We’ve teamed up with PanaNatra to help you live life to the fullest by managing mild pain with naturally derived pain relief products this winter and beyond.
There’s a lot to love about winter. Cosy knits, chic coats and extra-hot coffees evoke feelings of warmth and snugness, and I’m already looking for an excuse to wear slippers at all times. The colder months are approaching, and this time of year puts our health front and centre as we prioritise supporting our immune systems through an increase in illness, pain, stiffness, and aching joints.
Managing pain can really take it out of us as we try to push through the day. Different things work for different people, but sometimes trying to keep healthy in winter becomes a pain in and of itself. Sarah Smith, fitness trainer and influencer, knows that struggle all too well.
Pain Relief For a Busy Life
“Having little niggles or injuries can be a massive inconvenience when I have the little ones and schedules to meet,” Smith told POPSUGAR Australia.
“My job is physically demanding and simply just feeling fresh and active to get about my day. These setbacks can affect my deadlines for filming workouts and ability to perform these activities properly.”
When it comes to managing her pain, Smith prioritises natural remedies and products with plant-based actives before anything else.
“I’ve always had natural remedies come first before I look to alternatives. I’ll try almost any natural method of pain relief to help look after my body.”
Science Hundreds of Years in The Making
She’s not alone. It’s estimated 88% of all countries are using natural medicines. On top of that, over 40% of pharmaceutical formulations are based on natural products. In fact, evidence exists that medicinal plants have been used for 60,000 years. PanaNatra marks the first naturally-derived pain relief product to be launched globally by the makers of Panadol, Haleon, but it’s still grounded in science.
According to Haleon’s Elena Pintado, the Haleon team focused on scientific evidence in conjunction with traditional usage when it came to selecting the ingredients that make up PanaNatra.
“The Haleon research and development teams locally and globally explored 80 different formulations when developing PanaNatra. The range incorporates effective combinations of naturally derived ingredients,” Pintado says.
“These ingredients are scientifically tested or traditionally used to help relieve pain which would be relevant for Australian consumers who are looking for naturally-derived products for their pain.”
“If I have discomfort from training or any niggles, I try cold plunges, saunas, deep tissue massage… as well as naturally derived pain relief,” Smith says, pointing to natural methods with scientific backing.
Obviously, pain comes in many forms and can impact our mood, our ability to complete tasks and even sleep. So, PanaNatra sports a range of products to tackle muscle pain, mild joint pain and pain that impacts sleep.
Nature is Key
Sarah uses naturally derived pain relief to help her relieve her mild pain holistically. According to her, this approach ultimately helps her live life to the fullest.
“We put so much focus on our family having a well-balanced and nutritious diet with fresh organic produce and we take the same approach to pain relief methods,” Smith said.
“We get out what we put into our bodies and how we relieve them. It’s important to be mindful of what’s in the food we are eating and the products we consume and use. The same goes for the medications and health methods on the market.”
We’re all becoming more aware of what we put in our bodies. It’s comforting to know that pain relief using plant-based actives exists, following a 60,000-year-old trend. And, while everyone experiences pain differently, it’s crucial to take pain management seriously because it ultimately affects our entire lives.
As Sarah puts it, “I want to experience life to its full potential feeling my absolute best.”
Get the new PanaNatra range in stores now to help unlock your full potential by managing mild pain with naturally derived active ingredients.
PanaNatra is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding people. All Panadol products contain paracetamol. All PanaNatra products do NOT contain Paracetamol.
Always read the label and follow the direction for use. Incorrect use could be harmful.
This article originally appeared on POPSUGAR Australia.