What's the strongest pain reliever in the store? For the customers who ask that every day, here is a list of natural anti-inflammatory supplements commonly used as an alternative to OTC brands.
cherry-The anthocyanins found in cherries are used mainly for arthritis and gout, and work as well as NSAIDS.
tumeric-The curcumin in this spice acts as a strong anti-inflammatory with anti-cancer properties.
bromelain-A protease enzyme extracted from pineapple that blocks proinflammatory metabolites caused by sports injuries, digestive problems, and swelling.
serrapeptidase-This enzyme digests inflammation and reduces pain. As an added bonus, new research claims that serrapeptidase may also break down plaque in the arteries.
fish oil-The essential fatty acids(omega 3's) in fish oil lower inflammation and greatly benefit the brain and heart.
boswellia-Very popular among arthritis sufferers, this traditional ayurvedic herb has powerful analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor characteristics.
white willow bark-better than aspirin, the salicin found in white willow is very effective for osteoarthritis, low back pain, and tendinitis.
arnica-Probably, the most important homeopathic remedy for pre and post op surgery to limit pain and swelling.
Which one works the best? That depends on you and your situation, and what you're trying to accomplish. Try one supplement at a time or take a complex consisting of three or four. They all work to a certain degree, but in the end, only you can answer that question. ................Matt