Let’s just call inflammation what it actually is, shall we? Inflamm-aging. While acute inflammation is an important function of our immune system, low level, silent inflammation (caused by poor diet and lifestyle choices) plays a role in almost every chronic disease and speeds up the clock on aging.
Silent inflammation has serious effects on the heart and brain. It can throw off the digestive system completely. It makes joints stiff and achy. And even worse, it can ruin the color, texture, and total appearance of our skin!
Here’s the scary part…since there isn’t any perceived pain associated with silent inflammation, most of us don’t even know it’s there, silently wreaking havoc on our body and our skin.
Warning signs of Silent Inflammation
While it is possible to detect inflammation through a blood (CRP) test, there are some pretty obvious warning signs that you can keep an eye out for.
Silent inflammation is the perpetrator behind the symptoms that occur with many skin conditions. The redness, itchiness, discomfort and flaky skin – those are all silent inflammation’s fault!
Scattered thoughts and trouble focusing…we often chalk these up to being busy or stressed, but the truth is Inflammation may be the culprit. When the brain is inflamed, memory formation and recall are affected.
Research has shown that inflammation can trigger the increased production of cholesterol which leads to harmful levels of build-up in blood vessels and arteries which can potentially lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Aches and Pains
Silent inflammation can create heightened pain sensitivity in the body. Instead of the intense focused pain from a workout or injury, silent inflammation is causing the everyday aches and pains like stiff joints or overall discomfort.
The gut microbiome has definitely become a hot topic. It’s so complex, we have just begun understanding how it works. And while there are lots of things that can disrupt its delicate balance, inflammation within the digestive track is often the cause of digestive issues.
How to reduce inflammation
Antioxidants are so important! Free radical damage leads to inflammation, but antioxidants neutralize the free radicals in our body, not only protecting the structural integrity of cells and tissues but helping prevent the unneeded inflammation.
Antioxidants can be found in the most colorful fruits and vegetables. That’s one of the reasons they say “eat the rainbow”!
That’s also the reason we include the Super Beauty Antioxidant Blend in our Super Beauty Elixir. Resveratrol (from the skin of grapes), Tart Cherry, Blueberry and Cranberry deliver an antioxidant punch and also help create the yummy natural flavor of our SBE!
These powerful ingredients, along with our patented Bioactive Collagen Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid and Biotin make the Super Beauty Elixir a must-have addition to your daily anti-aging routine.
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