High anti-ccp is usually a sign of inflammation. The following approaches are experimental and need more research, but here are some promising methods to potentially reduce inflammation.
It is important to remember that levels of the antibody are not directly linked to disease activity, but since anti-CCP antibodies are still believed to play a role in the destruction of the joints, some studies use them to try and understand or decipher substances that might affect disease progression .
Potential Natural Factors That May Decrease Inflammation in Joint Disease
1) Vitamin D
In a study of over 200 people, lower vitamin D levels were linked to higher anti-CCP antibody levels .
Vitamin D may help lower anti-CCP antibodies by suppressing overactive immune cells that attack the body’s own proteins and tissues .
2) Omega 3s
One study of 127 rheumatoid arthritis patients looked at the effect of taking sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua) or a placebo in addition to standard immunosuppressive drugs. Those given wormwood saw a nearly 10% greater reduction in anti-CCP antibodies and a greater reduction in painful and swollen joints after 48 weeks .
4) Address Gum Disease
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is often caused by an infection by the bacteria P. gingivalis .
Some research suggests that oral bacteria such as P. gingivalis directly contribute to the development of rheumatoid arthritis .
Higher levels of antibodies to P. gingivalis are linked to higher levels of citrulline .
Dental treatment that removes P. gingivalis reduces the production of citrulline in RA patients .
5) Quit Smoking
Smoking increases the citrullination of proteins that can trigger an autoimmune reaction .
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