Research has documented the many benefits of curcumin (found in turmeric spice), but regular turmeric is hard to absorb. The type of curcumin in our formula improves the absorption 6.93 fold compared to regular curcumin (Anthony B, et al. 2008). It also includes none curcumin components of turmeric which is important for several reasons since the other components of turmeric also provide benefits.
Tendonitis, tendinopathy are very common conditions. Especially shoulder pain (rotator cuff). Tendinopathy is considered an overuse condition with a failed healing response. Research, however, is now also providing some other interesting reasons for tendinopathy(Scott A, et al. 2015).
Participants in this study who had Achilles tendinopathy showed a pattern of higher triglycerides, lower HDL (the good cholesterol) and elevated Apolipoprotein B a risk factor for cardiovascular disease compared to the control group(Gaida JE, et al. 2009).
Findings like this are common in people with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
If you remember from earlier articles, these are also risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
There are several things you can do yourself.
The first thing is to eat a high nutrient, low glycemic index diet because that will not only be beneficial for tendon issues, but also other chronic conditions. If you want to do really well, a plant based diet provides the most benefits according to numerous studies.
Learn to Eat:Recommendations that work. This is not a regular diet program.
Knee pain is very common as we get older, and so is systemic inflammation, but what is systemic inflammation? Systemic inflammation is the type of inflammation that you may not even know you have an issue with, because you don’t have to have a swollen joint. This type of inflammation is low grade, and it affects your whole body. It can, however, be measured by checking certain inflammatory markers. The reviewed research investigated if there was an association between increased knee pain and systemic inflammation(Stannus OP et al. 2013). The participants were 149 men and women with an average age of 63 years. Knee pain was determined using an osteoarthritis pain questionnaire at the start of the study and then five years later. Radio graphs as well as MRI were used in the examination. Several inflammatory markers were tested, highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin-6 (IL-6).
The conclusion was that systemic inflammation is an independent predictor of worsening knee pain over 5 years. Adjustments for radio graphic osteoarthritis or structural abnormalities detected on the MRI did not make much difference regarding that association.
Does this mean that you can’t do anything about this?
No, you can do something about this, and I suggest you do, because systemic inflammation is also a risk factor for chronic disease.
Research has documented that the food you eat can be quite effective in reducing this type of inflammation.