What Helps Lupus

Lupus, also known as Systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by the systemic inflammation of multiple organs primarily skin, joints, kidneys, lungs and brain.


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Natural Remedies That May Help Lupus

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Omega-3 Fish Oil

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential fats absorbed through food including fish (mackerel, salmon, seabass), vegetable oils (flax oil, soybean oil), nuts (walnuts) and seeds (flax, chia, hemp). There are three main Omega-3 Fatty Acids: ALA also known as Alpha-Linolenic Acid, EPA also known as Eicosapentaenoic Acid and DHA also known as Docosahexaenoic Acid. ALA is found naturally in plants, while EPA and DHA are found in fish. Omega-3 Fatty Acids maintain heart, vascular, lung, brain, immune and endocrine system health, while reducing inflammation.


Effectiveness
38%


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Turmeric (Curcumin)

Turmeric is made from the dried rhizomes of the Curcuma longa plant, belonging to the ginger family. Native to South Asia, Turmeric has a long history in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. The key component is the organic polyphenol, curcumin, which is responsible for giving the plant its yellow color. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects have been used in the treatment of arthritis, digestive disorders, respiratory and metabolic issues.  


Effectiveness
63%


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Multivitamin

Multivitamins essentially provide vitamins and minerals at levels close to Daily Values or Recommended Dietary Allowances. No standard definition or regulatory guidelines are available.


Effectiveness
25%


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Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed is the seed from the plant Linum usitatissimum. Flaxseed oil is extracted from cold-pressed, ripened flax seeds and contains the omega-3 fatty acid, Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA). ALA is an organic compound found in human cells that serves as a powerful antioxidant.


Effectiveness
50%


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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble retinoid supporting cell growth, playing an important role in vision, reproduction and immunity. Both a deficiency and excess of Vitamin A can pose health risks. To ensure balance, it is advised to consume Vitamin A-rich foods including meat (beef, liver), fish (herring), vegetables (sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, peppers), fruits (cantaloupe, mango, papaya, apricot) and dairy (milk, eggs). 


Effectiveness
25%


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Vitamin E

Vitamin E encompasses a group of naturally-occurring fat-soluble compounds, including alpha-tocopherol used by the human body. It is a strong antioxidant, protecting cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Vitamin E is found in plant-based foods including oils (wheat germ, sunflower, safflower, soybean), nuts & seeds (sunflower, almonds, peanuts), vegetables (beet greens, collards, spinach, pumpkin, asparagus) and fruit (mango, avocado).


Effectiveness
25%


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DHEA


Effectiveness
25%


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Cannabidiol (CBD)

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a naturally-occurring compound in the Cannabid sativa L plant, commonly known as hemp. Originating in Central Asia, hemp has been cultivated for thousands of years.  CBD is non-psychoactive and has been used to treat conditions ranging from chronic pain and anxiety to autoimmune and skin diseases.


Effectiveness
75%


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Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol is the standardized, patented formulation of French Maritime Pine Bark Extract. Native to Southwestern France, the extract is derived from the coastal pine, Pinus pinasterWith powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, Pycnogenol has been used for menstrual disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular health and skin care.


Effectiveness
25%


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Collagen


Effectiveness
50%


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Epsom Salts


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