A product called FYI (for your inflammation) is distributed by Garden of Life. A blinded, placebo controlled trial of this product in rheumatoid arthritis patients over a 3 month period resulted in 30% complete remission, and an additional 52% experienced 60% or greater improvement. This study has been accepted for publication in the fall of 2003, in the International Journal of Immunotherapy.
All patients in this study experienced significant reductions in their C-reaction protein levels, indicating reduced inflammatory processes. Additionally, many patients reported improvement or resolution of a variety of other symptoms. A list of signs and symptoms which improved includes:
- Both high and low neutrophil count
- Both high and low lymphocyte count
- High moncyte, eosinophil and basophil count
- High uric acid level
- High RA factor
- Migraine headaches
- Digestive problems
- Chronic constipation
- Partial hearing loss
- Chronic skin rash
Adults may take 1 caplet 3 times per day on an empty stomach. For advanced usage take 4 caplets 3 times per day for 10 days followed by 2 caplets 3 times per day for 80 days. After completion of the 90 days the user may return to consuming 1 caplet 3 times per day.
Another combination product is manufactured by Metagenics called UltraInflamX.
Though sold as a multilevel marketed product, good things have been reported about ViaViente, which has helped resolve inflammatory conditions.
Antiinflammatory Combination Products can help with the following
In a rheumatoid arthritis study using FYI, 3 male patients with hearing loss reported significant improvement in their hearing by the end of the trial.
Please also see the link between Joint Pain and Herbal Combinations.
Some combination products contain enzymes which have anti-inflammatory activity as well as other ingredients which may have fibrinolytic, immune modulating and blood cleansing effects too.
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A pharmacologically inactive substance. Often used to compare clinical responses against the effects of pharmacologically active substances in experiments.
A long-term, destructive connective tissue disease that results from the body rejecting its own tissue cells (autoimmune reaction).
Techniques used to stimulate or strengthen a patient's own immune system.
Compounds composed of hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen present in the body and in foods that form complex combinations of amino acids. Protein is essential for life and is used for growth and repair. Foods that supply the body with protein include animal products, grains, legumes, and vegetables. Proteins from animal sources contain the essential amino acids. Proteins are changed to amino acids in the body.
A type of white blood cell found in lymph, blood, and other specialized tissue such as bone marrow and tonsils, constituting between 22 and 28 percent of all white blood cells in the blood of a normal adult human being. B- and T-lymphocytes are crucial components of the immune system. The B-lymphocytes are primarily responsible for antibody production. The T-lymphocytes are involved in the direct attack against living organisms. The helper T-lymphocyte, a subtype, is the main cell infected and destroyed by the AIDS virus.
The eosinophils, ordinarily about 2% of the granulocyte count (60 to 75% of the white blood cells), increase in number in the presence of allergic disorders and parasitic infestations.
The basophils account for about 1% of the granulocyte count (60 to 75% of the white blood cells). They release chemicals such as histamine and play a role in the inflammatory response to infection.
Not just a headache, but a disorder affecting the whole body, characterized by clearly defined attacks lasting from about 4 to 72 hours, separated by headache-free periods; progresses through five distinct phases. Prodrome: experienced by about 50% of migraineurs and starting up to 24 hours before the headache - changes in mood, sensory perception, food craving, excessive yawning, or speech or memory problems. Aura: experienced by about 15% and starting within an hour before the headache - disruption of vision (flashing lights, shimmering zigzag lines, blind spot) or sensation (numbness or 'pins and needles' around the lips or hand), or difficulty speaking. Headache: usually pulsating and occurring on one side of the head, it may occur on both sides of the head and alternate from side to side. Muscles in the neck and scalp may be tender; there may be nausea and the desire not to eat, move, see or hear. Resolution: the headache disappears and the body returns to normal. Resolution may occur over several hours during sleep or rest; an intense emotional experience or vomiting may also end the headache. Postdrome: After the headache stops, the sufferer feels drained, fatigued and tired. Muscles ache, emotions are volatile and thinking is slow.
Usually Chronic illness: Illness extending over a long period of time.
Difficult, incomplete, or infrequent evacuation of dry, hardened feces from the bowels.
A hollow, muscular, J-shaped pouch located in the upper part of the abdomen to the left of the midline. The upper end (fundus) is large and dome-shaped; the area just below the fundus is called the body of the stomach. The fundus and the body are often referred to as the cardiac portion of the stomach. The lower (pyloric) portion curves downward and to the right and includes the antrum and the pylorus. The function of the stomach is to begin digestion by physically breaking down food received from the esophagus. The tissues of the stomach wall are composed of three types of muscle fibers: circular, longitudinal and oblique. These fibers create structural elasticity and contractibility, both of which are needed for digestion. The stomach mucosa contains cells which secrete hydrochloric acid and this in turn activates the other gastric enzymes pepsin and rennin. To protect itself from being destroyed by its own enzymes, the stomach’s mucous lining must constantly regenerate itself.