Yes, Aspirin is the ‘Wonder Drug’ — but it can also cause stomach problems, liver damage, and kidney issues. So the question is… is there a natural alternative? Phenocane is a natural COX2 inhibitor that doesn’t inhibit COX1 development like aspirin does. In layman’s terms, it prevents the production of an enzyme which is bad for you — without inhibiting the growth of one that is good for you. In fact, COX2 enzymes may contribute to cancer, and they help sustain PGE1 (Prostaglandin) — the secretion that causes inflammation and the pain that results from it. Phenocane is a safe, popular alternative to aspirin… when you need quick pain relief, but without the harmful side effects of Aspirin and other lab-generated pain relievers. And its ingredients are natural, of course… such as Curcumin, harvested from the Ginger plant, which makes up Turmeric:
According to the USDA Nutrient Database, a one-ounce serving (28g) of Turmeric provides:
24% of the adult Recommended Daily Allowance of Fiber
64% of the RDA for Iron
12% of the RDA for Vitamin C
Health benefits of these nutrients:
Dietary Fiber is necessary for digestive health
Vitamin C is crucial to health, well-known as a natural antioxidant
Additional health benefits being studied:
Pain relief (including chronic back pain, sciatic nerve pain, and old sports injuries): Researchers are constantly seeking powerful, safe, natural methods of pain relief, and Boswellia — a flowering tree used in Phenocane — shows promise. One study, designed to focus on asthma relief, showed Boswellia offered relief against a variety of inflammatory conditions1.
Arthritis: Scientists continue to tackle the problem of arthritis, and numerous studies have involved Phenylalanine (an amino acid). In the lab, researchers often combine different amino acids (as well as variations on the same one) to see if the results may have analgesic benefits. In one study at Harvard, the findings showed that such an experiment may indeed lead to relief for individuals suffering from the effects of arthritis2.
As reported in the European Journal of Herbal Medicine, Volume 3, Issue 11, 1998: “Effects of Boswellia serrata gum resin in patients with bronchial asthma: results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 6-week clinical study” by I. Gupta I, V. Gupta V, A. Parihar, et al (Pharmazeutisches Institut of the University of Tübingen, Germany).
As reported in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Volume 264, Issue 22, 1989: “Binding of D-Phenylalanine and D-Tyrosine to Carboxypeptidase A” by D.W. Christianson, S. Mangani, G. Shoham, and W.N. Lipscomb (Department of Chemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA).
Other Ingredients: Magnesium Stearate, Vegetable Capsules.
* Percent Daily Values are base on 2,000 calorie diet.
* Percent Daily Value Not Established.
Natural color variation may occur in this product.
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Caution: For adults only. Not for pregnant or nursing women. Consult physician if taking medication (especially anticonvulsants, antidepressants, and those that may affect bleeding time), have a medical condition (including liver disease and coagulation disorders), or are planning to have surgery. Do not exceed recommended dose. Keep out of reach of children.
james c. mitchell –
I am in my late Seventies and as usual, for someone my age, I’ve suffered for years from ongoing pelvic(hip) pain and joint pain. Over the years I’ve alternated between just taking ibuprofen or Aleeve and for the past few years, a couple of Aleeve in the morning and evening and five or six ibuprofen during the day. I also have a painful knee that my doctor would like to replace, something I’ve been trying to avoid for various reasons, and have been receiving cortisone shots for pain.
About a year ago, I finally found a chiropractor who has been successful in relieving a lot of my nerve pain by adjusting my back, relieving the pinching nerves. About six months ago, he suggested I try PHENOCANE for inflamed joints. It took a few weeks to settle in, but then I found myself, dropping the Aleeve and ibuprofen and finally after about a month, stopping the aleeve and ibuprofen altogether. Now I might take a single ibuprofen, once a week when my hands stiffen and I’m due to play (I’m a lifelong piano player) but otherwise, I just take the Phenocane, one in the morning and one at night. Furthermore, although I’m due for another cortisone shot, I don’t think I’m going to need it as the knee pain has been reduced except when I happen to twist or something of that nature.
So, the Phenocane has relieved almost completely, the pain I’ve had from inflamed muscles, joint and general body discomfort. Of course that might also have been helped by other habits such as the fact that I’ve been a vegetarian nearly fifty years and avoid any foods that are produced by the American Food Industry which are filled with chemicals: I haven’t eaten at a fast food joint in nearly fifty years. Also I swim at least five days a week. I do not take any supplements except for Vitamin C during the winter. I take two low dose meds, one for blood pressure and one for cholesterol. . .I’ll be 78 soon and my blood pressure is normally about 125/72-75 and my cholesterol is 135. I weigh about 170 and am about six foot tall.
So, if you have inflamed muscles or joints and are using pain relievers “recommended” by our medical establishment supported by Big Pharma, try Phenocane. . .your kidneys and liver will appreciate it.
Also, drink lots of water. . .I drink about 80 ounces every day.
I have Lyme with co-infections. This means I have random weird things happen. This most recent episode, my foot swelled up, I couldn’t walk and the pain was incredible. Sadly, my Phenocane got pushed to the back of the cupboard, but one day I brought it out and started using it and it made ALL the difference in the world. This isn’t just for pain! The ingredients affect inflammation and stomach enzymes which can be attributed to pain. For 2 months, we tried everything, I added this (1 cap 4x/day) and my foot is nearly normal. I LOVE THIS STUFF.