Why is inflammation a problem?
Inflammation itself is not a problem. It’s your body’s response to wounds and helps heal them.1 Inflammation only becomes a problem when it gets out of control.1 This is called ‘chronic inflammation’ and is the basis of many complex diseases and disorders, such as metabolic syndrome, neurodegenerative diseases, and cardiovascular diseases, along with autoimmune diseases and cancer.1
Inflammation is a feature of old age, but it’s also associated with many autoimmune diseases as well as weight gain, insulin resistance, poor energy, sleep, libido, reduced brain function, and depression.1
Inflammation is identified by inflammatory markers in the blood, including interleukin-6 (IL-6) tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and C-reactive protein (CRP).