The Best Topical Pain Relief Remedies
Aloe VeraAloe vera is from a topical succulent plant and is used throughout the world for softening and healing the skin. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and helps relieve inflammation and dry skin. It also has the ability to pain relief for burns.1 Researchers in Mexico also found that aloe vera inhibits cyclooxygenase (COX-2). This is an enzyme that causes inflammation via the arachidonic acid pathway. This is a huge benefit to those who suffer from knee, back, shoulder or joint pain and are unable to take COX-2 drugs. 2 Studies have also shown that aloe vera contains the enzyme bradykinase, which breaks down bradykinin.3 Bradykinin is part of the body’s complex mechanism that causes painful inflammation.
Boswellic AcidsBoswellic acids are extracted from the herb Boswellia serrata, which have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine supports a wide range of health complaints ranging from rheumatism to menstrual pain. Boswellia is a natural remedy for inflammatory diseases, and Boswellia acids reduce swelling and pain in knee joints.5 A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled 90-day clinical trial showed that Boswellia serrata extract significantly reduced pain and swelling. It also increased knee flexibility in a group of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, when compared to a group that took a placebo. In addition, a recent meta-analysis that examined 20 supplements found that Boswellia demonstrated clinically important effects for pain reduction in the short term (1 year). 6
CapsaicinCapsaicin is the bioactive ingredient in cayenne peppers that make it hot. But it is also an FDA-approved important pain reliever. Capsaicin works by depleting levels of “Substance P” a neurotransmitter that sends pain messages to the brain. Capsaicin is a strong anti-inflammatory and is a common ingredient in topical pain ointments. In 206 studies with about 30,700 participants, researchers concluded that capsaicin has the potential to offer particularly good pain relief for individuals with nerve pain.7
Emu OilEmu oil is derived from the Emu bird, which is a native of Australian and the second largest living bird by height. It contains the essential fatty acids linolenic and oleic acid, which are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and hypoallergenic. In clinical studies involving the application of Emu oil to laboratory animals, researchers found that it has the ability to reduce swelling and inflammation. Emu oil may also help speed up wound healing from burns.8 Emu oil is readily absorbed into the skin, and is a wonderful moisturizer. It is also beneficial to people who have diabetic nerve pain.9
Green Mussel ExtractGreen Mussel Extract (GLM) doesn’t sound very enticing, but the Maoris of New Zealand included it in their daily diet and enjoyed good joint health as a result. Why? Because GLM is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, glucosamine, chondroitin and other compounds that support healthy joints. In a meta-analysis that examined 20 supplements for the support of joint pain, GLM was the only supplement that proved to improve joint pain when used between one and three years.10
Histamine DihydrochlorideHistamine Dihydrochloride is an active ingredient for topical analgesic use. This active ingredient relieves aches and pains caused by arthritis, simple backache, swelling, bruises, and muscle sprains. It comes from histamine, an organic compound produced by your body. When absorbed into the skin, histamine dihydrochloride acts as a natural vasodilator. This helps expand blood vessels to promote better blood flow. In turn, circulation improves around the affected area, which helps ease pain and inflammation.
Millions of people suffer from painful, stiff joints. Substantial evidence now shows that — despite the typical medical response to prescribe medication to reduce symptoms — exercise, a healthy diet, weight management, and nutritional supplementation can support a healthy skeletal system and alleviate the discomfort associated with weak joints and back pain. Additionally, it helps to use a topical ointment that contains proven ingredients to reduce your pain so you can continue to live a pain-free active life!
EffiHealth offers Raging Kakapo Pain Relief Cream, which is the only pain relief cream to combine Histamine Dihydrochloride and Capsaicin, two FDA-approved active ingredients for pain relief. Not to mention, Raging Kakapo also includes an exclusive, proprietary joint-soothing blend containing emu oil, green mussel extract, arnica montana, aloe vera, Boswellia serrata, Emu oil, glucosamine and other proven ingredients from Australia.