Inflammation and Pain

The Connection

Millions of Americans suffer every day from painful conditions such as arthritic joints, low back problems, headaches, sports injuries, and other types of illness and trauma. If you are one of these unfortunate people you are probably well aware that the answer to your pain problems can be almost impossible to find. I have spent years researching natural solutions to pain and I believe there is no better way to safely and effectively relieve both acute and chronic inflammation and pain than by the use of curcumin, boswellia, DL-phenylalanine, and nattokinase.

Inflammation and Pain: The Connection

Inflammation is the beginning of all pain. It is triggered by damage to your body. Typically, when we think of inflammation we think of heat, redness, swelling, and pain. Pain is our warning signal that something is in need of repair. Inflammation and pain are normal and necessary when we have an injury, such as a sprained ankle. Chronic inflammation that lasts and lasts, however, is not normal and is, in fact, a disease. This type of inflammation is at the root of almost all serious illnesses, including cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and painful conditions such as arthritis.

Relieve Inflammation and You Relieve Pain

Natural Inflammation Fighters – Safe, Effective, Fast-Working

Curcumin is a compound from the herb turmeric (Curcuma longa). It is extremely effective in relieving inflammation, which, along with oxidation, is the cause of all chronic disease, including cancer. The curcumin I recommend has also been clinically studied to stop pain, inflammation, and heal joint damage.

One of the studies followed 45 individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, randomized to three groups. Group one received 50 mg of diclofenac sodium twice daily; group two received 500 mg of high-absorption curcumin twice daily; and group three received both diclofenac sodium and curcumin. The high-absorption curcumin was more effective than diclofenac sodium at reducing joint pain and swelling. Taking the curcumin with the drug was no more effective than using the botanical alone, and taking the drug alone was less effective. Makes you wonder why effective natural products aren’t the first course of action right away, doesn’t it?

But You Need the RIGHT Natural Ingredients

While curcumin is amazing, the form of curcumin you choose makes all the difference. That’s because not all curcumin extracts are the same, and they don’t all absorb well. In fact, in many of the studies with curcumin, researchers have needed to use very high amounts – up to 12 grams daily – in order to maintain therapeutic blood levels that showed a benefit.

Supplement manufacturers have tried to make it easier for the body to use with varying degrees of success. Many standardize their extracts to 95% curcumin, but unfortunately that method alone isn’t very effective.

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Written by:
Jeff Sherman, CEO, Master Herbalist, Biochemist