3 Important Supplements You Should Take To Reduce Inflammation
Search the word “inflammation” on Google and you’ll most
likely find loads of articles telling you to “Take fish oil.” That is good sound advice since fish oil is
packed with powerful Omega-3 fatty acids that are anti-inflammatory.
But the drawback is that much of the fish oil
you find on the shelf ignore the obvious - how to properly store it. Heat is not fish oils friend since
within a few days the value can be lost.
So if fish oil isn't to your liking or it just hasn't reduced your
inflammation as you had hoped or perhaps you are a vegetarian.
Here are three real good anti-inflammatory fighters that every good
Turmeric is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used in
countries like India for possibly several thousand years for fighting inflammation.
Unfortunately, it is often used in a wrong way. By just using it in cooking or
making a tea from it is not the best method. This does little to reduce inflammation other than
This is because the main most important ingredient in turmeric is
curcumin. Curcumin is where the anti-inflammatory benefit comes from But you can't take in enough
turmeric by cooking it in your food or drinking it as a tea.
Instead, you should get some curcumin capsules. Makers of these
supplements have isolated curcumin so that each dose is highly concentrated. Consult your family doctor for
medical-grade brands and track the progress by keeping a pain and inflammation diary.
A high dose of Rosehip Vitamin C has been proven to reduce inflammation,
especially in those with arthritis.
Once again, a folk medicine remedy takes
center-stage in modern-day wellness.
This is because our hunting ancestors bred gun dogs, many were prone to
hip problems, making them unfit for work.
They saw that villagers used an extract of the dog-rose plant to treat joint pains
in their own animals and so a humble, readily available remedy made its grand appearance.
It is worth noting that the usual citrus-based Vitamin C supplements will not
achieve the same effect – it is the Rosehip in particular which is known to have a strong anti-inflammatory effect,
especially on the joints.
3. Willow Bark
If willow bark rings a familiar bell, it’s because is made from it. It
is commonly extracted from the white willow tree, but it can also be sourced from other types of willows.
Sometimes, supplements contain a combination of bark from different types of willow.
Willow bark was acknowledged by Hippocrates, who is considered the father of
Western medicine. Some researchers say that there are records of willow bark’s benefits in ancient Chinese scripts.
So, this remedy has been around for a long time.
Besides a long list of beneficial effects, including aiding weight loss, willow
bark is an excellent way to relieve inflammation. If you’re used to popping an aspirin to manage
inflammation-related pain, your tummy might be feeling the worse for it since aspirin has significant
gastro-intestinal side effects. Willow bark is safer option to get the benefits without the negative side
Before you start taking willow bark, do consult your doctor as it could interact
badly with medication you may be currently taking, or have undesirable effects on pre-existing
In fact, it’s best to consult your family doctor before taking any supplements. He
or she will be able to assess whether they are safe for you.
Remember: just because something is natural, doesn’t mean
you can ingest huge amounts of it without adverse effects to your body. See: Inflammation Insights