Kick up the pain relief with these combinations
Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something’s not right, and sometimes instead of just telling you, your body’s screams it at you. So, when we feel only a slight effect of a pain reliever doing its job, it might be tempting to use more of it. Or, combine it with something else.
This is usually not a wise choice. The good news is that you do have combination choices with CopperGel. We’ll get to those in a moment, but first for the sake of safety, here’s a bit more on which oral pain medications you should never combine.
Don’t take these combinations
According to the American Council on Science and Health, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin, can be combined with acetaminophen. Many people are surprised to hear this. A recent article by Medical News Today even notes that medical health professionals may recommend combining over the counter (OTC) medications with brand names such as Aleve (an NSAID) and Tylenol (acetaminophen) to reduce the pain associated by conditions ranging from the flu and headaches to menstrual cramps and arthritis pain.
The potential danger of combining OTC oral pain relievers comes when you combine NSAIDs. This class of pain reliever is efficient at reducing inflammation and controlling pain, but it can cause gastric bleeding, heartburn, and ulcers. They may have different brand names, but combining them can make it twice as likely to experience these harmful side effects.
NSAIDs also have what’s known as a “ceiling effect.” Taking more of one type or combine it with another NSAID won’t increase the pain relief, but it will likely increase the possibility of side effects. And the universal frustration with any kind of oral OTC pain reliever is that you must digest it first and wait for your body to metabolize it before feeling any result. That’s why many people instead turn to topical pain relievers like CopperGel.
It goes only where you need it
Your whole body doesn’t need pain relief. Taking an oral OTC pain reliever makes it impossible to direct the medication where you need it – although ultimately you will feel the result. Applying a topical pain reliever directly to the skin right on top of the muscle or joint pain delivers its analgesic properties.
If you’re experiencing discomfort from a large muscle group, you’re able to apply a topical pain reliever such as CopperGel Ice directly to the area and massage it in. CopperGel Roll-On allows for hands-free application, which can make it easier to reach places like between your shoulders.
While CopperGel Ice also includes hemp oil, both the cream and the roll-on contain menthol and camphor – two natural but powerful topical analgesics. Researchers believe they offer relief by replacing the pain signals sent by your sore muscles or joints with the cooling and tingling sensation of the menthol and camphor.
Because it’s applied topically, you can apply it up to four times daily.
Because CopperGel contains no NSAID ingredients, it’s generally regarded as safe to take an oral OTC pain reliever that contains NSAIDs. Seek advice from a healthcare professional if you are unsure.
If you want to steer clear of taking an oral OTC pain reliever, consider combining CopperGel with Kinesiology tape therapy. A study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) concluded that Kinesio taping provides superior pain relief for musculoskeletal pain. Apply CopperGel and wait for it to be completely absorbed into the skin before using the Kinesiology tape.
Try applying CopperGel to sore muscles directly after a message to enhance its benefits. The Arthritis Foundation reports that even massage alone can result in a significant reduction of pain. Try massage and CopperGel together. Moderate pressure conveys signals to the brain to also release stress-reducing neurochemicals such as serotonin.
All formulations of CopperGel also contain the essential metal copper, which regulates body functions, helps form collagen, produces energy, and helps with efficient iron absorption.
The ability to combine CopperGel with these and other pain-reducing treatments make it an optimal solution for sore muscles and joints. You control where it goes, and unlike oral OTC pain relievers containing NSAIDs, there’s no danger of side effects. Learn more about using CopperGel to Knockout The Pain®.