Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/05/2015 -- According to the American Pain Foundation, there is an estimated number of 50 million people in the United States who suffer from chronic pain. Many people use NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and other pain relief medications to fight conditions that involve pain, such as arthritis. However, due to the increasing number of people who suffer from side effects caused by the use of these pharmaceutical drugs, many sufferers are resorting to natural pain management options.
Experts reveal the natural and safe anti-inflammatory medicines. There are quite a number of natural alternatives that are used today to combat pain, and one is curcumin. Curcumin is an active ingredient of an ancient medicinal spice known as turmeric.
"Turmeric has been used for thousands of years as a preventive measure and cure for a wide variety of ailments," said Divine Bounty spokesperson, Melissa Scott.
Pain relief drugs such as NSAIDs work by inhibiting the activity of COX2 enzyme, which is responsible for the production of prostaglandins. These agents are believed to trigger pain and inflammation. Inflammation can easily be triggered and can be a result of stings, scrapes, bites, burns, cuts and bruises. These external insults directly hurt the nerves and make the skin tissue swell. Inflammation is almost always accompanied by pain.
Internal insults can be a result of wear and tear or diet. Wear and tear takes place when aging ligaments and joints become chronically inflamed. Inflammation has been recognized as a key factor of heart disease, cancer, kidney and bowel disease, neurodegeneration, arthritis and other chronic and degenerative diseases.
Pain relief drugs have been quite helpful for reducing pain. However, many of them cause side effects, including life-threatening ones, such as the risk of blood cancers and liver failure. Medicines should heal and not hurt, and this is why the use of natural remedies is becoming more and more popular these days.
There have been several studies that revealed natural alternatives, such as curcumin supplements, are as effective as pain relief drugs, and they do not cause side effects. Curcumin gives turmeric its deep orange yellow color, and is believed to be responsible for the spice's therapeutic effects. Curcumin is believed to inhibit COX2 in the same way as NSAIDs, and affect other key factors of inflammation, such as the PPAR Gamma transcription factors, NF-kappaB, and 5-LOX.
Curcumin is able to deliver anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects by inhibiting the activity of various aspects of inflammation. This natural alternative is widely available nowadays, and is very popular among arthritis sufferers (http://www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-BioPerine-Extract-Vegetarian/dp/B00VSVKJ8I).
About Divine Bounty
Divine Bounty is a family-owned brand that manufactures high-quality turmeric curcumin supplements. Passionate about the potential health benefits of turmeric, the team behind Divine Bounty have carefully researched and sourced only the best ingredients to create the ideal blend of turmeric curcumin. More details are available at http://www.DivineBounty.com.
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