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 Posted 5/22/2012 11:33:40 PM
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A lot of supplements that Life extension sells are aimed at reducing inflammation. Reducing inflammation is beneficial, but is keeping inflammation low or trying to block it safe for the long run?

I've read where steroids, which are basically anti-inflammatories are good at masking signs of infection. Could taking supplements such as benfotiamine, polyphenols, fish oil, etc etc act essentially the same as steroids do and mask symptoms of infections in the long run?

Sounds logical right. Any thoughts?
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 Posted 6/15/2012 3:13:38 PM
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Oh to be worried about inflammation too low! I take at least 6 supplements that reduce inflammation and tons of fish oil, but still have an inflammation problem. I hope in the near future we'll know more about different inflammation triggers and how to identify and target the ones that affect you. Good luck!
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 Posted 6/17/2012 6:49:38 PM
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Have you checked your manganese level? Manganese is thought to be anti-inflammatory through its use in MnSOD.

Around 2mg per day is 'supposed' to be enough but I am now up to 24mg/day trying to get my blood level up to normal, it was previously extremely low. Also LEF Only Trace Minerals contained 15mg for the first 10 years or so it existed, late last year they dropped it to 2mg also. 

I have a health issue that might be the cause of using/losing manganese at an increased rate.

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 Posted 6/18/2012 4:34:08 AM
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Magnesium works good as an anti-inflammatory. Before doing strenuous leg exercises rubbing a little magnesium chloride on them seems to prevent pain and tension. This is especially true if doing any uphill bike riding. The only problem I find with it is it seems to disrupt sleep so it can't be used too often even though most of what I've read says it's supposed to do the opposite. 
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 Posted 7/21/2012 3:09:55 PM
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Hi Members,
I have been diagnosed with PMR/Polymyalgia Rheumatica 3 weeks ago and I firmly believe, that the real cause to trigger this inflammation in my joints was the acid/toxins-build up in my body. On cortisone (which I highly dislike, but the only thing worked for the awful joint and muscle pains Sad
Continuing my alkalising diet (3d months by now), as I want all the toxins to leave my body. Losing weight nicely, blood pressure and cholesterol back to normal Smile
Just ordered a Q10 supplement for further improvement; good for cell regeneration Smile
Keep smiling, Marta Smile


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 Posted 7/22/2012 11:26:38 AM
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