Inflammation happens to everyone regardless of your age, without you realising it. Inflammation is not always bad. It is an essential part of the body’s immune response to injuries and infective foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses. Signs and symptoms include redness, swelling, heat and pain.
Inflammation: the good and the bad
Acute inflammation starts spontaneously after an injury as a response for wound healing. It is usually mild and short-lived. This is a good inflammation.
The worries arise if the inflammatory response persists. It can progress to chronic inflammation which can linger for several months to years.
Chronic inflammation is unhealthy and bad. It is believed to be the root for a myriad of health conditions, from allergies, depression, autism, asthma, arthritis, eczema, to some life-threatening diseases such as diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and even cancer. Mounting research has revealed that pro-inflammatory states are associated with tumour progression. Inflammatory chemicals release free radicals in the body and encourage the production of new blood vessels that feed cancerous growths.
Lifestyle factors that lead to inflammation
Addressing the cause of inflammation can significantly help improve your health. Dietary choices are huge contributing factors to inflammation. Sugar and other high-glycemic foods are the major culprits of inflammation. Processed food, high-fat food, meat, dairy products and wheat products also trigger inflammation.
Obesity or overweight may increase the risk of chronic inflammation. Lack of physical activities, sleep deprivation, stress, smoking, recreational drug use and excessive alcohol consumption can all prompt our immune response and eventually result in pro-inflammatory processes in the body.
Turmeric: the mighty golden healer
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.
More than just a culinary spice, turmeric possesses remarkable health-promoting properties which help fight various illnesses. This is attributed to its curcuminoids which have been clinically validated for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. 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.
Health benefits of turmeric include:
- arthritis management – relieves pain, inflammation and stiffness related to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- heart health – reduces the risk of thrombosis, protects against myocardial infarction
- brain function – helps improve cognitive functions and maintain memory in Alzheimer’s patients
- gastrointestinal health – improves digestion, reduces bloating, and relieves irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- anti-allergic – alleviates symptoms of allergies by inhibiting the release of histamine from mast cells
- radio- and chemo-protection – improves effectiveness and reduces the undesirable side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy
- anti-inflammatory – inhibits initiation, progression and metastasis of a variety of tumors
Supplementing with Curcumin C3 Complex® turmeric extract
Turmeric provides a safe, natural approach to calm inflammatory responses in the body. To reap the full benefits of this golden spice, and for maximum efficacy, you may consider choosing the patented Curcumin C3 Complex® turmeric extract which has been standardised to 95% total curcuminoids, comprising all three major curcuminoids: curcumin, demethoxycurcumin (DMC) and bisdemethoxycurcumin (BDMC).
As the gold standard for turmeric extracts, Curcumin C3 Complex® is the foremost clinically-studied natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with numerous health benefits. The presence of DMC and BDMC stabilise the curcumin. Studies of turmeric derivatives noted that these two compounds 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. Together, they offer better consistency and integrity for optimal protection to the biological systems.
BioPerine®, the patented 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.