When you cut your finger and it turns red or twist your ankle and it swells, it’s easy to identify inflammation.
You can feel pretty healthy and live an active lifestyle and still have chronic, imperceptible, low-level inflammation. If that sounds worrisome, that’s because it is. As we age, chronic, low-level inflammation shows up in ways that range from uncomfortable to life-threatening: It’s thought to play a role in heart attacks, diabetes, some cancers, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. It is tied to IBS, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.
Dr. Laubscher worked with supermodel Elle Macpherson to create Super Elixer and she says that acid in the body leads to inflammation. Fatigue, reduced concentration, weight gain, food cravings, mood swings, headaches, hormonal imbalances, skin problems, and aches and pains are all early signs of chronic, low-level inflammation. “Our bodies were designed to function at an alkaline state. Not too acidic and not too alkaline, ideally at a pH (which means potential hydrogen) of 7.365. We are each unique, and each individual can turn more or less acidic from the same level toxin,” Laubscher explains.
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When you consider that acid can dissolve metal, you don’t have to think hard about what it can do to your skin, bones, and other tissues. Sugar, gluten, coffee, dairy products, alcohol, meat and eggs, artificial sweeteners, and highly processed foods like cereal and chips form acid in the body as they are metabolized. A diet full of those foods can lead to a decline in bone density, cause kidney stones, contribute to chronic pain, and alter hormone levels.
The alkalizing formula of WelleCo’s Super Elixer, which mixes with water to create a crave-worthy green drink, contains barley grass, wheat grass, alfalfa, spinach, and spirulina. It also contains turmeric, which has anti-inflammatory properties. When that balance is achieved, cells function properly and inflammation diminishes.
But even if you don’t change another thing about your lifestyle or diet, using WelleCo’s Super Elixer greens powder once a day helps reduce inflammation by restoring a healthy pH balance in the body.