Let's talk about inflammation.
The wellness industry is valued at $1.5 trillion dollars.1 Consumers today are not just interested in avoiding sickness, they want to feel their absolute best and live their longest, most productive lives. From tracking sleep to microdosing for mental health, the culture has proven that it is hungry for treatments and products that will guide people, one step closer, to the fountain of youth. But all of these innovations may be superfluous if we ignore the real underlying cause of premature aging and age-related illnesses: inflammation.
The term inflammation is everywhere, and its ubiquity across products may actually dilute its importance on a global health scale. Inflammation is the immune system’s response against potentially harmful bacteria and viruses. While the initial process of inflammation is life-saving, inflammation that chronically lingers becomes life-altering in the best of cases and life-ending in the worst. Across the globe, 3 out of every 5 deaths develop as a result of chronic inflammation.2 Obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, strokes, and even Alzheimer’s all stem from chronic inflammation that takes hold of the body.
Inflammation in the modern age
Inflammation has always played a vital role in human lifespans, as it is designed to act as the body’s first line of defense against outside harm. But the prevalence of chronic inflammation is a relatively new health crisis.
Though lifestyles of the modern era fan the flames of chronic inflammation, we are also more equipped than ever before to counter inflammation with science-backed, bio-available ingredients.
Resist inflammation with strategic supplementation
Increased awareness of the direct link between inflammation and life-threatening illnesses has brought a surge of wellness products boasting anti-inflammatory impact. But not every anti-inflammatory-touting product can actually fulfill its promises.
Root by Hudson is a new-to-market supplement that implements advanced formulation and patented ingredients to offer multi-faceted protection from inflammation. While some supplements are designed to prevent chronic inflammation in the gut or inflammation-induced cognitive decline, Root by Hudson’s proprietary formula distinguishes itself from other anti-inflammatory supplements due to the bio-availability of its key ingredients, insulin-resistant components, and efficacy in promoting cellular longevity.
All three of Root by Hudson’s foundational ingredients—Tetrohydrocurcumin, MitoPrime (L-Ergothioneine) and Glucovantage (Dihydroberberine)—were formulated to be better absorbed and more easily accessed by cells throughout the body than more traditional formulations. Better absorption of ingredients leads to more potent benefits. Take Tetrohydrocurcumin, this modification of Curcumin boasts 250x the potency and is subsequently able to more efficiently reduce inflammation and protect against cancer-promoting processes.
Alongside inflammation, insulin resistance is one of the leading causes of chronic illness. Root by Hudson is designed to increase insulin sensitivity through the inclusion of Dihydroberberine, an easily-absorbed ingredient that enhances insulin regulation and optimizes the conversion of fat to energy to reduce body weight.
Inflammation is one of the leading causes of premature aging because it contributes to the deaths of cells. However, L-Ergothioneine offsets this response by removing excess inflammatory molecules.
Manage inflammation with lifestyle modifications
In addition to supplementation, modifying lifestyle behaviors is the most impactful way to mitigate chronic inflammation and disease. Diets rich in processed foods and sugars, lack of exercise, and stress are all proven activators of long-term inflammation, and, unfortunately, they are also all pillars of modern life.
Though these factors are ingrained in modern culture, they are not cemented, and it is possible to unravel chronic inflammation’s stronghold on our bodies through lifestyle overhaul and strategic supplementation.
There is a direct correlation between weight gain and diets centered around highly-processed foods. Weight gain, and subsequently obesity, is one of the most prevalent inflammation-induced conditions. Obesity, specifically excess fat around the belly, triggers the release of pro-inflammatory factors in the body, while also contributing to oxidative stress on our cells.
Shifting away from processed foods and focusing on whole grains, vegetables, and proteins rich in Omega-3 fatty acids is a proven method for fighting inflammation and reducing overall stress on your body.
Exercise contributes to inflammation protection on two fronts: first, it may boost weight loss. Second, it actually activates an anti-inflammatory cellular response from our immune system. A 2016 study found that just 20 minutes of moderate exercise activates hormones and produces immunological responses that helps to regulate inflammation.3
There is a reason why physical sickness often descends in the midst of emotional turbulence: chronic stress triggers chronic inflammation. Stress is as much a physical condition as a mental one, and symptoms of unchecked stress can wreak havoc on our skin, weight, sleep cycles, blood flow, and immunity. Research indicates that long-term stress in the body actually suppresses immune function, with high-intensity stress over-activating the immune system and sparking inflammation.4 An unbalanced immune system cannot fend off potential viruses and harmful bacteria with the same degree of success. Managing daily stress with mindful technique or treatments designed to balance the nervous system boosts the body’s chances of withstanding the threat of inflammation-induced illness.
Preventing chronic inflammation is among our most imperative global health challenges. Though daunting, with the development of advanced anti-inflammatory supplements (link to Root site), as well as increased recognition of the power of lifestyle modifications, we have the knowledge and resources to make prevention a priority today.
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