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Pain, pain, go away...

  03/17/2022 at 21:30 pm

I grunted getting out of bed the other morning and thought, I’ve officially become my mother… Arthritis runs in my family and over the years the aches and pains have gotten more severe, especially after being stationary for any period.  Being a person who avoids over-the-counter and prescription medicine, when possible, I’ve researched and experimented with a number of natural solutions and finally found something that works and is healthy too!

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Arthritis, whether it be rheumatoid which I suffer from, or osteoarthritis from wear and tear of the joints, basically leads to the same outcome: Inflammation of your joints.  While this is commonly treated with NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Aleve, Voltaren, Celebrex…) and opioids for severe pain, these drugs have serious side effects ranging from gastrointestinal pain, toxicity, and addiction!

Although it sounds grim, there is hope.  There is a well-researched natural and safe approach that offers widespread relief for people with all levels of joint pain. Curcumin, Boswellia, and Black Sesame Seed Oil display strong and immediate pain relief through their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers.  These three botanicals, which are used in the Indian Ayurvedic Medicine tradition, work synergistically to treat and reverse the underlying causes of joint pain – deteriorating cartilage and nerve inflammation.  That’s right, it doesn’t just address the pain, but treats the underlying causes!  Triple Synergy!  All three herbs are in a product called Acute Pain but I’ll talk more about that later.  First, let’s break down these 3 botanicals!

If you love curry then you’re familiar with curcumin as it is the active ingredient in turmeric.  While curcumin is an ingredient in turmeric it is tremendously concentrated and therefore vastly more powerful medicinally than turmeric.  Think of turmeric as a spice and curcumin as a medicine.  Turmeric is one of the most researched medicinal herbs on the planet and is proven to reduce inflammation, prevent the breakdown of cartilage, build new cartilage cells and is an effective pain reliever.

Boswellia, also known as frankincense, has been used for centuries in Asian and African traditional medicine to treat inflammation.  Large-scale studies have not only shown that Boswellia effectively treats pain without side effects, but that it also prevents cartilage from degenerating.

Black Sesame Seed Oil
Black Sesame Seed Oil is a strong antioxidant that reduces cell damage caused by free radical oxygen molecules.  Think of the accumulation of free radicals in your cells like rust on a metal surface, they lead to inflammation and disease.  Black Sesame Seed oil not only reduces the damage caused by free radicals but has also been scientifically proven to help regenerate deteriorating tissue, including cartilage.  In addition, it also helps you absorb vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K more effectively, all antioxidants with anti-inflammatory powers!

Triple Superpower!
In combination, curcumin, Boswellia, and black seed sesame oil are powerful synergistic weapons against acute joint and nerve pain as well as long-term pain! All without side effects!  It even works on back pain and nerve pain you’d have with sciatica. It is unbeatable for its effectiveness and safety.  Terry Naturally has a product called Acute Pain combining these three herbs and clinical studies show that it is 8.5 times better than acetaminophen in reducing emotional aspects associated with pain.  While you can buy all three of these herbs separately, I am unsure of the product ratio. Acute Pain, the product I use, has a ‘Proprietary Blend’ therefore I can only see that it is 500 mg of a combination of the three.  I personally highly recommend Acute Pain as not only do I take it daily as a preventative, I also take it when I get a headache and it works!  If you are interested in learning more ways to conquer pain, visit our store, Healthy Appetites.  We have a free booklet and are also happy to answer any questions you may have.

By Michelle Guy