Biofreeze - the #1 clinically recommended brand
BiofreezePain Relieving products are the most widely-used and confidently- recommended products by hands-on health professionals for over 15 years. It is the pain reliever of choice for chiropractors, podiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, massage therapists and athletic trainers.
Biofreeze Pain Reliever offers temporary relief of minor aches and pains related to:
• Back, Shoulder, and Neck strains
• Ankle, Knee, Hip and Elbow joint discomfort
• Muscle sprains and strains
Biofreeze works using the principle of cryotherapy which creates a cooling sensation that is transmitted through the nerve endings to the brain. It transmits at speed faster than most pain sensations or warming sensations. Unlike icing an area, Biofreeze allows blood to continue to flow to the area so that it can be naturally repaired.
How biofreeze works
Whether it's an overworked muscle, a chronically achy back or the fitful discomfort of arthritis, pain is indiscriminate.
Biofreeze is a topical analgesic that uses the cooling effect of menthol, a natural pain reliever, to soothe minor muscle and joint pain. It penetrates quickly, offering relief through cold therapy. For this reason, it's especially effective for use in conjunction with hands-on health care such as chiropractic, massage and physical therapies, and podiatry.
Biofreeze invest considerably into scientific research in order to best understand how to help people relieve pain. The science behind Biofreeze is a dual approach to pain relief, based on the following theories.
The Gate Control Theory
As outlined in 'The Science of Pain', special receptors are responsible for sending pain signals to the brain by way of the spinal cord. When Biofreeze is applied to a painful area, it's thought to create a cold sensation that overrides these pain signals.
Stimulation of Cold Receptors
When Biofreeze is applied, menthol binds with temperature-sensitive receptors in the skin. Activating these receptors is thought to modulate pain signals through the body's natural pain relieving systems. This mechanism works similarly to ice, but with additional benefits.