Chronic Pain, Aloe Vera and Your Immune System
Everyone has known pain at some time or another. A bruised knee when we were children, a stubbed toe in the middle of the night, or a 'splitting headache' at the end of a very stressful day are all forms of everyday pain that each of us has experienced.
Pain is your body's way of telling you that you it has been damaged. Your nervous system sends pain signals to the brain that in turns starts specific chemical processes that sensitise the affected area.
The now damaged and sensitised area becomes inflamed. Depending on the severity of the injury or damage, your nervous system, automatic brain response, and resulting inflammation can occur for short or long periods of time.
Chronic pain is something very different. Some of us have experienced sustained and sometimes debilitating pain. Sometimes, chronic pain results in over sensitivity of our nervous system causing our pain response pathways to remain open. A lower back injury is one example where even after healing, the biological gates through which pain signals pass can remain open.
So even after the injury has been resolved, the pain continues, becoming an illness that quite literally takes control over your life. Chronic pain such as this reduces your energy, reduces your ability to sleep and rebuild, and adds significant stress to your body and lifestyle.
Fucoidan and fucose, two of the important nutrients found in sea vegetables are well known in Asian countries for their healing and pain-relieving effects. Studies on both animals and humans have shown that in certain conditions essential glyconutrients can help heal the body and return jammed pain pathways to their normal state. These nutrients can help increase 'cellular communication' ' the way and efficiency cells, especially those around injured areas, communicate with other cells in the body.
Chronic pain can also be the result of disease, including cancer. Our immune system plays a critical part in fighting off disease and in turn chronic pain. Modulating or fortifying the immune system means we strengthen the production, activity, and effectiveness of all the body's parts that make up our immune system.
A very important group of immune system agents are called macrophages. Macrophages are scavenger cells found in the bloodstream and other tissue. These immune system agents help the immune system detect dangerous micro organisms and tumour cells and then help to remove them from our blood.
Aloe provides excellent nutritional support for your immune system by modulating the immune system through at least 23 different polypeptides (immune stimulators). The ability to modulate the immune system helps us understand how Aloe can aid in controlling many different types of diseases and disorders. The polypeptides and the anti-tumour agents of emodin and lectins found in Aloe Vera help explain its ability to possibly aid in the treatment of cancer.
We can now see how a combination of sea vegetables with their property to help increase cellular communication and Aloe Vera with the property of modulating the immune system can lead to an effective way of providing the body with the tools and nutrients needed to repair itself. The nutrients found in Aloe Vera and sea vegetables can give the body what is needed to help fight disease, reduce inflammation and alleviate chronic pain.
About the author:
Ronald Godlewski has successfully founded and run several businesses and is currently working with Life Force International. You can obtain more information on the nutritional value of vitamin supplements at http://www.PillFreeSupplements.com and receive a FREE Quart of a Vitamin Supplement or call him toll free at 1-888-LFI-CUST (1-888-534-2878).