Controlling Inflammation with Zyflamend:

One of the challenges for athletes and workout enthusiasts is pushing yourself to new levels of performance while controlling the natural process of post-workout inflammation. Most athletes know all too well the double-edged sword of post-exercise inflammation. Inflammation is a general immune response to injury in the body that can be triggered by over-training. It ultimately works to mend and strengthen muscles, making them more adaptable to more intense levels of activity, but if post-exercise inflammation is not modulated, it may become chronic, compromising recovery from workouts and increasing risk for more serious over-use injuries.

While it is not desirable to turn off inflammation completely, helping the body mount a healthy, time-appropriate and intensity-appropriate inflammation response is essential to building strength and endurance. Moreover, researchers know now that a healthy inflammation response is important for maintaining the health of virtually every system in the body, including the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, and central nervous system.

By incorporating a combination of natural herbs, inflammation can be modulated, so that you get the benefits of inflammation (stronger muscles) but not the chronic, post-exercise inflammation.

Herbs in Zyflamend for Inflammation:

BAIKAL SKULLCAP (Scutellaria baicalensis: In traditional Chinese medicine, Baikal Chinese Skullcap was used to counter toxicity and to normalize temperature. Today it is known that Baikal skullcap contains precious phytonutrients called baicalein and wogonin which can help restore balance to a healthy inflammation response. Baikal skullcap has an added benefit to offer, namely its well known soothing properties excellent for promoting a good night’s rest.

BARBERRY (Berberis vulgaris) and CHINESE GOLDTHREAD (Coptis chinensis: Chinese goldthread has been used in Chinese herbal medicine for thousands of years to “dispel heat” and support digestive and immune functions. Native Americans also used it to dispel heat or fever and heal digestive imbalances. What both plants have in common is the impressive phytonutrient called berberine. Research in Asia demonstrates that this constituent of both plants can help promote a healthy inflammation response.

GINGER (Zingiber officinale:) Revered in ancient medical systems, Ginger was referred to as "vishwabhesaj" or the universal medicine. Modern international research shows that ginger contains multiple fat and water soluble phytonutrients that beneficially modulate inflammation. Ginger also contains numerous anti-aging constituents that benefit the nervous and cardiovascular systems.

GREEN TEA (Camellia sinensis: Clinical trials now show that tea consumption consistently leads to a significant increase in the antioxidant or free-radical scavenging capacity of the blood. Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and a major university database note that Green & White Tea contains dozens of constituents in addition to its well known molecule EGCG that can exert a beneficial effect on promoting a healthy inflammation response.

Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum: Revered for thousands of years as “Tulsi” or “The Incomparable One,” Holy Basil was traditionally used to promote a positive stress response and to elevate the spirit. Today, a major U.S. university found that Holy Basil contains at least six phytonutrients that can powerfully promote a healthy inflammation response.

HU ZHANG (Polygonum cuspidatum: In traditional healing systems, Hu zhang was used to treat a wide range of imbalances, including those challenging the skin, immune, and cardiovascular systems. Today one of the most exciting botanical research projects at major U.S. universities is the focus on Hu zhang’s most celebrated phytonutrient called resveratrol. It is the same molecule that is believed to be responsible for the beneficial cardiovascular and positive inflammation-modulating effects of red wine.

OREGANO (Origanum vulgare: Famous healers and scholars from ancient Greece and Rome such as Hippocrates and Pliny regarded Oregano as a valuable healing plant for digestive and respiratory imbalances. According to a USDA database, oregano is a source of over 31 phytonutrients to beneficially modulate inflammation.

ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus officinalis: Researchers at major U.S. universities have subjected the culinary herb to the rigors of modern science and discovered it possesses some of the most effective free-radical scavenging (slows the aging process) constituents known in nature. In particular, the constituent carnosol has been shown to promote normal cell growth and a healthy inflammation response.

TURMERIC (Curcuma longa: Modern research conducted at dozens of U.S. universities is beginning to help explain why turmeric has been so appreciated throughout time. Turmeric contains a group of molecules called curcuminoids that are synergistic with green tea and have the profound ability to be cell protective and to promote a healthy inflammation response.

While some researchers believe curcuminoids are responsible for turmeric’s life-supportive effects, other fat soluble phytonutrients called turmerones also play a crucial role in making this plant the Western world’s most important herb for cardiovascular health and maintaining DNA integrity.

Instead of taking nine different herbal formulas to control inflammation, it makes sense to have one formula that includes all of these anti-inflammatory herbal botanicals. Zyflamend by New Chapter is a concentrated blend of the nine therapeutic botanicals (described above) that have been used for thousands of years by millions of people to promote health and longevity. These herbal botanicals have been extracted and formulated to maximize their effectiveness and to contain active levels of dozens of key constituents that science has recognized to promote a healthy inflammation response.

New Chapter's Zyflamend is a unique patented herbal formula representing a scientific breakthrough in the maintenance of a healthy inflammation response. Both professional and amateur athletes across the country rely on Zyflamend to support their body’s response to inflammation, allowing them to train harder and recover faster.

Increasing Endurance:

At least 1,500 years ago, Tibetan herders observed that yaks would eat Cordyceps and then frolic with great energy and passion. This encouraged the herders to experience the power of Cordyceps—the worlds most researched mushroom for increasing endurance — which has led to its use by millions of people over the ages.

The Cordycep mushroom has made international sports headlines. At the Chinese National Games in 1993, a team of nine Chinese women runners shattered 9 world records, breaking the record for the 10,000 meter run by an unprecedented 42 seconds. They gave credit to their intense training regimen and the use of Cordyceps (Steinkraus 1994; Pegler et al. 1994).

Recently, a marathon runner reported that he was able to cut 25 minutes off his time in the Boston Marathon using Cordyceps, placing him in the top ten.

Hiyoshi et al., (1996) conducted a limited study on the use of Cordyceps “on long distance runners, resulting in significant improvement in 71% of the subjects, due, in part, to increased respiratory activity and the metabolism of lactic acid 1.”

New Chapter’s Cordyceps caps and Cordyceps extract tincture are made with organic mushrooms and are rich in Glycoproteins, Arabinoxylanes, Ergosterols, and Beta Glucans. New Chapter’s activated, organic mushrooms Cordyceps has been clinically shown to increase Natural Killer (NK) Cell activity by up to 230%. To enhance the bioavailability and activity of herbs, I suggest taking a super-critical extraction of Ginger like Gingerforce for maximum benefit.


We have learned that athletes and workout enthusiasts need to modulate inflammation to control chronic, post-exercise inflammation. What better way than with the support of nature's herbal gifts combined in a comprehensive, inflammation modulator formula like Zyflamend? Cordyceps, another amazing gift from nature, provides increased stamina and endurance for the serious athlete in training or in competition.

The statements contained in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information contained here is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Suggestions and ideas presented in this document are for information only and should not be interpreted as medical advice, meant for diagnosing illness, or for prescriptive purposes. The information in this document is not to be used to replace the services or instructions of a physician or qualified health care practitioner.

Author's Bio: 

Christine Dreher, CCN, CCH is a Nutritionist, Herbalist, Author of “The "Cleanse Cookbook" and President & Founder of Christine's Cleanse Corner, Inc., (a nutritional company that specializes in nutritional & health education & Whole Food Vitamin Supplements. Christine is the Editor & Publisher of the free, online "Transform Your Health" Nutrition and Health E-Newsletter. She is also a Health/Nutritional Speaker & Teacher, & a Nutritional, Diet & Internal Cleanse Consultant, and a Live Beyond Organic Mission Marketer.

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