Supplements To Fight Inflammation
Inflammation is a completely normal and temporary response to illness, stress, or trauma.
Inflammation that lasts longer is often caused by poor diet, lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, smoking, lack of physical activity, or even over-exercising without giving the body the chance to recover.
Supplements can assist in reducing inflammation, but there are also many ways to reverse inflammation – such as anti-inflammatory foods, certain exercises, proper amounts of sleep, and stress management.
In many cases, additional support from vitamins and supplements can be very useful, so let’s have a look at supplements to fight inflammation.
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that plays a large role in immunity and inflammation. Vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant, meaning it can reduce inflammation by neutralising the free radicals that can cause oxidative damage to your cells.
High doses of vitamin C are often given to hospital patients who suffer from severe respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia, influenza and even COVID-19, in order to help reduce inflammation.
It is important to note, however, that it is very easy to meet your vitamin C needs through diet alone, as a lot of fruits and veggies are very rich in vitamin C.
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We have listed our DSI best selling vitamin C products below:
Vitamin C is a nutrient with many uses, including helping maintain a healthy immune system, cell protection through Collagen formation, wound healing and is a powerful antioxidant.
Natures Aid Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system and increases iron absorption. Vitamin C contributes to maintaining the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of: blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth.
Developed for sportsmen of any discipline and active people who need increased dosage of that vitamin. Vitamin C strengthens your immune system, has an anti-oxidizing effect and helps in normal collagen formation.
Curcumin – which is the active ingredient in turmeric – is a very potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound. Because of this, curcumin has been linked to a number of health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer – along with other conditions.
Curcumin is also helpful in reducing inflammation and improving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
In one randomized study, it was discovered that people with metabolic syndrome who took curcumin saw a significant reduction in the levels of inflammatory markers CRP (C-reactive protein) and malondialdehyde in comparison to those who received a placebo.
In a separate study – 80 people who had solid cancerous tumors were given 150 mg curcumin every day for 2 months and the majority of their inflammatory markers saw a significant decrease compared to those in the control group.
It is important to note that curcumin is poorly absorbed into your bloodstream due to its limited bioavailability (this is the rate at which our bodies absorb substances). To help this, piperine – which is a component of black pepper – can significantly increase the absorption of curcumin. It is for this reason that many curcumin supplements also contain piperline.
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Curcumin and turmeric are often spoken about as if they are the same thing. This is not the case. Curcumin is just one component of the whole turmeric herb – turmeric actually provides over 200 different, potentially beneficial, compounds.
Nature’s Bounty Turmeric 500 mg (60 Capsules) is a botanical supplement containing Curcumin, the active component of Turmeric. Widely used for centuries for its potential benefits, each rapid release capsule contains 450mg of Turmeric Root and 47 mg of standardised Turmeric Extract with 95% Curcuminoids.
Superior Turmeric supplement containing TurmiPure Gold® (300mg) and organic turmeric root powder (100mg). Turmeric Max is 24 times more bioavailable than standard Turmeric supplements. An excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory food supplement.
Contains both TurmiPure Gold® and turmeric root powder, both of which are organic.
Fish oil supplements contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are very important for maintaining good health – these fatty acids can also help to decrease the inflammation associated with diabetes, heart disease along with other conditions.
There are two primary omega-3s in fish oil, these are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and our bodies convert these into ALA – which is an essential fatty acid.
DHA has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects that can reduce cytokine levels while also promoting gut health. DHA can also decrease the muscle damage and inflammation that can occur after an intense workout.
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Optimum fish oil is a natural supplement filled with Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Fatty acids are the basis of fats and oils, and, despite popular belief, are necessary for overall health. These fatty acids are termed essential because your body cannot manufacture them by itself.
Blend of three premium oils – Fish, Flax and Borage. Specially formulated ratio of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Sourced from anchovy, mackerel and sardines. Molecularly distilled to remove mercury, PCBs and other heavy metal contaminants. Free from sugar, salt and starch. 3/day. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.
Solgar Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil provides the full spectrum of omega fatty acids, helping you to increase your intake of good fats for a healthy heart. It also includes Vitamin D3 to support your immune system and Astaxanthin. A complex carefully prepared for optimum purity and potency and nourishing the whole body.
The ginger root is a common ingredient in cooking, but it also has a long history of use in herbal medicine. Ginger is often also used as a home remedy to treat nausea, morning sickness and indigestion.
The two components in ginger – gingerol and zingerone – can help with reducing inflammation related to a number of health conditions, including type 2 diabetes. One study saw that when people with diabetes were given 1,600 mg of ginger every day for 12 weeks, their blood sugar control improved, while inflammation levels decreased significantly when comparing results to a control group.
If you are currently on any blood-thinning medication, it is important to speak to a healthcare professional before supplementing with ginger beyond the normal amounts used during cooking.
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We have listed our DSI best selling ginger supplements below:
A vegetarian and vegan friendly formula providing nutrients in optimum forms such as vitamin B12 as methylcobalamin, vitamin B6 as pyridoxal-5-phosphate and magnesium as citrate.
This formula is designed to help deal with stressful situations in the short term and to build up resilience to long-term stress.
Ginger has a long history of use, spanning back over 2,500 years. There has also been a lot of interesting research carried out on this fascinating herb, which indicates it could have up to 115 active components. Gingerols and Shogaols are the two with the most interesting reports, which is why Natures Aid Ginger Root tablets can guarantee the content of these two substances.
Spirulina is a really great source of antioxidants, which can protect against oxidative damage – its main component is called phycocyanin, which is the antioxidant substance that gives spirulina its distinctive blue-green colour.
Phycocyanin can inhibit the production of inflammatory signaling molecules while also fighting free radicals and providing impressive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
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Our best-selling DSI spirulina products have been listed below.
Bursting with more green goodness than you would think, One Nutrition; Spirulina helps you achieve your goals. Unlike many green foods, One Nutrition; Spirulina is easily absorbed by the body, ensuring you get the full benefits from all its nutrients.
This product is aimed at athletes, busy professionals, anybody not eating a healthy balanced diet providing adequate levels of fruits and vegetables.
One Nutrition Power Greens support energy, healing and repair in the body.
This organic, all-in-one nutritional shake thoughtfully combines our alkalizing farm fresh greens with nutrient-dense fruits and veggies plus 20g of plant-based protein. With a smooth flavor and satisfying texture, this superfood combo is a convenient way to get the whole food nutrition your body needs with an amazing flavor your taste buds will love!
Vitamin D is an essential fat-soluble nutrient that has a very important role in immune health and can also have some very powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
There have been a number of studies that have noted a link between the presence of inflammation and low vitamin D levels – to further this, there has also been researching that shows that increasing your vitamin D intake can help reduce inflammation in the body.
Most people will get an adequate amount of vitamin D from the sun – but a lot of us Irish folk could have low levels of vitamin D and not even know it! If you suspect your levels might be low, it is important that you consult a doctor or healthcare professional before supplementing.
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Our DSI best selling vitamin D products have been listed below:
Vitamin D is required to promote calcium absorption, which helps to maintain healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D also supports a healthy immune system and may support neuromuscular function. This formulation provides Vitamin D3 for daily supplementation.
Natures Aid Vitamin D3 contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, teeth, muscle function and the immune system.
- Vitamin D contributes to normal
- absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus
- blood calcium levels
Natures Aid Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D3 tablets help maintain normal function of bones, teeth and muscles. Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D are needed for the maintenance of bones and teeth.