Oh my aching _____.
If you don’t have any trouble filling in that blank, you’re not alone. Nearly 23 percent of US adults have has some sort of arthritis, or related condition, which causes joint pain.1
That’s a whole lot of aching knees, elbows, fingers and toes… well over 52 million, in fact!
And, as we get older, our risk continues to climb. One in two seniors who reach the age of 85 will likely be fighting knee pain. And one in four will be battling aching hips.2,3
Relieve your joint pain naturally
But relax. We’ve got you covered with three proven ways to relieve your joint pain naturally.
1. Reverse inflammation and kill pain:
The herb boswellia helps tackle your joint pain with a powerful three-pronged approach.
- The hardworking tree-gum resin goes to work right away, reducing the inflammation that can cause your joints to ache in the first place.
- Next, as a natural analgesic boswellia helps to soothe away your existing pain.
- And finally, the herb helps to fight future cartilage loss.
You can pick up a bottle of boswellia online, or in a natural food store.
2. Soothe sore joints and reduce swelling:
Turns out turmeric isn’t just for cooking anymore. Hiding inside the bright yellow spice is a potent anti-inflammatory and pain reducer, called curcumin.
In fact, researchers say curcumin can work as well as ibuprofen to reduce pain and inflammation.4 The spice extract even outperformed an NSAID, doing a better job at reducing tenderness and swelling than the drug.5 Which means turmeric could also be the perfect solution for your own joint pain.
You can add more turmeric to your favorite dishes. But to raise your levels even higher consider taking a supplement too. They’re very affordable, and easy to find online and in stores.
3. Protect and heal your aching joints with oil:
You oil a creaky stiff hinge to fix it. So why not do the same for your creaky stiff joint? Studies reveal both fish oil and olive oil may be able to help relieve your joint pain.
Fish oil is rich in inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids. Research has found that the oil can significantly reduce joint pain and tenderness.6 In fact, folks with joint pain who regularly took fish oil reduced their use of NSAID pain killers. We typically recommend a 1,200 mg supplement of a fish oil with EPA and DHA daily.
Olive oil isn’t just a delicious way to dress up your meals, it’s also a great solution for beating back your joint pain. And surprisingly, the oil tackles the pain in much the same way ibuprofen does, but without the side effects. A compound found in olive oil, oleocanthal, helps block two inflammatory enzymes that lead to swelling and pain.7,8
To use olive oil to soothe your own joint pain be sure to avoid cooking with it at high temperatures which can destroy some of its therapeutic properties. Instead, try drizzling your organic, extra-virgin, cold- pressed olive oil over salads, or use it for quick low-heat cooking.
Ease your joint pain naturally without using more drugs. Give these natural joint pain relievers a try, starting today.
1. “Prevalence of Doctor-Diagnosed Arthritis and Arthritis-Attributable Activity Limitation — United States, 2010–2012.” Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013;62(44):869-873
2. “Lifetime risk of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis,” Arthritis Rheum 2008;59(9):1207–1213
3. “One in four people may develop symptomatic hip osteoarthritis in his or her lifetime.” Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2010;18(11):1372-9
4. “Efficacy and safety of Curcuma domestica extracts compared with ibuprofen in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a multicenter study,” Clin Interv Aging. 2014 Mar 20;9:451-8
5. “A randomized, pilot study to assess the efficacy and safety of curcumin in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis.” Phytother Res. 2012 Nov;26(11):1719-25.
6. “Omega-3-fatty acid infusions as adjuvant therapy in rheumatoid arthritis.” JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2010 Mar-Apr;34(2):151-5
7. “Phytochemistry: Ibuprofen-like activity in extra-virgin olive oil,” Nature 437, 45-46 (1 September 2005)
8. “Extra-virgin olive oil has similar activity to ibuprofen,” Nature Reviews Rheumatology 1, 66 (December 2005)
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