Truth be told, inflammation is the good guy gone bad. This is the primary reasons it is one of the most misunderstood medical terminologies. Let’s start dispelling 5 common myths about inflammation.
Myth 1: Inflammation is a foe
Chronic inflammation is a foe, acute inflammation is not. To put it simply, acute inflammation is your body’s natural defense system that recruits immune system chemicals to fight foreign invaders like bacteria and virus. When this goes on for too long and these chemicals are being overproduced, this is when inflammation is the bad guy and cause issues like acne, pain, brain fog, digestive issues, etc.
Myth 2: I don’t see redness, so my body is not inflamed
Not true. Your body releases chemicals as a way of crying for help. You can’t see these levels until your doctor checks your labs. Try to do this once a year to address any issue before it becomes a bigger issue. Listen to your body and pay attention to daily symptoms you might be having.
Myth 3: I go to the gym so I can eat whatever I want so inflammation is the last thing on my mind
Inflammation is not a single type of error or a single process. It is a systematic response and finding a balance is not that easy. The correct diet and the correct workout is essential. But if you’ve done it all but can’t manage stress, your body can still be inflamed somewhere.
Myth 4: Taking NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) will make inflammation go away
This is bad self-care and only if you want to be married to a drug and have poor quality of life. Start with healing your gut first if you are ever confused on where to begin. Having a healthy diet can work wonders on your body and help lower inflammation.
Myth 5: Inflammation is inevitable
Just like death is inevitable, it can still be delayed and you increase quality of life. The same is with inflammation and there are ways to lower it by making dietary changes, exercising, meditating, and getting quality sleep. Your body is your temple. Listen to it and nourish it.
All in all, our health should be the #1 and a lot of issues can be prevented with fitness and healthy diet. Our goal is that our CBD products bring people closer to being active, eating better, and having a better quality of life!