What are the Best Natural Anti-Inflammatory Supplements
Unfortunately, it is a fore gone conclusion that as we age the likely hood of injury and inflammation is going to be prevalent. I swear it wasn’t until I hit forty did I start to get injured more and feel more joint pain. With that being said, I noticed I was taking way to many ibuprofen pills and I knew I need to find a better way to deal with my pain and inflammation in a more natural way. That led me to search for the best natural anti-inflammatory supplements.
What is inflammation?
Before I get into the best natural supplements I think it is best to describe what inflammation actually is. In short, it’s the body’s response to outside threats like stress, infection, or toxic chemicals. When the immune system senses one of these dangers, it responds by activating proteins meant to protect cells and tissues.
But, just to be clear not all inflammation is bad for you. Inflammation is most visible (and most beneficial) when it’s helping to repair a wound or fight off an illness. It is the chronic inflammation that occurs when inflammation starts to over react and cause harm to the body.
Here are the 6 best all natural init-inflammatory supplements in my opinion.
Alpha _ Lipoid Acid – ALA in supplement form as been shown to be a proven anti-oxidant and help with inflammation. ALA is a mitochondrial fatty acid that is highly involved in energy metabolism. It is synthesized in the body and can be consumed through eating meat. It is also minimally present in some fruits and vegetables.
Curcumin – Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric, and is also found in limited amounts in ginger. It is an anti-inflammatory molecule with anti-cancer properties, and some research shows it to be a metabolic syndrome band-aid. On its on it does have poor bioavailability.
Fish Oil – First of all, fish oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids (including EPA and DHA), which block inflammatory cytokines and prostaglandins; they are converted by the body into powerful anti-inflammatory chemicals called resolving. There are many different ways to get this supplement into the body.
Ginger – Ginger isn’t just something you use for cooking and baking during the holidays. It can be a powerful anti-inflammatory supplement. In fact, a study concluded by the University of Miami that one day ginger could one day possibly be a substitute for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).
“Research shows that ginger affects certain inflammatory processes at a cellular level,” says the study’s lead author, Roy Altman, MD, now at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Resveratrol – The plant extract resveratrol, found in the skin of red grapes, appears to suppress inflammation and may fight aging in humans, according to a new study.
Common food sources of resveratrol include grapes, wine, peanuts, blueberries, and cranberries.
The study was conducted by Husam Ghanim, PhD, of the University of Buffalo. have found that resveratrol reduces inflammation in humans that could lead to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
Acari Berry – Acai is one of natures richest source of antioxidants with the highest known ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) of any known food. The higher the ORAC value, the more effective a food is at extinguishing free radicals, which are known to promote inflammation and also accelerate aging.
Now remember not all supplements are created equal and depending in what form you take the supplement the absorption rate may vary. With that being said, you may not always be getting the benefit from the supplement you are taking. However, I have found one supplement that has all these in it and allows for 80 – 90% absorption into your body. If you would like to learn more here is the product fact information. You can also go directly to my site to get more info.
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