Nutra Pharma announced it is developing a ‘military strength’ version of Nyloxin™, its over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication that is a “non-toxic, non-narcotic, non-addictive, non-steroidal and contains no aspirin or acetaminophen”. Registration has been filed to permit Nutra to market it directly to the U.S. military.
Overuse of prescription drugs (especially NSAIDs, which are “non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs”) is an issue in the military. In 2012 the National Institute on Drug Abuse stated, “heavy alcohol and tobacco use, and especially prescription drug abuse, are much more prevalent and are on the rise [in the military].”
Nyloxin™ isn’t the first cobra-venom-based pain reliever. According to the Nyloxin website, In ancient China, cobra venom was primarily used to treat cancer and arthritis. In India they also also used it as a tonic and aphrodisiac. Today, cobra venom is used primarily to control pain in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
“Nyloxin is supported by significant clinical evidence consisting of 46 human clinical studies and 20 pre-clinical studies documenting the effectiveness of cobra venom for the treatment of various types of pain, including cancer pain, chronic pain, neuralgia, and pain associated with parkinsons, arthritis, and herpes zoster.”