Our favorite supplement: the DeFlame Nutrition Pack!
No-nonsense nutrition for inflammation reduction
Four DeFlaming supplements in 30 on-the-go packs!
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
Fish oil is one of the most important supplements because it supplies the building blocks needed to fight inflammation. Omega-3 helps build the cell membrane structures to be more fluid and resilient. This is what helps your skin feel smoother, your joint pain improve, your brain cells communicate, and your blood cells deliver oxygen to your tissues. Studies support evidence showing that when increasing Omega-3, a significant decrease in heart disease occurs, as well as a significantly lower risk of overall disease in individuals due to higher blood levels of EPA and DHA - the key players in fish oil's health benefits.
Bioflavonoids are colorful pigments that help us to identify our favorite fruits and vegetables. The majority of consumed, or supplemented, bioflavonoids work to "deflame" our healthy gut bacteria, which in turn helps to fight our whole body's inflammation. The bioflavonoids that are absorbed function as antioxidants and are involved in multiple anti-inflammatory activities, like stopping the release of histamine and other allergic mediators. They are also known to protect against free-radicals (cell aging!), possess significant antiviral activity, and increase exercise endurance.
Turmeric has been used for over 2000 years in Ayurvedic medicine. In Asian countries today, many servings of turmeric are consumed daily. Turmeric contains a multitude of anti-inflammatory compounds, the most notable being curcumin. One study demonstrated that curcumin decreased joint swelling and morning stiffness. Curcumin blocks the synthesis of pro-inflammatory chemicals and is a more potent antioxidant than vitamin E. More recently, it was also discovered that curcumin plays an important role in turning on genes that help regulate inflammation, obesity, cancer, and even some neurocognitive disorders.
If turmeric is "King of Spices," then ginger is the "Queen." Ginger contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols and shogaols. Ginger has been used in Chinese medicine since the 4th century BC and was considered a tonic for all ailments, specifically stomach aches, diarrhea, nausea. Similar to turmeric, ginger reduces pro-inflammatory cytokines, free radicals, and unhealthy growth factors. Ginger also supports normal blood sugar by improving insulin sensitivity, supporting insulin release, protecting beta-cells, and promoting healthy blood lipid levels. Ginger helps to protect diabetic complications in the liver, kidney, brain, and eye.
We love being able to offer all of the above in an easy, daily pack!
To learn more about Inflammation, visit: Harvard Inflammation Blog Post
Sources: Textbook of Functional Medicine, The DeFlame Diet Book by Dr. David Seaman, www.deflame.com,