How Inflammation Affects the Body

Natural Support for Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s way to protect itself; the goal being to remove harmful irritants and begin the healing process. This means that when we get injured or become sick, one of our body’s healing mechanisms is to swell and become inflamed in hopes of pushing out and removing the toxins. In some cases, inflammation is acute, meaning it has a quick onset and only lasts for a few days to a week. This includes sore throats, headaches, appendicitis, bronchitis, etc. Chronic inflammation is more serious as it is a long-term issue, like asthma, arthritis to ulcers.

As inflammation is common and often treated with over-the-counter medicine, that is only a temporary solution. The natural route provides more than just long-term support, but other benefits to many other parts of your body.

Natural Herbs and Foods for Inflammation Support:

Tart Cherries – new research from Oregon Health & Science University suggests that, “tart cherries have the highest anti-inflammatory content of any food.” (found in Purium’s Apothe-Cherry Concentrate)

Green-Lipped Mussel – a type of mussel native to New Zealand that contains omega-3 fatty acids, which have joint-protecting properties. (found in Purium’s Joint-Flex)

White Willow Bark – the bark, from the Willow Tree, contains salicin, a compound chemically similar to aspirin. (found in Purium’s Joint-Flex)

Astaxathin – may calm chronic inflammation by inhibiting pro-inflammatory agents. While it may not work as quickly as NSAIDS,  it does work effectively and with no adverse side effects. (found in Purium’s Super Xanthin)

Bromelain – a powerful enzyme found in pineapple. Pineapple has been used for centuries in Central and South America to reduce inflammation. (check out Purium’s Enzyme Advantage for other great enzymes)

Turmeric – a bright orange root that is ground and used as a spice. “Turmeric has been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory,” states the University of Maryland Medical Center. (found in Purium’s Ease Spray and MVP Sport Vanilla and Chocolate Protein Mix)


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