The story behind the discovery of CMO is that a scientist working for the National Institute of Health noticed that lab mice never contracted arthritis. After investigation, he determined that mice produced a rare fatty acid known as Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO) which gave them immunity from arthritis. When the scientist applied CMO to his own arthritic joints he found it completely alleviated his pain symptoms.
A double-blind study at the Joint European Studies Program revealed everyone who took CMO experienced up to 87 percent improvement in pain relief. Additionally, The Journal of Rheumatology reported on a double-blind study of patients with chronic knee osteoarthritis where the CMO group saw significant improvement while the placebo group saw none.
While CMO is one of the rarest substances to occur in nature, MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is one of the body’s most common. This naturally occurring nutritional sulfur makes the body’s cells more permeable, allowing nutrients to more easily flow in and out through the cell membranes.
MSM works in two ways to naturally relieve pain. First, it blocks the ‘C’ pain nerve fibers from delivering their chronic pain message to your brain. Secondly, MSM decreases swelling and inflammation.
Menthol is an ancient herbal pain relief medicine used by the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians to rapidly cool painful flare-ups in muscles and tendons.
Menthol tricks the body by sending a cooling, pleasing sensation to your brain that thwarts the stinging heat of inflammation. Menthol then acts fast to increase the blood flow by widening the blood vessels to reduce inflammation and pain.
Ignatia, a plant used by ancient Chinese doctors, was discovered by a Jesuit missionary serving in the Philippines in the late 1600s. This natural pain remedy calms nerves and reduces the stress which can lead to tight shoulders, a tight neck and painful tension headaches. It also relieves emotional distress, allowing muscles to relax.
5. Magnesium Sulfate
We’d probably all agree there’s nothing more agonizing than sudden painful muscle spasms. Fortunately, when they occur, there’s nothing faster at stopping muscle spasms and twitching than magnesium sulfate. This vital mineral compound has also been shown to reduce aching joint pain by 80 percent.
6. Lachesis Mutus
A rare homeopathic remedy from Central and South America, Lachesis Mutus, has been prescribed for centuries as a blood thinner. This thinning quickly improves blood flow which speeds healing by removing toxins from the blood.
Phosphorous, the second most abundant mineral in your body, relieves the burning sensation of tight, painful muscles by stopping the nerves from sending pain messages to the brain. It’s especially good at helping muscles rebound after a workout.
For centuries healers have used the Belladonna plant as a powerful anesthetic for surgeries. It reduces swelling, eliminates muscle twitches, acts as an herbal pain relief for nerves, ends muscle aches and stops shooting pains.
9. Rhus Tox
Another ancient natural pain remedy, Rhus Tox, helps to eliminate stiffness and aches caused by inflammation in both muscles and joints. It’s good for sprains and back aches too.
Naja is a rare but amazingly potent homeopathic remedy from India that quickly calms nerve-based pain and brings fast relief from inflammation. It’s also very effective at curing migraine headaches.