Not inherently good or bad, Inflammation is the process recruiting immune cells to tissues in the body for their actions; good for immunity and cell defense, excessive levels can cause joint pain and accelerate signs of aging and disease pathology such as cancer or obesity.

This page features 6 unique references to scientific papers.

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The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (excluding animal/petri-dish studies) to tell you what supplements affect Inflammation
Grade Level of Evidence
A Robust research conducted with repeated double blind clinical trials
B Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
C Single double blind study or multiple cohort studies
D Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
Magnitude of Effect Size
Scientific Consensus Comments
A Fish Oil
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B Curcumin
B Ginger
B Serrapeptase
B Coenzyme Q10
B Conjugated Linoleic Acid
B Vitamin C
C Japanese Knotweed
C Alpha-Lipoic Acid
C L-Carnitine
C Melatonin
C Panax ginseng
C Spirulina
C Stinging Nettle
C Benfotiamine
C Glutamine
C Olive leaf extract
C Phosphatidylserine
C Pycnogenol
C Quercetin
C Salvia hispanica
C Sea Buckthorn
C Theaflavins
C Vitamin D
C Whey Protein
D Boron
D Bromelain
D Coffee
D Hibiscus sabdariffa


  1. Byleveld PM, et al Fish oil feeding delays influenza virus clearance and impairs production of interferon-gamma and virus-specific immunoglobulin A in the lungs of mice . J Nutr. (1999)
  2. Schwerbrock NM, et al Fish oil-fed mice have impaired resistance to influenza infection . J Nutr. (2009)
  3. Byleveld M, et al Fish oil feeding enhances lymphocyte proliferation but impairs virus-specific T lymphocyte cytotoxicity in mice following challenge with influenza virus . Clin Exp Immunol. (2000)
  4. Naghii MR, Einollahi B, Rostami Z Preliminary evidence hints at a protective role for boron in urolithiasis . J Altern Complement Med. (2012)
  5. Nielsen FH, et al Effect of dietary boron on mineral, estrogen, and testosterone metabolism in postmenopausal women . FASEB J. (1987)
  6. Naghii MR, et al Comparative effects of daily and weekly boron supplementation on plasma steroid hormones and proinflammatory cytokines . J Trace Elem Med Biol. (2011)

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