What is inflammation and why is it bad for the body?

Inflammation is a vital part of the body's immune response. It is the body's attempt to heal itself after an injury; defend itself against foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria; and repair damaged tissue. Without inflammation, wounds would fester and infections could become deadly.  Chronic inflammation is an ongoing, destructive process. When inflammation doesn’t turn off like it should, it turns harmful. Chronic inflammation is damaging because it acts like a slow-burning fire, continuing to stimulate pro-inflammatory immune cells that attack healthy areas of your body. Chronic inflammation can occur everywhere in the body, and plenty of research indicates that it is a common trigger for and contributor to multiple chronic diseases. For example, excess immune cells and their signaling molecules circulating in your system can damage blood vessel linings (in atherosclerosis), pancreatic tissue (in diabetes) and joint tissue (in arthritis). Scientists are still working to understand all the implications of chronic inflammation on the body’s health, but it is clear that it affects the body in myriad ways. The following products strategically address inflammation as each one contains a unique ingredient that has known properties to reduce inflammation - boswellic acids, curcumin and fish oil. The purest of raw material for each ingredient is expertly sourced and optimized to have the highest absorption by the body.