Fibromyalgia is thought to be a disease in which the immune system is chronically overactive. One of the main culprits is a proinflammatory cytokine, Interleukin-6 (IL-6), believed to be involved in the overactivity of the immune system in people with fibromyalgia. Plant sterols have been shown to decrease IL-6 by approximately 25%.
It has also been theorized that fibromyalgia is partially due to an increase in free radicals, with fewer antioxidants and more oxidative damage being measured in people with this disease. Celt Naturals Immuno-Care® contains an important antioxidant in the form of grape seed extract, enhanced with phytosome technology for much greater absorption, which is capable of reducing free radicals that contribute to the development of muscle pain and fatigue disorders.[2, 3]
- Pilot study conducted at the University of Guelph, by Human Nutraceutical Research Unit, on the supplement Celt Naturals Immuno-Care®. Laidlaw M. Pilot Clinical Trail, March 2005.
- Free radicals and antioxidants in primary fibromyalgia; An antioxidant stress disorder. Bagis S, Tamer L et al, Rheumatol Int. 2005 Apr;25 (3); 188-90.
- Characterization of proanthocyanidins from grape seeds, Fitoterapia, Volume 71, Issue 2, 2000 April, Pages 162-175, Bruno Gabetta et al.