Specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPM's)
To address the immune response, we first need to define it.
The human body is equipped with a natural defense called the immune system, which is designed to fight off external threats and damaged tissue caused by these threats and help the body return to homeostasis. Although the immune response is a natural process, it can be harmful to the body if left unresolved.
In a perfect world, the immune response should resolve itself.
The immune response ideally occurs in two phases: initiation and resolution. When a person experiences a physical challenge, lipid mediators and various other compounds are produced naturally in the body. This is called initiation and is marked by physical discomfort and other physical responses.1
But SPM production may be lacking.
During resolution, pro-resolving lipid mediators are produced and help the body to heal and repair itself naturally. Unfortunately, inadequate SPM production can hinder the body’s natural recovery process—leaving the immune response incomplete and unresolved.2
ROLE OF SPECIALIZED PRO-RESOLVING MEDIATORS
That’s where SPM Active can help.
While scientists traditionally believed that resolution was a passive process, groundbreaking research has shown that resolution is an active process that’s dependent on adequate SPM status.3*
The role of SPMs in the body
Reprogram immune cells
SPMs encourage immune cells to be more protective and less likely to amplify the negative effects of an environmental stressor.*
Help restore balance
SPMs are necessary to return to homeostasis after a physical challenge and support overall wellbeing.*
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3. Dalli J et al. Br J Pharmacol. 2019;176(8):1024-1037.
4. Serhan CN. Nature. 2014;510(7503):92-101.
5. Souza PR et al. Circ Res. 2020;126(1):75-90.