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Find out about nutritional supplements for men & women.

Chronic inflammation contributes to many painful conditions like osteoarthritis and back pain. Anti-inflammatory medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen work well to block the enzymes that trigger both swelling and pain. However, many patients are now choosing nutritional supplements to get pain relief, to complement a healthy diet and to avoid the side effects of traditional pain medication.

Nutritional supplements also can enhance and improve your overall health. Here are our top picks for men and women who are looking to manage chronic pain with more natural options. All products sold at our clinics are certified as using Good Manufacturing Practices and are formulated for maximum absorption and effectiveness. Many supplements available online or in the stores may be less expensive, but they will also be less effective.

Talk with your chiropractors about whether nutritional supplements might be appropriate for you. Be sure to ask about possible side effects of nutritional supplements you're considering — and if they have interactions with medications you take.

Men:

  • Multi-vitamin
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Vitamin D
  • CoQ10
  • Chromium picolinate
  • Dosages will vary based on the effect you are trying to achieve, so please consult with one of our chiropractors for more information
Read our blog post about Nutritional Supplementation for Males.

Women:

  • Multi-vitamin
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • B complex vitamin
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin D
  • Dosages will vary based on the effect you are trying to achieve, so please consult with one of our chiropractors for more information
Read our blog post about Nutrition Supplementation for Females.

Natural Pain Relief

For acute injury:

  1. Curcumin/turmeric - 1200-2000 mg/day in divided doses. Turmeric is the major ingredient of curry powder and is also used in prepared mustard. It has been proven to decrease inflammation as well as cortisol, and also promotes wound healing along with its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  2. Vitamin C - 500-3000 mg/day in divided doses. Its needs increases in acute injury and is necessary for repair of soft tissue. There is no contraindication to taking large amounts of vitamin C, although some people may experience stomach upset. It contains bioflavonoid compounds that are effective for wound repair.
  3. Quercetin - 600-1200 mg/day. This powerful bioflavonoid decreases the histamine response, decreases inflammation and aids in pain relief.

For chronic pain:

  1. Boswelia - 1200 mg/day in divided doses. This is an herb derived from a large tree native to India. It has been proven to decrease the production of inflammation and increase blood flow to joints.
  2. White willow bark - similar to aspirin, a pain reliever, without the gastrointestinal side effects.
  3. Glucosamine/chondroitin - 1500 mg glucosamine and 1200 chondroitin in divided doses. They rebuild and repair cartilage in the joints.
  4. Omega-3 fatty acids - 1000-2000 mg/day. These essential fatty acids are naturally anti-inflammatory and increase the stability of cell membranes. They are beneficial for both osteoarthritis and inflammatory types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis.
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