SPM Active by Metagenics
Inflammation and SPMs
Your body creates inflammation to deal with things like viruses, bacteria and injuries to cells. Afterwards the body uses SPMs to stop the inflammation. Often the body runs out of SPMs and the inflammation continues.
Altherosclerorsis (plaque buildup in the arteries) is another inflammation type disease that SPMs can help address according to a study from the FASEB Journal.
Your body will usually synthesize SPMs from Omega 3 fatty acids. When we eat an imbalance of fats (too much Omega 6's) its much harder for your body to create SPMs. The american diet is Omega 6 heavy with most of us having a severe and chronic shortage of Omega 3's. Age, stress and lack of sleep / exercise can hamper SPM production.
Eating one 2 serving of EPA/DHA heavy fish a week gives us the minimum we need to create normal amounts of SPM's to manage occasional bouts of inflammation for the average person.
Fortunately, there are now fish oils that are high in SPMs. SPM Active from Metagenics is one of the few on the market that can guarantee you the anti-inflammatory benefits.
SPMs are different than what you get in EPA/DHA supplements and can be taken together.