Acai przeciwko zapaleniu stawów
Różne rodzaje zapalenia stawów, takich jak reumatoidalne zapalenie stawów (RZS) o podłożu autoimmunologicznym lub zapalenia i choroby zwyrodnieniowej stawów spowodowanych otyłością i przeciążenia nie może być nazywany "mute" choroby. Oni sprawiają, że życie codzienne niezwykle trudne, co powoduje ogromny ból i ograniczenie swobodnego przepływu i może być prowadzony tylko pod kontrolą stosując silne leki, więc embittering życie wielu ludzi.
Acai against arthritis
Various types of arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) of autoimmune origin or the inflammations and arthrosis of the joints caused by obesity and overload cannot be called “mute diseases”. They make everyday life extremely difficult, causing great pain and restricting free movement and they can only be kept under control by applying strong medication, thus embittering the lives of many people.
leg.jpgThose affected do have the possibility to try natural methods though. Acai, which has already proved to successfully complement drug therapy in the case of various chronic diseases, can also be effective in the treatment of arthritis.
Proved effect on joint pain
According to the results of a study conducted by American researchers, acai effectively inhibited the activity of enzymes participating in inflammatory processes. The non-steroid anti-inflammatory preparations of acetylsalicylic acid, diclofenac or ibuprophen content, frequently applied against headaches or joint pains and well-known from commercials, also target these enzyme systems. However, with acai, you can achieve this effect using the power of nature.
A practical study was also conducted, which examined the effect of acai consumption on joint pains
and the resulting limited range of motion. After 12 weeks the participants of the study, who consumed 120 ml of acai per day, experienced reduced pain and easier movement as the range of motion of their knee, shoulder and hip joints increased. The latter could be observed as early as 2 weeks after starting the consumption of acai. These results are definitely promising as permanent pain contributes to the limitation of the range of motion of the joints, thus activating further pains and inactivity.
Although it was not significant, one of the laboratory levels (CRP) indicating inflammation also dropped by the end of the study.
Antioxidants against inflammations
These remarkable results can probably be attributed to the outstanding antioxidant contents of acai as several active ingredients of the plant have proved to have anti-inflammatory effects.
According to the researchers, one of its flavonoids, velutin, can decrease the amount of substances that are emitted by the cells and stimulate inflammation. During the studies other flavonoids of proven anti-inflammatory effect were also used and velutin in acai proved to be more effective than those, according to the results.
The anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of ellagic acid have also been proved within laboratory circumstances.
The above examinations show that acai can offer a number of alternatives to treat inflammations and complement anti-inflammatory therapies without further drug side-effects. Don’t miss out on the opportunities offered by nature!
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The açaí flavonoid velutin is a potent anti-inflammatory agent: blockade of LPS-mediated TNF-α and IL-6 production through inhibiting NF-κB activation and MAPK pathway - Chenghui Xie, Jie Kang, Zhimin Li Alexander G. Schauss, Thomas M. Badger Shanmugam Nagarajan, Tong Wu, Xianli Wu, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 23 (2012) 1184–1191; Antioxidant capacity and other bioactivities of the freeze-dried Amazonian palm berry, Euterpe oleraceae mart. (acai) - Schauss AG, Wu X, Prior RL, Ou B, Huang D, Owens J, Agarwal A, Jensen GS, Hart AN, Shanbrom E.; J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Nov 1;54(22):8604-10.; Pain Reduction and Improvement in Range of Motion After Daily Consumption of Euterpe oleracea Mart. – Jensen et al., J Med Food 14 (7=8) 2011, 702–711
To be kept refrigerated after opening. Not recommended for pregnant and nursing mothers. Kidney patients should seek their physician’s advice before consumption, due to the high potassium content of the product. Not recommended for patients taking immune suppressants.