What's in Garden of Life's FYI (For Your Inflammation)?

The synergistically balanced whole food, herbal, and enzyme blend in Garden of Life's FYI formulated by Jordan Rubin, consists of cartilage building proteins and mucopolysaccharides from chicken collagen type 2, systemic enzymes, and specific whole foods and herbs chosen for their proven anti-inflammatory abilities. Not only may the nutrients in FYI help to control and prevent inflammation, they have no side effects whatsoever and may, often times, prevent the occurrence of unwanted side effects caused by prescription medications. These specially selected whole foods and herbs in FYI contain powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties.

FYI from Garden of Life is carefully blended using the Poten-Zyme process to enhance absorption and improve assimilation.

Systemic Enzyme Blend:

Protease Blend:

A blend of protein digesting enzymes including 5 different proteases which distinguish themselves for their ability to function in a wide rang of pH environments and temperature conditions. These enzymes have shown to posses valuable therapeutic actions as anti-inflammatory agents.


A powerful protein digesting enzyme from pineapple contains valuable anti-inflammatory and therapeutic agents. Bromelain is helpful in reducing the pain, swelling, and tenderness associated with injury.


A well balanced mixture of protein digesting enzymes isolated from Papaya. Papain is valuable as an anti-inflammatory agent as well as the ability to reduce the tissue irritation and joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis.


A potent fat digesting enzyme helpful for chronic inflammatory conditions and joint pain and swelling.


A carbohydrate digesting enzyme may be beneficial for treating joint immobility.


An enzyme that breaks down plant fiber is known for its use in alleviating chronic pain syndromes.

Chicken Collagen Type II:

Contains anti-inflammatory properties and has been clinically demonstrated to decrease pain and discomfort stemming from joint disorders. The compounds inherent in Chicken Collagen Type II provide the structural support of healthy joints by promoting new cartilage synthesis and by reducing oxidative damage to the joints. Chicken Collagen Type II contains naturally occurring chondroiton and glucosamine sulfates which help to bring water, shape, and cushioning back to the cartilage.

Wild Oregano Concentrate:

Contains thirty-one known anti-inflammatories, twenty-eight antioxidants and four known potent COX-2 inhibitors. With its thirty - one anti-inflammatories, oregano has more of these compounds than any other herb in the USDA Phytochemical database.

Poten-Zyme Ginger Extract:

Ginger has multiple constituents that inhibit COX-2 inflammation. It balances production of inflammatory prostaglandins PGE3 and PG12. Ginger's constituents safely restore healthy platelet function by inhibiting the formation of an eicosanoid group called thromboxanes (one of the main functions of aspirin.) Ginger reduces prostaglandins that sensitize pain receptors at nerve endings, thereby demonstrating powerful analgesic (or pain reducing) effects. Ginger has 180 times more protein - digesting enzymes than papaya. Ginger is commonly used as a natural treatment for ulcers.

Pote-Zyme Cat's Claw Extract:

Has been extensively used by Peruvian Ashaninka Indians to treat a wide range of illnesses including asthma, urinary tract inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, rheumatism, and bone pain. Cat's Claw contains potent phytochemicals called Quinovic Acid Glycosides. Studies indicate that some of it's constituents can inhibit inflammation from 46% to 69% in various in - vivo and in - vitro tests.

Poten-Zyme Turmeric Extract:

An Indian spice that demonstrates powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is a potent antioxidant. It is widely used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for the stimulation of beneficial liver action to relieve digestive inflammation.

Poten-Zyme Alfalfa Extract:

Provides over 90 biologically active minerals as well as eight unique enzymes. Alfalfa helps to alkalize the body which may reduce acidic deposits associated with inflammatory conditions. The alfalfa contained in FYI is a full spectrum extract of the alfalfa leaf and is therefore safe for use by those with autoimmune conditions.

Rhododendron Caucasicum Extract:

Known as the snow rose grows high in the Caucasian mountains of the Republic of Georgia. The smaller antioxidant molecules found in Rhododendron extract showed higher antioxidant values, compared to extracts containing OPCs such as pycnogenol and grape seed extract. The cardio - protective properties of Rhododendron caucasicum includes elimination of capillary fragility and hemorrhoid bleeding, as well as regulating blood pressure. Rhododendron has proven to be effective in ameliorating the symptoms associated with gout. In a clinical trial of over 170 volunteers with sever gout, the extract proved effective in just a few hours by relieving the painful symptoms associated with gout.

Laminaria and Ulva Extract:

Edible brown and green sea vegetables which contain large amounts of protein, vitamins, and polysaccharides. These sea vegetables contain Glucuronic Acid which is an important component of chondroitin sulfate. They also contain appreciable amounts of proline and ascorbic acid required for collagen synthesis.

Bayberry Bark Extract:

Contains large amounts of myricetin, a potent antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. Myricetin is a COX-1, COX-2 and 5-LOX inhibitor. It has been used for centuries for the treatment of infections such as dysentery and was reported to be an effective fever reducer.


Have been shown to modulate the immune response in autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and prevent damage caused by inflammation. Plant sterols have been shown to positively affect allergic rhinitis, sinusitis and asthma.

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The Healing Herbs, Michael Castleman, Bantam Books, 1995 
New Foods For Healing, Selene Yeager and the Editors of Prevention Health Books, Bantam Books, 1999 
Common Spice Or Wonder Drug? Ginger, Paul Schulick, Herbal Free Press, 1993 Beyond Aspirn, Thomas M. Newmark and Paul Schulick, Hohm Press, 2000

Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, but rather are dietary supplements intended solely for nutritional use.