Pain & Brain Plus
Pain & Brain Plus is advertised as a curcumin-based formula designed to assist with inflammatory pain and to provide memory support. According to the manufacturer, Institute for Vibrant Living, the formula provides a high concentration of curcuminoids and works by reducing metabolic waste (free radicals) that may trigger painful body inflammation. The direct marketed benefits of the formula are increased flexibility, energy, mental alertness and cardiovascular health.
The Institute for Vibrant Living is headquartered in Arizona, United States, and is a division of NaturMed Inc. The company manufactures and markets a variety of healthcare products, from beauty and care to liver, kidney and colon health to a range of multivitamins and minerals designed for the specific health issues of both men and women.
No clear ailment claims are made by the manufacturer. Pain & Brain Plus is for adult use only.
Pain & Brain Plus Ingredients
Pain & Brain Plus includes the following ingredients: Meriva® Curcumin Complex (root), Boswella Extract (oleo-gum resin) (standardized to 65% Boswellic Acid), Ashwagandha Extract (root), Guggul (oleo-gum resin) Extract (standardized to 2.5% gugglesterones), BioPerine® (black pepper fruit extract), Tricalcium phosphate, Cellulose, Silicon dioxide, Microcrystaline cellulose, and Magnesium stearate.
Pain & Brain Plus is a blend of herbal extracts designed to provide anti-inflammatory pain and memory support.
Curcumin is the main active in ingredient of Turmeric, and is part of the curcuminoids category. Turmeric is an Indian spice, but is also used for medicinal purposes. Much of its effectiveness has been attributed to its powerful anti-oxidant properties. Turmeric is 8 times stronger more potent than Vitamin E.
Its main benefit is to help protect the body from free radical damage, hence having wide spectrum benefits on various areas of the health: it supports memory function, heart health and boosts the immune system, it supports bone, joints and overall skeletal health, while also maintaining cholesterol levels and healthy blood and liver functions. Turmeric does not commonly cause significant side effects. Some people can however experience stomach upset, nausea, dizziness or diarrhea.
The Ashwagandha extract is most popular for its adaptogenic properties, hence helping the body adapt and cope with stress. The Ayurveda-origin herb has a powerful anti-inflammatory and immuno-stimulant effect, and is commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, pain, fatigue and types of stress induced anxiety and depression.
Pain & Brain Plus also contains a product derived from soy bean. Side effects are not mentioned by the manufacturer, nor are any precautions or other drug interactions. Consumers of all ages generally report the product helped with pain relief (joints, knees, bones, and arthritis), energy, overall well being and mental performance. The manufacturer recommends taking 2 capsules per day.
- Extremely good reviews reporting effectiveness of the formula
- All herbal extracts, of which some are standardized, meaning they are tested for safety
- Vegetable capsules
- No side effects, precautions or safety warnings mentioned even if separate ingredients may cause adverse effects
- Daily value of Curcumin not established
- Contains soy, a potentially allergies-causing ingredient
Pain & Brain Plus is an herbal formula with high concentrations of Curcumin designed to help with inflammatory pain and maintain memory health. Like all dietary supplements, this has not been approved by the FDA, nor has it been clinically tested. Many of the individual ingredients have however been the topic of research and their health benefit proven to a great extent. The product will probably reach its goal, a fact validated by numerous consumers who confirm its effectiveness in inflammatory pain reduction and mental health and general well being enhancement.
The formula also contains soy, so people allergic to the product are advised to consult a specialist. In fact, knowing that some of the ingredients, taken separately, have caused some side effects, we recommend you talk to a healthcare professional prior to use.