What is Biofreeze?
Biofreeze was brought to the medical world by a health professional in 1991 who was looking for a solution to relieve his grandmother’s arthritic pain. Today, Biofreeze is a new formula that provides temporary relief for slight aches and pains of sore muscles and joints linked with simple back aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and strains. Biofreeze is classified as a topical analgesic, which facilitates through a counter-irritant mechanism. This infers the active ingredient in Biofreeze called methanol, creates a feeling that overrides pain signals to the brain and activates cold receptors in the skin to stimulate pain relief. This process is referred to as “The Gate Control Theory.” This theory correlates that nerve impulses from one stimulus and blocks the nerves containing pain signals to the brain. The Gate Control Theory is similar to the concept of bumping your head and your initial response is to rub your head which overrides the pain associated. This concept explains how motion fibers move faster than pain fibers in the body. Similar to an adjustment, which creates motion in a joint thus creating normal movement which helps alleviate pain in the body.
Active Ingredient in Biofreeze
Biofreeze pain relieving gel contains the active ingredient, Methanol. Methanol provides a cooling pain relief to activate the counter-irritant mechanism. Other beneficial ingredients to reduce pain and inflammation include aloe, arnica, and boswellia. Biofreeze can be used by children 2 years and older and by adults. Biofreeze should be applied no more than 4 times daily. Another important rule to remember is to never cover an area on the body that has been applied with biofreeze.
Forms of Biofreeze
Biofreeze can be found in all kinds of forms containing all the same ingredients. Biofreeze is available as a roll-on, spray, lotion, and gel. As a consumer of biofreeze, you have a wide range of products that can fit your application needs. Stop in for a sample packet!