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Phytoprofen: A Natural Pain Reliever

by Dr. Jason Barker July 25, 2019

Phytoprofen: A Natural Pain Reliever


Thorne’s Phytoprofen is one of our top natural pain relievers.  It’s an innovative combination of the most-researched herbal medicines best known for their pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.

If you read enough of our info, you know that we aren’t in favor of the all too commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory class of drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen.  These drugs, while common, pose significant risk with even one time usage like gut bleeding and inhibition of cartilage repair.

Phytoprofen is great at beating pain and inflammation, and is a solid alternative to NSAIDs.

Best Uses for Phytoprofen

  • Pain in muscles

  • Joint pain

  • Strains and sprains

  • Inflammation

  • Bursitis

  • Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)

  • Muscle tear recovery

Here’s How Phytoprofen Works:


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Each herb has specific anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects, while bromelain helps breakdown injured tissues and essentially cleans up the mess after an injury, including bruising. Phytoprofen is a combination of herbs from the Ayurvedic system - ginger, turmeric and Boswellia, as well as bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme derived from pineapple.

Boswellia has been used for centuries for a number of conditions. Modern research has shown its effectiveness at decreasing pain. It does this by preventing the formation of our bodies inflammatory chemicals known as leukotrienes. Boswellia may also prevent the loss of cartilage as well.

Curcumin phytosome is a derivative of the well-known anti-inflammatory herb turmeric.  The curcumin in phytoprofen is a specialized form that is much more readily absorbed than regular turmeric or curcumin.  Curcumin can relieve pain as effectively and rapidly as ibuprofen does, without the side effects.

Ginger is another common herbal medicine with excellent pain relieving effects, and it can even stop pain before it starts - subjects who took ginger a few days before an athletic event reported a 25% reduction in post-exercise soreness. 

Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme taken from pineapple stems.  'Proteolytic' means that it specifically targets proteins. This is useful in the case of injury or other pain-generating events, as typically there is some degree of tissue damage.  Bromelain cleans up the mess and speeds healing. 

Thorne’s phytoprofen is a fast acting pain reliever. You can use it for anything that you’d normally take ibuprofen for - aches and pains, chronic joint pain, muscle tears, or just recovering from a long weekend of yard work. Phytoprofen can even support the heating process after a surgical procedure or injury.

Dr. Jason Barker
Dr. Jason Barker


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