Inflammation

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.

Our evidence based analysis features 3 unique references to scientific papers.


Research analysis by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Apr 29, 2017.

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect inflammation

Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
Fish Oil
All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​A-to-Z Supplement Reference.
The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.
Curcumin  
Ginger  
Serrapeptase  
Coenzyme Q10  
Conjugated Linoleic Acid  
Vitamin C  
Japanese Knotweed  
Alpha-Lipoic Acid  
L-Carnitine  
Melatonin  
Panax ginseng  
Spirulina  
Stinging Nettle  
Benfotiamine  
Glutamine  
Olive leaf extract  
Phosphatidylserine  
Pycnogenol  
Quercetin  
Salvia hispanica  
Sea Buckthorn  
Theaflavins  
Vitamin D  
Whey Protein  
Boron  
Bromelain  
Coffee  
Hibiscus sabdariffa  

Scientific Support & Reference Citations

Via HEM and FAQ:

  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)