IL-1 has been increasingly implicated as an important leverage point in the inflammatory cascade, and IL-1 expression is therefore key in the development of several chronic diseases. Certain genetic variations in IL-1A, IL-B and IL-1 RN lead to a more active inflammatory response, and have been associated with increased risk for a number of lifestyle-related chronic diseases including periodontitis, coronary artery disease, certain autoimmune diseases and cancers.
Increased intake of nutrients known to inhibit secretion of pro-inflammatory markers can help prevent this action. These include omega 3 fatty acids, curcumin, ginger, and phytonutrient rich foods including certain berries that contain compounds such as resveratrol, anthocyanins and dehydro-ascorbate.
If you have a medium to high impact variation in this gene, it is recommended to 'add in' choices from this shop so that you can better support its functional biochemistry.