DuoFlex All Natural Topical Cream For Muscles and Joints
No SLS, Parabens, Urea or EDTA
DuoFlex Topical Cream is a pleasant smelling, non-staining cream, utilizing 5% Menthol, Cayenne and Peppermint Oil to provide an immediate warming/cooling sensation which overrides your pain while the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of Emu Oil, Arnica, Witch Hazel, MSM, Willow Bark, and other natural ingredients work to relieve 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, carpal 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 Pain Relief 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 increases 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. Our Original formula had 2.75% Menthol and we have upped that a bit to 5% for quicker relief.
What are the Key Ingredients?
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. Hemp oil contains low levels of C B D (cannabidiol) typically less than 25 parts per million (.0025%), while C B D oils are normally 85-97%.
Arnica Oil: 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.
Cayenne Extract: contains a compound called capsicum 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: pressed from a hybrid species of spearmint and water mint (Mentha aquatica). It has cooling, invigorating and antispasmodic proper ties to help with 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 and safe alternatives to No Carbomer-940, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Fragrance, ProÂpylparaben, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sorbitol or Triethanolamine. 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.
Xanthan Gum: 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.
Active Ingredient: Menthol 5%.
Other Ingredients: Water,Emu Oil, Aloe Leaf Juice, MSM, Hempseed Oil, Arnica Oil, Polawax, Glycerin, Leucidal Complete , Xanthan Gum, Witch Hazel Extract, Organic Sweet Orange Oil, 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
Directions: 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 Topical 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.
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. Can cause skin irritation. 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."
I feel this is a very good product for pain reduction. I am recovering from a shoulder injury and I feel the ingredients in DuoFlex have helped quite a bit with the achy pain I feel at times. The menthol and peppermint oil scent may be strong for some but I like it and the scent does fade over time. Great product.
I did not like the new formula
I did not like the new formula
Roy, so sorry that you don't like the new formula. Only things we changed out were the synthetic chemical preservatives and emulsyfiers and then upped the Menthol. Please feel free to return it for a refund.
I wish it came in the tube like it use to the jar is not convenient for my use
I’m only giving 3 stars because although this product helps my pain I am consistently getting product that is gritty not smooth as it should be. Customer service is good but it is something that should not happen to begin with.
May have to search for a comparable product.
Cynthia, we did have some problems on batches last summer because of one of the natural emulsyfiers. We have since fixed that issue and made amends with customers who had complaints. I will email you separately to see how we can regain your confidence. Dee Dee Mares
If only the product ingredients hadn't changed when it changed from the handy tube to the jar The tube DuoFlex was a definite 5 star and am still lookiing for a replacment. The new one disagreed with me. It has a weird smell now plus wasn't effective for the arthritis pain. Something in it reacted with my body chemistry and cannot use it at all. So sad as relied on the original formula. I wish an offer had been available to purchase the sample size to try like some of the other products instead of having to discard a very expensive regular size jar.
Nance - Please remember that we do have a money back guarantee on all products, but you must return the product to receive a refund. I have instead been able to put a $26.00 credit on your account which you can use on your next order. I am very sorry that you don't like the new product, it has all of the same ingredients as the old formula, except that all chemical preservatives and stabilizers have been substituted for natural, safe ingredients. The only actual additional ingredient is Peppermint Oil, so maybe that is what disagreed with you. Again, very sorry - many people are very happy with the new formula. Dee Dee
I have a torn rotor cuff awaiting a surgery sometime in the future. My sister sent me a sample several months ago to try out for controlling the pain. I followed the directions and began applying this product each morning right after getting up and in the night just before going to bed. I noticed a lessening of pain after about three days and now, after several weeks of use, I am able to move my arm with very slight pain. I know that only surgery will correct the main issue, but it is great not to have excruciating pain almost 24/7 now. Thank you for a great product.
We have always liked the product. The new form (with some missing ingredients) lacks some of the punch of the old version. Still like it though.
I've been wanting to try DuoFlex for a long time. I tried it once and did notice that it gave some relief. However, the smell is so strong that I haven't used it again. Very strong menthol combined with the other scents have changed my mind about using this product. Thank you anyway.
Jan - Please remember, we have a money back guarantee. I'd be happy to refund your cost for the product, just return the unused portion to me. Thanks. Dee Dee
My parents introduced me to this product and I fell in love. It doesn’t take pain away completely, but comes close to it. I love the cooling sensation and lasts a while. If you have never tried Emu Cream, you need to give it a go! My 10 year old gets growing pains and it takes that muscle pain away. She loves it also.
While I like the cream, I'm not sure I like it in the jar, which seems messy after the tube I've had before.
Helps relieve my muscle pain, and has a mild, pleasant scent