Relief Formula

Relief FormulaAn estimated 50 million Americans live with chronic pain, and an additional 25 million suffer acute pain. Many of these people rely on synthetic drugs such as NSAIDS to relieve their pain, but with common and potentially serious side effects. Mother Nature and cutting-edge research have combined to provide a better solution.

Relief Formula is formulated for temporary relief of minor aches and pains following exercise. It is well tolerated and absorbed by the body. It provides all-natural relief without the side effects associated with synthetic drugs.

Most chronic pain results from accidents, surgery, exercise and age-related pain – all of which can lead to soreness in muscles and joints. Relief Formula combines proven herbs and new ingredients in a way that brings effective, natural relief of minor aches and pains resulting from physical activity.

Here are the ingredients in this exciting formula and what they do:

Hops Cone Extract – The hops extract used in Relief Formula contains a high concentration of alpha acids, isolated and enriched by state-of-the-art supercritical carbon dioxide extraction technology. Alpha acids are strong antioxidants, recently linked to support of the body’s natural response to inflammation and pain.

Turmeric Root Extract – Native to India and southern Asia, turmeric is generally known for its yellow coloring and spicy flavor in Indian food, but it also has valuable medicinal properties. The rhizome is antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Turmeric’s powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties have caused renewed interest in researching the uses of this plant.  Studies suggest that turmeric’s anti-inflammatory action is even stronger than hydrocortisone.

Willow Bark Extract – As a source of salicylic acid, the natural chemical on which aspirin was based, white willow bark helps reduce inflammation, joint swelling and pain and fever. A natural anti-inflammatory, it works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins that mediate inflammation. It is also an astringent which has a toning effect on tissue.

Protease Enzyme Blend – This enzyme blend offers excellent support for soft-tissue injuries. Proteases support a healthy inflammation response, which may promote the natural recovery process.

Boswellia Gum Extract  Medicinally, boswellia gum is aromatic, astringent and anti-inflammatory. Clinical trials in India and Germany noted significant improvement in pain and stiffness in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and using boswellia. The extract is also used to relieve osteoarthritis, bursitis and tendonitis, as well as abdominal and menstrual pain.

Phellodendron Bark Extract – Commonly known as Amur cork tree bark, this ingredient acts as a cooling and detoxifying agent used to relieve inflammation. It is effective in relieving arthritic swelling and pain, vaginal swelling and pain, urinary infection, and skin diseases such as eczema. (This plant is not “philodendron” – a popular but poisonous houseplant).

dl-Phenylalanine – An essential amino acid, dl-phenylalanine is metabolized into l-tyrosine, the amino acid precursor to the mood-enhancing neurotransmitters norepinephrine, epinephrine and l-dopamine. In excess, they produce feelings of mania (being invincible and “on top of the world”), but when deficient, feelings of lethargy, depression and fatigue take over. D-phenylalanine is believed to modulate the enzyme that degrades endorphins. By inhibiting the breakdown of endorphins, D-phenylalanine may help to ease pain and improve mood.

Mangosteen – Mangosteen fruit and particularly the pericarp (rind) is loaded with antioxidants that exhibit powerful anti-inflammatory qualities.  One of the key constituents in the pericarp is xanthones, which inhibit free radical damage, ease pain, boost the immune system and relieve inflammation. These antioxidants are helpful for easing pain and inflammation while promoting tissue healing and repair.

Andrographis  An herb from India, the roots and leaves of andrographis have been used for centuries in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for a variety of health problems. A classic bitter, andrographis contains diterpne lactones, diterpene glucosides and flavinoids. Like most bitters it is useful for cooling fevers and inflammation, fighting infection and counteracting poisoning. The plant has analgesic and astringent properties.

Suggested Use

Take 2 capsules twice daily prior to meals. Best if taken on an empty stomach. Under times of body system stress, take 2–5 capsules.

Selected References

The Comprehensive Guide to Nature’s Sunshine Products by Tree of Light Publishing
Herbal Therapy and Supplements
 by Merrily A. Kuhn and David Winston
The Healing Herbs
 by Michael Castleman
Herbal Tonic Therapies
 by Daniel B. Mowrey
Nutritional Herbology
 by Mark Pedersen
Weiner’s Herbal
 by Michael A. Weiner
The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants
 by Andrew Chevallier
PDR for Herbal Medicines
 by Medical Economics Company
PDR for Nutritional Supplements
 by Medical Economics Company


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