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How do Root Rescue Frozen Wellness Shots compare to the rest? Part I.
Not all products are created equal. Powdered products are typically created through a lengthy dehydration process where the applied heat removes the essential volatile oils in the the natural root. With the loss of the natural oils, bioavailability is reduced- which is why you so often see it mixed with Piperidine/Black Pepper. Compared with other frozen or juice products, our Root Rescue shots contain no added fillers and do not use traditional freezing techniques such as blast freezing. Under normal conditions of freezing, large water crystals are formed, damaging the cell membranes resulting in altered taste, texture and nutritional values. ...
Why do athletes get sick so often?
The harder and more often you train, the bigger the strain on your immune system. A compromised immune system makes you more susceptible to common bugs being passed around. Upper respiratory illness accounts for 35-65% non-injury-related presentation to a sports medicine clinic. In athletes, upper respiratory symptoms (URS) are most often related to common respiratory viruses, viral reactivation, allergic responses to aeroallergens and exercise-related trauma to the integrity of lung membranes. Recurrent and/or persistent respiratory illness negatively impacts the health and performance of athletes and preliminary studies show a pro-inflammatory response and a dysregulated anti-inflammatory cytokine (chemical) response to intense...
What is DOMS?
Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a type of ultrastructural muscle injury. It manifests from eccentric or unfamiliar exercise and includes reduced force capacities, increased painful restriction of movement, stiffness, swelling, and joint dysfunction. Although DOMS is considered a mild form of injury, it is one of the most common reasons for compromised sportive performance. Biopsy analyses of muscles have revealed ultrastructural lesions which cause further apoptosis and inflammation [8, 9]. In a recent study, healthy control subjects tested the effects of curcumin (400 mg/day) before and after participating in exercises designed to induce muscle soreness. Curcumin supplementation resulted in significantly...
The Role of Inflammation in Disease
While not meant to be an extensive list, here's the low-down on how inflammation contributes to some major diseases. In Cardiometabolic Disease, the role of inflammation in the early-stage pathophysiology of arterial blood clots has been recognised for over two decades. The flood of white blood cells into damaged arteries initiates a cascade of events that propagates atherosclerosis. Rupture plaques in turn cause an inflammatory response, which leads to further clots inside the blood vessels. In Diabetes, fatty tissue enlargement is associated with immune cell infiltration, in particular that of macrophages and T cells. These cells release a host of pro-inflammatory chemicals...