***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way. ***
Okay, so at the risk of sounding absolutely kooky, I have to admit something. I am very leery of big pharmaceuticals. It may just be my imagination, but it seems like these large companies are trying to keep us sick, all in the name of profit. After all, if we were healthy, we wouldn't need medications out the wazoo, and they wouldn't make billions upon billions of dollars, every single year.
Think about it for a minute, though...You see all these drug commercials, with huge scientific sounding names that no one can pronounce. More often than not, the potential side-effects of these synthetic drugs are far more serious than the ailment it claims to treat. Have psoriasis? Great, take this pill with a side of cancer. Have depression? Fabulous! Here, take these every day, and hope you don't become suicidal. Notice a theme here?
I could go on and on about why I don't trust our wonderful FDA, but that's a different post entirely, and it's not my goal to spark some heated, political debate. I just truly believe that our government does not always necessarily have our best interests in mind, and it's all about the all-mighty dollar. That's just MY opinion, though. Right or wrong, it's how I feel.
So rather than rely on man-made, chemical-based drugs, I look for natural alternatives whenever possible. Am I renouncing modern medicine entirely? No, of course not. There are times when a doctor and prescription drugs truly are necessary. However, I think these drugs are overused and over-prescribed, and that Mother Nature already gives us exactly what we need to address most ailments. There are natural antibiotics, such as Oil of Oregano, and there are even natural pain relievers that are safe and very effective, without all the nasty side-effects of chemically-based drugs.
One brand I am loving is LaKOTA Herbs. This company is dedicated to providing effective, herbal alternatives to pain relief for common ailments like back and muscle pain, arthritis, and joint pain. They even make a special joint supplements for our 4-legged canine companions. How cool is that?!
Here's a bit about why they stand out in the holistic remedy industry:
Rooted in traditional medicine and made with natural ingredients. It works to relieve your joint, muscle, back, or arthritis pain. Lakota is a great alternative to conventional drugs. Lakota is a blend of herbal medicine: white willow bark, yucca root and devil’s claw, boswellia and others; combined with modern, natural ingredients such as glucosamine and collagen type II.
Recently, I received a wide assortment of LaKOTA products to try with my family. These included oral supplements as well as roll-on, topical products for more immediate pain relief. These are a God-send for my husband, who after spending 20+ years in the automotive field, suffers from fairly regular back pain.
We haven't had the opportunity to try all of the products yet, but I suppose that's a good thing. Otherwise, it would mean that we'd be in a constant state of pain! My husband has been using the Back Pain roll-on pain reliever, as well as the Triple Action Back Pain supplements. He has absolutely raved about how quickly these products work, and how well they help squash his annoying aches and pains. He even went as far as to say they work far better than the traditional OTC meds he's taken before. Major, major brownie points to LaKOTA!
I also had the opportunity to try one of these products! This may be TMI, but right before I get my period, I suffer from awful headaches. I mean, they're enough to knock me on my butt for a good 24-48 hours. With 3 kids to chase after, 2 of which are under the age of 5, pets, a house to care for, and a blog, these headaches really stink. I always seem to get nothing done when a headache strikes. They also hurt so badly that I have a hard time falling asleep. The other day, I felt a headache coming on, so I grabbed the LaKOTA PM. This not only helped keep my headache from becoming severe and eliminated it within about 20 minutes, it also helped ease me into a nice, restful sleep. This product definitely earns high marks here!
So if you're looking for for effective natural supplements to help with pain relief, I'd absolutely recommend giving LaKOTA a try. These products are effective, safe, and aren't full of the nasty chemical concoctions found in chemically-based OTC remedies. It just doesn't get much better than that!
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***These statements have not been approved or evaluated by the FDA. These products are not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. As always, results may vary. Please consult a trusted healthcare professional with any concerns about using these or any supplements.***
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