Joint and muscle pain comes in many forms and can strike anywhere. Maybe you worked out too hard at the gym and now you can barely move your legs. Maybe you fell asleep in a chair and woke up today with a stiff neck. Maybe you forgot to lift with your legs when you rearranged the furniture, and now you feel like you can barely straighten up your back. Maybe you ignored your arthritis, decided to knit those baby booties anyway, and now your knuckles are aching worse than they have in weeks. Whatever the cause of your pain, you want relief. You don’t want to wait half an hour or more. You want relief now. Biofreeze can help.
Biofreeze is a topical analgesic. The active ingredient is menthol, nature’s tried and true pain reliever. Menthol is a naturally occurring organic compound extracted from the mint plant. It’s the same ingredient found in cough drops. Its soothing property comes from its ability to stimulate cold receptors in the skin. It doesn’t actually change the temperature of the skin. It just tricks the skin cells into sending more cold sensations to the brain than warm ones. Pain and inflammation are associated with warm sensations, so replacing them with cold ones is how menthol relieves pain. It works in much the same way as ice, except that ice actually changes skin temperature whereas menthol just changes the sensation of skin temperature.
Biofreeze works like many other topical pain relievers, but it has two big advantages. Most ointments contain petroleum, aloe, waxes, or oils in their bases. These ingredients give the ointment a greasy feeling. When you apply these remedies to your body, they lay on the surface and have difficulty absorbing into the skin. This makes them messy and less effective to use. Biofreeze uses as its base an ingredient called Ilex to solve this problem. Ilex is derived from a South American holly plant, and it enables the menthol to absorb into the skin quickly and without a greasy feeling.
Most topical ointments also have an unpleasant smell. It can be so strong that it keeps you from using it. With Biofreeze, although you can smell the menthol when you first apply it, the Ilex base causes it to absorb quickly, and the smell disappears.
Pain is an inevitable. You need a proven method of relief that is simple, pleasant to use, and most of all effective. Biofreeze topical pain reliever is just that.