What Is The Best Anti Inflammatory
Supplement Made Of – Herbs Or Shellfish?
When choosing the best anti-inflammatory supplements – herbs or shellfish – there are a number of different aspects to bear in mind.
Firstly, however, it is important to establish what the possible side effects of the traditional commercially available anti-inflammatory supplements are.
They tend to stem from the way that the drugs inhibit the natural processes of the body repairing damaged cartilage that is one of the root causes of arthritis.
In addition, high levels of toxicity are associated with the drugs that are used to control the pain, aspirin being one of the key components.
Natural anti inflammatory supplements, herbs and shellfish extracts being the most common, do not suffer from these issues. Being natural, they are easily absorbed by the body, offer relief in similar ways, and can also bring additional benefits.
Choosing Anti-Inflammatory Supplements – Herbs or Shellfish?
However, there are some unfortunate side-effects linked to using natural anti-inflammatory supplements that are extracted from herbs. For example, guggal cannot be used in conjunction with some other treatments, as it thins the blood.
Aloe vera can have laxative effects, licorice root can lead to high blood pressure and feverfew has side-effects that include stomach ulcers and digestive issues.
It is widely accepted that the best natural solutions are derived from omega-3 fatty acids, which are abundant in shellfish.
The omega-3 compound is a natural anti-inflammatory which works by inhibiting the actual production of chemicals that cause the inflammation without inhibiting any of the body’s other natural processes.
Fish oil supplements, for example, contain omega-3 fatty acids, but these are not the best anti-inflammatory supplements, as they only really deal with the one issue. Better are green lipped mussel based supplements, as they are richer in the active components of omega-3 fatty acids.
They are derived from the New Zealand green lipped mussel, which was discovered to have health benefits by the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand.
These incredibly healthy people attributed the low incidence of joint pain, and arthritis to their consumption of raw green lipped mussels.
Analysis by NASA, and other scientists attempting to verify this, revealed that besides the fatty acids, green lipped mussels contain many other nutrients that can help the body’s immune system, nervous and circulatory systems, as well as improving skin condition and helping to build stronger bones and teeth.
Unfortunately, early attempts to produce oil extracts only retained the omega-3 fatty acids, and cooked out a lot of the additional nutrients that the raw mussels contained. This was due to the long processing time, and the high heats used to produce the oil.
The company Maxalife have created a process that is capable of processing the mussels in 30 minutes, without using high temperatures, thereby leaving all the nutrients intact.
Coupled with the selection of mussels from a single source, located in the freshest water, this makes Maxalife’s green lipped mussel powder the best natural anti-inflammatory, herbs simply don’t have the same mix of potent omega-3 and additional health benefits.
Maxalife’s Green Lipped Mussel Powder is the particular product that we believe to be superior to all others because of the unique way in which it’s made.
No green lipped mussel supplement on the market comes as close to eating raw mussels as Maxalife’s.
Take a moment to read through their green lipped mussel guide and you’ll see why we recommend this particular brand so highly.