain the same results. Individual results vary so find what works best for you.
(Links to: Additional Information Here.)
(Links to: Inflammation Herbal Blends – Google Search.)