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Understanding Inflammation: Causes and Consequences

Inflammation is often thought of as merely a natural response to injury, such as the swelling of a sprained ankle. However, it’s important to understand that inflammation can be caused by a variety of conditions, and that prolonged or chronic inflammationcan lead to serious disease. Inflammation can occur when the body becomes unable to repair the normal, microscopic wear-and-tear in our bodies.

In a healthy body, small amounts of everyday cellular damage can be easily repaired by the immune system. However, high stress, excessive free radicals, and the build up of toxins in our bodies can cause the immune system to get behind on its duties.When our immune system is overloaded it may allow for unhealthy inflammatory responses.

Chemicals are released during inflammatory responses that can damage tissues. Over time, this damage can lead to serious situations.Chronic inflammation can lead to diseases such as atherosclerosis (hardening and thickening of the arteries), rheumatoid arthritis, and even cancer.

Stress and Inflammation

For some, the cause of an illness could be rooted in a relatively simple problem that leads to a larger inflammatory response by the body.A classic example of this is chronic stress and its relationship to heart disease. Modern life subjects many of us to levels of stress that are perhaps unprecedented in human history. Our fast-paced lives can cause our blood pressure to stay abnormally high for long periods of time.

This can damage our blood vessels and wear them down at an accelerated rate.Our body attempts to continually repair the damage and so the inflammatory response kicks in. As this process recurs over and over, the stage is set for heart disease.Besides lowering our stress levels and reducing our intake of toxins, we can further protect ourselves by taking superfoods that can assist our immune system and help to fight inflammation and free radicals. One such remarkable food is Mangosteen.

Stress and Inflammation

 

What is Mangosteen?

Mangosteen is a tropical fruit, native to the South Pacific, that contains an impressive array of vitamins and minerals. The most exciting aspect of which is a rare group of compounds called xanthones (pronounced ZAN-THONES). What is Mangosteen?

 

Xanthones

Xanthones, which are found in the rind of the fruit, are the power behind mangosteen. They are a class of compounds which include alpha-mangostin, beta-mangostin, gamma-mangostin, garcinone B, garcinone E, mangostinone, tannins, and a flavonoid called epicatechin.Xanthones have powerful antioxidant properties that help to protect the body from free radical damage. Free radical damage is caused by unhealthy responses to any type of stress in our bodies.

 

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