Tuesday February 4, 2014
Everyone has experienced pain some time in their lives. Whether from a sports injury, sitting for long periods of time in front of a computer, lifting something heavy, arthritis, or just twisting the wrong way, it is inevitable. Pain is caused by inflammation, the process by which the body heals itself as it focuses immune activity on the area of infection or injury. Swelling, redness, heat and pain are the typical forms of inflammation recognized by most people. To find relief, sufferers more often than not turn to anti-inflammatory drugs, both over-the-counter and by prescription. But sufferers have another option, natural pain remedies such as IcyHeat Noni Lotion and IcyHeat Sports Formula. This article will explore some considerations in selecting an anti-inflammatory agent.
Most people are familiar with NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), a common pain reliever found over the counter and by prescription. You may recognize over the counter forms by their brand names (Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Bayer, Ecotrin, and others), or by their generic name (ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, and aspirin). In prescription doses, inflammation is reduced. Commercials for a number of these drugs are commonplace, but by the end of these commercials, the audience has a way of zoning out or leaving the room. But, this is where the critical information for making an educated decision is shared -- the potential side effects. Warnings on the labels of all NSAIDs include the risk of stroke, heart attack, and stomach bleeding. Other side effects may include allergic reactions; kidney or liver problems; leg swelling; stomach ulcers, pain and heartburn; dizziness and headaches. This list is not all inclusive, just some of the common side effects.
On the other hand, many have found relief with natural pain remedies such as IcyHeat Noni Lotion and IcyHeat Sports Formula. The University of Hawaii has been investigating the benefits of the noni fruit. Researchers from the Cancer Research Center received reports from participants in their study that there was a reduction in the pain interfering with normal daily activities. In this study, there were no negative side effects and no toxic levels. Noni fruit contains high levels of scopoletin, a chemical constituent that is a known anti-inflammatory. Not only does the University of Hawaii’s sports teams use Hawaiian Organic Noni’s lotions, but when their basketball team played Michigan State University, their trainer wondered why UH’s players did not suffer from the cramping commonplace among its players. Michigan State players now use these same lotions. According to Healthy Living Magazine, raw-food noni is probably the most potent natural pain reliever in the world. By taking Noni Fruit Leather as a supplement and using Hawaiian Organic Noni’s lotions, inflammation can be supported naturally. As with all supplements, speak with your health care provider concerning your complementary health practices.
Other research studies on inflammation from Raw Food Article:
In the January 2010 issue of Phytotherapy Research (24:38-42), researchers from the University Clinic Hamburg, Germany, found that preparations of noni “are effective in decreasing pain and joint destruction caused by arthritis.” The analgesic activity of noni fruit “reduced the pain sensitivity comparably to the central analgesic drug tramadol. An alcohol extract of noni fruit puree also caused an “effect [that] was comparable to hydrocortisone.”
Another impressive study published in Acta Pharmacologica Sinica (23:1127-1141) found that noni extract did not exhibit any toxic effects but did show significant, dose-related, anti-inflammatory and central analgesic activities. So significant, in fact, that it was 75 percent as strong as morphine, yet totally safe and side-effect free.
In choosing a noni product to address your pain and inflammation, the Healthy Living Magazine points ou that the method of processing noni into a noni product is of vital importance for maximum potency. They recommend Hawaiian Organic Noni certified organic products from their family farm. They grow, pick, process and distribute directly to the customer non-fermented, low-heat processed noni. Independent lab tests have shown Noni Fruit Leather to be 14x more potent than noni juice.