DuoFlex - Emu Oil Pain Relief Cream - Original Formula
DuoFlex Topical Pain Relief Cream (4 oz) glides over your skin, spreading a pleasant smelling, non-staining formulation for fast and long-term pain relief. Menthol and Capsicum provide an immediate warming/cooling sensation which overrides pain sensations while the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of emu oil, arnica, witch hazel, MSM, willowbark and other natural ingredients start to work relieving inflammation for long term relief.
Testimonials show fast pain relief from osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, knee pain, lower back pain, neck pain, chronic muscle pain, joint pain, fibromyalgia pain, headache pain, bursitis, tendonitis, carpel tunnel, sprains, strains and bruises.
Pure Emu Oil research indicates that emu oil has powerful trans-dermal properties which allow it to be absorbed through the skin and carry other ingredients deep into the body tissue.
What is the Active Ingredient?
The FDA has approved menthol as a topical pain analgesic. Menthol crystals are distilled from the oil of the Peppermint and other members of the mint family. When applied to an affected area Menthol rapidly creates a cooling sensation in the skin, tendons, and muscles; overriding and replacing the pain message your nerves were carrying to your brain. While this initially "masks" the pain - Menthol also causes dilation in the blood vessels that carry blood to the area increasing blood flow and reducing swelling. The more blood that reaches an injured area the more nutrients and oxygen are made available to assist the healing process and the more toxins can be carried away.
What do these other key ingredients do?
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.
Emu Oil: powerful trans-dermal properties which allow it to be absorbed through the skin and carry other ingredients deep into the body tissue as well as antiinflammatory properties.
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 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.
Active Ingredient: Menthol 2.75%.
Other Ingredients: Aloe Vera Concentrate (Whole leaf), Arnica Extract, Blue Bottle Extract, Caspicum, Olearesin, Carbomer-940, Diazolidinyl Urea, Emu Oil (16%), Fever Few Extract, fragrance, Limetree Extract, Marigold Extract. Methylparaben, MethylSufonylMethane (MSM), Nettle Extract, Propylparaben, Purified Water, Roman Chamomile Extract, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sorbitol, Triechlanolamine, Willow Bark Extract, Witch Hazel Extract.
DuoFlex 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 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 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.
Warnings: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.