Reduce inflammation with these supplements
Omega-3 fatty acids
According to a study published in the Current Drug Delivery, omega-3 fatty acids encourage soothing of the prostaglandins (lipid compounds) and reduce the production of inflammation. Another study found that women with low levels of omega-3 fatty acids were 82% more likely to develop endometriosis.
There are two types of fatty acids, DHA and EPA. Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).
Rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids include:
Cold-water fish and shellfish
Plant and nut oils
Omega-3 supplements are also a good source. Take high quality fish oils daily to increase your omega-3 and reduce symptoms related to hormonal imbalances.
Curcumin is derived from the root of curcuma longa plant and has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. It has been used in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Curcumin is the main compound in turmeric and has long been shown by multiple studies to reduce oxidative stress, pain and inflammation because of its healing properties.
Studies have shown that curcumin significantly reduces endometriosis symptoms. A study at the University of North Texas Health Science Center found that curcumin is effective in reducing inflammation in the brain and therefore slows cognitive decline. Other studies have shown that curcumin can help protect the body from developing diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and other age related conditions.
Its powerful anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce the development of endometriosis and alleviate endometriosis pain.
Note that not all curcumin supplements are created equally and not all are readily absorbable by the body. Ask the nutritionist at your local health food store which ones are easily absorbed before purchasing. My personal favorite is the brand CurcuminRIch. (P.S. I am not an affiliate for this brand)
Bacteria in the gut are vital for balancing inflammation in the body. However, if there is a lack of diversity in the microbiome, especially as you age, this can increase the amount of inflammation in the body creating imbalances. Probiotics can help to support a balanced microbiomes and a healthy inflammatory responses in the body.
Not all probiotics are created equally, so find a high quality probiotic that contains at least 20 billion live, active colony forming units (CFUs)-the number of viable microorganisms in a probiotic supplement).
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