Chondroitin – a key component occurring naturally in connective tissue that helps the body maintain fluid and flexibility in the joints. It has been widely studied over the last 20 years, and researchers have found that it may reduce pain and enhance mobility by reducing inflammation and increasing the quality and volume of new cartilage.
Methyl Salicylate (a.k.a. Oil of Wintergreen) – an organic ester naturally produced in many plants, but particularly in wintergreen. It is well known as a flavoring in chewing gum and mints, a fragrance for various products, and an antiseptic in mouthwash, but it’s most commonly known for its ability to provide significant relief from pain when applied topically. When applied, it causes the capillaries to dilate and increase circulation to the affected area, and once absorbed by the body, it’s metabolized into salicylic acid, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to ease aches and pains.
Gum Spirits of Turpentine – a natural resin obtained from pine trees that has been used medicinally and as a topical remedy applied to the skin to treat sore muscles and joints since ancient times. It’s primary use is as a counter-irritant that provides temporary relief of aches and pains associated with back aches, arthritis, and strains and sprains of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue.
Camphor – a waxy material derived primarily from the wood of the camphor laurel tree through steam distillation and purification. Camphor is readily absorbed through the skin and stimulates nerve endings to produce either a cooling or warming sensation and acting as a local anesthetic and antimicrobial. It has been used since ancient times to treat strains, swelling and inflammation and provide pain relief.
Menthol – a natural, organic compound found in the essential oils of mints such as peppermint and spearmint that is commonly used to add flavor and aroma to chewing gum, toothpaste and mouthwash. The combined cold and hot sensation of menthol used topically provides relief to sore muscles and joints by stimulating temperature receptors in the skin that are associated with an analgesic (pain relieving) effect and causing a pleasant sensation that counteracts pain. Studies indicate that menthol based topical analgesics are up to 63% more effective than ice at reducing pain in both immediate and delayed onset muscle soreness due to strenuous activity.
Emu Oil – a highly effective pain relieving agent long used by Australian Aborigines to treat bone, muscle and joint disorders. With high levels of linoleic acid, it promotes healing, eases pain, and reduces inflammation in injured or stressed areas while contributing to overall skin health. Emu oil penetrates deep through the skin to deliver essential bio-nutrients necessary for new cell generation while increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation. It is commonly used by athletes and individuals with arthritis because it delivers instant relief to affected areas, maximizes healing benefits and penetrates deeply to activate sensory receptors that help block pain signals.
Coconut Oil – exhibits essential properties for directly fighting pain as well as protecting the skin. Coconut oil is scientifically documented to reduce pain and inflammation while lubricating muscles and joints and increasing blood supply to the affected areas. In doing so it has the effect of reducing localized pain and swelling while alleviating pain associated with muscle, tendon, joint and soft tissue soreness.
Hemp Extract – Our cannabinoid rich full spectrum, total plant complex hemp extract is infused into the cream and includes a full profile of cannabinoids, terpenes, plant sterols and phytonutrients from the cannabis plant. This cannabis infusion is scientifically documented to have both analgesic (pain relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties, making it the perfect complement to enhance the effectiveness.