There are two types of inflammation: acute and chronic.
Acute inflammation is short-term, and a healthy response when fending off bacteria, viruses, parasites or injury. Some typical symptoms are localized heat, redness, swelling, pain and loss of function. This is the body’s immune system reacting to fight off foreign bacteria. This typically lasts a few days to weeks.
Chronic inflammation is a constant low-grade level of inflammation. It’s a result of exposure to environmental chemicals/toxins, high stress, a sedentary lifestyle, sleep deprivation, genetic factors, or a diet high in processed foods. Instead of a short-term, localized, site-specific area that the body fights as in acute inflammation, chronic inflammation is a long, mild, whole-body grind. It’s important to realize that chronic inflammation is the source of many if not most diseases, including cancer, obesity, and heart disease. While inflammation is a perfectly normal and beneficial process that occurs when your body’s white blood cells and chemicals protect you from foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses, it leads to trouble when the inflammatory response gets out of hand.
Health issues potentially resulting from inflammation
Chronic inflammation is linked to virtually every disease in one way or another. More often than not, it is the eventual signs of inflammation that alert people to the presence of disease. By that time, it has usually been present in the body for a while.
Here are just a few of the illnesses that may result from prolonged or chronic inflammation:
1. Alzheimer’s disease. Brain cells may be destroyed by chronically elevated levels of inflammation.
2. Congestive heart failure. Chronic periods of inflammation may cause the heart muscle to wear out and waste away.
3. Fibromyalgia. Inflammation attacks the connective tissues, leading to pain.
4. Asthma. Small cytokines may cause autoimmune reactions to flare up in the lining of the airways.
5. Autism. When inflammatory cytokines are released in the brain, it may arrest the development of the right hemisphere.
6. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The esophagus and digestive tract become riddled with inflammation, most often in response to food sensitivities and pH levels.
7. Arthritis. Inflammatory cytokines may cause cellular activity that leads to the destruction of synovial fluid and joint cartilage.
8. Neuropathy. Inflammation induces autoimmune reactions that attack the vascular, myelin, and connective tissues, potentially causing nerve irritation.
9. Psoriasis. Presence of chronic inflammation levels in the liver and gut may lead to poor natural detoxification and the buildup of irritating substances in the body, which can manifest on the skin.
10. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Chronically elevated levels of inflammation may cause shortened tendons in the forearm and wrist, and the excessive muscle tension may result in compressed nerves.
11. Celiac disease. Long periods of chronic immune system inflammation may bring about damages to the lining of the intestines.
12. Fibrosis. Inflammatory cytokines may lead to an attack on traumatized tissues in the body.
13. Kidney failure. Damage can be caused to the tubules and nephrons of the kidneys when circulation is restricted by inflammation.
Anti-Inflam Assist Capsules are designed to help the body fight chronic inflammation and are formulated using the following ingredients:
Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme, which means that it breaks down protein into smaller components (peptides and amino acids) that the body can re-use. It is derived from the digestive system of the silk worm, which regurgitates serrapeptase to break free from its cocoon. Although the Serrapeptase enzyme was discovered in silk worms, no silkworms are actually used in the manufacturing process of commercially available Serrapeptase supplements.
The enzymes are extracted from Serratia bacteria, and grown in controlled environments without the use of a silkworm host.
Anti-inflammatory Benefits of Serrapeptase
Cancer: Serrapeptase can make other cancer treatments, both natural and conventional, work better. This is because it can dissolve the outer protective layers of cancer cells and tumors. This then enables the immune system, drugs or natural anti-cancer agents to attack the cancer cells. Proteolytic enzymes like Serrapeptase can stimulate the body to produce something called tumor necrosis factor (TNF). TNF has been shown to kill cancer cells and stop viruses from reproducing
Cardiovascular Disease: Plaque in the arteries consists of fat, cholesterol, cellular waste products, calcium and fibrin. This can end up blocking coronary arteries leading to heart attacks. It can also obstruct crucial brain arteries leading to stroke and damage kidney arteries leading to high blood pressure. Serrapeptase has been shown to gradually dissolve the plaque that is associated with cardiovascular disease. It basically digests dead and inflamed tissue.
Chronic Bronchitis: This horribly annoying condition involves chronic coughing, heavy sputum (or mucous) production, chest pain and difficulty breathing. Conventional medicine treats it with repeated prescriptions for antibiotics, steroid inhalers, expectorants and other toxic compounds. Serrapeptase loosens sputum and reduces the frequency of cough and expectoration. The bronchi and lungs get a better chance of healing and dependence on drugs is markedly reduced. Studies indicate that, when antibiotics are used in conjunction with Serrapeptase, more antibiotics are delivered to the site of the bronchial infection. This enables the antibiotic to be more effective. Reducing the sticky and obstructing mucous with Serrapeptase can make a big difference for healing.
Fibrocystic Breast Disease: This condition, often a forerunner of breast cancer can involve painful swollen breasts, especially premenstrually. Cysts and areas of hardness in the breasts can be quite uncomfortable for most women. Double blind studies conclude that Serrapeptase can reverse this condition.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Serrapeptase can help without side effects because it can digest dead and inflamed tissue that prevents healing. The diet can be cleaned up and Serrapeptase can prevent the build up of toxic waste causing the irritation.
Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
Bacopa monnieri, a plant commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine, has an age-old reputation for being an effective and powerful herb helpful for memory and combating stress. Bacopa monnieri, known to most as Brahmi, acts as an adaptogen; which means it helps the body adapt to new or stressful situations. The following facts show the power and versatility of this therapeutic plant.
Supports the Brain
As people age, it’s common for age-related brain degradation to happen. The active compounds in Brahmi, known as bacosides, positively influence brain cells that prompt the regeneration of brain tissue. In one animal study, long-term supplementation with bacosides showed therapeutic value against the rapid degeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Encourages Normal Blood Pressure
Brahmi has been shown to increase the utilization of nitric oxide in the body and also appears to encourage vascular muscle function, two benefits that positively influence normal blood pressure.
Strong Antioxidant Activity
Brahmi provides protection against oxidative damage, a type of cellular damage caused by free radicals. The herb has also been shown to enhance antioxidant activity in other organs, like the kidneys.
Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Curcumin
Arguably, the most powerful aspect of curcumin is its ability to control inflammation.
Studies found that curcumin is among the most effective anti-inflammatory compounds in the world. Diseases such as cancer, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, high cholesterol and chronic pain can be the result of inflammation.
The anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin have also been studied as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
An in-depth analysis of all the studies evaluating curcumin’s ability to manage inflammatory bowel disease (IBS, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis) found that many patients were able to stop taking their prescribed corticosteroids because their condition improved so dramatically by taking curcumin.
Methylsulfonylmethane is a sulphur (a chemical) found in fresh raw foods including fruits, vegetables and meat. MSM, is a white crystalline substance that contains 34% sulphur.
How does it work?
Laboratory studies have found that MSM has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Sulphur, which is a major component of MSM, plays an important role in making collagen and glucosamine, both of which are vital for healthy bones and joints, and in the production of immunoglobulins, which help your immune system.
MSM very effectively fights inflammations resulting from autoimmune reactions (in which the body’s immune system turns on itself). For example, people who suffer from arthritis often benefit greatly from MSM. Several studies have shown that supplementation of MSM significantly reduces joint degeneration and inflammation. In one study, 24 people with symptomatic osteoarthritis were treated with either a regular (NSAID) drug, or with 3 grams of MSM daily. After one month, both groups noted equal improvements in pain and stiffness.
Some research suggests that there is a minimum concentration of MSM that must be maintained in the body to preserve normal physiological function and the molecular structure of our musculoskeletal systems. Low concentrations of MSM in our bodies have been linked with unspecified complaints of fatigue, depression, high sensitivity to physical and psychological stress, and with a large number of degenerative diseases.