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Healing Nutrients – Recovering from Injury

Inflammation is a powerful process that our body uses to heal injuries, fight infections, and deal with damaged cells and debris. The five cardinal signs of inflammation are redness, swelling, warmth, pain and tenderness.  Inflammation in the acute stage is beneficial to help heal tissue injury, but, it is when it becomes chronic that we […]

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Counteracting Inflammation

Low grade inflammation is a process that occurs in our body constantly – it’s a mechanism our cells use to repair tissue in response to an infection or injury.  It involves white blood cells (neutrophils and macrophages) responding to the release of cytokines (chemical messengers) from damaged tissue in an effort to repair; this is […]

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Proteolytic Enzymes

I’ve been asked in the past about what proteolytic enzymes are and when we use them.  The following is a quick summary to get you acquainted with this useful supplement: What? They are proteases, enzymes that digest protein, and are taken to help break down fibrin (the molecule that makes scar tissue) in the body. […]

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