Pain and inflammation are your body's way of telling you that something is wrong, like a fever. Actually, many people who suffer from various aches and pains like arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia and others do so because of chronic inflammation.
Inflammation is your immune system's response to an irritant. For example, if you sprain your ankle, your immune system creates a protein called a Circulating Immune Complex (CIC for short). The CIC travels down to the injured ankle and causes pain and swelling. The pain signals that something is wrong while the swelling insulates it from further damage.
In response to this, your body produces proteolytic enzymes to counteract the inflammation and return the body to normal. But a sprained ankle for a young child heals within a few weeks at most, but can take six weeks or more for an adult of say 45.
The problem is, after around age 25, our production of these enzymes drops off almost completely so there is nothing to tell the body to stop the inflammation. These enzymes are also responsible for cleaning the blood, fighting off viral and bacterial infections and breaking down excess fibrin (scar tissue).
In addition to the decrease in production of proteolytic enzymes, there are also numerous other things that contribute to the build up of inflammation (and thus feelings of pain) in our bodies. These include: Unaddressed pain and injuries, toxins and chemicals in our air, water and food, poor nutritional habits, bacterial or viral infections, allergies, prescription medications, autoimmune diseases, mental and emotional stress.
Ginger has been used as food and medicine in Asia for over 2,500 years in Asia. While it is best known for its strength in settling the stomach, checking vomiting and easing nausea. But Ginger is also a powerful natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. Moreover, because it is a diaphoretic it induces sweating to help with colds and mucus and also with expelling toxins.
There are many ways to get your daily dose of ginger, including slicing or mincing the raw root and using in soups and foods, as powder for spicing up foods, in tea form for drinking. But the easiest way to get enough ginger on a daily basis for acute symptomatic relief and/or preventive measures, is in capsule form.
Ginger is just once of the powerful and natural ingredients in our all-natural anti-inflammatory and pain formula called Heal-N-Soothe.
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