Whether your running goal is completing a marathon or just clearing your head after a long day at work, issues such as plantar faciitis, Achilles tendonitis, runner’s knee or shin splits may hinder your ability to continue running. Popping Advil or other NSAIDs is one way to deal with the aches and pain but repeated usage can cause the corrosive effects of stomach acid to weaken and harm the stomach lining.
A holistic alternative for all running injuries is replacing NSAIDs with Curcumin, a powerful natural anti inflammatory that fights inflammation at the molecular level. While NSAIDs cause damage to the digestive tract, Curcumin instead reduces intestinal inflammation while healing and repairing the cells. Curcumin is best taken in conjunction with Boswellia, since Boswellia inhibits the inflammatory enzyme “5-lipoxgenase” found commonly in joint pain. Together, Curcumin and Boswellia, via its active boswellic acids, form a powerful, all natural combination for runners suffering from any injury who want to avoid the harmful side effects of NSAIDS.