We spend a lot of time at Inside Holistic Pain looking at alternative and natural treatments for various pain conditions. Our organization also sells supplement products that may aid certain individuals with common chronic pain conditions. Let’s take a closer look at our Holistic Pain supplements.
Bone and Cartilage Formula
Conditions such as osteoarthritis are part of the normal wear and tear process of the body as it ages, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fight back. This supplement includes the ingredients glucosamine, chondroitin, boswellia serrata, and devil’s claw.
Glucosamine and chondroitin are commonly used together to help enhance joint health. These compounds are found in our own cartilage tissue so taking additional supplements to stem or prevent its loss may be beneficial to some patients.
Boswellia serrata is a plant that produces the commonly known resin frankincense. This supplement has shown improvement in patients suffering from common inflammatory disorders such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Devil’s claw is a type of plant found in southern Africa and is a part of the sesame family. Typically the tubers of this plant are used to make medicine. It is also used for osteoarthritis but has also proven effective for back pain, migraines, and other muscle pain.
Speaking of migraines, our head formula supplement was created to help with head pain of all types including chronic migraines. The ingredients include folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, coenzyme Q10, and Butterbur.
Butterbur is a natural herb that has been used throughout history to treat head pain. In Germany today you can still get medications with butterbur to calm headache pain. It likely relieves tension in the head by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels.
Coenzyme 10, and vitamins B6 and B12 are natural nutrients our bodies need to maintain good health. The vitamins help with cognitive ability and increase our memory and help aging brains remain healthier. Folic acid is also a form of B vitamins good for promoting head health.
Many of the more difficult to treat chronic pain conditions are as a result of damage or wear on the nerves. Nerve pain can cause discomfort, fatigue, sleep problems, stress, and emotional pain. This supplement includes melatonin, fish oil, ginseng root, ginkgo biloba extract, coenzyme Q10, St. John’s Wort, and S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe).
St. John’s Wort, ginseng, and ginko biloba are very common to promote emotional health and induce natural feelings of calm. They can also help improve cognitive functions and make your thoughts clearer.
Each of these ingredients is commonly used to reduce stress, relieve tension, and help stop the effects of depression. These ingredients may help a person sleep better, feel better, and remain positive. Someone with a chronic nerve pain condition can easily succumb to depression and emotional stress so it is important that these underlying issues be considered so the physical symptoms can be addressed.
Low back pain affects countless individuals in the United States. It is one of the leading causes of missed work and disability claims. And these are only reported and treated cases. Our supplement includes the ingredients glucosamine, chondroitin, SAMe, and willow bark. As we have already discussed, most of those ingredients are important for bone and cartilage health as well as overall wellness.
Glucosamine and chondroitin can help restore cartilage in the area of the spine that is being affected. And SAMe is a natural compound created in the body that can help reduce pain and inflammation.
The addition of willow bark adds an analgesic and pain relieving property. Willow bark is the natural substance from which aspirin was derived. It also helps to alleviate swelling and inflammation so it is a good choice for someone dealing with unexplained back pain or an injury from repetitive motion on the job.
Talk to your doctor before starting treatment with these or any other supplement.
It is extremely important that each patient consult their own physician if they are interested in starting one of these programs.
Supplements, like any other treatment, come with some risks. While the risks are generally low, as with all natural ingredients they can present themselves. For example, an allergy to one of the natural ingredients could cause longer term issues with continued use. Also, there may be some interactions with medications you are already taking. Before you decide to start one of these products, schedule an appointment with your specialist and take the list of ingredients as well as the benefits for their review.
Also always follow the package directions. These products are intended to supplement the nutrients that your body receives naturally through food and other sources.
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* These statements have not been evaluated be the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
* Consult your physician before using this or any other dietary supplement. Do not take if you are pregnant or breast feeding, elderly, under the age of 18, chronically ill, or taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicine, including but not limited to anti-depressants (such as MAOI inhibitors), allergy medications and medication for high blood pressure or other cardiovascular conditions. Discontinue use if you experience dizziness, headache, nausea or heart palpitations.