“Seriously though, what do they put in Mara Moja?”
This was the tweet that made student doctor @mmmicheni publish a whole Twitter thread on why Mara Moja generally just works. If you’ve felt faster or better relief using Mara Moja compared to other painkillers, here’s why.
For context, the kawaida, normal Panadol contains 500mg of Paracetamol alongside a bunch of other smoll-smoll ingredients.— My Doctor 🇿🇦 (@mmmicheni) February 28, 2021
The downside of this is that it relieves PAIN but doesn't necessarily deal with the INFLAMMATION that is an important part of your pain.— My Doctor 🇿🇦 (@mmmicheni) February 28, 2021
Yaani, Paracetamol serves an analgesic role but not an anti-inflammatory one, you understand?
The reason you're in pain isn't because you're just "in pain"; it's cause the muscle tendons at your shoulder are inflamed/ "on fire".— My Doctor 🇿🇦 (@mmmicheni) February 28, 2021
So when you take PCM, it deals with the "pain" but doesn't really deal with the pain, y'know what I'm saying?
Diclofenac is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID for short.— My Doctor 🇿🇦 (@mmmicheni) February 28, 2021
it's primary role is to reduce inflammation, ok? to turn down the heat.
and let me tell you Maina, it does this role veeeeeeeery well. 😅 pic.twitter.com/UaSpaJ9lIB
So Mara Moja comes in carrying that solid Paracetamol Power, that badass Aspirin Ability (Aspirin is also an NSAID, btw) (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, ie), & to top it off, some of that good-good Caffeine Content. pic.twitter.com/cqem6CJj78— My Doctor 🇿🇦 (@mmmicheni) February 28, 2021
that is, the Paracetamol works on brain pathways, Aspirin reduces inflammation, then caffeine tells the organ to stop feeling pain.— My Doctor 🇿🇦 (@mmmicheni) February 28, 2021
the pain is just zimwa'd like "shhh, it's okay" pic.twitter.com/mXgeoJFGFT