Discovery 1: Vitamin D and The Immune System
Almost 75% of the people that are diagnosed with Lupus suffer from Vitamin D deficiency. When you have Lupus, your immune system has a hard time telling the difference between your own healthy cells and foreign things like germs, bacteria, or viruses. This causes your body to attack your healthy tissue, which causes inflammation and pain.
After years of clinical research, scientists continue to be mesmerized by the correlation between Vitamin D and its effect on the Immune System.
The most abundant vitamin in LupaVita™ is Vitamin D. There are vitamin D receptors found on cells in the immune system, and vitamin D can bind to these receptors. This can cause the autoantibodies to decrease and stop attacking the healthy cells in your body. Therefore, Vitamin D can help prevent lupus flares by reducing inflammation in the body.
Proposed mechanism for the inuence of Vitamin D deficiency on the development and progression of SLE. Left untreated, the cycle of vitamin D will continue due to the sun avoidance and photosensitivity associated with having SLE
Discovery 2: Turmeric Root (Curcumin) and Vitamin E
Reducing inflammation throughout the muscular system
With Lupus inflammation occurs around and in joints, resulting in pain, aches, and swelling. Chronic inflammation in joints can wear down bone and cause widespread tissue damage.
Vitamin E and Turmeric Root (Curcumin) both combat inflammation by there Anti-oxidant properties. Vitamin E helps stabilize membranes of lysosomes, or immune cells that contain destructive enzymes to fight intruders. When membranes are unstable, these enzymes cause damage to surrounding health tissue. Vitamin E can help prevent the onset of lupus flares by stabilizing membranes in lysosomes and helps prevent cell damage that leads to joint pain. Turmeric Root (Curcumin) blocks autoantibody binding, which suppresses inflammation before it begins.
Discovery 3: Flaxseed Oil and Cherry Extract
Improving blood flow and Kidney/Lung Heath When inflammation does occur in someone with Lupus, both the Lungs and Kidneys can be affected. Infection sometimes persists, which can lead to blood clots anywhere in the body.
Both Flaxseed oil and Cherry Extract improve kidney health, lung health, and blood flow. Flaxseed Oil is know as an omega 3, is proven to increase both kidney function and health in Lupus patients. Cherry Extract contains molecules called flavonoids and terpenoids, which are antioxidants and respectively improves blood flow. Lupus expert suggest eating 30 cherries a day for their anti-oxidant support.
Discovery 4: Zinc and the Skin
Helps clear rashes and bumps associated with Lupus 40-70 % of people with lupus will find that their disease is made worse by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight or artificial light. Sun exposure usually causes rashes or sores in the skin of where the skin was exposed. This results in deficiencies in skin and one of the most common symptoms, the “Butterfly rash.”
The mix of Zinc and Vitamin D in LupaVita™ assists with the deficiencies associated with limited sun exposure to the sun. In the skin, Zinc assists with proper structure of proteins and cell membranes, improves wound healing, prevents rashes, and contains anti-inflammatory effects. Zinc is known to help specifically with the Malar Rash associated with LupaVita™ .
Discovery 5: VITAMIN C
Improving your heart health to prevent inflammation Lupus affects the Circulatory system because it lowers the body’s ability to make red blood cells. Lupus can also cause inflammation in the heart or blood vessels, which can result in blood clots or worse, heart attack. The Lupus Foundation of America cites heart disease (coronary artery disease) as the leading cause of death for people with lupus.
Vitamin C plays an important role in maintaining your cardiovascular system by producing red blood cells. Your heart and blood vessels contain collagen, a type of protein. Collagen fibers help strengthen the walls of your blood vessels and heart, preventing tears or ruptures. Vitamin C helps your body produce this collagen.
Discovery 6: Saving the Central Nervous System
Lupus’ effect on the Central Nervous Systems induces Headaches, Confusion, depression, “Lupus fog,” and difficulty concentration. These symptoms tend to come and go randomly.
Your mental strength is one of the most important things you need to manage everything associated with Lupus. Keeping your mind healthy and taking care of your brain is crucial.
LupaVita™ ’s blend of Vitamin D and Vitamin C helps combat “Lupus fog.” It supports the health of the central nervous system and reduces the occurrence of symptoms. Vitamin C aids in production of anti-stress hormones, which results in clarity in the brain.
1. "Association of low vitamin D with high disease activity in an Australian systemic lupus erythematosus cohort." Lupus Sci Med 2015;2:e000064 DOI: 10.1136/lupus-2014-000064
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