Mirica® for Brain/Nervous System Support*
A healthy inflammatory response is known to play a major role in our overall health. Prolonged inflammation has been linked to pain and various mental and physical health conditions. Inflammation is regulated by immune cells throughout the body. When these cells respond too vigorously for too long, inflammation occurs, resulting in damage. The delicate neurons of the brain/nervous system (which have the essential job of sending the electrical signals across the brain and throughout the body that keep the entire body working) are especially vulnerable to the effects of inflammation. As we age, immune cells can become dysregulated and begin to wreak havoc on the delicate neurons and surrounding tissues, this can lead to increased inflammation and damage, accelerating the aging process even further. Thankfully there’s a system in place that minimizes damage to these precious cells.
The Brain's Defense Team
The brain/nervous system has its own team of immune cells, and its star players are the astrocytes, microglia and mast cells.
These cells do a great job of keeping neurons safe from harm so they can function optimally. When neurons of the brain are functioning well, we can think clearly, recall information quickly, and our mood will be balanced. When the neurons throughout the body are healthy, we experience less pain and are able to move with ease.
Both key ingredients in Mirica® have been shown to support the nervous system and reduce inflammation by targeting inflammation at its source, immune cells.*
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is produced by various cells throughout the body. It plays a key role in protecting and repairing tissues and minimizing pain.* Since its discovery in 1957, PEA has been studied extensively for its anti-inflammatory, neuro-protective and analgesic properties.* PEA has been shown through numerous studies to modulate (regulate) the activation of mast cells, microglia, and astrocytes resulting in PEA’s neuroprotective and pain reducing properties.* (It’s important to note, PEA is not an immune suppressant, but an immune modulator.) Human clinical trials have shown PEA can improve mood and reduce everyday aches and pains.*
Luteolin is found in many herbs and vegetables. It is a flavonoid and potent antioxidant. (Antioxidants reduce oxidative stress, which is held to be associated with aging.) Luteolin has been shown through multiple animal studies to decrease pain and inflammation.*