I helped my dad over the weekend rake leaves and I noticed that he seemed much stiffer than he did last year. I asked him about it but he shrugged it off, as he’s always done when it comes to pain.
If you or someone you love has arthritis, you know just how bad that pain can get. Stiff, achy joints that don’t allow you full range of motion and that chronic underlying pain that just doesn’t seem to go way.
Many people with arthritis try and lessen the pain by taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication. These are the most commonly-prescribed pain relievers in the country. In fact, most of the pain relivers on the market today are NSAIDS. And they can be fancy prescription meds or over-the-counter meds like Advil.
The problem with NSAIDS is, while they may do a decent job of temporarily decreasing your arthritis pain, these drugs come with some pretty nasty side effects. Did you know that studies have shown that NSAIDS increase the risk of heart attack and stroke by nearly 20%?
As if that statistic wasn’t enough, that risk increases with the amount of NSAIDS taken as well as the length of time. So, if you are taking a lot of Advil every day just to get through the day, you are, sadly, increasing your odds of having a heart attack or stroke.
But wait, there’s more bad news. If the stroke or heart attack doesn’t get you, there are also the ulcers and internal bleeding. NSAIDs not only damage the lining of your stomach but also your esophagus and small intestine. In fact, according to gastroenterologist Byron Cryer, MD, a spokesperson for the American Gastroenterological Association, more than half of all bleeding ulcers are caused by NSAIDs.
You didn’t think I was done with the bad news, did you? According to research published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, NSAIDs can also damage your kidneys and, with long-term use, even cause renal failure!
Then there are those people who experience allergic reactions to NSAIDs and may experience a shortness of breath. If you suffer from asthma or COPD, this could become a very dangerous situation for you.
Royal Jelly – A Safe Alternative Treatment for Arthritis Pain
So this weekend I told my dad everything I just told you about the dangers of NSAIDs and I could tell that he hadn’t heard any of those stats. And I could also tell that he found them to be very concerning, though being a kind of macho guy, his concern is almost imperceptible to most people.
Anyway, I told him what I’m about to tell you, and that is, there are alternative and natural treatments for arthritis pain and stiffness. Some are good, some not so good. But the one I am going to share with you today ACTUALLY WORKS!
Ever heard of royal jelly? It’s a creamy white substance made by nurse bees and it is fed to the newborn larvae for the first few days of its life. After that, it is ONLY fed to one bee and one bee only and that is the Queen Bee.
Because royal jelly is loaded with so many powerful nutrients, the queen bee is about to grow 50% larger than the average bee and also live 50 times longer. That is pretty amazing!
Okay, but what does royal jelly have to do with arthritis pain and stiffness?
Seeing what an effect royal jelly has on the queen bee, researchers decided to take a look at the exact chemical composition of the sticky stuff. Besides the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids royal jelly contains, it also has a compound called “10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid” or 10H2DA.
This compound blocks two pathways of pro-inflammatory signals. Since arthritis pain and stiffness is caused by inflammation in the joints, using royal jelly to stop this signaling is an incredibly effective way to treat your arthritis pain.
Not only is royal jelly effective but also safe. There is no need to worry about developing heart disease or bleeding ulcers or having a stroke.
When I finished telling my dad everything I just told you I could tell he was musing things over. But he’s an old-fashioned guy and trading in Advil for honey is not something he is going to do easily.
So then I told him that royal jelly also helps men get their “bedroom mojo” back, and he got real interested real fast. Dad’s got a new girlfriend, you see, and I guess he could use a little help in that department. Man, I should not be telling you all of this and I am hoping he never reads this!
The moral of the story is, if you have arthritis pain and stiffness and you are concerned about taking NSAIDs (as you SHOULD be), then royal jelly is a safe and effective alternative treatment that really works.
Our Golden Royal Honey contains not only royal jelly, but other powerful natural ingredients that have been shown to help with everything from insomnia, anxiety, fertility issues and yes, even erectile dysfunction.
Try some Golden Royal Honey for yourself today!