Chronic Pain

10 Over-The-Counter Supplements To Reduce Inflammation And Pain

Inflammation can occur in response to trauma, illness and stress. But it can also be caused by unhealthy foods and lifestyle habits. Anti-inflammatory foods and spices, as well as exercise, good sleep hygiene, and stress management can help. In some cases, getting additional support from supplements may be useful as well. Here are 10 supplements that have been shown to reduce inflammation. As always, clear with your healthcare provider before taking any supplement.

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When trying any of these supplements always buy them from a reputable manufacturer and follow the recommended doses. Please, please, please do not listen to a sales person. I’ve witnessed people being told the most outrageous claims and misinformation by staffers who have no idea what’s reasonable for that particular person and ultimately put them at risk. It bears repeating – always clear with your provider before taking.

It’s much better to get your anti-inflammatory nutrients from the whole foods I’ve already discussed. Unfortunately, that’s just not a reality for most of us. When used appropriately, supplements may give you an extra boost to decrease inflammation and pain.

    –Dr. Courtney

Sources:

-ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16117603

-ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3011108/

-omicsonline.org/scientific-reports/srep129.php

-ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25029008

-healthline.com/health/osteoarthritis/turmeric-and-anti-inflammatory-herbs#black-pepper

-naturalstacks.com/blogs/news/anti-inflammatory-herbs

-arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/treatments/natural/supplements-herbs/glucosamine-chondroitin-osteoarthritis.php

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