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How omegas help to reduce inflammation in your body

The role inflammation plays in a wide range of diseases is increasingly acknowledged. While inflammation is an essential part of the immune system’s defenses, it can often become chronic and excessive, resulting in body-wide damage.

Keeping the inflammatory response system in check means keeping the inflammatory factors under control. This can be supported by taking the right supplement.

Fish oil:
Fish oil is the best source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which can only be synthesized to a limited extent in humans. Omega-3 fatty acids have been well studied for their role in prevention of cardiovascular disease and mortality in tens of thousands of patients; the anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3’s contribute to this activity.

Curcumin is a turmeric spice extract with widespread well-documented health benefits due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The more  curcuminoids the body absorbs, the better. Curcuminoid are the compounds in curcumin that can offer antioxidative support and help inhibit inflammation to support joint and vital organ health, promote heart and immune health, and more.

Sesame lignans:
By inhibiting the enzyme delta-5 desaturase, sesame lignans may reduce the synthesis of pro-inflammatory factors prostaglandin, leukotrienes, and thromboxanes. In humans, five weeks of sesamin supplementation (39 mg/day) reduced the production of the pro-inflammatory vasoconstrictor 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid by 30%.

The anti-inflammatory activity of bromelain has been attributed to its ability to reduce COX-2 activity, decrease prostaglandin and thromboxane synthesis, lower circulating fibrinogen levels, and reduce cellular adhesion of pro-inflammatory white blood cells to the sites of inflammation. 

Boswellia serrata (frankincense) is a traditional anti-arthritic in Ayurvedic medicine; its anti-inflammatory properties have been attributed to the specific inhibition of 5-LOX and reduction in the production of pro-inflammatory leukotrienes by boswellic acids.

Mung bean extract:
Mung bean (Vigna radiata) has been used for centuries in Asia as a traditional food and herbal medicine for inflammatory conditions, and modern research is supporting its anti-inflammatory effects. Laboratory research has found compounds called mung bean seed coat saponins inhibit cytokine expression.

We recommend Life Extension Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Extract.  This supplement contains carefully extracted healthy omega-3 oil from one natural source and can support cardiovascular health and cognitive health, in your body.  It is also great for your skin, hair and nails too!

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