I take this for several reasons. It is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, fights diabetes, and protects the heart. It also protects brain function, and fights off infections and viruses. Most of us are exposed to a lot of these things either genetically and/or in social environments. I have Osteoarthritis, so taking this helps me move throughout my day. The anti-inflammatory properties are working! If you want to make this part of your day, click the photo below to purchase.