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What Is Inflammation and What Natural Anti-Inflammatory Immune Vitamins  You Should Use


Inflammation is one of the immune system’s most important defense mechanisms to protect the body against disease and injury. When unregulated, however, this same inflammatory process can lead to cell death, tissue damage, and organ dysfunction. In fact, inflammation is at the root of most chronic diseases. 


The key to living a long and healthy life starts by reducing harmful inflammation and increasing daily immune support. Here we’ll explore nine key ingredients that naturally fight harmful inflammation and help prevent chronic disease. 


What is Inflammation?

Inflammation is one of the immune system’s key mechanisms for fighting pathogens and disease. When the body detects a potentially harmful stimulus, it mounts an inflammatory response to eradicate it and restore balance. To fight, blood flow increases, immune cells are activated, and pro-inflammatory chemicals are released (1).

Unfortunately, this inflammatory process can be damaging to healthy tissues over time. So is inflammation friend or foe? 


As with all things in life, you can have too much of a good thing. Inflammation is a helpful and necessary process in the acute phase of an attack or injury. But when it becomes chronic, it wreaks havoc on healthy tissues and eventually leads to some of our most troublesome chronic diseases, including diabetes, atherosclerosis, and cancers.Thankfully, nature provides us with some powerful anti-inflammatory medicinals that help us return to a natural state of health and balance and in turn provide essential, everyday immune support.


9 Natural Ingredients that Fight Harmful Inflammation

  • Black Elderberry


  • Astragalus

 

  • Andrographis

 

  • Garlic

  • Spirulina

 

  • Vitamin D

 

  • Vitamin C

 

  • Zinc

  • Copper


Heal Chronic Inflammation with Natural Ingredients

When it comes to chronic disease, prevention is the best medicine. With inflammation at the root of most chronic diseases, addressing inflammation naturally is the key to better health. With these research-backed herbs, minerals, and immune vitamins, you can reduce chronic inflammation and the harmful effects it has on your body. 


Explore our line of everyday immune support supplements developed by Dr. Justin Lo and Dr. Julie Chen to find the wellness formula that is right for you.



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