Life Extension Magazine March 2014
Safely Manage Autoimmune Diseases
By Kathy White
Autoimmune diseases produce their tragic effects as a result of the body’s attacking itself with antibodies that destroy perfectly healthy tissue.51 These auto-antibodies are the result of an unbalanced immune system, in which normal regulatory cells fail to rein in the actions of inflammatory cells.45
Mainstream medicine fights autoimmune disease on only a single front, by aiming to lower inflammation at all costs. Rather than restoring the balance, this approach simply tips it in the opposite direction, leaving victims vulnerable to life-threatening infections and increasing cancer risks.1,2
Peony glucosides , on the other hand, have a gentle and unique dual-acting mechanism. The supplement restores normal immune system regulation both by raising levels of normal inflammation-suppressing cells, and by directly reducing actions of pro-inflammatory cells.4,5 As a result, the disordered immune system is brought back into its natural balance, and the excessive inflammation subsides.
Peony glucosides work well in combination with mainstream medicine’s arsenal, helping to reduce the amount of dangerous drugs needed to keep the disease at bay and boosting their effectiveness.34
Peony glucosides have now been successfully tested in people with rheumatoid arthritis, with lupus, with Sjogren’s syndrome, and psoriasis.5,26-28,32-34,48 The supplement has been demonstrated to speed the onset of remissions, reduce the rate of flares, and lower the severity of the disease symptoms.5, 26-28,32-34,48
Given the dual and fundamental actions of peony glucosides, there is every reason to believe they will be effective in fighting many of the other autoimmune diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, thyroid disorders, and many others.
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