We’re all familiar with pain. It hurts!
Pain is a nervous system response that occurs when the body is harmed. From a stubbed toe to a sunburn, pain tells us how to protect our body and when something is wrong.
For your body’s emergency response – pain is the call and inflammation is the answer.
Inflammation is a complex biological response to injury or infection that works to fight off foreign invaders and protects and repairs tissue. It takes many forms: heat, discomfort, redness, swelling – and under normal circumstances, inflammation is essential to healing, however uncomfortable.
Despite their essential purposes, chronic pain and inflammation can interfere with quality of life, and those suffering from it are eager to find relief. Not only is it uncomfortable, but researchers have also identified chronic inflammation as an underlying factor in many forms of disease.
Fortunately, there are natural solutions to help ease pain and inflammation!
Turmeric – Nature’s Answer to Pain and Inflammation
For thousands of years, plant preparations have been used as tonics, poultices, brews, and compounds to aid healing and treat discomfort – and Turmeric root (Curcuma longa) is particularly effective at standing up to the tough task of relieving pain and inflammation.
Turmeric is the root of a flowering plant native to India and Southeast Asia, with a long history of use in traditional medicine and cooking. Its signature bright golden colour comes from unique compounds, known as curcuminoids – the most powerful of which is curcumin, which makes up 2-5% of turmeric.
Curcumin – as a turmeric extract – has become well-known for its potent anti-inflammatory properties, which help to soothe pain and quench inflammation naturally. It has been described as the most powerful botanical anti-inflammatory available! It’s also rich in antioxidants that offer cellular protection, has been shown to be protective to the liver, and is safe for long term use.
Harnessing turmeric’s unique characteristics, we crafted two targeted herbal formulas that work effectively to help relieve pain and inflammation throughout the body.
Turmeric Plus is an unrivalled blend of 12 herbs that helps relieve chronic pain and inflammatory conditions, easing the discomfort from joint pain, injury, stiffness, and swelling.
This formula is comprised of the highest quality turmeric available, PLUS a unique synergistic blend of 11 complementary antioxidant-rich and inflammation-fighting herbs, including:
- Boswellia – contains an active compound that inhibits an enzyme involved in inflammation.
- Ginger – with potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and digestive benefits.
- Green tea – contains a high concentration of powerfully antioxidant polyphenols that fight back against inflammation.
Turmeric Plus’s tincture format provides quick absorption of its spectrum of active herbal ingredients, and the bioavailability of turmeric’s specific anti-inflammatory compounds is further enhanced by the addition of black pepper.
Curcumin Plus Capsules
Curcumin Plus Capsules relieve pain and support the functioning of joint cartilage and connective tissue for healthier joints. They also help to improve blood flow, easing symptoms related to chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) such as swelling, heaviness, and tingling of the legs.
Curcumin Plus Capsules contain curcumin made with a patented technology that results in a 29-fold improvement in absorption. This is done by binding curcumin to lecithin, a fatty substance that enables it to cross the body’s lipid-rich cell membrane barrier – increasing efficacy and reducing dose requirements.
- Enovita® Grape Seed Extract is standardized to contain 95% proanthocyanidins, polyphenols that support the functioning of the cells that line the body’s blood vessels for vascular health benefits.
- MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) – a naturally occurring sulphur compound that helps support healthy cartilage and connective tissues.
Learn more about curcumin and other natural solutions for joint pain here!
A holistic approach towards any health concern always considers contributing lifestyle factors. For pain management, it means avoiding habits that feed the fires of chronic inflammation in the body.
Making the shift to a low-inflammation diet, rich in fresh produce, healthy fats, and whole foods, can help support the body and reduce symptoms. As can managing stress, moving mindfully with an appropriate fitness routine, and avoiding toxins in the diet and environment.
What about Over the Counter Relief?
For many, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – or NSAIDs – are a common go-to for pain management. They provide temporary relief from pain and inflammation by blocking the production of certain inflammatory chemicals (prostaglandins) in the body.
Like many over-the-counter medications, long term NSAID use has the potential for side effects that may include:
- Increased risk for cardiovascular issues (heart attacks, strokes, and heart-related deaths).
- Stomach problems, ranging from mild upset to ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding.
- Issues with the intestinal lining and imbalances of beneficial gut bacteria.
Risks for these side effects increase with age and are linked to the amount of time NSAIDs are taken, which can be an issue when dealing with chronic pain and inflammation.
Our formulas harness the powerful, pain-relieving benefits of turmeric – plus additional targeted plant medicines –to provide natural, safe solutions that help relieve acute and chronic pain and inflammation without the risks associated with long term NSAID (eg. OTC: ibuprofen, naproxen) use.
*Anyone presently on medication for inflammatory conditions should discuss lifestyle and medications with their health care practitioner, and we recommend that you consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 6 weeks.