DuoFlex All Natural Topical Cream For Muscles and Joints
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DuoFlex All Natural has all the great ingredients in the original Topical Pain Relief Cream that you loved and none of the ingredients you didn't. Still the same pleasant smelling, non-staining cream, utilizing Menthol (increased to 5%), Cayenne and now Peppermint Oil to provide an immediate warming/cooling sensation to override 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 from the original formula 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."
This lotion that I apply morning and night seems to help my lower back pain.
Dee Dee - Thanks Bev. Always happy to hear we are helping relieve pain.
Love the product. The relief it provides is amazing. The little gritty granules were a surprise . The fragrance is just right.
Dee Dee - Hey Lynn, sorry about those grains. We have since changed to another natural emulsifier with a lower melting point so - no more grains. Work in progress.
Have used this product for a few years and it helped my pain and have recommended this to numerous other people with pain .
Dee Dee - Appreciate the comments Karle. Be well.
I like the smell, feel, and helps with aches. But, different to NZ ZBalm, therefore, will continue to use to see results. Thank you for customer service.
Dee Dee: Thanks for the customer service comment. Much appreciated.
It doesn't work for pain. The old product was better.
Dee Dee: Hey Mo, sorry you don't like the new product. It is a work in progress - we are making changes according to customer comments. We have upped the Menthol and Cayenne since your order and it is now stronger. I will send you a new jar to try. Thanks for letting us know.
Just started using the newly reconfigured DuoFlex cream. So far I am not impressed. I really miss the original formulation. For me it seems more effective.
Dee Dee: Diane - I am sending you a jar from a new batch. We have upped the Menthol and Cayenne and think we have it right now. Please remember - you can always return products if you really aren't happy.
I love the new scent - and it works!
I used the original formula before. I like this formula better. It smells nicer. Seems to work pretty well.
DuoFlex pain relief cream is very effective for my arthristis discomfort. I apply the cream at bedtime to help with a good nights sleep.
Love this to relieve nerve damage pain on my arms and other joints.
It works! My husband notices relief almost immediately after application. I get 'some' relief, granted my osteoarthritis is further advanced.
I have been using the DuoFlex relief cream for a couple of years, and it has been great with handling pain from arthritis and torn meniscus in my knees. Highly recommend it.