Specialized pro-resolving mediators are lipid mediators derived from omega-3 fatty acids and arachidonic acid. 18-HEPE and 17-HDHA are omega-3 fatty acid metabolites produced by oxidation of EPA and DHA, respectively. They are believed to facilitate the clearance of microbes and cellular debris without tissue injury, as well as address swelling, redness and irritation in the body.
Metagenics offers a natural essential fatty acid supplement called SPM Active that seeks to support cell and tissue health, and immune response.
This formula's SPM content is standardized to 18-HEPE and 17-HDHA. It should be stored in a dry, cool place. Recommended use is to take two softgels once daily or as directed by a healthcare provider.
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Specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) are molecules our bodies produce naturally in response to damaged tissue due to physical challenges and are a critical component of the body’s natural healing process. Unfortunately, the body may not produce enough SPMs on its own. Diet, lifestyle, excess body fat, and other health challenges can affect SPM production. That’s where our clinically studied SPM Active can help.*
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
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*