As part of our body’s attempt to heal itself and remain healthy, it is constantly fighting off factors that could cause harm like infections, injuries and toxins. When something damages your cells, your body automatically releases chemicals that trigger a response from your immune system to address it.
This response includes the release of antibodies and proteins, as well as increased blood flow to the damaged area. In the case of acute inflammation like an injury or a cut, or even dealing with a cold, the whole process usually lasts for a few hours or a few days.
Cobus Botha, a Natural Medicine Expert and Head of Education and Development at Phytoceutics (Pty) Ltd, says that you can encourage a healthy inflammatory response by consuming anti-inflammatory foods, making time to exercise as well as managing your weight and stress. Certain supplements can also be beneficial as they play an important part in reducing inflammation when your diet and lifestyle do not.
“Omega 3 fatty acids work beautifully alongside botanicals like curcumin to balance the inflammatory response (Saw & Kong, 2010). Without adequate Omega 3, any anti-inflammatory herbal medicine, will be less effective because Omega 3’s affect the cellular signals involved in modulating inflammation – similar to how you cannot bake a cake without flour. Vitamin C is the cherry on the anti-inflammatory cake, as it is a well-known basic antioxidant.” says Botha.
The Daily Essentials pack from Phytoceutics (Pty) Ltd features a combination of products that are recommended for maintaining general well-being and supporting a healthy body.
PUREST OMEGA 3 is a whole new kind of Omega 3 soft gel in the Tri-Glyceride (TG) form which is less prone to oxidation and production of free radicals as well as provides increased absorption and bio-availability. Moreover, it is made from sustainable Wild Alaskan Fish which are known to be high in Omega 3 fatty acids and free from mercury. Also worth noting is the low TOTOX score (AlaskOmega, 2022).
Curcumin can help in the management of oxidative and inflammatory conditions. It can also assist in the management of exercise-induced inflammation and muscle pain, making it perfect for active people who need assistance with exercise recovery. Free from artificial additives, Bio-Curcumin® BCM95® is a patented synergistic blend of curcuminoids and ar-turmerone which allows your body to efficiently deliver high levels of bioactive curcumin and whole turmeric into the bloodstream.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and immune supporting effects, and assists with adrenal function/stress which has a direct impact on the immune system. Biomax® Vitamin C Liposomal uses patented technology that encapsulates the vitamin C molecules in liposomal microspheres protecting them from destruction in the digestive system and ensuring rapid delivery into your bloodstream. It is gentle and non-acidic for sensitive stomachs, and is a high-potency vitamin C for where you need it most: your cells.
“Medication, supplements, and a healthy lifestyle may all help you reduce your risk of living with inflammation, but before making any drastic lifestyle changes, it’s always best to speak with your healthcare practitioner.” concludes Botha.
The Daily Essentials pack, or individually sold supplements are available online from Phytoceutics (Pty) Ltd. and from Wellness Warehouse, Faithful to Nature and other leading independent health store retailers nationwide.
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|Saw, C. L., Huang, Y., & Kong, A. N. (2010). Synergistic anti-inflammatory effects of low doses of curcumin in combination with polyunsaturated fatty acids: docosahexaenoic acid or eicosapentaenoic acid. Biochemical pharmacology, 79(3), 421–430. DOI|