A Safe Strategy for Control of Hyperalgesia – Boswellic Acids, Phycocyanobilin, and Salsalate

In states of chronic inflammation or nerve damage, nature often pulls a cruel trick by boosting the sensitivy of the nervous system to painful stimuli – a phenomenon known as hyperalgesia. NSAIDS and opiates are often used to treat hyperalgesia, but their long-term use is beset by side effects and development of tolerance. This essay proposes that a regimen combining several natural agents – boswellic acids, phycocyanobilin (from spirulina), and salsalate (a delivery form of the phytochemical salicylic acid) – may have potential for controlling hyperalgesia, while posing less toxic risk.

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