If you're into wellness, even just a little bit, you've probably heard about inflammation. Everyone experiences inflammation to some degree; in fact, it's a normal and healthy reaction in your body. However, what starts out as beneficial can quickly turn detrimental when inflammation becomes chronic and ongoing. This cascade of chronic systemic inflammation in your body becomes a factor in many serious health problems, including autoimmune conditions and even heart disease.
Although inflammation can be a major player in many health problems, it's also something that can be reduced, which means the symptoms it's causing can also be reversed. The first step to healing is finding out what's fueling your inflammation to begin with. As a functional medicine practitioner, I am an advocate of having lab work done to be as informed about your health as possible. But in general, if you know that you're struggling with inflammation, there are a few key supplements that work to help get it under control and support areas of the body that play a role in inflammation control: