Hempseed Oil: contains all of the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids that are necessary for human life and possesses powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Arnica Extract: 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.
Witch Hazel Extract: contains chemicals called tannin which help reduce swelling, help repair broken skin, and fight bacteria.
Capsicum: a compound found in chili-peppers which causes a warming sensation. It 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 Flower 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.
Peppermint Oil: Peppermint is a hybrid species of spearmint and water mint (Mentha aquatica). It has cooling, invigorating and antispasmodic properties to help with those muscle cramps. Studies have also shown that peppermint oil applied topically has pain relief benefits associated with fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.
Feverfew Extract: reduces pain and inflammation throughout the entire body. It does this by preventing the release of inflammatory substances that initiate and lengthen inflammation inside body tissue.
Nettle Extract: Reduces inflammation, aches and pains of osteoarthritis. A German study shows that hox alpha, an extract of stinging nettle leaf, contains an anti-inflammatory substance that suppressed several cytokines in inflammatory joint diseases.
Roman Chamomile Flower Oil: not only reduces inflammation, but also cleanses and
moisturizes the skin while soothing irritation.
Willow Bark: contains salicin which your body converts to salicylic acid which lowers the body's levels of prostaglandins, hormone like compounds that can cause aches, pain, and inflammation.
What are these other ingredients?
While all of the key ingredients above work to relieve pain and inflammation, the following naturally derived ingredients help to make the product appeal to your senses of smell and feel; keep it stable and free of microbes. We searched to find natural alternatives to
No Carbomer-940, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Propylparaben, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sorbitol or Triechlanolamine. The following ingredients were our choices to make this product look and feel like the original formula:
Emulsifying Wax NF- we use Polawax, an optimized combination of vegetable-derived emulsifiers and stabilizers conforming to the National Formulary (USA) and recognized as safe by regulatory authorities around the world.
Glycerin - we use vegetable glycerin a naturally occurring fatty alcohol compound that increases the glide and slide of the cream
Leucidal Complete: mixture of antimicrobial peptides derived from the lactic acid bacteria, Leuconostoc kimchi which is one of the microorganisms that make up Korean fermented cabbage and from fermenting Cocos nucifera (Coconut Oil) with Lactobacillus. This combination provides broad-spectrum activity to protect the products against bacteria, yeast, and mold.
FSS Phytomulse Amaranth: helps to blend and hold the oils and water based ingredients together in suspension. It is a blend of cetearyl alcohol (a fatty alcohol, non-irritating and beneficial for skin) and glyceryl stearate (a lipid or oil) sourced from coconut palm oil and Amaranthus (South American plant) which is prized in the skin care industry for its unusually high anti-oxident rich squalene content.
Tapioca Starch: is used as a natural thickening agent to help produce a light cream
Organic Sweet Orange Oil: essential oil used as a natural fragrance which stimulates cheerfulness while simultaneously calming, making it an ideal mood enhancer and relaxant.
Organic Pink Grapefruit Oil: a bright, uplifting essential oil used for its fragrance. We especially like the blend of citruses and peppermint which makes your DuoFlex application an uplifting cool treat.
Dermofeel PA-12: complex salt compound which acts as a natural chelating agent (which helps to bind metals in the water) keeping the product more stable.This material is fully neutralized and has a pH of ~12. It acts synergistically in combination with cosmetic
Active Ingredient: Menthol 3.75%.
Other Ingredients: Inactive Ingredients: Water,Emu Oil, Aloe Leaf Juice, MSM, Hempseed Oil, Arnica Extract, Emulsifying Wax NF, Glycerin, Leucidal Complete , FSS Phytomulse Amaranth, Tapioca Starch, Witch Hazel Extract, Organic Sweet Orange Oil, Xanthan Gum, Peppermint Oil, Dermofeel PA-12 , Cayenne Extract, Organic Pink Grapefruit Oil, Feverfew Extract, Marigold Flower Extract, Nettle Extract, Roman Chamomile Flower Oil, Willow Bark Extract
DuoFlex All Natural Topical Cream is for external use only. Recommended use is at least twice a day to start. First thing in the morning to warm muscles and tissue and increase mobility, last thing before bed to reduce pain and ensure a good night sleep.
You may apply additionally during the day as needed but not to exceed 4 times daily or skin irritation may result. While some ingredients work toward fast pain relief; other ingredients and the emu oil itself work toward longer-lasting relief of inflammation. These results will build over repeated use and you will find yourself able to cut back in time. But remember your goal is to "Break the Pain Cycle". Use this product enough to do so.
In time you may only need to use the cream when you overwork yourself. For severe pain apply lightly once to open skin pores and reapply 10 minutes later.
If you are applying DuoFlex Topcial Cream to your hands for pain relief keep your hands away from your eyes, soft tissue and open wounds for 5 - 10 minutes by which time it will be fully absorbed.
If you are applying DuoFlex Topical Cream to other parts of your body it is recommended that you wash your hands with cool water after applying to prevent accidentally rubbing your eyes.
Children under 12 years of age - ask a doctor.
Do not use on wounded, damaged or irritated skin. When using this product avoid contact with eyes or mucous membranes. Do not bandage tightly and do not use with an electric heating pad. Stop use and ask a doctor if you experience a rash and/or a reaction, condition worsens, or if symptoms persist for more than 7 days or clears up and occurs again within a few days.