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The 4 best allies for your muscles and joints
In this week's article we want to talk about one of our most popular products: Relax Gel.
This gel is ideal for relieving muscle and joint pain, also promotes circulation and refreshes the skin. All this is thanks to its 4 main ingredients: Aloe vera, Eucalyptus, Camphor and Mint.
Below we want to show you what benefit each of these ingredients brings to our body.
One of the most significant properties of Aloe vera is his anti-inflammatory effect. This plant also acts as an analgesic. The combination of both properties makes it a perfect ally during the treatment of different conditions such as rheumatism, osteoarthritis or arthritis.
It contains anthraquinones which are natural analgesics and contain an anti-inflammatory component.
The anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptus can be used externally for the treatment of pain caused by rheumatic and muscular diseases. The main components with anti-rheumatic properties are eucalyptol (the most abundant component of the essential oil, and the one that also gives it its antiseptic properties), thymol and gentísico acid.
Its richness in tannins (gallic acid) and flavonoids (quercetin, quercitrin) are responsible for the bacteriostatic properties.
It has been proven that eucalyptus essential oil has an important activity within the muscular and articular field. Since these oils have miraculous properties to combat muscle tension, tiredness and pain. In this way, it gives the person the power to move forward despite having had a strenuous day's work, a strong workout or tired legs. It is also a powerful natural anti-inflammatory, which can significantly reduce inflammation especially joint and muscle.
Camphor is a semisolid, crystalline, waxy substance with a strong, pungent, pungent odor. It is found in the wood of the camphor tree Cinnamomum camphora, a huge perennial tree native from Asia, and in some other trees of the Lauraceae family. It can also be synthesized from turpentine oil. It is used as a balm and for other medicinal purposes.
Its taste is somewhat bitter, like that of mint, is slightly refreshing and its aroma is special. At the time of application in certain areas can feel a numbness or drowsiness, as the camphor has analgesic properties.
One thing we usually don't know about camphor is that it is quickly absorbed through the pores of the skin.
Among other things, camphor is good for:
- Improve blood circulation.
- Relieve joint pain (e.g. for people with rheumatism or arthritis).
- Reduce pain on blows, sprains, and bruises.
- Deflate muscles.
Peppermint essential oil gives a refreshing sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can alleviate muscle pain when used topically.
Not only is mint one of the oldest herbs in Europe that has been used for medicinal purposes, other historical accounts date its use to ancient Chinese and Japanese traditional medicine. It is also mentioned in Greek mythology when the nymph Mentha was transformed into a herb by Pluto who had fallen in love with it and wanted people to appreciate it for years.
The health benefits of peppermint essential oil, as well as the many uses of peppermint oil have been documented as far back as 1,000 B.C. and have been found in several pyramids in Egypt.
Muscle Pain Relief: Peppermint Essential Oil is a natural analgesic and a very effective muscle relaxant. It is especially useful for relieving back pain, muscle aches, and for turning off a tension headache. One study shows that topically applied peppermint oil has benefits for relieving pain associated with fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.
Relieves joints: When joints are sore, applying a little peppermint oil can cool the muscles just like an ice bath, but keep you warm and dry.
In addition to the active ingredients, the medicinal properties of peppermint as a disinfectant and healing agent are also added.
The combination of these ingredients make our Relax Gel a quality product, ideal for people who do sport or have an active lifestyle.