Freedom is a blend of eight all-natural herbs optimized for reducing inflammation in the body. I reviewed the scientific evidence and believe it combines the highest quality natural ingredients to deliver rapid, sustainable relief from chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is the primary culprit in all diseases, including joint problems.
A summary of the evidence for each ingredient I reviewed is below:
Evidence is mounting that cinnamon is an herb similar to turmeric in reducing inflammation.
Bromelain: A review of clinical studies found that bromelain’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties make it an effective treatment for the pain, soft-tissue swelling, and joint stiffness associated with osteoarthritis.
Turmeric: Curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) is one of the best known and heavily researched anti-inflammatory herbs. Evidence suggests it is effective at reducing many forms of inflammation including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies and workout-related pain. In 13 studies dietary curcumin intake resulted in improvement of at least 2 clinical measures (pain, stiffness, range of motion).
Devil’s Claw: Double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trials have demonstrated devil’s claw is effective treatment for reducing inflammation, improving mobility, and relieving pain in a variety of conditions. A 60-day study of 47 patients aged 65+ found patients reported dramatically decreased pain when taking a combination of devil’s claw, turmeric and bromelain.
Boswellia: Boswellia serrata extract (BSE) was studied in the longest clinical trial on patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. The end result, published in early 2019, was an improvement in physical and functional ability while also reducing pain and stiffness.
Ginger: Researchers observed ginger has an additive effect on osteoarthritis treatment by safely increasing the effects of painkillers.
Willow Bark: Willow Bark has anti-inflammatory properties and is especially effective in combatting joint pain. In the largest study to date, willow bark alone was roughly half as effective at reducing joint pain as the strongest anti-inflammatory drug on the market, but without any of the side effects.
Cayenne: Cayenne pepper contains a wide-range antioxidants that work at a cellular level and actually disarm free radicals that can lead to cellular inflammation. Capsaicin, found in cayenne pepper, triggers a biochemical reaction that is both analgesic (pain-relieving) and anti-inflammatory.
Freedom has the potential to alleviate chronic inflammation and pain. As with any supplement, consult with your personal physician to see if you would benefit from Freedom. While the ingredients have a strong safety profile, some people should not take any supplements that can further thin the blood.
Dr. Kim Langdon M.D.
Retired physician after 19-years of clinical practice