Firstly I dont know if we should consider this good empirical proof that the product is working.
Secondly, isn’t inflammation essential for GOOD immunological functions in the body. For instance, macrophages (a type of white blood cell) release cytokines to induce inflammation in the area so that more macrophages can come and kill the invading bacteria. Will anti-inflammatories (read: Fish-oil) reduce this beneficial response? Someone ask their doctor please… [/quote]
Of course it isn’t empirical proof, it’s a testimonial, as the thread title says.
Any “treatment” is going to have risks and benefits and so the question is if the benefits justify the risks. If you wish to make an informed decision, then you need to do the research and educate yourself and then decide. I believe it would be foolish to decide either way based on the postings in a bodybuilding website, especially considering that a large volume of clinical information is available for anyone willing to look for it.
Chronic inflammation is increasingly being recognized as a serious health risk and this is easily verified with a minimum amount of effort. For example, from Life Extension Foundation:
“Chronic systemic inflammation is an underlying cause of many seemingly unrelated, age-related diseases. As humans grow older, systemic inflammation can inflict devastating degenerative effects throughout the body (Ward 1995; McCarty 1999; Brod 2000). This fact is often overlooked by the medical establishment, yet persuasive scientific evidence exists that correcting a chronic inflammatory disorder will enable many of the infirmities of aging to be prevented or reversed.”
No need to ask your doctor or to ask here. Go look for yourself and then decide.