Recent studies have shown that vitamin D or omega-3 levels do not increase in our body when we take them in the form of supplements to reduce inflammation.
The new research was aimed at finding out the levels of the micronutrients in our body irrespective of persons were taking vitamin D and omega-3 supplements to reduce inflammation. The study was conducted for nearly a year and it was found that there was no difference between the people of the two groups.
The full results can be seen in the medical journal Clinical Chemistry. Dr Karen Costenbader of the Division of rheumatology, inflammation, and immunity at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston is the corresponding author of the medical study. She is also the director of the Lupus Program which is being conducted at the same hospital.
Inflammation is a key factor that is associated with ageing. It is also a major symptom of many life-threatening diseases such as heart failure, osteoporosis, some diseases that damages the neurons including Alzheimer’s diseases, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and some cancers.
To fight against such conditions people consume vitamin D or omega-3 supplements or fish and oil which are rich in the two micronutrients.
But the study has found that consuming these supplements does not affect the levels of the vitamin D or omega-3 levels in our body.
Dr Costenbader and the team were looking for the IL-6, TNFR 2 and hsCRP markers in our body. A large amount of presence of these substances found in our blood can be a good tool to determine that the person is suffering from the high level of inflammation and thus inform healthcare professionals and doctors who can work out the best treatment and the ideal dosage of the right medicine to check and prevent inflammation.