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American Velvet vs. OTC Pain Relievers

A common prescription for over-the-counter pain relievers are non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Typical NSAIDs products are: acetaminophen, aspirin, naproxen, oxaproxin, nabumetone, diclofenac, and ibuprofen.

NSAIDs only mask the underlying problems by relieving symptoms temporarily, but do not address the actual problem area.

American Velvet, on the other hand, contains several compounds that relief the actual issues involved in the problem area:

Prostaglandins, anti-inflammatory agents

Calcium, vital to bones, teeth, nerves, blood clotting, and muscle contraction

Glucosamine, the building block of cartilage and a reported anti-inflammatory easily absorbed by the body

Collagen, a major structural protein that binds joints together and serves as a main component of articular cartilage

Chondroitin sulfate, a carbohydrate that attracts fluid into proteoglycan molecules and protects cartilage from destructive enzymes

These compounds are used to relieve symptoms of pain and swelling and help repair cartilage damage and function in joints with osteoarthritis.

NSAIDs may produce side effects such as liver damage, kidney damage, and bleeding from the intestinal tract.

            “NSAIDs block COX enzymes and reduce production of prostaglandins. Therefore, inflammation, pain, and fever are reduced. Since the prostaglandins that protect the stomach and promote blood clotting also are reduced, NSAIDs that block both COX-1 and COX-2 can cause ulcers in the stomach and intestines, and increase the risk of bleeding.” –Annette Ogbru, PharmD

American Velvet does not have any serious side effects to consumers. In fact, our velvet naturally gives you prostaglandins, allowing your stomach lining to improve and reduce bleeding in the intestinal tract.