Inflammation is the body’s response to stress and injury. In a healthy body, our immune system uses inflammation like an emergency medical team, deploying aid to the site of the problem. White blood cells rush in to surround and protect the injury, and begin the healing process. In the case of a cut or burn, we can clearly see the inflammation response in the swelling and redness of the area.

So there’s nothing inherently wrong with inflammation. In fact, it’s a necessary part of the natural healing process. However, it becomes a problem when the immune system is bombarded with constant stress, sometimes to multiple organs and systems in the body. This causes chronic inflammation, a state where the “emergency” response is permanently triggered.

In this diminished condition, the body depletes its energy and nutrients in a constant battle to regain its normal healthy state. This is why chronic inflammation is linked to premature aging and autoimmune diseases like:

  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Psoriasis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Neurological Diseases like Guillain-Barre

Sugar and Chronic Inflammation

The modern Western diet of high-sugar processed foods is one cause of chronic inflammation. When our bodies have to struggle against the effects of an acidic diet to maintain the correct pH balance, constant stress is the result. An ​alkalising drink​ like Racing Greens provides relief by assisting the body’s natural pH regulation.

Intestinal Inflammation

Another result of ​excess sugar​ in our diet is a weakened digestive system. When the natural bacteria and fungi in the gastrointestinal tract are out of balance, chronic inflammation
can occur. Racing Greens supports a healthy balance in the gut with chlorella, green tea extract, enzymes and probiotics.

Exercise and Inflammation

Inflammation normally follows high-intensity workouts like cycling. A degree of this short-term acute inflammation is part of the natural recovery process. However, if training sessions are too frequent and not enough recovery time is allowed, then chronic inflammation can develop.

The vitamin C, chlorella, and green tea extract in the Racing Greens drink provide a perfect antidote for post-exercise inflammation. A scoop of Racing Greens post-ride or post-workout replenishes your whole body and aids muscle recovery.