Are there any alternatives to using over the counter pain killers?
Q. Dear Terry, “I lift weights on a regular basis and have started to experience some wrist pain. Are there any alternatives to using over the counter pain killers? What would you suggest?” —Joan H., Madison, WI
A. Dear Joan, I am glad to say I do have some natural options that can help. However, I would first encourage you to consult with a certified fitness professional who can determine if you are using the correct body mechanics when weight lifting.
If it’s determined that you are doing everything correctly, I would then recommend a combination of highly absorbable curcumin, along with boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase to address any pain you may be experiencing. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to get you comfortable as quickly as possible. I advise taking 1-2 capsules of this blend three times daily.
I would also recommend taking vitamin B6, which helps overall nerve function and reduces the frequency and intensity of symptoms. The B6 I prefer is blended with a highly absorbable form of magnesium, like magnesium glycinate chelate. In addition to optimizing vitamin B6 metabolism, magnesium in the glycinate form delivers a good dose of magnesium to help with muscle relaxation and resistance to nerve excitability. Look for a formula that contains the active form of B6 – pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P-5-P). Many people (some estimate up to 30% of the population) cannot fully utilize B-vitamins from food and supplements, because these forms of B-vitamins must be converted into the active form before they will function. By using the form of vitamin B6 that is identical to the kind your body utilizes, you bypass this problem entirely. I recommend taking 1-2 capsules of this blend twice daily.
Please be patient – you need to allow at least 3 months with the above nutritional program before you evaluate your progress.
Terry . . . Naturally