Acute and chronic pain is a big problem for millions of people around the world. Pain indicates that something’s wrong in the body or that it’s healing itself, but whatever the reason, it can be pretty debilitating.
People usually treat pain with prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs which can have serious adverse side-effects on your health. In order to avoid possible complications, you should treat your pain naturally, and we have 3 organic compounds which can help.
Boswellia (or Indian frankincense) is a herb that originates from Africa, the Mediterranean and India. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and contains rare acids that prevent the overproduction of cytokines in damaged areas of the body. Additionally, boswellia can boost the blood flow to the joints and improve their mobility, effectively neutralizing the pain. Boswellia has been used as a natural remedy against arthritis, osteoarthritis, colitis and similar conditions. Several studies have shown that the plant is just as effects as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), which is why you should give it a try.
Turmeric is one of nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory agents. Studies have shown highly effective against joint pain and stiffness, as well as muscle spasms and chronic pain. Turmeric is a natural COX-2 inhibitor that can even suppress nerve pain. Add a bit of your spice in your meals along with a pinch of black pepper (in order to improve the bioavailability of turmeric) and you’ll easily benefit from it.
This deep red phytonutrient is known as “The King of Carotenoids” and can be found in algae. Astaxanthin is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that can treat pain and inflammation without any kind of side-effects. People have been using it against joint stiffness and pain, muscle problems and other chronic types of pain. Astaxanthin is a fat-soluble nutrient that is delivered to muscles and tissues by fat cells.
Although powerful, the efficiency of these natural remedies is affected by numerous factors such as your diet and lifestyle. For best results, we suggest consulting with a naturopathic doctor who will know what’s best for you.