BASIC ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROTOCOL FOR ACUTE INJURIES
As many of you know, we will often use supportive supplementation for acute injury management as well as more chronic inflammatory soft tissue management. I have gotten several requests to post the basic protocol, so here it is.
The protocol addresses three major biochemical pathways of inflammation response: vit D active metabolites, essential fatty acid cascade and the botanicals.
One important caveat: while generally safe, there are some contraindications to usage, especially in patients on any anticoagulant therapies. The dosage will also need to be adjusted a bit depending upon the acute or chronic state, and if patients are already taking some vit D as part of a calcium supplement or a multivitamin
· Vit D3 5000 IUs
· Fish oil with high EPA/DHA content: 2-3 grams/day
· High grade botanical curcumin or curcumin/ Boswellia combo. The curcumin should be at 95% concentration and the minimal dosage is 2 gr/day for 7 days in acute severe presentations ( acute disc herniation for example), 1-2 grams a day for long term presentations ( chronic inflammatory lumbar disc degeneration)