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Modern Superfoods and Fighting Chronic Pain

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Chronic pain is plaguing millions of people around the world. From people with arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and other painful ailments, it all stems from inflammation. 

 

Inflammation is a natural defense mechanism in our bodies that releases chemicals to combat infections, damaged cells, and other foreign objects. Intense or chronic inflammation can be painful and can harm your heart, brain, and other essential organs in the long run. 

 

Modern superfoods have been the biggest trend in combating chronic pain because it provides the necessary tools to relieve inflammation. Moringa has become one of the most trendiest superfoods because it's miracle ability to fight pain.

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-analgesic properties, moringa can be invaluable to individuals suffering from chronic pain. 

 

Fighting Inflammation

Moringa, thanks to its isothiocyanates, can help you fight inflammation in your body.
Moringa is high in minerals and antioxidants, which together can help your body fight dangerous free radicals that attack it on a daily basis. Moringa was found to be effective in treating acute inflammatory disorders like rheumatoid arthritis in one study. Moringa was also found to reduce inflammation indicators in rats, as well as obesity, insulin, and cholesterol levels. Moringa's inclusion of isothiocyanates, which aid to fight inflammation, makes it a good addition to your diet.

 

Moringa has numerous advantages. The dried leaf of the Moringa oleifera tree is a high-protein food that contains all eight essential amino acids as well as Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. Moringa is high in Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K, as well as 46 strong antioxidants. Mineral and trace elements such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc abound in Moringa's nutrition profile. Moringa oleifera is a natural, whole-food source of nutrients and minerals that your body can easily recognize, absorb, and use.

 

Stress Relief

Chronic pain can be made worse by stress. Your muscles contract or spasm as a result of stress, which enhances discomfort. When you're stressed, the hormone cortisol levels rise. Over time, this might result in more inflammation and spikes of pain. Fibromyalgia, sciatica, and arthritis pain flares up when the individual experiences bouts of stress. 

 

The immune system is activated by stress, which leads to an increase in inflammation. Inflammation can aggravate a variety of chronic pain conditions. Studies have found that those suffering in chronic pain respond worse to stress. 

 

Moringa helps increase resistance to stress, whether this stressor is physical, chemical or biological. It also helps to bring the body back into balance no matter where the stress is coming from and it does not interfere with the body’s normal functions.


 

Joint Pain & Bones

Moringa is good for keeping healthy bones and healing bone problems since it contains a lot of key minerals like calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin K. Moringa has also been used to alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis is a disease that causes painful joint inflammation that develops over time. Moringa oleifera contains natural anti-inflammatory qualities that aid in the treatment of arthritis-related inflammation, discomfort, and swelling.

 

Dosage

The dosage for moringa in chronic pain related studies has varied, but most studies have used somewhere between 1,000-2,000 mg of standardized leaf extract.


Before taking any supplements, we recommend that you consult with your healthcare provider.

Written by SaVanna Shoemaker, MS, RDN, LD on April 1, 2020 — Medically reviewed by Kathy W. Warwick, R.D., CDE

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