Frequently Asked Questions.
How soon will I feel pain relief? Step 1 DuoFlex Multi-Omega Gel caps give most people relief from inflammation within 3-4 days. However, depending upon the depth of deficiencies of EFA's in your system and in your diet it may take a couple of weeks before you notice results. Many people find that the changes are so subtle they don't recognize them until they suddenly realize that "aching spot" just doesn't ache like it used to – or they just did some activity or movement that "used to" make them hurt and now doesn't. But the results of the Multi-Omegas are so far reaching, wide-spread and long term that we shouldn't discount them because they take more time to work.
That's where Step 2 comes in. Applying the DuoFlex Topical Pain Relief formula will give you results within minutes. The Menthol will very quickly work to redirect your nerves to send an overriding message of "coolness" to the brain in place of the pain message it was sending. Then the Emu Oil and other ingredients will begin to relieve the inflammation, increase the blood flow and boost overall tissue health.
How often do I have to use these products? The DuoFlex Multi-Omegas should be taken once a day (2 gel caps) and it's best done 30 minutes before or 30 minutes after taking other supplements, medications or food to ensure the optimum absorption into the digestive track and blood system. DuoFlex Topical Pain Cream should initially be applied at least twice a day. Recommended before going to bed at night so that you can get a good night's sleep and first thing in the morning to get the blood flowing and the muscles loosening and relaxing. If you are experiencing continuous, deep pain apply the cream as needed up to 4 times in a 24 hour period. Additional application may cause skin irritation. The reduced pain and increased mobility from the cream will build over time. When you have achieved a plateau of pain relief – start to decrease the applications. Most people will find over time that they need less and less of the Topical cream (as long as they continue with the Gel Caps) and will only need to apply it if they overwork the area.
Are there any harmful side effects? This is our favorite question. To date there are no known harmful side effects from either of these products. There is one area of possible concern though that should be discussed with your Doctor. If you are taking any blood-thinners like Coumadin you should be aware that essential fatty acids can thin the blood as well as reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels. At these dosages the results will not be sudden – but you will want to share this information so that your Doctor can monitor changes and possibly decrease other medications over time. There are in addition many, many healthy side-effects.
• Improve skin, nail and hair condition
• Relieve constipation
• Increase energy levels
• Improve liver, kidney and gland function
• Improve behavioral attitude
• Strengthen immune system resulting in fewer infections and illnesses and spead wound healing • Improve digestive functions - reduce inflammation, bloating, allergies, autoimmune conditions and other problems related to "leaky gut"
• Improve nerve function – reducing tingling in arms and legs • Improve vision
• Higher insulin resistance
• Decrease risk of weight problems
• Decrease cancer risk
• Decrease cardiovascular risk
• Improve ability to cope with stress
• Increase lung function and tissue oxidation
Will this interact with any of my current medications? There are no known interactions however we do recommend that you check with your Doctor first. If you are taking anti-coagulants continue to test your blood levels regularly under your Doctors supervision because Essential Fatty Acids thin blood naturally. What do all these natural ingredients do? Emu Oil - the first and foremost natural ingredient in these applications has a number of properties. In Step 1 its naturally occurring Omega 3, 6 and 9 Fatty acids and ATP work to relieve inflammation from the inside-out (without the worry of mercury contamination and fish-burps that Fish Oils carry) as well as boost many other body functions to ensure greater overall health. In Step 2 it works the same to relieve inflammation and additionally as a superior trans-dermal delivery system to transport the other natural ingredients through the skin and into your system.
Arnica herb - commonly called leopard's bane. Arnica works by stimulating the activity of white blood cells that perform much of the digestion of congested blood, and by dispersing trapped, disorganized fluids from bumped and bruised tissue, joints and muscles. This homeopathic medicine has been used for hundreds of years to reduce inflammation and decrease pain.
Capsicum – genus of plants which produce fruit known as chili peppers. Seeds from the chili peppers contain a compound called Capsaicin which causes a warming sensation. Capsaicin works by depleting your nerve cells of a chemical called substance P, which is important for sending pain messages from trauma, arthritis and muscle or cartilage problems to your brain. Reduce substance P and reduce the pain signal.
Marigold Extract - contains a number of bioactive steroid-like compounds which have anti-inflammatory properties. A recent report indicated that pro-inflammatory mediators were inhibited by these compounds. The report further went on to report that these were attractive molecules to study as a potential anti-arthritic agent.
MSM (methyl-sulfonyl-methane) - an organic and naturally occurring form of sulfur. It is an essential mineral meaning one which your body cannot produce and must be brought in through diet. MSM plays an important role in tissue structure and cell permeability allowing oxygen into the cell and toxins out.
Willow Bark - contains salicylic acid which lowers the body's levels of prostaglandins, hormone like compounds that can cause aches, pain, and inflammation. Witch Hazel Extract – long used by Native Americans to relieve swelling and pain. Recent studies indicated that compounds isolated from witch hazel inhibited inflammatory mediators. When these "mediator compounds" were quelled, so was inflammation.
Do I have to use this product forever? Because of all of the health benefits to be derived from increasing your intake of Essential Fatty Acids we believe that you should consider taking the DuoFlex Multi-Omega Gel Caps forever or at least for an extended period of time. It is our greatest hope and we will look forward to working with you further to insure that through the short term use of the DuoFlex Topical Pain Relief Product and an increased focus on lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise and stress management you will not need to use the Topical Cream for long. You will probably always want to have some on hand for tough days, short term injuries or just to warm up muscles and joints before heavy activity. As you continue with your automatic delivery you will be able to adjust the amount of DuoFlex Topical Pain Cream shipped according to your specific needs.
Hear what our customers have to say!
I have been using Emu products purchased from Songline for over three years. Initially I got the pure Emu oil for tendonitis and elbow joint pain, both subsided in about 6 mos, applying morning and night. I have since used same for burns and surgical scars from skin cancer. Early this year I started with the DuoFlex 2 part, prior to foot surgery to remove bone spurs in both feet. I believe my recovery time was cut in half, walking rigorously in three weeks. My surgeon was quite impressed that a 63 year old who had been dealing with bone spurs for 20 years would make such a rapid recovery. I continue to take the triple omega and apply pure Emu oil to the scars which have all but vanished. I firmly believe in alternative therapies; acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal supplements etc.; proper balance diet to maintain an active lifestyle. I have meant to write to Songline for sometime, but have been quick to share my success with Emu products to family and friends, who have since enjoyed same.