I’ve always been a pretty active guy. I played football and baseball in high school, was on the intramural basketball team in college, and since I graduated, I spend almost every weekend hiking, kayaking, or otherwise challenging myself.
I guess I always figured that, since I spent so much time exercising my body, it would always be there for me when I need it.
I was wrong.
One morning, after a relatively modest hike the day before, I found I had trouble getting out of bed – and I don’t mean the “just-five-more-minutes” difficulty we all have in the morning.
It seemed like every joint in my body was screaming. My knees were killing me, my back felt like someone was jabbing me with a red-hot poker, even my elbows were hurting for some reason!
I won’t lie…I was scared. Nothing like this had ever happened to me before, so I didn’t know what it could be. Had I been bit by something? Was I having an allergic reaction? Did I somehow break something without realizing it?
I was finally able to drag myself out of bed and make it down to the doctor. What he told me was simultaneously relieving and alarming.
“Inflammation,” he said. “Your joints are inflamed. You’re just getting old – get used to it.”
On the one hand, at least I wasn’t dying. That was good. But “get used to it?” Spend the rest of my life feeling like this just because I wanted to do something I enjoy?
That didn’t sit well with me.
The doctor told me to take over-the-counter pain pills and anti-inflammatories – and to expect to take them for the rest of my life.
I really didn’t want to do that. I’d read about some of the side effects that long-term use of things like ibuprofen could cause: nasty stuff like gastrointestinal damage, ulcers, even increased risk of heart attack or stroke.
Seemed like a high price to pay for a little relief.
What’s worse, the pills didn’t even provide that much relief. Sure, they might take the edge off the pain, but they never truly made it go away. If I was going to damage my body for these pills, shouldn’t they at least work?
I started to fall into a little bit of a depression. I didn’t want to give up the things I enjoyed in my life – after all, I usually spent all week looking forward to my weekends, when I’d get away from the rat race to get back in nature. It was what I lived for.
But at the same time, I didn’t want my hobbies to cripple me, and leave me bed-ridden the rest of the week.
That eventually got me to thinking – if being in nature could heal my soul, maybe there was a natural solution to healing my body?
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not one of these people that lives off the land and swears off anything with artificial ingredients in it (but if you are, good for you – I just don’t have the discipline!). But I tend to believe that natural solutions exist for most every health problem we face, and that we should look to Mother Nature first, if possible.
So I started doing research during slow periods at work and after dinner at home. I’d spend an hour here or there on the internet, trying to find ways to beat my inflammation that wouldn’t also destroy my body.
As I kept reading, one ingredient started popping up, again and again: curcumin.
If you’ve never heard of curcumin, it’s the active ingredient in the yellow curry spice turmeric – and it just happens to be one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories found in nature.
In fact, it has over 150 possible beneficial uses, including improving mental health and possibly even fighting cancer. But what really caught my eye was a 2006 study which showed that curcumin could actually block the processes that cause pain and swelling from inflammation.
I was almost sold – but I wanted to keep reading, just in case. And I found something that almost made me change my mind.
Apparently many people were finding that, while curcumin did work, it could take awhile before they saw results. The problem was that your body can only absorb so much at a time, limiting the impact that the curcumin could have.
Ok, seems like a small price to pay – but while I was waiting for it to take effect, I’d either have to give up on having fun, or damage my body with painkillers.
I didn’t want to do either (I can’t help it, I’m very impatient).
So I kept reading – and then one day, I found it. Several people on message boards were raving about a new curcumin product that worked almost immediately – and it worked powerfully.
It was called <Curcumin 2000>, and it had a secret ingredient that other options didn’t have.
The researchers behind the product had discovered that if you combined curcumin with piperine (an extract found in black pepper seeds), it allowed your body to immediately and fully absorb the curcumin.
I went to <link>the Curcumin 2000 website<link> and looked around. It had everything I look for in a supplement – third party testing, money-back guarantee – so I was comfortable purchasing a bottle, just to see.
My bottle arrived on a Thursday afternoon – perfect. I could take a few doses before heading out to the mountains on Saturday, so I could give it a proper test.
That Saturday, I traipsed all over the mountains, hiking for the better part of the day before making camp that night. I took my Curcumin 2000 right before I went to bed.
And when I woke up, I felt…nothing.
No pain in my knees. No stiffness in my back. I even felt like I slept better. It was amazing.
The curcumin didn’t give me superhuman powers or anything like that. It just freed me up to be my old self, so that I could live my life the way I wanted.
That’s all I could ask for, really.
I’ve been taking Curcumin 2000 religiously since then, and I’m finally back to the old me – maybe even better. I’m definitely going to keep taking it, and I’ve even convinced some of my friends and family to try it – and they all thank me for it.
If your life has been impacted by the pain and discomfort from inflammation, there is help. You don’t have to abandon the things you love, or tear your body apart looking for relief.
Curcumin 2000 is the all-natural way to get you back to the active lifestyle you deserve. Don’t let inflammation rob you of even a single memory – fight back with Mother Nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory.