Posted 7/20/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -6)
What are natural blood thinners?
These are substances that are not drugs that are found naturally and can mimic the effects of aspirin without the negative side effects. Aspirin acts to reduce inflammation in the blood, which enables blood to flow more easily. However recent evidence shows that your body can build up a resistance to aspirin over time, negating the benefits.
Fortunately there are natural blood thinners that can be just as effective if not more so in reducing inflammation and contributing to the efficiency and ease of blood flow throught the body. The best part is they have none of the side effects of blood thinner drugs like aspirin and NSAIDs.
Take a look at the following natural blood thinners:
Fish Oil - By now you've certainly heard about the importance of Omega 3 Fatty Acids in promoting heart health. Doctors and nutritionists have recommended Omega 3's for years, and recently fish oil has been the most recommended source for Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
Fish oil contains two of the most therapeutic Omega 3 Fatty Acids - DHA and EPA. These two fatty acids are the most readily absorbed by the body (much more so than the ALA found in flax seed oil), and can help reduce inflammation in the blood among other heart health benefits.
Ginger - Ginger root extract has long been used in Asian cooking, and has been used for centuries as a digestive aid and motion sickness cure, and more recently to lower cholesterol. Ginger can also help reduce inflammation, as it relaxes the muscles surrounding blood vessels and facilitates blood flow throughout the body.
MSM - Methyl Sulfonyl Methane, commonly known as MSM, is a naturally occurring sulfur compound found in some vegetables. MSM is found in many arthritis formulas, and has strong anti-inflammatory properties.