Supplements To Support Healthy Inflammation
Supplements can be a great way to get the right nutrients your body needs to fuel a healthy inflammation response.
Ginger contains certain phytonutrients like gingerols and shogaols, which both have been shown to inhibit COX-2, but not COX-1.. This may explain why Ginger has such impressive research when it comes to pain relief. Like a 2017 study that concluded that 500 mg of Ginger was just as effective on controlling pain after surgery as 400 mg of Ibuprofen.
Ginger had a statistically significant effect on reducing the symptoms of osteoarthritis in the knee, including a reduction in pain after walking and when standing.
Another outstanding herb with inflammation-balancing benefits is the “King of Herbs,” Turmeric. Turmeric has research showing that it may block NF-KB, a gene regulator involved in the processes of immune and inflammatory responses. Turmeric also has outstanding antioxidant capabilities.
A 2016 review of 8 randomized human clinical trials showed that Turmeric may be beneficial for supporting healthy joints and inflammation.
Black Seed (Nigella)
An up-and-coming herb that’s making waves is Black Seed, or Nigella sativa. Black Seed made a name for itself with some compelling research showing that it was helpful to those who had Metabolic Syndrome when paired with Turmeric. Metabolic Syndrome is the combination of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar and high body fat.
Black Seed was also found to reduce arthritis symptoms, inflammatory markers and swollen joints in a 2016 study.
*Based On In Vitro Data