Last fall, one of the players on my son's baseball team sprained his ankle badly. It was swollen, black and blue, and very painful. The doctor didn't offer him anything but aspirin and ice. So his mom asked me if there was anything they could try.
I gave her a supplement that's a known anti-inflammatory. But I warned her: Supplements are not drugs. I told her not to expect it to solve the pain problem in 30 minutes like a narcotic or NSAID could do. However, the supplement has several distinct advantages over the drugs.
First, the supplement doesn't have any negative side effects. It's not addictive like narcotics are. Believe me, this is a big deal. I work with a substance abuse program. One of the biggest problems in drug abuse these days is young people who suffer a sports injury and get hooked on painkillers. They are highly addictive.
Another side effect you can avoid with the supplement is damage to your stomach and digestive system. The internal bleeding the pain drugs can cause is well documented. But the supplement can actually help your digestive system, especially if your gut is inflamed.
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Second, the supplement won't just reduce the inflammation, it will actually help heal the injury. This is important, because the drug doesn't do anything to heal the injury. But this supplement has nutrients in it that help your body heal. Not only that, but it will reduce the pain (just not as fast as a drug). This supplement contains celery seed extract, which is an abundant source of 3-n-butylphthalide. 3-n-b, for short, is extremely effective when it comes to calming down the action of the COX-1, COX-2, and 5-LOX pain triggers. So it can help reduce the pain.
Third, this supplement has the ability to reduce inflammation throughout your entire body. This is great for your heart, your brain, and all your organs. It's also great for your joints. But there's one more benefit that was very surprising for the mom. She decided to try the supplement for some pain she was having. What surprised her was that it cleared out her sinus congestion.
If you've been reading Nutrient Insider for very long, this isn't that surprising. I've told you in the past that many sinus issues and even the common cold will respond to this supplement. That's something the drugs can't do.
So what is this supplement? It's Reduloxin. It's become one of my favorite supplements because it's good for treating so many conditions. So how did it work for my son's friend? Within a few days of taking it, he could tell the swelling was coming down. And the pain was much easier to bear. What's more, he was back out playing ball in about four weeks, instead of the expected six weeks or more.
Reduloxin isn't a miracle drug. It's a supplement that works with the body to heal and reduce pain and inflammation. So if you have any condition that involves inflammation, give Reduloxin a try.
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Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.