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Why Ingredients Are Important

Why Ingredients Are Important

Natural Ingredients Now is the time everyone is trying to stick to their New Year’s resolutions. Make goals. Keep focused. Eat less. Drink more water. No fat. Less fat. More fiber. Paleo. Atkins, Weight Watcher’s and more. The advice and recommendations are endless everywhere you look. We research the most effective workout methods and angst over what foods and liquids to put in our bodies. But do we really know what we are putting on our bodies when it comes to relieving muscle pain, inflammation and soreness?

When comparing labels, many of the most popular muscle pain relief rubs or ointments being used today consist of water, petroleum and percentages of parabens – a literal kitchen sink of undesirable ingredients. With this thought in mind, here’s some insight about how natural ingredients when combined can be more effective and relieve fears of rubbing chemicals on your body to alleviate pain and muscle soreness.


Blood purifier and a Cox 2 inhibitor. Enhances flexibility and inhibits inflammatory chemicals.


Used of poor circulation and for pain caused by shingles, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other types of nerve pain and back pain.


Anti -inflammatory and analgesic liniment; controls cutaneous blood flow and muscle temperatures.


It relieves pain associated with muscle sores and pain due to arthritic joints, broken bones, sprains and tendon inflammation.

Black Pepper Oil

A modern (western) herbal medicine is recommended by herbalists to stimulate digestion, improve blood circulation, help arthritis and warm the body.


Arnica is currently used in liniment and ointment preparations used for strains, sprains, and bruises. Commercial Arnica preparations are frequently used by professional athletes.


As a powerful anti- inflammatory helping to neutralize substances that can cause cellular stress threats and providing immune system support.

MSM-Methyl Sulfonyl Methane

Clinical studies have concluded that of more than 18,000 patients who suffer from chronic pain, with 70% the pain either diminished or disappeared altogether.

Juniper Berry Oil

Helps to reduce inflammation, uric acid crystals and has a history of use for rheumatoid arthritis.


A cooling and counter irritant.


Stimulates nerve endings that relieve pain when applied to the skin. Used topically to increase local blood flow and as a “counterirritant,” reducing pain and swelling.

Cassis Oil



High in arctin, burdock also shows some muscle relaxing properties and the ability to detox tissue from heavy metals.

Clove Oil

It can be used to relieve pain and stress. Clove bud oil is derived from the clove tree, a member of the Myrtaceae family native to Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia.


A buffered niacin with a B Vitamin Complex helps boost microcirculation and alleviates skin stress.

Lemon Grass

Lemongrass, considered an analgesic, reduces pain and inflammation and helps relieve pain in muscles and joints. It also helps cure general body pain resulting from strenuous activities and athletics.

Ginger Heat Premium Muscle Rub is a powerful layered, synergistic blend of these quality natural herbal ingredients in contrast to the petroleum-based or prescription products that are currently available. Visit for additional information. Be informed when it comes to what you are putting in your body as you achieve your New Year’s resolutions.

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