Inflammation is a vital part of the immune system’s response to injury and infection. It’s the body’s way of signaling the immune system to heal and repair damaged tissue, as well as defend against foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria.
Inflammation is good for you when it stimulates all the necessary healing processes, but harmful when prolonged or occurring in places where it is not needed.
The beauty of the New Zealand blackcurrants we use in CurraNZ is that they are rich in anthocyanin and flavonoid compounds – and have been shown to stimulate antioxidant and anti-inflammatory processes in the right way, at the right time.
Anthocyanins can enhance immune responses while also controlling and suppressing chronic, harmful inflammation in the body – helping the body repair.
Studies show that flavonoids promote beneficial inflammatory events, are powerful antioxidants and assist immunity. Flavonoids also have significant impact in suppressing several inflammatory processes that take place in the body, e.g. acute allergenic responses – which is why CurraNZ has been reported to be highly effective for easing the symptoms of hayfever – without any side effects!
Chronic inflammation is linked to the development of many serious diseases such as heart disease, Type II Diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases, but a healthy diet and lifestyle can help keep inflammation under control.