|Inflammation: Inflammation is a normal and important process to rid our bodies of unwanted bacteria, and other invaders. It also assists our bodies in cleaning up dead cells from trauma or infections.
If the inflammation remains beyond its useful purpose and becomes "chronic" - meaning it stays as an ongoing process in our body over time -it starts to break down cells and destroy the natural architectural boundaries of the body’s tissues, releasing prostaglandins, which travel rapidly to the injured area. Prostaglandins make the tissue around the injury swell up and become inflamed, causing pain.
Anti-Inflammatories: Anti-inflammatories work by inhibiting the enzymes responsible for setting off an inflammatory response. These enzymes are COX-2 and 5-LOX. This destructive duo is responsible for the production of the proinflammatory type of mediators called eicocasonoids; specifically prostaglandins PGE-2 and leukotrienes.
Anti-inflammatories are used for symptom relief in a range of health conditions:
inflammation of the joints & tendons e.g. sports injuries; rheumatoid arthritis; lupus; bursitis; gout
inflammation of the bowel e.g. irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Crohn's
inflammation of the sinuses
& migraine-type headaches
inflammation of the GU tract e.g.interstitial cystitis; prostatitis
Anti-inflmmatory Herbs: Herbal anti-inflammatories are a gentle way to support the body’s response to inflammatory conditions and provide natural relief from aches, pains and every-day wear and tear on the body by:
inhibiting the undesirable enzymes that cause pain & inflammation
improving circulation and vascular health with a mild anti-coagulant, blood thinning action
providing antixodants for proper immune system function
NOW D-Flame Anti-Inflammatory Herbal Complex: D-Flame is an exciting new form of effective natural pain relief, blending synergisitc anti-inflammatory herbs including:.
Curcumin Turmeric Extract (Curcuma longa) - the active component in Turmeric is curcumin, which is a potent antioxidant compound that inhibits the formation of inflammatory leukotrienes
Ginger Extract (Zingiber officinale) is a spice that reduces prostaglandin and thromboxane production. Ginger has a beneficial effect on COX-2 & 5-LOX, supports circulation, and is also a gastric tonic
Holy Basil Extract (Ocimum sanctum) contains the natural compound ursolic acid, which helps to support immune system function and has proven useful in dealing with COX-2 & 5-LOX
Boswellin (Boswellia serrata) The gummy resin of the boswellia serata plant has been used as a natural
anti-inflammatory for thousands of years. Boswellin contains boswellic acids, which support healthy circulation and work to deactivate certain chemical triggers often associated with COX-2 & 5-LOX.
Bromelain is an enzyme works by breaking down and removing proteins in inflamed tissues.
D-Flame also contains Green Tea. Baikal Skullcap, Resveratrol and Berberine, other natural compounds with proven anti-inflammatory benefits.
Health Tip: Try combining with Celadrin® & MSM for additional relief from inflammatory joint conditions.