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New formula Biofreeze offers even greater pain relief

Biofreeze has long been the #1 clinically used and recommended topical analgesic.  Now, though, it is even better. The enhanced formula is:

  • more natural than ever (uses no waxes, oils or petroleum),
  • 100% paraben-free, and available in both green and colorless versions.
  • Just like the old Biofreeze, the new version has no greasy feel or odor and won’t stain your clothes.

Is the change in Biofreeze really an improvement?

The manufacturer of Biofreeze was very cautious about changing the best-selling Biofreeze formulation.  Nothing was left to chance.
Development of the new formula involved more than two years of testing and refinement.  Finally, an extensive study validated the change:  4 out of 5 users preferred the new Biofreeze Pain Reliever.  It is an improvement.
If you are looking for fast-acting, penetrating, long-lasting pain relief, Biofreeze delivers.
Part of the reason is ilex, an herbal extract from a South American holly shrub.  Used traditionally by Paraguayan Indians to enhance the effectiveness of their medicines, today ilex is incorporated into various preparations worldwide to enhance health and wellness.
Who can benefit from Biofreeze?

The new Biofreeze with ilex helps provide quick and penetrating relief from:

  • arthritis pain,
  • back pain,
  • neck, hip and leg pain,
  • painful joints,
  • ankle or foot pain,
  • sports injuries,
  • muscle soreness or strain, or
  • shoulder and arm discomfort.

Biofreeze works for both acute and chronic pain.

How does Biofreeze help with acute pain?

For almost 20 years, patients and clinicians have relied on Biofreeze’s cryotherapy effects to manage the pain of bodily sprains and strains.  A recent study reported in theClinical Journal of Sports Medicine concluded that Biofreeze and ice both have the same effect in reducing blood flow.  Applied following an acute injury or after strenuous activity, they lower the metabolic demand on injured tissues and help reduce pain.
Biofreeze is used by health care professionals worldwide to aid in physical rehabilitation.  Pre-treating acute areas of muscle spasm, for instance, allows those muscles to relax more quickly, improving treatment response. By facilitating relaxation, Biofreeze aids in ultrasound treatments, massage, and rehab on many areas of the body.

In a similar way, many athletes rely on Biofreeze, using it before and after workouts to help relieve pain. Some will put a packet of Biofreeze into a dixie cup with water and freeze it to use as an ice massage.  Studies suggest that  combining Biofreeze with ice application accomplishes a greater reduction in blood flow (40%) than either used alone (26% to 28%).
Folks in general also turn to Biofreeze to help with sore muscles and general aches and pains. They find it lessens discomfort and helps restore strength, enabling a quicker return to daily activities. Interestingly, a study found that when Biofreeze gel was applied to one leg, blood flow was also reduced on the opposite leg, suggesting Biofreeze’s action has a systemic effect.  This is significant, since pain is regulated by the central nervous system.

Why use Biofreeze for chronic pain?

As valuable as Biofreeze is to those with acute pain, it may be doubly so for those who struggle with pain on a day in, day out basis.
Individuals with arthritis (and there are some 23 million of them in the USA alone) are among those who live with pain.  Because there are currently no cures for arthritis, sufferers seek ways to keep their pain manageable.  Often this means pain killers, with their potent side effects.  To these individuals Biofreeze offers an invaluable alternative, an approach to easing pain that is topical and without the complications that accompany oral pain killers.
What features does this new Biofreeze have?

The new Biofreeze is a unique, effective pain reliever formulated to provide a variety of benefits for therapy, pain relief, exercise/training and overall comfort.  It features:

  • easy application
  • quick penetration
  • enhanced and more natural formula
  • dye-free (colorless) option
  • 100% paraben-free
  • proprietary herbal blend
  • effective skin conditioners
  • greaseless and non-staining, with vanishing scent

Biofreeze pain reliever was developed without animal testing.  It is manufactured in the USA.
Biofreeze comes in gel, spray, roll-on and single-use applications.  Combine Biofreeze with Therabands for effective rehab following injury.

heart health

By Christina DeBusk|

healthy heartThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one out of every three adults in the United States, roughly 70 million people in total, currently has issues with high blood pressure.

While this statistic is scary enough, they go on to say that only a little over half (52 percent to be exact), have this potentially life-threatening condition under control. This may be contributing to the estimated 1,000 people a day dying of heart related conditions.
While there are some organs a person can live without such as your gall bladder and even one of your kidneys, the heart is one organ that is absolutely necessary in order to survive. That makes taking care of it and nurturing its health not only critical to having a long, healthy life, but to having a life — period. One way to help your patients do that naturally is with the help of chiropractic care.

Chiropractic for lower blood pressure

Many studies have found that regular chiropractic visits can help lower blood pressure, sometimes the equivalent a double dose of blood pressure medication.
One study conducted by the University of Chicago involved 50 individuals who had both high blood pressure and spinal misalignments in their neck area. After just one chiropractic treatment session which involved specialized adjustment of the C-1 vertebra, the individuals involved in the study had dramatically dropped blood pressures which stayed at these lower rates for as many as eight weeks. The researchers further noted that this “decrease was equal to taking two blood-pressure drugs at once.” The study points out some DCs feel so strongly about the positive effects of treating this one particular vertebra that they have limited their practice to just this portion of the spine.
Another study found similar positive blood pressure results and was published in the March 2015 edition of the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. In this case, 20 individuals were studied to determine what effect upper and lower cervical spinal manipulation had on their blood pressure and heart rate. After engaging in upper cervical spinal manipulation therapy, the researchers reported that the participants had lower systolic blood pressures. They also reported experiencing less pain upon conclusion of the treatment sessions.

Helping patients gain control

In some cases, people need medication to help control their blood pressure but, as you can see, chiropractic may also help keep it at lower and safer levels. Additionally, to help your patients get their blood pressure to healthier levels, the Mayo Clinic provides other suggestions for lowering blood pressure without using medication which include:

  • Losing weight if they weigh more than is healthy for their frame
  • Increasing their level of physical activity, aiming for at least one-half hour of exercise per day on average
  • Consuming a diet full of heart-healthy foods such as fruits, veggies, whole grains, and low-fat dairy
  • Decreasing salt intake by choosing foods lower in sodium, putting the salt shaker away, and limiting the amount of processed foods they consume
  • Drinking no more than one alcoholic beverage a day, or two drinks a day if they are a man under the age of 65
  • Stop smoking
  • Reducing the amount of caffeine they drink
  • Cutting their stress levels
  • The sooner they get their blood pressure under control, the better it is for their heart in both the short and long-term.

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