Inflammatory health conditions crop up regularly in health circles these days; as recent research has found inflammation to be at the root of a host of illnesses.
Heart disease, arthritis, acne, asthma, allergies, food sensitivities and intolerances, pelvic inflammatory disease, inflammatory bowel disease and autoimmune system diseases are just a few examples of inflammatory conditions. They occur when some of the body’s cells (different conditions involve different cells) are irritated by something, maybe bacteria, a virus, chemical or even a dramatic change in temperature. The affected cells react by swelling. Blood flows into the area, trying to send healing oxygen to the aggravated cells. In some cases, the swelling spreads to affect other parts of the body.
Soon the immune system is working overtime, either adding to the cells angry response or trying to calm them down. This large expenditure of energy takes the body’s energy away from its normal systems, maintenance and other functions.
The result is fatigue, immune system dysfunction, in some cases a chronic condition.“Chia helps through its provision of antioxidants.”
Generous amount of antioxidants help strengthen the immune system and prevent cells from overreacting in the first place. The high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in Chia help decrease inflammation, normalising the affected area.