Nature’s 86 is a natural anti-inflammatory. While some inflammation in a wound is normal, excessive inflammation can leave scars and cause other issues such as a depleted immune system. When your skin is inflamed because of a cut, scratch or burn, your body is sending an excess of white blood cells to the affected area to combat the infection.
Is Inflammation Harmful?
Inflammation protects the wound site against infection and is a natural mechanism triggered by the body. However, prolonged inflammation can cause tissue damage and increase the recovery time from a wound. When inflammation continues for a long period of time and does not go away, it is called “chronic inflammation.” When this happens, it can actually disrupt your body’s immune function by causing the immune system to target the affected area. This leaves your body more susceptible to bacteria and infection.
Is Inflammation Necessary?
While the medical world has long believed that inflammation is essential and good for recovery, certain scientists have questioned whether inflammation is a necessary part of wound healing. This was reported in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology here – http://www.jidonline.org/
Clinical studies and results have shown that inflammation delayed recovery and may result in increased scar tissues.
Nature’s 86 natural anti-inflammatory ingredients include the list below.
Linoleic Acid – This wonder ingredient comes with a laundry list of benefits, but in skin care it may be best known for its ability to heal, hydrate, regenerate, and act as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Palmitoleic Acid – This is something that naturally occurs in your body. As you age, the amount of Palmitoleic Acid decreases. Palmitoleic Acid helps speed up recovery and is an anti-inflammatory in wound healing.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is a primary structural component of the human brain, cerebral cortex, skin, and retina. When applied to the skin, laboratory results have shown it to be a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent while greatly accelerating the healing process.
Eicosapentaenoic Acid – Similar to the DHA above, Eicosapentaenoic Acid is an omega 3 fatty acid known as a very potent and safe anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent. Along with accelerated healing process, it also contains anti-aging properties.
Eicosenoic Acid – This is a strong Anti-inflammatory that reduces redness and skin irritation around the wound.
Nature’s 86 contains all of the above ingredients plus other saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, which make up a unique and powerful blend of triglycerides.