Anti-inflammatory Properties of Sea Vegetables
Our bodies undergo an interesting transformation when we have a part of our body experiencing disease or infection. That area of our body usually becomes inflamed (it swells). On our skin, we notice an infection as a red spot around the area and that it hurts to touch it or the surrounding area. Similarly, an internal organ or a bone joint experiences the same inflammation. This is your body telling your mind that there is a serious problem that demands attention.
The inflammation is caused by an increase in blood to the affected area. But the increase is not always good for you. When an athlete is hurt or bruised, one of the first treatments is ice. The ice reduces the inflammation and allows the healing process to begin and complete more quickly.
We can examine a simple case of heartburn. People who suffer from chronic heartburn are often diagnosed with have acid reflux disease and prescribed the little purple pill. Acid reflux inflames your inner organs and causes a burning or nauseous sensation that can be very uncomfortable and sometimes painful.
Interestingly, sea vegetation has been proven to control and even stop inflammation from occurring. While some people may see this as turning off a defense mechanism, it is not. When we experience disease, sickness or injury, there is usually some level of inflammation with it and the inflammation typically hurts and can spread. There is a natural occurring chemical in sea vegetation that can stop or reduce inflammation from occurring in our bodies.
The use of sea vegetation to stop or reduce inflammation from occurring in our bodies has been used for many years and by people from cultures from all over the world. Eastern cultures such as those in Japan and China and those in India have very successfully used sea vegetation for heartburn and other inflammatory problems. The use of sea vegetables to stop or reduce inflammation is growing in popularity in Western cultures with the introduction of liquid supplements that contain sea vegetables as one of their main ingredients.
There are a number of varieties of sea vegetation and each is a different color. Scientists and naturalists use colors to categorize the different varieties. The brown sea vegetable used to fight inflammation, acid reflux disease, and other problems is called Fucus Vesiculosus. That