My Secret Weapon for Fast Acting Pain Relief
Alright people, listen up! If you have ever suffered from backaches, arthritis, sore muscles and joints, sprains, stains or bruising, you NEED to know about Biofreeze® and what it can do for you. Normally I give you a nice little intro and lead up to what I am talking about, but I am cutting to the chase today. Why? Because Biofreeze® is nothing new to me! In fact, if you have been a reader for a while, you probably remember me mentioning it! Most recently I featured it on "My Office Essentials" post, but I've also shared it on "My Fitness Update" and "Happy People Just Don't Shoot Their Husbands"!
I was first introduced to Biofreeze® circa 2008 by the chiropractor I went to at that time. Yes, you got that right... I have been using it for almost 10 years!! Since then, Biofreeze® has been one of my purse staples - I don't go anywhere without it! Whenever I had runner's knee, it was key for my temporary relief, but injuries and soreness due to athletics isn't my main use of it...want to know what it is? HEADACHES! Yep. I put Biofreeze® on the back of my neck and let the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) grade menthol provide fast acting pain relief! (oh and it is free of parabens and propylene glycol, too!) *insert girl emoji with her hand cocked* I had athlete friends in college (you know...the real kind, not my measly excuse for a run, haha) and they were shocked to hear that I used Biofreeze® for headache relief...mainly just because they had never thought of that. I get headaches pretty regulary and don't have time for sick days. Biofreeze® helps so much, especially those days I have to tough it out at work!
There are several versions of Biofreeze® that you can buy. My favorite? The roll on! It's easy to carry and mess free! I just roll-on and get along with my busy schedule! More so than knee pain, I have back pain because 1) I have scoliosis and 2) I sit at a desk all day. Lower back pain can be THE WORST. Because of Biofreeze® it is so easy to go on living my day. I do use it for pain relief, but I also like to use it before yoga or a run, to invigorate my muscles pre-work out! I don't know...there's just something about the cooling effect it has that just makes my body feel good.
Interested in Biofreeze®, but want to know more? Its products are a safe and effective pain relief alternative because they are non-systemic, non-narcotic, and contain no NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), salicylates or addictive substances. Also, they don't require a prescription! I usually purchase the signature green, but is also available in colorless (dye-free) formats, is never tested on animals, and are produced in the United States. To find out where Biofreeze®is sold near you, check out this list.
Have you ever used Biofreeze®? Do you have any uses for it that aren't in the norm, like me? Do share!!
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