The Functional Chocolate Company has launched Painfree Chocolate, crafted to help with everyday aches, pains and inflammation.

Painfree Chocolate contains a blend of natural ingredients like turmeric, white willow, arnica and hops extract, in a base of vegan, gluten-free and ethically sourced dark chocolate with a light chai flavor.

 "Whether you're a professional athlete or just someone who bent over to pick up a bag of groceries the wrong way, nearly everybody struggles with occasional aches, pains and inflammation," said Nicole Smith, CEO, The Functional Chocolate Company. "We created our newest bar because we believe there is a better way to help with those painfully common issues. The combination of proven natural ingredients, chocolate and a sweet chai flavor makes this bar the perfect treat to make every day feel a little bit better."

"More than 1 in 5 adults in America experience chronic pain," added Dr. Aimée Gould Shunney, scientific advisor to The Functional Chocolate Company. "I see them everyday in my office, and I'm always thrilled when I can find natural supplements that allow them to avoid or minimize their use of over the counter and prescription pain meds, all of which have potential negative side effects. The Functional Chocolate Company has taken turmeric, hops, boswellia, white willow, magnesium — many of my most reliable tools — and packaged them in its new Painfree Chocolate. As always, active ingredients are impeccably sourced and combined at clinically studied therapeutic doses. For me, this is an easy add-on for most anyone's chronic pain program."