You know the deal with opioid painkillers. They’re HIGHLY addictive. That’s why you’d never touch one with a ten-foot pole.
But it doesn’t matter HOW tough you are. When arthritis has your joints pulsing with pain, and YOU begging for mercy, you need to take SOMETHING for a little relief.
So if you’re like a lot of folks you reach for the same over-the-counter NSAIDs that millions turn to every day. The same painkillers you probably have taken dozens of times over the years.
They can’t be THAT bad, right?
Well… I hate to be the bearer of bad news here… but an alarming new study reveals the ugly truth about NSAID use.
These drugs aren’t just risky, they can be downright dangerous. And if you take them for your own arthritis, that knee or knuckle pain could soon be the LEAST of your worries.
How NSAIDs can wreck your heart
There aren’t many drugs more popular than NSAIDs.
Every day, some 30 million Americans across nearly every age group turn to these meds which includes ibuprofen and aspirin. They’re used for just about every kind of ache and pain under the sun, including muscle sprains, toothaches, knee pain, back strains, and more.
When drugs are taken THAT often, by THAT many people – and when they’re available everywhere, even convenience stores – you start to think of them as safe.
But let’s make one thing very clear here. They’re nothing of the sort.
They might not cause a problem right away, in many cases.
But over the long haul, regular use of NSAIDs can lead to some of today’s deadliest chronic diseases. And the latest research exposes how they can be especially bad for anyone with arthritis.
In fact, according to a recent study taking NSAIDs for knee osteoarthritis could increase your risk of congestive heart failure by 42 percent.
And that isn’t just bad news, it’s downright terrifying. Because heart failure is deadly. Its five-year survival rate is only 50 percent.
That one risk alone is reason enough to avoid these risky meds, especially if you’re no spring chicken anymore (like pretty much everyone with arthritis including me).
But it’s not the only reason.
The same new study finds the drugs can increase your risk of THREE MORE of today’s DEADLIEST conditions.
Taking NSAIDs for arthritis could raise your risk of…
- heart disease by 23 percent
- ischemic heart disease by 17 percent
- stroke by 14 percent.
But I’ve got good news. You don’t have to face those NSAID-triggered risks because you DON’T have to turn to those drugs in the first place.
Ditch the NSAIDs for arthritis & try THIS instead
There’s a better solution: Don’t just fight the pain. Fight the CAUSE of the pain by giving your knees (and the rest of your achy joints) exactly what they need to move smoothly again.
Start with hyaluronic acid, which is like oil for your joints, restoring essential synovial fluid inside your knees. Then, combine it with collagen – ideally hydrolyzed collagen – which is a key component of healthy hinges.
You’ll find each ingredient available on its own. But you can save time, money, and effort by looking for a high-quality formula that combines both with other proven joint-saving natural therapies.
And for fast, short-term relief do what I do, reach for a drug-free topical solution. My go-to is a product that combines MSM, DMSO, menthol, and capsaicin. Just a few drops rubbed into a sore spot can start working within seconds.