The role of polyphenols in reducing inflammation was the central theme of my most recent book, The Mediterranean Zone. But you have to take a therapeutic dose of polyphenols and they also have to be bioavailable to have benefits. This is why refined polyphenol extracts are ideal dietary supplements. Of all the polyphenols, the most bioavailable because of its water-solubility are the refined polyphenol extracts from the maqui berry.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to an injury or infection. Unfortunately, too much of an inflammatory response, also known as chronic inflammation, can damage our health and result in life-threatening conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and different types of cancer by attacking our body’s greatest defense: white blood cells.