Did you know that 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time? It is true! Experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives.
Worldwide, back pain is the single leading cause of disability, preventing many people from engaging in work as well as other everyday activities, affecting people of all ages, from adolescents to the elderly.
For years I suffered from severe back pain as a result of a head-on car crash. A crash that was so bad that first responders needed to use the jaws of life to get me out of the vehicle. Worse yet, I lost a dear friend at the scene.
After a month in the hospital, there were many broken bones, a concussion, and much emotional damage that had to be healed, but it was my back pain that has lasted the longest.
The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. I had many strained ligaments and muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which caused my pain. Chiropractic care played a big part in helping me get back to "normal", but over the years, the pain would ebb and flow.
There would be days I didn't feel much pain and there would be days that it just hurt sitting up in bed. When my body changed after having my boys, the pain flared up again and I knew it was time to try something else.
It wasn't until I started integrating supplements and natural remedies into my routine that I really felt a huge difference. The doTERRA Lifelong Vitality supplements and Copaiba essential oil changed my life!
The Lifelong Vitality (LLV) supplements are formulated as an optimal daily nutritional supplement program for a lifetime of health and wellness. Together these supplements provide maximum nutrition for energy, focus, relief from discomfort, and well-being.
There are many studies out there about why supplementation is important, these are the ones that actually helped me, instead of just pass through me like typical supplements.
On top of assisting with my back discomfort, LLV helped to support healthy cellular growth, cardiovascular health, brain function, muscle activity, joint health, immune function, and mobility, and a variety of other key body functions.
But guess what? My pain journey didn't end there!
Copaiba essential oil entered my life. People were having success using it for managing anxious feelings, so I started taking 2 drops of Copaiba essential oil under my tongue every morning when I woke up to help calm my nerves and get through the day.
Much to my surprise, I wasn't noticing my back discomfort! I was amazed! My fingers couldn't hit the keyboard fast enough to learn more about Copaiba!
Copaiba oil's main chemical component is beta-caryophyllene, a chemical similar to cannabinoids found in cannabis that may protect nerve cells and have benefits for the cardiovascular and immune systems.
But wait....because beta-caryophyllene is the main chemical constituent, it can help support a healthy inflammatory response too! (Seriously...Google the benefits of beta-caryophyllene and you will find out WHY THIS IS A HUGE DEAL for sleep, pain, hormones and so much more!
Out of convivence I started taking Copaiba Softgels because they are an easy-to-swallow way to deliver the internal benefits of Copaiba. And, I started taking them before bed because it amped up my need for good, restful sleep.
Check out this video to learn why Copaiba is my Superhero!
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- American Chiropractic Association
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