Recognizing and treating inflammation

Recognizing and treating inflammation

Inflammation plays an important part in the body’s healing process. When you are injured or infected, the body’s immune response is triggered to increase blood flow to the affected area to help you heal. Do you ever notice a sore becomes swollen, red, and warm to the touch? That’s inflammation. 

But inflammation isn’t always helpful. When the inflammatory response continues over time, it can be responsible for a number of health problems, ranging from depression, heart disease, and Alzheimer's to joint pain, low energy, and stomach issues.

Inflammation can be triggered by stress, obesity, smoking, alcohol, and poor diet. Even exposure to toxins or air pollution can cause ongoing inflammation.  

Read on to learn how to prevent, recognize, and manage problems caused by inflammation. 

Symptoms of Inflammation

Many of the symptoms of inflammation are easily confused with other common causes. For example, symptoms can include:

  • Joint pain or stiffness 
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Digestive issues
  • Fatigue/loss of energy
  • Skin rashes

How can you treat or prevent inflammation naturally?

If you’re looking for natural remedies for muscle pain and inflammation, try these tips:

  • Use cold compresses to help relieve pain and reduce swelling
  • Get some exercise: Physical activity is believed to reduce levels of proteins that trigger chronic inflammation. As little as 20 minutes a day may make a difference. (In the case of inflammation due to injury, your doctor may recommend rest) 
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet including whole grains, green leafy vegetables, nuts, fatty fish, fruits, and spices with healing properties like turmeric and ginger
  • Avoid unhealthy foods with chemical additives or artificial substances, trans fats, simple carbohydrates, excessive sugar, coffee and alcohol
  • Explore dietary supplements formulated to fight inflammation, such as fish oil or curcumin (a compound found in turmeric) 

Turmeric-based supplement, CurcumixPlus, promotes healthy inflammatory response 

CurcumixPlus is a unique blend of herbs with anti-inflammatory properties that may be useful for inflammation and muscle pain. It includes the following ingredients: 

  • Turmeric: Turmeric is nature’s anti-inflammatory and has been used in India for centuries. The most functional part of turmeric is called curcumin, from which CurcumixPlus gets its name. CurcumixPlus is made with 95% cuminoids. 
  • Black Currant Extract: Black currant extract gives CurcumixPlus an anti-inflammatory boost as well. Also known as the 'bush of a thousand virtues', the buds of the black currant are rich in antioxidants.
  • Boswellia Serata: Extract of boswellia serrata, a tree native to India and Africa, adds additional anti-inflammatory and antioxidant power.
  • Sunflower Lecithin: The lecithin in CurcumixPlus improves the absorption of curcumin.

 

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