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6 Supplements That Reduce Pain And Inflammation

Updated: Jan 29, 2021

Do you find yourself reaching for the bottle of ibuprofen on a daily basis?

If you are feeling the impact of daily pain in your back, neck, knees, shoulders, or any other affected area, you should strongly consider adding these supplements to your diet to help your body fight pain and inflammation everyday!




  1. Vitamin A

  2. Vitamin B

  3. Vitamin E

  4. Zinc

  5. Curcumin

  6. Ginger




Vitamin A

Found in meats, fish, and dairy products, as well as fruits and vegetables, Vitamin A has many health benefits.

It is responsible for the formation and growth of bone tissue. Vitamin A is also involved in the production of white blood cells and helps fight against cancer.

It is a crucial antioxidant that aids the body's immune system.




Vitamin B

The Vitamin B complex consists of

8 B vitamins:

B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6, B-7, B-9, B-12.


Together, the B vitamins perform many important functions in the body.

They aid in cell growth, proper nerve function, aid in cardiovascular health and muscle tone. But one of the most known functions of the B vitamin complex is providing energy. One of the functions of Vitamin B-12 is to help the body convert the food we eat into glucose, which is a source for energy.





Vitamin E

In recent years Vitamin E has become a popular supplement for its benefits for healthy skin. However, some other important benefits include lowering your risk of coronary heart disease and cancer. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant that prevents inflammation.






Zinc

Zinc is a mineral found in the body. It can be consumed by eating meats, fish, dairy products, nuts, legumes, and whole grains. Zinc assists the body in wound healing, blood clotting, and maintaining immune functions. It has also been found to fight against viruses. Researchers can't exactly explain how, but it has found to lesson symptoms of the common cold.




Curcumin

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in Turmeric. It is a powerful antioxidant that has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Some researchers believe that it is as effective as taking an over the counter anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen. Since the actual curcumin content in Turmeric is not very high

(about 3% by weight) it can now be

found as its own supplement.



Ginger

The natural oil found in the ginger root is called gingerol. Gingerol is a bioactive compound that has many medicinal properties. Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered or as juice.

Gingerol is yet another powerful antioxidant that helps the body fight inflammation. It is also commonly used to help reduce pain, and it can treat nausea

or indigestion. It has also been found to be

an effective treatment for joint pain and stiffness.



Summary: If you are someone who suffers from inflammation or pain, it is very beneficial for you to take a daily multivitamin. As much as I believe we would all like to eat a healthy diet and consume all vitamins and minerals our body needs naturally, it is almost impossible with the American diet today. The health benefits of taking daily vitamins are endless and your body will thank you!

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