Millions of people are affected by pain every day, and most usually turn to over-the-counter remedies for quick and effective relief. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are two of the most popular remedies for relieving pain and discomfort. However, there are many natural pain relief supplements available that are safer, easier on your body and just as effective in relieving pain. The following are some of the best natural supplements that may help relieve pain and discomfort.
Elmore Oil is a topical pain reliever made from all natural ingredients, that is designed to relieve the symptoms of arthritis, muscular pain, neck, back and hip pain. It is made during a prolonged “maturing” process where herbal analgesics are combined in a precise manner to yield a clear liquid suitable for application directly on the skin. It is made of olive oil, tea tree oil, vanilla, and eucalyptus.
Turmeric is used in many Indian dishes and is the spice that gives curry its yellow color and unique flavor. Recent research suggests that turmeric can help improve circulation, prevent blood clotting, reduce inflammation and ease pain. Curcumin, the main ingredient in turmeric, helps lower the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause pain and inflammation. Turmeric is available in powdered form and can be sprinkled over food just as you would use salt and pepper. Turmeric is also available in supplement form.
Devil’s Claw is an herb from South Africa that has been known to help relieve many different types of pain such as muscle tension, shoulder neck and back pain, as well as the pain from some forms of arthritis. A safe dosage of 750 milligrams can be taken up to three times daily. However, it is not safe for pregnant women, nursing mothers or young children. Devil’s Claw gets its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties from harpagide and harpagoside which are two of its main ingredients.
Capsaicin is the ingredient found in chili peppers that make the peppers spicy hot. Capsaicin helps to relieve pain by obstructing pain perception, prompting our bodies to release pain-relieving endorphins and working in our bodies as an analgesic. Many commercial creams contain capsaicin and are usually used topically to effectively help relieve arthritic or nerve pain.
White Willow Bark
White Willow Bark comes from the branches of the white willow tree and has often been referred to as “nature’s aspirin”. Salicin is the main chemical in willow bark that provides its therapeutic and healing effects. Experts believe that the body turns salicin into salicylic acid, which is very similar to aspirin. Willow bark can provide effective pain relief without the stomach irritation that is often associated with taking aspirin. For most healthy adults, about 240 milligrams is typically an effective dosage for relieving pain.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered “good fats” that can help reduce inflammation, ease joint pain and help reduce the pain associated with menstrual cramps. It can be found in many different types of fish as well as supplement form. Also, studies have shown that omega-3 supplements may help increase the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs.
The next time you need effective relief from pain and discomfort, consider some of the natural and safe pain relief supplements mentioned above. Most everyone can expect to experience some kind of pain at some point. And, since many over-the-counter remedies may have unhealthy side effects, using natural remedies such as these can provide safe and effective pain relief.