We hear a lot about inflammation and the damage it can do to the body. But what exactly is it? What causes it? And how can we relieve inflammation and get our bodies back on track?
Today, we’re answering all the questions you have about inflammation!
There is a path to relief for chronic inflammation—even if you feel like you’ve tried everything and nothing has worked. The truth is, you just haven’t targeted the root cause yet.
Read on to find out what you can do to ease chronic inflammation and find the relief you deserve.
What Is Inflammation?
At its core, inflammation is simply an immune response. When your body encounters an injury, illness, or toxin, your immune system kicks into gear to fight it off.
A great example of inflammation happens when you scrape your knee. Your body treats the injury, and you might experience pain, swelling, or irritation while it heals.
Inflammation can actually be a good thing. But the problem with inflammation happens when it doesn’t go away. Acute inflammation occurs for a matter of weeks. When the response lasts longer (sometimes months or even years), it becomes chronic inflammation.
Chronic inflammation is caused by long-term exposure to toxins or irritants, untreated injuries or infections, and autoimmune disorders. Some lifestyle habits, like smoking, drinking, or even stress can also trigger chronic inflammation.
What Does Chronic Inflammation Do to the Body?
Chronic inflammation often comes with unpleasant, or even unbearable symptoms—including extreme fatigue, body pain, depression, gut issues, and uncontrollable weight loss or weight gain.
It also makes your body more susceptible to infection. (Your immune system is focused on its inflammation response and can’t cover all its bases like it normally does.)
But chronic inflammation also sets your body up for long-term harm. In fact, chronic inflammation has been linked to severe age-related illnesses and conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Between the everyday symptoms and increased risk of long-term illnesses, it’s clear that chronic inflammation shouldn’t go unchecked.
How to Battle Chronic Inflammation
If you face chronic inflammation, your doctor might prescribe painkillers or steroids to reduce the symptoms and provide relief.
However, there are also natural ways to target inflammation, ones that work toward the root cause.
Numerous studies have linked chronic inflammation to oxidative stress due to free radicals. Free radicals—reactive molecules that try to join with other molecules in the body to reach stability—are naturally occurring.
But when too many free radicals persist in the body, it can lead to oxidative stress and long-term damage, triggering many symptoms including chronic inflammation.
That’s why lifestyle changes that target oxidative stress can ease inflammation.
Dietary changes, like shifting toward a plant-based diet and increasing intakes of fruits, nuts, and vegetables, can provide relief from chronic inflammation.
Supplementing with antioxidants (particularly OPCs—naturally derived super-antioxidants), can also target oxidative stress, fight free radical damage, and reduce inflammation.
OPCs and Chronic Inflammation
According to a 2016 study, a diet high in polyphenols can lower oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. Polyphenols are prevalent in OPCs—red wine extract, green tea extract, pine bark extract, bilberry extract, and grape seed extract.
A 2020 study showed that regular exercise combined with green tea extract greatly reduced inflammation. Other studies have indicated that red wine extract, grape seed extract, and pine bark extract all offer anti-inflammatory properties.
OPCs not only ease inflammation individually—they strengthen each other’s effects, meaning when taken together, they can target inflammation with an even stronger response.
OPCXtra offers all of these powerful OPCs, along with other antioxidants, including Vitamin C and E. Together, these antioxidants battle oxidative stress and offer a wide range of benefits, including anti-inflammatory effects.
What Our Optihealth Family Is Saying
“I’ve been using OPC-3/OPCXtra for over 10 years. It’s one of the few nutritional supplements that I’m faithful about taking, because the results are indisputable. I have MS and arthritis, which is to say I deal with regular inflammation throughout the body. This product keeps the inflammation in check. “ -Lisa
“Been using OPCXtra for about three years. Would not start my day without it. If you have inflammation, this will deflate it.” -Paul
“I have been taking this product for 20+ years. I have had goiters for all of those years that cause no issues unless I forget to take the product regularly! It also has reduced the amount of colds / sinus infections that I used to endure. Best thing I found to reduce inflammation which is the cause of many health issues!” E.W.
We are confident in the science and research that back our products. We’ve seen the positive results our customers have had for years, and we want you to experience the same results.
That’s why we offer a 365-day money-back guarantee—so you can give your body the time to adjust and experience the benefits risk-free.
If you’re tired of dealing with chronic inflammation, it’s time to take control. Try OPCXtra for yourself today!
Sources & Further Reading
- Chronic Inflammation
- Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress as a major cause of age-related diseases and cancer
- Oxidative Stress and Inflammation: What Polyphenols Can Do for Us?
- Does green tea extract enhance the anti-inflammatory effects of exercise on fat loss?
- Study of Potential Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Red Wine Extract and Resveratrol through a Modulation of Interleukin-1-Beta in Macrophages
- Study demonstrates the anti-inflammatory properties of pine bark extract
- Grape seed extract: having a potential health benefits