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 Pain Free Naturally With Curcumin

Ouch! We have all experienced pain. In fact,
more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, pain is the
primary reason why people seek the advice of health professionals, and it is also the number one reason people use alternative medicine.

Pain occurs when nerve endings become irritated. It can be exacerbated by nutritional imbalances, lack of
sleep, hormonal factors, and other stresses.

In general terms, pain is symptomatic of some type of dysfunction and inflammation in the body. It can be acute or chronic.

 

Nutrition News Curamin Cover

 Pain Free Naturally With Curcumin

Ouch! We have all experienced pain. In fact,
more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, pain is the
primary reason why people seek the advice of health professionals, and it is also the number one reason people use alternative medicine.

Pain occurs when nerve endings become irritated. It can be exacerbated by nutritional imbalances, lack of
sleep, hormonal factors, and other stresses.

In general terms, pain is symptomatic of some type of dysfunction and inflammation in the body. It can be acute or chronic.

 

Nutrition News Curamin Cover

 Pain Free Naturally With Curcumin

Ouch! We have all experienced pain. In fact,
more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, pain is the
primary reason why people seek the advice of health professionals, and it is also the number one reason people use alternative medicine.

Pain occurs when nerve endings become irritated. It can be exacerbated by nutritional imbalances, lack of
sleep, hormonal factors, and other stresses.

In general terms, pain is symptomatic of some type of dysfunction and inflammation in the body. It can be acute or chronic.

 

Nutrition News Curamin Cover

 Pain Free Naturally With Curcumin

Ouch! We have all experienced pain. In fact,
more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, pain is the
primary reason why people seek the advice of health professionals, and it is also the number one reason people use alternative medicine.

Pain occurs when nerve endings become irritated. It can be exacerbated by nutritional imbalances, lack of
sleep, hormonal factors, and other stresses.

In general terms, pain is symptomatic of some type of dysfunction and inflammation in the body. It can be acute or chronic.

 

Nutrition News Curamin Cover

 Pain Free Naturally With Curcumin

Ouch! We have all experienced pain. In fact,
more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, pain is the
primary reason why people seek the advice of health professionals, and it is also the number one reason people use alternative medicine.

Pain occurs when nerve endings become irritated. It can be exacerbated by nutritional imbalances, lack of
sleep, hormonal factors, and other stresses.

In general terms, pain is symptomatic of some type of dysfunction and inflammation in the body. It can be acute or chronic.

 

Nutrition News Curamin Cover

 Pain Free Naturally With Curcumin

Ouch! We have all experienced pain. In fact,
more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, pain is the
primary reason why people seek the advice of health professionals, and it is also the number one reason people use alternative medicine.

Pain occurs when nerve endings become irritated. It can be exacerbated by nutritional imbalances, lack of
sleep, hormonal factors, and other stresses.

In general terms, pain is symptomatic of some type of dysfunction and inflammation in the body. It can be acute or chronic.

 

Nutrition News Curamin Cover

 Pain Free Naturally With Curcumin

Ouch! We have all experienced pain. In fact,
more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, pain is the
primary reason why people seek the advice of health professionals, and it is also the number one reason people use alternative medicine.

Pain occurs when nerve endings become irritated. It can be exacerbated by nutritional imbalances, lack of
sleep, hormonal factors, and other stresses.

In general terms, pain is symptomatic of some type of dysfunction and inflammation in the body. It can be acute or chronic.

 

Nutrition News Curamin Cover

 Pain Free Naturally With Curcumin

Ouch! We have all experienced pain. In fact,
more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, pain is the
primary reason why people seek the advice of health professionals, and it is also the number one reason people use alternative medicine.

Pain occurs when nerve endings become irritated. It can be exacerbated by nutritional imbalances, lack of
sleep, hormonal factors, and other stresses.

In general terms, pain is symptomatic of some type of dysfunction and inflammation in the body. It can be acute or chronic.

 

Nutrition News Curamin Cover

 Pain Free Naturally With Curcumin

Ouch! We have all experienced pain. In fact,
more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, pain is the
primary reason why people seek the advice of health professionals, and it is also the number one reason people use alternative medicine.

Pain occurs when nerve endings become irritated. It can be exacerbated by nutritional imbalances, lack of
sleep, hormonal factors, and other stresses.

In general terms, pain is symptomatic of some type of dysfunction and inflammation in the body. It can be acute or chronic.

 

Nutrition News Curamin Cover

 Pain Free Naturally With Curcumin

Ouch! We have all experienced pain. In fact,
more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, pain is the
primary reason why people seek the advice of health professionals, and it is also the number one reason people use alternative medicine.

Pain occurs when nerve endings become irritated. It can be exacerbated by nutritional imbalances, lack of
sleep, hormonal factors, and other stresses.

In general terms, pain is symptomatic of some type of dysfunction and inflammation in the body. It can be acute or chronic.

 

Nutrition News Curamin Cover

 Pain Free Naturally With Curcumin

Ouch! We have all experienced pain. In fact,
more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, pain is the
primary reason why people seek the advice of health professionals, and it is also the number one reason people use alternative medicine.

Pain occurs when nerve endings become irritated. It can be exacerbated by nutritional imbalances, lack of
sleep, hormonal factors, and other stresses.

In general terms, pain is symptomatic of some type of dysfunction and inflammation in the body. It can be acute or chronic.

 

Nutrition News Curamin Cover

 Pain Free Naturally With Curcumin

Ouch! We have all experienced pain. In fact,
more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, pain is the
primary reason why people seek the advice of health professionals, and it is also the number one reason people use alternative medicine.

Pain occurs when nerve endings become irritated. It can be exacerbated by nutritional imbalances, lack of
sleep, hormonal factors, and other stresses.

In general terms, pain is symptomatic of some type of dysfunction and inflammation in the body. It can be acute or chronic.

 

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Naural Pain Relief
“From all these studies, it is clear that curcumin exhibits activities against
cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes, the major ailments in the U.S.
This [substance] has also shown therapeutic effects against Alzheimer’s disease,
multiple sclerosis, cataract formation, HIV, and drug-induced nonspecific
toxicity in the heart, lung, and kidney.” — Bharat B. Aggarwal, et al.
look good
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Look inside and live pain free now….
Pain Free —
Naturally!
• How can you have pain relief without side effects?
• Why is life extended when inflammation is managed?
• What can “Indian Solid Gold” deliver to your health?
Look inside and live pain free now….
Pain Free —
Naturally!
• How can you have pain relief without side effects?
• Why is life extended when inflammation is managed?
• What can “Indian Solid Gold” deliver to your health?
Pain occurs when nerve endings become irritated.
It can be exacerbated by nutritional imbalances, lack of
sleep, hormonal factors, and other stresses. In general
terms, pain is symptomatic of some type of dysfunction
and inflammation in the body. It can be acute or chronic.
Basically, there are two problems with pain control
drugs: 1) They interfere artificially with the body’s usual
inflammation responses; 2) They have detrimental side
effects. Remember the FDA withdrawal of VIOXX?
Lauded as a superdrug, during an important study, it was
found to cause increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Meanwhile, even the most commonly used pain-relievers – nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs), such as aspirin and
ibuprofen – can cause intestinal
tract ulcers and other problems.
These dangers have stimulated a growing interest in natural pain remedies.
Freedom from pain is the single desire of those suffering from pain. The question is: Can relief be
achieved without side effects? In this issue of Nutrition
News, we introduce a promising proprietary formula that is
currently being introduced in natural products stores.
Although this complex may be helpful in treating a wide
variety of disorders, we focus on its pain relief and antiinflammatory actions.
Relief Is on the Way
I
t is. I promise. I am giving this amazing formula my
personal endorsement. (Longtime readers of Nutrition
News will know how rare this is.) Personally, I have been
overjoyed with the results I have had using it. I began
taking the formula while recovering from a broken ankle.
My pain disappeared completely within one hour of my
initial use of the product.
Since my recovery, I have continued to use it successfully to subdue a chronic inflammatory condition. The formula has allowed me – and all the people with whom I
have shared it – to be completely pain free. The propriety
blend contains curcumin and curcuminoids, boswellia,
DLPA (dl-phenylalanine), and nattokinase.
“A Good Time for Turmeric”
The foundation of the pain relief formula is the spice
turmeric. For over 2500 years, turmeric has been used
in cooking and healing. It comes from
the root of Curcuma longa, a leafy
plant in the ginger family. In India,
turmeric is called “Indian Solid Gold”
because of its deep yellow-gold color
and its healing capacity. Its active
component is curcumin.
Curcumin has been shown to have six fundamental
healing properties: 1) anti-inflammatory, 2) antioxidant, 3) antiviral, 4) antibacterial, 5) antifungal, and 6)
anti-cancer. In The Molecular Targets and Therapeutic
Uses of Curcumin in Health and Disease (Springer 2007),
Aggarwal and his co-editors include over 1,000 citations of
published studies. Emphasizing the biological safety and
effectiveness of curcumin, they state, “We are currently
living in an era when 80 percent of the world’s population
cannot afford modern medicine. Even for those 20 percent
who can, much of modern medicine is ineffective and has
numerous side effects. It is a good time to revive the
medicinal use of the ancient medicine curcumin.”
Because of curcumin’s broad healing potential, research
on its use is progressing rapidly. This means more studies
are underway. There are at least seven recent or current
clinical trials being conducted in the US alone. To the
point, several double-blind studies have shown that
curcumin is as effective as the drug phenylbutazone in
reducing arthritic pain, swelling, and inflammation.
1
Curcumin has also been effective in treating postsurgical inflammation.
Many ailments involve some type of inflammation and
pain, thus, the list of disorders where curcumin could be
helpful is very long. Although our interest here concerns
the pain of aching joints, backaches, and migraines, we
note its successful use in reducing dyspepsia symptoms
and in the remission of ulcerative colitis. Meanwhile
researchers at UCLA are investigating the potential use of
curcumin for Alzheimer’s disease. Preliminary results are
encouraging. (Clinical trials started after curcumin was
Ouch! We have all experienced pain. In fact,
more than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. According
to the Journal of the American Medical Association, pain is the
primary reason why people seek the advice of health professionals, and
it is also the number one reason people use alternative medicine.
1 An extremely powerful anti-inflammatory trade named Butazolidin, phenylbutazone has been used in several human studies comparing it to curcumin. The fact that is commonly used to treat inflammation in dogs
and large animals demonstrates the desperation of pain sufferers and those who wish to help them.
2 The NCI is the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
3 Phenylalanine is a major component of the low-calorie sweetener Aspartame (marketed under the trade names Equal, NutraSweet, and others), which is included in many “diet” products.
shown to break up beta amyloid plaques in mouse brains.)
Also, curcumin has been shown to inhibit proliferation
of tumor cells in vitro and in some animal studies.
Recently, this and other evidence resulted in the NCI
describing a clinical development plan for using curcumin
to treat cancer.2
How does curcumin work? At this time, the biochemical bases of curcumin’s therapeutic effects are not
fully understood. We do know that it seems to be tissue
specific. In some cases, curcumin exhibits actions similar
to tumor necrosis factor blockers and growth factor blockers. With autoimmune diseases, curcumin regulates proinflammatory signaling. Turmeric contains three analogues
of curcumin called curcuminoids. It is not clear how these
might act separately. Some researchers suggest that the
mixture of all three has greater potency than any single
one. For this reason, the pain relief formula contains both
curcumin and curcuminoids.
Boswellia Benefits
Boswellia serrata, or Indian frankincense, is the second
anti-inflammatory herb in the formula. The important
active components are boswellic acids from the plant’s
resins. Traditional uses for Boswellia include various
inflammatory disorders, pain, and skin diseases.
Boswellia is similar to curcumin in its effects and the two
compounds work well together.
In a three month double-blind study, the combination
appeared to be an effective treatment
for osteoarthritis of the knee. After one
month, those who took the supplement
showed a significant decrease in pain
while walking. The inflammationlowering benefits of the Boswellia/
curcumin preparation continued throughout. Patients
receiving the placebo showed no improvement.
(Incidentally, natural plant supplements, including
Boswellia and curcumin, have repeatedly been shown to
reduce intestinal inflammation.)
In general, standardized Boswellia has significantly
reduced swelling and pain, and usually reduced morning stiffness for people with rheumatoid arthritis. In a
study involving 260 arthritis patients, boswellia reduced
symptoms in nearly 60 percent of the patients, without
significant side effects.
As with curcumin, all the mechanisms of action for
Boswellia are not completely understood. Recent research
indicates that the anti-inflammatory herbs may modulate the expression of the genes involved in the inflammatory responses. It is also thought that the mechanisms
of action may differ, depending on the disorder. For example, in patients with chronic colitis, boswellic acids appear
to work by inhibiting the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase. This is
not the case with other disorders. As research progresses, it
will be interesting to learn more about exactly how these
herbs deliver their benefits.
No adverse side effects have been reported for
Boswellia. There are no known negative interactions with
other drugs, nutrients, or herbs. The absorption of
Boswellia may be better when taken with high-fat meals.
As an interesting aside for pet lovers, Swiss veterinarians
have recommended Boswellia as a dietary supplement for
dogs with osteoarthritic disease. (When lameness occurs
with my dogs, I give them each a capsule of the pain relief
formula with a bite of food. This has been very successful.)
DLPA Combats Chronic Pain
The third component of the pain relief complex is dlphenylalanine or DLPA (a mixture of the D and L
forms of phenylalanine). The potential pain relief action
of DLPA has long been recognized. (In
fact, we wrote about this use over 20
years ago.) Some individuals have experienced very good results with DLPA.
Phenylalanine is one of the eight
essential amino acids. (They are called
“essential” because we must have them to form proteins in
Caveat Emptor
Historically, simply eating curried foods has been
shown to have some beneficial effects. For this reason,
why not just take spice-grade turmeric? There are
several reasons why a supplement-grade complex
can be expected to bring superior results.
The first is potency. The curcumin and curcuminoid
content of turmeric varies widely. This means one
turmeric on the spice shelf could have as much as 18
times more active ingredients than another. (A possibility
of an 1800% difference.) However, plant extracts in supplements have a range of difference of only 28 percent.
A second factor is the comparatively limited
absorption of oral curcumin from the digestive tract.
(Curcumin is not water soluble.) Supplement formulations are designed with a special delivery system that
results in greater distribution through the bloodstream to
other body tissues. Thirdly, the formulation contains
other beneficial nutrient ingredients, which act in concert with curcumin, delivering a synergistic effect.
As mentioned, I am taking the curcumin formulation
for pain resulting from injuries and muscle strain, and
can report excellent relief and no adverse effects. If you
are taking prescription medications, ask your physician
or health professional if the formula is right for you!
Siri Khalsa, Editor in Chief • Editorial Staff: Lisa Devine, Tami Glatz, Laura Klure
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our bodies.) There is no scarcity of L- phenylalanine,
which is found naturally in all high-protein foods. Dphenylalanine is its mirror image or isomer. It is D-phenylalanine that brings pain relief while the L- form works
as the delivery system. Preliminary evidence suggests
that d-phenylalanine may reduce chronic pain by affecting
the neural pain pathways in the brain.
Because all the proteins we eat contain phenylalanine,
our metabolic systems are set up to utilize it and its byproducts without difficulty. For this and other reasons,
DLPA is an extraordinarily safe material. Only
individuals with the rare metabolic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU) need to avoid phenylalanine (both D- and
L- forms). In addition, DLPA is not recommended to
those persons taking anti-depressants, MAO inhibitors, or
prescription stimulants.
Natural Nattokinase
The last nutrient component we discuss is nattokinase.
Another natural, food-based ingredient, nattokinase is
an enzyme which is extracted from a
traditional Japanese fermented soy
“cheese”, called natto. Japanese people
have been eating natto for more than
1,000 years. The enzyme nattokinase is
produced by Bacillus natto, a beneficial
bacterium.
The enzyme’s usefulness in the pain relief formula
comes through its effect in breaking down blood clots.
(Thickened blood can add to pain.) Natto extract has been
observed to reduce blood pressure, and alleviate leg
swelling on long airline flights. There are also indications
that it may be useful in treating the pain and swelling of
endometriosis.
Recommended Doses
The pain relief formula dosage recommendations appear on the label.
The recommendation is two capsules,
twice daily. Two capsules contain a
total of 1005 mg of active ingredients.
The manufacturer cautions not to take
more than 8 capsules in 24 hours.
Personally, I began with 4 capsules each morning. Only
once, in several months, have I felt a need to take two more
in the afternoon. Be sure to take the capsules with plenty
of water.
Please note: Turmeric is on the FDA’s “generally
recognized as safe” (GRAS) list. However, as with any
supplement, we advise those taking prescription
medications (paticularly blood thinners and blood pressure
medications) consult with their physicians before
using this product. Safety levels for children, pregnant
or nursing women, and those with kidney disease have
not been established.
What About Inflammation and Aging?
Research has pointed to inflammation as the
foremost cause in the development of all major
age-related diseases. As we age, our immune
system runs amok, causing chronic inflammation.
Referred to as inflammaging. The beginning is
symptomless, low level inflammation. Both
overweight and gum disease are clues to the
presence of this type of inflammation.
If not stopped or curbed, much worse effects
can occur. Among these are increased risk of
osteoporosis, loss of lean muscle mass after
middle age, anemia in the elderly, and cognitive
decline after 70. Common disorders such as
atherosclerosis, colon cancer, and Alzheimer’s
disease are caused in part by a chronic inflammatory
syndrome. Also involved are heart valve dysfunction and congestive heart failure, obesity, diabetes,
digestive system disorders, and others.
Inflammation also increases the production of
free radicals, indicating the need for effective
antioxidant supplementation. The natural substances in our formula for pain relief have both
anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The
potent antioxidants assist in the body’s defenses.
Studies show that relief from chronic inflammation
results in a longer, healthier life.4
4 An inexpensive blood test for C-reactive protein (CRP) reveals the extent of inflammation. This also shows heightened risk for heart trouble, colon cancer, and a number of other diseases.​