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Life is good. Working a job you love. Taking care of your body with regular hiking in nature. Until an injury happens on the trail and you need surgery. It happens. Accidents happen that require medical care and sometimes surgery.

Could you imagine going through surgery and trying to avoid taking opiate pain medications? Sounds like a crazy idea. Yet, we all know about the problems with opioids in today’s world.

The opioid crisis is especially tragic in my home state of Nevada. Opioids is one of the most common treatments for pain. Let’s first talk about pain and how opioids address this issue and then we can discuss the 3 main problems with opioids and 4 reasons VitaKinetics is an alternative worth considering.

Pain is a subjective experience. It has two main components. First, is the localized response to injury including signals from pain receptors and the chemical response (inflammation). The pain message goes from the nerve endings to the spinal cord and then up to the brain.

In the brain is where we have the second component of a behavioral response to alleviate the pain. This response is based on our personality, health status, stress and prior life experiences. Pain is different for every person and treatment can be challenging because of this psychological component.

Opioids combat pain in the brain by activating the opioid receptors. Unfortunately, the process does not include addressing any underlying psychological issues in the pain perception. It also does nothing to address the localized inflammatory response either. (This is where VitaKinetics can really play a role.)

What’s the big deal?

1. The risk for addiction is real for you and those around you.

Opioids are dangerous for not only the person taking them but they provide an access point to younger people and others who are at even higher risk for addiction. Think your grandmother’s prescription of opioids for back pain and a teenage grandchild happening upon that prescription. Turns out, the single most prevalent way a user of opioids gained access to a prescription in 2011-2012 was free/took/bought from a friend or relative at 69%. Only 9% was from a drug dealer, illegal internet sales and 21% from a doctor. Even your unused prescription from your surgical procedure is problematic for not only yourself, but others around you.

Should you have extra opioid medications check out the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy for a drug disposal locator tool to find a place to safely dispose of unused medications.

2. They are deadly and riddled with unwanted side-effects.

Opioids have inherent problems including an opioid-induced constipation requiring further pharmaceuticals to manage bowel movements. Worse is the danger of addiction. The CDC says that greater than 3 days use of opioids in a naive patient dramatically increases the risk of addiction. Three of four people addicted to heroin started on a opioid prescription. And 16,000 Americans die due to opioid overdose annually. Whats more is that the use of opioids as compared to non-steriodal-anti inflammatories in an acute pain scenario deems no different in pain after 6 weeks and yet opioids are still more likely to be given.

Medications like tramadol, which claim to not be an opiate, are converted to an opioid by the liver after ingestion and are turning out to have similar problems in the end as opioids.

Opioids are a central nervous system depressant. Meaning that if you take too much, you go to sleep forever.

3. They do not address inflammation and it’s role in the pain cascade.

The sole affect of opiates is on the central nervous system and slowing of the gut making both absorption of nutrients needed for healing and a release of toxins problematic. If anything, this potentiates a systemic inflammatory response inhibiting healing and potentiating the pain response. The local and systemic inflammatory process is critical to the healing process and pain reduction. Opiate use is not only dangerous but counter-productive because of the side-effect.

How is VitaKinetics better than opioids for pain and recovery?

1. It’s safe.

Given the natural components of this blend, there is no risk for overdosing, addiction or even central nervous system suppression leading to death. Meaning it’s safe for you and those around you. Additionally we pay close attention to quality of our product because our brand safety and effectiveness depends on it.

2. It’s effective.

Each ingredient and dosing was chosen based on basic science and clinical research on it’s supportive role in healing and pain reduction. The dosing is based upon those studies to maximize effectiveness. Looking at our testimonials page and blog for information regarding ingredients explains this more fully.

3. It’s convenient.

Rather than having 5 different bottles of supplements, you have each ingredient with optimal dosing into one bottle making it easier and cleaner in your home.

4. It saves you money.

Purchasing each individual ingredient at the therapeutic dosing would cost you more than what it does in a single bottle of VitaKinetics for a 30 day supply.

Our brand actually focuses on the integrity and health of the gut-brain connection which is directly linked to your ability to heal and your perception of pain by way of modulating the inflammatory process. This supportive supplement improves recovery time and reduces soreness so that you can return to the things you love and reduce your need for dangerous opiates.

Our response to our pain is in our control. VitaKinetics offers you a safe and effective tool to heal and reduce soreness naturally allowing you to get back to the things you love to do.