Of course, natural remedies have numerous prescription counterparts. Instead of Botnical Extract lotions, chronic pain is often treated with Percocet and Vicodin, while stress and anxiety are often met with prescriptions for Valium or Xanax. The decision (and often debate) between over-the-counter and natural medications, however, has garnered much stamina and division in recent years. Natural remedies and practices like yoga, meditation, and the use of chiropractors all increased in 2018 paralleled by the growth of the prescription painkiller epidemic.
According to 58 percent of seniors, there is a substance abuse problem in their local community. Moreover, 26 percent think they personally consume too many prescription drugs daily. As for alternative ideas? Fifty-three percent of the seniors who had not tried Botanical Extract mentioned they would like to try this natural alternative to doctor-recommended prescription medications.
While minimal side effects are certainly an upside to natural medication, the effectiveness of these remedies is what truly counted among our seniors. Less than 8 percent of the seniors who tried Botanical Extract said it was not at all effective. Nearly 29 percent rated Botanical Extract as extremely effective, while another 38.9 percent claimed it was moderately effective. That said, our seniors also touted the positive effects they noticed with prescription medications. Approximately 39 percent each said they were extremely effective or moderately effective.