Is Inflammation Silently Destroying Your Joints, Tendons, and Muscles?

Is Inflammation Silently Destroying Your Joints, Tendons, and Muscles?

If you suffer from joint pain, muscle pain, or any type of recurring or chronic injury you’ve had your share of inflammationprobably more often than you’d like.

However, you may not be aware of the fact that chronic low-grade inflammation may be silently breaking down your joints, tendons, and muscles and setting you up for a lot more pain in the future.

And while inflammation is associated with joint and muscle pain, researchers have confirmed that it’s also associated with just about every health condition, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. For example, arthritis is inflammation of the joints and heart disease is inflammation of the arteries; muscle and tendon injuries are also caused by inflammation.

In fact, according to UCLA’s Dr. David Heber, the role of inflammation in chronic disease is an emerging field primarily because the traditional model of health care is focused on relieving symptoms.1

The answer isn’t simply taking medication to relieve your pain or discomfort—the solution is extinguishing the fire of inflammation system-wide.

Of course, inflammation isn’t always harmful, and the acute inflammation that accompanies an injury is normal.

So, What’s Causing All the Inflammation?

It’s easy to identify inflammation associated with a sprained ankle or a swollen knee, but it’s the systemic and chronic inflammation that you can’t see that can be the real problem.

The inflammation associated with an injury is a necessary part of the healing process and without it, we wouldn’t heal at all. However, low-grade chronic inflammation can be destructive. Over time, it tends to weaken and damage the tissues of the body.

Scientists now believe that increased exposure to free radicals due to toxins in the environment is responsible for much of the damage and excessive inflammation that occurs.

Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Once formed, these highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction causing damage to our DNA or the cell membrane. Cells may function poorly or die if this occurs.2

It’s this constant barrage from free radicals that leads to a consistent and almost never ending low-grade inflammatory response in the body, weakening and destroying tissues.This process weakens joints, tendons, and muscles over time making them more fragile and susceptible to wear and tear.

Blocking the Damaging Effects of Inflammation

As exposure to environmental toxins and free radicals continues to damage our health, it’s becoming even more important to increase your intake of antioxidants.

Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or delay cell damage due to exposure to free radicals and oxidation.4

However, some antioxidants are more powerful than others and one in particular called astaxanthin has proven itself to be superior in the fight against inflammation.

Astaxanthin is an antioxidant in the carotenoid family and it’s what’s responsible for giving salmon its red-orange colour.

It has a multitude of uses. For example, in a study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, researchers discovered that astaxanthin can reduce oxidative stress, block inflammation and strengthen the immune system.5

And based on several other research studies, astaxanthin’s ability to fight against free-radical damage is as much as:

  • 550 times stronger than Vitamin E
  • 800 times more powerful than CoQ10
  • 6,000 times more potent than Vitamin C

Astaxanthin was even shown to be more than 500 times stronger than the antioxidants found in green tea.

And until recently, astaxanthin has been somewhat of an unknown nutrient. But, with new research coming out regularly it’s beginning to gain in popularity.

Here are just some of the things astaxanthin has been proven to do:

  • Protect your brain and nervous system from free-radical damage
  • Improve and protect joint and muscle health
  • Increase strength and stamina
  • Improve endurance
  • Reduce post-workout muscle soreness

Warning: Not All Astaxanthin Supplements are the Same

Most astaxanthin producers rely on sunlight to grow their algae, in either a pond or in tubular reactors, which does not allow for a reliable growing process. Some companies, however, have chosen to create an environment that enables them to precisely control the growth of the algae.

Regenurex Health is one of those companies, who is pioneering the use of bioreactor technology. By using these methods it not only allows for a consistent and reliable growing process but also produces a much more potent astaxanthin, naturally.

In addition to its sophisticated growing technology, Regenurex Health also implemented a raw room temperature extraction process that is much gentler than the standard extraction process. This keeps the integrity and purity of the astaxanthin intact during production.

You can now try the world’s leading brand of astaxanthin completely risk-free and experience all the benefits of fighting inflammation by blocking dangerous free radicals. We’d love to hear what you think. Give it a try and let us know, or drop us a note if you have any questions.

References:

  1. http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-anti-inflammation17-2009aug17-story.html
  2. http://www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/antiox.html
  3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8862535
  4. https://medlineplus.gov/antioxidants.html
  5. Nutrition and Metabolism Astaxanthin Decreased Oxidative Stress and Inflammation and Enhanced Immune Response in Humans; J.S. Park et al.; March 2010