Chronic inflammation is unresolved inflammation. There are many ways to address inflammation and most people need multiple solutions for inflammation. These possible solutions include diet changes, exercise, supplements and other lifestyle changes such as sleep and stress management.

At LifeWorks Integrative Health, we never stop learning. We never stop looking for better solutions for chronic inflammation. We also want to continue to educate YOU, our amazing community on your health and solutions available to you.

This Product Spotlight is on SPM Active by Metagenix.

SPM stands for Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators. These are sometimes confused with fish oil, but actually, fish oil converts in the body to SPMs which is part of why fish oil helps inflammation. However,  for a variety of reason, this conversion can be poor. The isolation and use of SPMs therefore gives a more effective and direct route to resolving inflammation.

SPMs aid the body in resolving inflammation rather than blocking, suppressing or inhibiting inflammatory pathways, all of which are a temporary fix. Resolving inflammation is where healing occurs.

Chronic inflammation is associate with many diseases such as:

  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes
  • autoimmune diseases
  • aging and age associated diseases
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • obesity
  • all types of digestive disorders and irritable bowel disease
  • arthritis

In all types of inflammatory based diseases, resolution of inflammation is necessary to prevent tissue damage. SPMs like those in SPM-Active aid in resolving inflammation.

Human studies using SPM-Active show great results in a variety of inflammation based conditions. Improvement in blood levels of 8 inflammatory markers have been determined. These inflammatory markers in include: Ferritin, Fibrinogen, BNP, IL-6, TNF, hs-CRP, PGE and ESR. To read more about the research results of this product, see this article.