Natural Anti-Inflammatory and Pain Relief Remedy
May 5, 2023
Why Inflammation Happens?
Inflammation is the starting point of our natural self-healing process that automatically activates responding to injury or damage. The fundamental signs of inflammation are redness, swelling, warm feeling, pain, and loss of function. However, certain conditions causing the development of chronic state inflammation can last for months or years. This is unfavourable and making inflammation the cornerstone of various chronic health issues, for example, osteoarthritis. The protective cushioning layer (cartilage) around the joints get wear and tear during movement. However, the self-repairing process is usually slow. Hence, due to thinning of the cartilage layer, the bones will rub together and inflammation starts to flare up. Over time, osteoarthritis people begin to complain about joint pain, swollen joint, stiffness, or difficulty moving.
Safe and Natural Anti-Inflammatory
Often, pain killer and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used for instant relief; but never the suggested long-term solution. For a safe and natural alternative, opt for turmeric. It is a flavourful spice commonly used in South Asian cooking. The warm orange colour is contributed by its active component – curcumin, which has a long history in Ayurvedic medicine. Curcumin suppresses inflammation in many different ways and gradually relief the pain, showing similar efficacy to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It even demonstrates better tolerance with minimal adverse effects. Therefore, curcumin is highly recommended for chronic, low-grade inflammation as a continuous remedy.
Which to Choose?
The Core Message
Curcumin is favoured for its anti-inflammation and gradual pain relief benefits, which is safe and natural to consume for a long duration. With the help of Phytosome technology, the phospholipids serve as the carrier for curcumin, which greatly overcomes the absorption issue. MEGA BiO-LiFE has newly launched its Herbalmed Range, including Curcure Phyto which is using the Meriva Phytosome technology on curcumin. With this, you can now say goodbye to the persistent, repetitive inflammation and pain. Tip for osteoarthritis: take Curcure Phyto together with the glucosamine, chondroitin, or joint collagen supplement. The combination works better to improve the joints – curcumin reduce inflammation and pain, meanwhile, the other ingredients help for cartilage repair and maintenance.
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