Inflammation, being the very first step of the healing process, is the natural response of the human body to varying types of infection. It is a very complex and well-coordinated mechanism, which involves our immune system and the substances it produces.
You have probably heard of Turmeric as being a very interesting spice and the main component of curry powder, but some of its properties may surprise you. For instance, did you know that it also plays a role in medicine and health promotion in general?
Astaxanthin is a member of the carotenoid pigment family, which along with a wide range of health benefits also boasts the responsibility for salmon, trout and even flamingoes trademark pink colour!
Collagen is the primary protein in our extracellular space, acting as a glue, it keeps together various tissues within our body. It is the most abundant protein, with concentrations ranging between 25% and 35%.
Most people use the simplified term “omega 3”, but in fact, these nutrients are called “omega 3 fatty acids” (or ω-3 fatty acids / n-3 fatty acids). They are polyunsaturated fatty acids (which means that they have multiple double bonds in their chemical structure), meaning you can describe them as “healthy fats”.
Coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone, is both a coenzyme and an antioxidant that you can find in all human cells (hence the ubiquinone name). You can think of a coenzyme as a molecule which aids in various chemical reactions throughout your body and helps other substances to fulfil their metabolic role.