Are you having too much inflammation?
Inflammation happens to everyone regardless of age, often without you realising it. However, if your body has excess inflammation, it will send signals to notify you that something is amiss in your system.
Common signs of inflammation include:
- Body pain
- Constant fatigue
- Gastrointestinal complications
- Weight gain
- Frequent infections
Inflammation: good or bad?
Inflammation comes from the Latin word for “to set on fire”. Like fire, inflammation can serve or harm us!
It is an essential part of the body’s immune response to injuries and infective foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses. Acute inflammation occurs as the body’s natural healing process. This is a good inflammation the body employs to defend itself against foreign invaders that could otherwise cause harm. The symptoms subside once the body has healed.
On the flip side, inflammation can be bad if it persists. This condition, known as chronic inflammation, puts the body into an emergency state for a prolonged period. It can spread throughout the body and wreak havoc, leading to a myriad of serious health conditions.
|Acute inflammation||Chronic inflammation|
|Description||An initial response to harmful stimuli|
|Duration||Short (hours to days)||Long (weeks or years)|
What triggers inflammation?
Addressing the cause of inflammation can significantly help improve your health. Dietary choices are a huge contributing factor. Sugar and other high-glycemic foods are the major culprits of inflammation. Processed food, high-fat food, meat, dairy products and wheat products are also triggers.
Obesity, lack of physical activity, sleep deprivation, stress, smoking, recreational drug use and excessive alcohol consumption can all prompt your immune response and eventually result in pro-inflammatory processes in your body.
Put out the fire of inflammation with turmeric
Do not let inflammation rage inside your body and silently take a toll on your health! You can reduce inflammation by making positive lifestyle and dietary changes.
Turmeric has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of ailments. Now, it’s found in various joint care supplements for knee pain. More than just a culinary spice, it possesses remarkable health-promoting properties, thanks to its well-known anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Mounting evidence proves the healing properties of turmeric is attributed to its active compounds – curcuminoids.
This golden spice provides a safe, natural approach, not only to calm inflammatory responses in the body, but also to address the underlying causes, as well as to strengthen the body as a whole.
Curcuminoids are known to suppress inflammation by inhibiting NF-kB, a transcription factor which triggers a cascade of undesirable inflammatory responses in the body. NF-kB is believed to play a major role in a host of chronic diseases ranging from cardiovascular diseases to cancer.
Curcuminoids effectively to counteract free radicals in two ways: prevention of free radical formation; and quenching of preformed radicals.
Health benefits of turmeric
Relieves pain, inflammation and stiffness related to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Lowers serum levels of LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides, thus reducing the risk factors for coronary heart diseases
Blood sugar management
Increases the production of insulin to regulate blood sugar levels
Helps improve cognitive functions and maintain memory in Alzheimer’s patients
Improves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, gas, and constipation
Alleviates symptoms of allergies by inhibiting the release of histamine form mast cells
Supplementing with Curcumin C3 Complex® + BioPerine®
Curcumin C3 Complex®
- The foremost clinically-studied natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with numerous health benefits
- The gold standard for turmeric extracts
- Standardised to a minimum 95% total curcuminoids
- An effective “bioprotectant” comprising all 3 major curcuminoids: curcumin, demethoxycurcumin (DMC) and bisdemethoxycurcumin (BDMC)
- In naturally-occurring free form, which confers greater bio-efficacy compared to its conjugates
- Self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe)
Why do you need all 3 curcuminoids?
- DMC and BDMC stabilise curcumin
- DMC and BDMC are more efficient to protect from oxidative stress than curcumin alone
- Curcumin C3 Complex® is more soluble due to the presence of BDMC, making it more absorbable in the gastrointestinal tract
- A standardised extract of black pepper containing not less than 95% piperine
- Significantly enhances the bioavailability of curcumin through increased absorption
- With BioPerine®, curcumin able to reach, enter and remain within their target cells for longer periods of time for optimal health support
- Self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe)
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