Inflammation, everyone has experienced, but not everyone knows about it: the defensive response of living tissue with a vascular system to damage factors. Speaking of inflammation, it always makes people love and hate. In general, inflammation is beneficial and an automatic defense response to the human body; but sometimes, inflammation also changes the face, such as attacks on the body's own tissues, inflammation in transparent tissues, and so on.

Worse still, chronic inflammation can lead to diseases or aggravate the disease. It includes fatigue, oral ulcers, chest and/or abdominal pain, fever, rash, and joint pain. Acute inflammation is not an oil-efficient lamp. It can cause symptoms including pain, redness of the skin, the stiffness of the joints, swelling and fever.

Traditional analgesics such as ibuprofen are made of synthetic materials, which tend to deteriorate intestinal lining over time. Shailinder Sodhi, president of Ayush Herbs, revealed that drugs like ibuprofen do not inhibit inflammation, nor do they have any ability to reduce or stop inflammation. He explained that herbs and natural ingredients can alter body-based chemical reactions and have only mild or no side effects compared with traditional medicines.

Recently, the young generation has been on the road to "health care", very concerned about their health, for example, after 90, often tease themselves "heat preservation cup of wolfberry". Experts point out that the mindset around this topic has shifted to a healthy lifestyle; young people can create a healthy lifestyle instead of waiting for the older to solve them.

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Antioxidants can fight free radicals in the body, which is one of the important factors causing inflammation. In terms of joint health, free radicals can damage cartilage and cause joint pain and inflammation. Ensuring that the body gets the right amount of antioxidants through diet and nutritional supplements can reduce the oxidative stress of free radicals and reduce inflammation.


Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory material, it can play an antioxidant role, can improve the overall immunity. Studies have shown that ginger can be used as an effective analgesic to reduce swelling and even reduce joint pain in rheumatoid arthritis. Ginger can be applied locally or can be taken orally through tea or capsules.


Studies have shown that frankincense is also an anti-inflammatory drug and a versatile herb. By supporting healthy inflammatory reactions, frankincense can reduce the severity of pain and wear of cartilage. Joint health products usually combine frankincense with other active ingredients to achieve the best therapeutic effect. For example, Ayush Herb's Boswelya Plus contains a mixture of bromelain, amino grape sulfate, and chondroitin sulfate, and the extracts include frankincense, ginger, South African drunken eggplant, and Curcuma.


Curcumin is another effective and popular anti-inflammatory component that can be used to relieve inflammatory reactions and pain and stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. There are a dozen anti-inflammatory compounds involving curcumin, and a lot of COX-2 inhibitors, although more research is needed, more and more data support the use of curcumin to maintain joint health.

For example, in a single-blind placebo-controlled trial, subjects were asked to take 1000 milligrams of curcumin, 1500 mg of glucosamine, a combination of both, and a placebo for a period of 42 days. The results showed that curcumin was more effective than the combination and placebo group in improving the arthritis index (WOMAC), the clinician's overall impression of the change, the pain of the joint, the skin, the fluid, and the exercise limit.

In another double-blind placebo-controlled trial, the researchers analyzed the effect of curcumin + frankincense on 30 patients with osteoarthritis and treated them for a period of 3 months. The results showed that the improvement of pain and knee hydrops before and after pain-free walking, passive and active touch pain and knee fluid accumulation were significantly better than those in the placebo group. The researchers attributed this to the decrease of inflammation and oxidative stress.

Tart cherry (Tart cherries)

Sour cherries are also highly anti-inflammatory and can help people with joint pain or worse joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis. The anti-inflammatory effect of sour cherry is mainly due to its antioxidant components, especially phenolic compounds, including cyclooxygenase inhibitory flavonoids and anthocyanins.

A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial found that taking sour cherry juice after a marathon helped relieve pain. In the trial, 54 healthy runners took two milliliters of sour cherry juice or placebo two times a day. After 7 days of a long-distance relay race, the pain of the experimental group was significantly less than that of the placebo group. Sour cherries are usually served as concentrated fruit juice, and can also be dried or frozen.

Omega-3 fatty acid

Omega-3 fatty acids or fish oils can also be used as anti-inflammatory and analgesic ingredients, and have few side effects. Fish oil is generally used to maintain brain health, heart health, eye, and immune health. In fact, one of the reasons that many people suffer from chronic inflammation is that excessive Omega-6s intake (from processed foods rich in vegetable oil), which is compared with the lack of Omega-3s, creates an imbalance that exacerbates the inflammation. Therefore, changes in eating habits, Omega-3s rich food, and supplements into the diet, can improve the body's overall inflammatory state, and then improve the health of the joint.

Rose hip

Rose hip is rich in vitamin C and galactose, making it a natural powerful antioxidant. In addition, rose fruit can reduce inflammation by inhibiting the production of inflammatory proteins and enzymes. The study has been proved that the suppressing inflammatory factors of the rose fruit include COX-1 and COX-2. A meta-Analysis of 2018 showed that in some 300 patients with osteoarthritis, rose fruit powder reduced 1/3 of the patient's hips, knees, and wrist pain; and clinical trials in 89 patients in 2010 showed that rose fruit improved symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis compared with placebo.

Articular integrity

Glucosamine is an effective ingredient that has been shown to relieve joint pain and reduce joint wear. It is a natural compound and can be used as a supplement in two forms -- salt and sulphate. Glucosamine contributes to the health of cartilage. As we all know, cartilage decreases with age. Chondroitin sulfate is another popular ingredient with similar effects. It and glucosamine are important components of cartilage.

Another important component of the joint structure is collagen protein, which accounts for 30% of the total protein in the human body. The importance of collagen to the health of joints is reflected in the main structural protein of human connective tissue. Heather Arment, a marketing coordinator for Gelita in North America, says that in order to achieve maximum efficiency, collagen should be taken orally - thus causing the prevalence of collagen peptides. The development of collagen is likely to continue, Arment said, because it is one of the hottest functional components in 2018.

Collagen supplementation is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Different peptides can help different parts of the body. For example, Gelita's Bioactive active collagen peptide claims to "maximize the stimulation of specific cells of the human body". In addition, the degree of stimulation of different collagen peptide components is different, such as Gelita's FORTIGEL mainly stimulates the synthesis of articular cartilage by stimulating the synthesis of cartilage cells.

Arment revealed that their products do not treat these symptoms, but to solve the underlying problems: stimulating cartilage cells, increasing the production of collagen and proteoglycan - the two main components account for 90% of the dry mass of the cartilage. When taken orally, it is absorbed by the intestine and accumulated in the cartilage.

Biocell Technology, the president of LLC., Suhail Ishaq, explained that there are at least 28 different types of collagen in the human body, and the I and III types are mainly in tissues such as bones and skin, accounting for 90% of the total amount of collagen in the body. Type II collagen exists in articular cartilage tissue, where it coexists with chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid. Ishaq said BioCell's collagen is a patented hydrolysate of chicken breast cartilage extract, made up of naturally formed matrix collagen.

Move Matrix, provided by Neocell, is a supplement containing II type collagen, vitamin C, MSM, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid and Curcumin C3 curcumin, ginger extract, frankincense extract, resveratrol, pine bark extract, and BioPerine black pepper extract. In addition to the capsule form, the company also provides powder and liquid form products, and its main functions are to promote joint health.

Prevention is the key

A healthy diet, regular exercise, and a healthy lifestyle are often the best ways to prevent many potential diseases, and inflammation is no exception. In addition to healthy lifestyles, Ayurveda and other herbs are beneficial in preventing chronic inflammation. Reducing chronic inflammation can allow the body to respond effectively and appropriately in the event of acute inflammation, such as injuries caused by exercise, wear and tear of the muscles and muscles.

Many people have put too much pressure on their joints, especially in sports. Attention to the body's body mechanism is a key factor in preventing disease. Exercise should be based on no harm to health. If people aren't sure whether they're overusing the body, they can turn to supplements to protect the body from unnecessary harm. Injuries always happen, but we can try to reduce the probability of it happening.

In addition to preventive measures, diet plays an important role in maintaining the health of the immune system. According to the health report of Harvard University, including refined carbohydrates, fried foods, sweetened beverages, red meat, and processed meats, not only can cause weight gain, but also increase inflammation. Tomatoes, olive oil, green leafy vegetables, nuts, fatty fish and fruits have anti-inflammatory effects. The Mediterranean diet is usually a good choice to fight inflammation.

More importantly, consumers and brands are looking for natural products that are supported by clinical research. Consumers are paying more and more attention to scientific based functional materials and products, and they are more likely to look for such ingredients when they are shopping on the Internet or studying food. What's interesting is that from the millennial generation to the baby boomers, people share a common interest in maintaining health.

(The above information from the internet)


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