The NIH (National Institutes of Health) makes the salient point that ‘chronic pain is a problem for more individuals in the United States than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer added together... (and) is the number one reason for long-term disability…’
Perry Antelman, maker of over-the-counter pain-relieving ointments, creams, and massage oils adds; ‘many over-the-counter topical pain-relieving creams and ointments use synthetic carriers that include ingredients such as benzyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, diglycol stearate, glyceryl monostearate, and petrolatum. These are inexpensive ingredients that don’t play as nice with a person’s skin. Natural oils, because they’re absorbed quickly, leave skin feeling soft and smooth.’
What does ‘play nice’ with your skin however, are topical remedies formulated from natural or organic oils. Let’s look at that.
Why Opt for Natural Topical Pain Relief?
One review revealed that long-term use of allopathic products such as acetaminophen contributed to bleeding in the digestive system, higher risk of heart attacks, and impaired kidney function. Other trusted sources show that long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs increases the risk of stroke, kidney failure, and stomach ulcers.
Conversely, essential oils have potent natural components that the body recognizes, accepts, and therefore penetrates readily and quickly.
Antelman confirms adding; ‘When essential oils such as eucalyptus, tea tree, clove, peppermint, and hemp are combined with common analgesics such as menthol and camphor, the pain relief felt is often enhanced… they interact with the peripheral nervous system…’
The result of natural topical pain relief preparations is exactly as described – pain relief, who doesn’t want that? Besides that, herbal remedies provide additional benefits to humans such as inherent antioxidant properties.
Supersalve’s entire range of organic, herbal ingredients meets the test o natural topical pain relief with every application. See for yourself. Visit the Superalve online store and treat yourself to whichever of the range appeals to you most!
Every family and office first-aid kit should have:
- Sports Rub for strained muscles joints, ligaments and tendons
- Ear and Nose drops for emergency earaches and sinus attacks
- Gum drops to help till you get to the dentist, and
- All Care balm for everything in between
NB: All SUPERSALVE products are completely free from petrochemicals and parabens
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