Natural Anti-Inflammatory Supplements That could work like Remicade
It’s important to understand that while I am looking for a way to correct my son’s autoimmune disease, it is still important that we down regulate his immune system with natural anti-inflammatory supplements.
All supplements are not created equal. There is research involved in finding the right natural treatment.
I have put together a list of possible immunosuppressant herbs that I believe could work to modulate the immune system of people with Crohn’s disease.
My Thoughts on Natural Anti-inflammatory Supplements
When it comes to autoimmune disease such as Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis; the body is under attack all the time.
This small but very important aspect is one of the reasons why I am looking closely at the Leaky gut syndrome.
No one really knows why the immune response is deregulated but it can have assumed that leaky gut syndrome, toxicity, parasites, and infectious bacteria might play apart.
Nutritional imbalances can burden the body’s immune system, in turn deregulating immune responses and signals.
Crohn’s disease is an auto immune disease that wreak havoc within the digestive system. But I want to find a way to calm the inflammatory response, while reversing the disease.
The first approach was to find anti-inflammatory herbs that can work as an auto immune disease treatment by regulating the immune system’s behavior.
Let’s Look at Your Immune System
Your immune system’s responsibility is to scour your body for foreign substances such as viruses, parasites, chemical insults, foreign proteins, cancerous cells and bacteria.
When your immune system is working properly, prostaglandins and leukotrienes dilate blood vessels so that the components of the immune can move through the area it needs to protect as quickly as possible.
In some cases, I have learned that increased blood flow can cause redness, swelling and heat. Cytokines, which are pro inflammatory activate the white blood cells to begin attacking pathogens and damaged cells.
One of the things that I have learned is that when pathogens are destroyed, internal components and cell walls leak out, triggering an immune defense.
This is where antibodies come into play. B cells produce these antibodies that are specific to the cell or pathogen under attack.
Normal cells become under attack because the white blood cells inadvertently affect them while trying to destroy pathogens.
All the healthy cells surrounding the inflamed area attempts to protect itself by secreting antioxidants, anti-chemotactic chemicals, enzymes, and prostaglandins.
These chemicals protect against collateral damage to healthy tissue. Pro-inflammatory cytokins tend to become suppressed by other anti-inflammatory cytokins released by the surrounding neighbors in a healthy body.
When the inflammation disappears, the suppressor T cells no longer produce antibodies, and repair process begins to heal the damaged tissue.
I want to Find De-Regulating Natural Anti-Inflammatory Supplements
The immune response in autoimmune diseases is an unabated even if there is foreign substance making a home in your body.
No one really knows why the body turns against itself, but I’m starting to believe that the leaky gut syndrome plays a huge part in most autoimmune diseases.
Although there are many unknowns, it has been identified that pro-inflammatory prostaglandins, defective suppressor T cells, and Nuclear Factor Kappa beta regulators are suspects in de-regulation in the immune response.
Crohn’s disease is when the immune system is in constant activity. It’s a prolonged inflammatory stress that continues to attack the body’s own tissue, in turn causing an autoimmune response.
There are anti-inflammatory herbs that reduce the inflammation in your body by down regulating the autoimmune response.
I have made sure to add the natural anti-inflammatory supplements that have been scientifically investigated.
I honestly didn’t believe that I was going to find herbs that actually worked to “suppress” the immune system”.
And to be honest, it’s not that they suppress the immune system, it’s that they modulate it; meaning it moves the immune system in the direction it needs to be.
If you have an overactive immune system, then immune modulating herbs will balance it. And if you have a weakened immune system, immune modulating herbs will balance it.
I want everyone to remember that all we want to do is bring balance to the immune system while we figure out how to reverse this disease.
It’s about finding the cause not covering things up with a band aid.
Natural Anti-Inflammatory Supplements that Modulate the Immune System
- Dong Quai
- Horny Goat Weed
- Artemisa vestita
- Reisha Mushroom
- Boswelia Serrata
- Chinese Thunder God Vine
- Tripleryquim Willfordii Hook F
- Glycyrrhiza species
- Camellia Sinensis
- Salvia miltorrhiza
- Tana letium Parthenium
- Andrographis Paniculata
- Periploca Sepium
- Argyrolobium Roseum
I will break down each herb one by one so that you can get a better idea of how they work to regulate an over active immune system, and how they can calm inflammation throughout your digestive system.
But I will say that the most promising one seems to be Boswellia Serrate being first and Tumeric being the runner up.