I deal with daily pain and inflammation due to an injury.
After dealing with several types of prescribed and OTC (over the counter) medications that have several undesired side effects I decided to go natural.
One of the items that I found for the relief of pain and inflammation that I really like is White Willow Bark. I found out about this supplement on one of my all time favorite sites - wholehealthmd.com - which advised me to purchase the Standardized formula for maximum results.
After much research I found that Nature’s Way Standardized White Willow Bark has the highest percentage of salicin (the active part of the supplement), with a percentage of 15%. I also found that luckyvitamin.com has a great price on this product and I immediately ordered it.
White Willow Bark is the precursor to naturally made aspirin. It is much more potent than aspirin and lasts about twice as long. I found that the White Willow Bark sustains the amount of pain relief, unlike other pain meds that work well at first and then gradually wear off, leaving less and less relief for the duration of the time that it should last.
A downside of White Willow Bark is that it does take longer for the pain relief results to take effect, about double the time as it would for other pain relievers to take effect. However, I find that the length of time of the relief and the sustained level of the relief along with not experiencing any grogginess, lethargy, fogginess or other side effects makes this a good choice for me.
For a more potent relief I add a dose of Boswellia.