The benefits of inflavonoid intensive care

Inflavonoid Intensive Care is a unique formula to relieve acute inflammation, developed after long studies and research by a team of health care experts which includes scientists, researchers, and naturopaths.

Inflammation is characterised by pain, heat and swelling.

Positive benefits of controlling chronic inflammation:

  • Digestive health
  • Improved immobility
  • Reducing pain caused by arthritis
  • Improved health and vitality

Positive outcomes of Inflavonoid Intensive Care:

  • As affective as NSAIDs
  • Gut friendly
  • Liver friendly
  • Safe for long term use

The ingredients in Inflavonoid Intensive Care work at various points within the inflammatory cascade to decrease inflammation and pain via the following:

  • Boswellia prevents 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX).
  • White willow bark prevents prostaglandin synthesis by inhibiting cyclo-oxygenase (COX-2) mediated prostaglandin release shown in vitro.
  • Ginger suppresses prostaglandin synthesis through inhibition of COX and LOX.
  • Quercetin prevents the activation of NF-ƙB demonstrated in vitro studies.
  • Volatile oils, naturally found in BCM-95™ Turmeric, contribute to its effect.

These oils show antiinflammatory activity with ability to stick to the nuclear receptor, perisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ), prevent prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production and prevent inducible nitric oxide production during the inflammation process. To maximise the benefits of Inflavonoid Intensive Care, a unique extract of boswellia, turmeric, and ginger are added.

Inflavonoid Intensive Care is for people who experience strain, a high work load or stress, inflammation and pain. Taking Inflavonoid Intensive Care daily will reduce inflammation and pain. It can also help to boost energy and help following intense exercise or “weekended warrior syndrome”.

Free from animal products, dairy protein, lactose, eggs, gluten, wheat, yeast, soy, salt, artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.

Teenage pain often dismissed as growing pains

teenage child back hip neck chronic pain

A common belief is that pain in children will just go away or be forgotten when life takes over.

In the absence of an identifiable injury such as a sprain or fracture, childhood and adolescent pain is often disregarded – by doctors and parents alike.

The most common type of pain is spinal (back or neck), and many more adolescents complain of pain than is commonly recognised. Between one-third and half of all adolescents aged 13 and over report back pain about every month or even more often1. In fact, the prevalence of these conditions rises so sharply in early adolescence the rates approach adult levels by 18 years.

It’s becoming increasingly clear so-called non-specific “musculoskeletal conditions”, the leading causes of disability worldwide, are significant health issues in children.

Non-specific conditions mean that pain cannot be attributed to a defined and diagnosable anatomical cause. In adults, these conditions are recognised as complex disease states that have biological, psychological and socioenvironmental underpinning.

For a significant proportion of adolescents, non-specific pain has extensive impacts on health and quality of life. For example, in a study in Western Australia, about 20% of 17-year-olds reported either missing school, seeking health care, taking medication, interference with normal activities, or interference with physical/sporting activities due to back pain2. There is also evidence that persistent pain symptoms in adolescence predict chronic pain problems in adulthood3.

The blame for pain in kids is often directed at school bags, computer and small-screen device usage, posture, and/or other biomechanical targets. It is also sometimes believed (permanent) damage is being done to the spine, with lifelong consequences.

However, there is little evidence this is true.

Studies show socioeconomic, lifestyle, cognitive and psychological factors are just as strongly, or even more strongly, related to pain (particularly chronic pain) as physical factors4. These societal beliefs about “physical” causes of pain may be not only incorrect, but detrimental if they cause worry about the spine being fragile and discourage children from physical activity.

To date the complex interaction between painful events, the growing body, health influences, social or environmental influences from family, health care providers and schooling is not fully understood. In particular, very little is known about what brings on initial episodes of painful conditions and whether this underpins the link with future chronic pain.

Given wide recognition that early life events are critical in shaping health as people grow older, understanding the context of common painful conditions in early life is critical to inform future health.

It is important to provide effective treatment to those at risk of developing persistent pain. It is also important not to create medical problems out of transient aches and pains, i.e. not every child needs to be sent off for diagnostic imaging and intensive treatments. But a shift away from the narrow and outdated focus on school bags, posture and damaged spines as the only source of problems is a must.

Efforts to update the narrative around pain are as important for children as for adults.

References:

  1. Kamper, S.J., et al., Musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents. Braz J Phys Ther. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/bjpt-rbf.2014.0149
  2. Beales, D.J., et al., Low back pain in 17 year olds has substantial impact and represents an important public health disorder: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 2012. 5 (12): p. 100.
  3. Hestbaek, L., et al., The course of low back pain from adolescence to adulthood: eight-year follow-up of 9600 twins. Spine, 2006. 31(4): p. 468-72.
  4. Chambers, C.T., et al., The epidemiology of chronic pain in children and adolescents revisited: a systematic review. Pain, 2011. 152(12): p. 2729-38.

Rib pain referral patterns

Costovertebral (rib) joints are starting to be recognised as a source of pain.

Mid-back pain is often misdiagnosed as either spinal (vertebral) pain or muscular pain. The figure below depicts pain referral patterns of various costovertebral joints – where the rib head joins the spine. This is a joint that when subluxated can induce its own pain patterns.

rib pain referral

Reference:

Young, B.A., et al., Thoracic costotransverse joint pain patterns: a study in normal volunteers. BMC Musculoskelet Disord., 2008. 9 (1): p140.


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