It is estimated that globally 1 in 5 people suffer from chronic pain – that is a whopping 1.5 billion people – a staggering number wouldn’t you agree?? No wonder pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars on analgesics. Sadly, some of these analgesics, although well intended, can have devastating side effects that can obliterate your microbiome, damage your gut lining, cause liver damage and can lead to dependency. Luckily, we have some amazing alternatives to help people in pain and from my research and clinical experience, here are my top 3 pain relieving supplements:
Making the top of my list is Curcum-Evail™ which is a highly bioavailable formulation containing a combination of three health-promoting compounds known as “curcuminoids,” which are derived from turmeric root. You are probably already familiar with turmeric – it’s a bright yellow-orange spice popular as the main ingredient in Indian curry powders, and its high concentration of curcumin underpins the centuries-old use of this root in Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine.
Curcumin helps reduce pain by significantly lowering inflammation in the body, supporting a healthy immune system and as a powerful antioxidant. Some studies have even shown it to be just as effective as prescribed and over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as diclofenac and ibuprofen – and without the harmful side effects (1) . This is my go-to product whenever there is inflammation, whether it is in the gut, joints or skin. As an added bonus it’s also great in reducing allergies as it decreases the body’s histamine release (2) . To learn more about Curcum-Evail™ click here.
PEA Supreme™ makes my list as it contains a natural substance called palmidrol that is naturally created by the body in response to pain. Interestingly, it is also found in various food sources, including eggs, milk, tomatoes, and black-eyed peas but you would have to eat copious amounts of these foods to gain any therapeutic benefit. Palmidrol helps support a healthy response to inflammation and a healthy response to pain (3) (4). Studies have shown promising results in conditions such as osteoarthritis, lower back pain, sciatic pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, headaches, endometriosis and chronic pain making this amazing supplement one of my top 3 favs!!! To find out more about PEA Supreme™ click here.
Rounding out my list is OmegAvail TG1000™. It’s a highly concentrated source of premium fish oil that contains high levels of omega-3, a type of fat that is essential for good health. Studies have shown that omega-3 can provide effective pain relief due to its strong anti-inflammatory effects and its ability to repair damaged nerves. It also helps to relieve muscle soreness. This is especially helpful in conditions such as arthritis as a reduction in pain increases mobility and reduces stiffness. Research also suggests that taking omega-3 can reduce reliance on NSAID’s (Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs) and over the counter analgesics (5), which is fabulous news because these guys can have a lot of nasty side effects and can do a lot of damage to the gut lining and the microbiome. To find out more or to purchase OmegAvail TG1000™ click here.
Of course supplementation isn’t the only natural way to relieve pain.
Here are some of my top tips to a pain free life:
- Learn to relax – use meditation & deep breathing exercises.
- Exercise regularly to increase your natural pain relieving endorphins.
- Avoid inflammatory foods from the nightshade family (white potato, eggplant, tomatoes, goji berries, and capsicum), alcohol and diary.
- Eat a healthy diet to maintain a healthy body weight.
- Seek alternative therapies – mindset coaching, massage, chiropractor etc.
The message is clear – you don’t need to be in pain and you can be pain free naturally. If you would like to live your best life pain free, as you deserve, click here, we’d love to help you!!