If you’re suffering from body pain, fatigue, and other signs of chronic inflammation, you may wonder if supplements can help. Supplements for inflammation are products that support the body’s natural immune response, helping to heal chronic inflammation which may be caused by an injury or illness. They are often in powder, liquid, pill, or capsule form, and several are even available in chewy gummies or in relaxing teas. Healthy eating helps to maintain your mental and physical wellness, while supplements provide additional nutrients which boost nutrition when daily food intake isn’t enough. Natural substances like chia, algae oil and turmeric, prevent inflammation from damaging your cells and tissues.
So what is a chia seed you ask? Originally from Mexico and Guatemala, this tiny seed has many proven health benefits. It has a reputation of being a superfood and can be added to a smoothie or put on a salad. They can be added to cereal, sauces, rice dishes or blended drinks. About 1 millimeter in diameter the seeds are oval and gray with black and white spots. They are from the flowering mint family plant called Salvia hispanica. These seeds have about 140 calories per two tablespoons and a great amount of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
Chia seeds are harvested from the slightly dried flower head of the purple chia flower.