When you experience pain the first thing that occurs is a visit to your local pharmacy. There are a number of over the counter pain relievers that are listed as ‘natural pain relief products’ and these typically have a main ingredient source that comes from nature, but may be blended with a number of other compounds. This may not be a surprise to most, as many of the pharmaceutical medicines that we use today make use of the healing sources that nature has made available to us.
Some of the most popular natural pain relief products that you can find at a majority of the pharmacies are nature-based. Many people prefer a topical pain relief rather than in pill-form. Locating natural pain relief products should be easy, but if your current pharmacy does not carry them find an integrative pharmacy in your area. The top ten natural pain relief products that are the most popular today include:
Zostrix™: For the reduction of pain from arthritis, neuropathy and shingles. The active ingredient is capsaicin, the component that gives the ‘hot’ to chili peppers. It is thought to desensitize the nerve receptors. Nearing forty percent of the patients suffering from arthritis indicated a reduction of pain by fifty percent when using a topic cream that contained capsaicin. Migraine sufferers in a University of Oxford study indicated a reduction of the intensity of their cluster headache when placing the cream on the inside of their nostrils.
JointFlex OUT-PAIN™ A topical pain relieving cream that has been clinically tested. Greaseless and includes sulfate for conditioning the skin and Glucosamine & Chondroitin. Temporary relief of simple back ache, minor arthritis pain, bruises, tendinitis, sprains, strains and cramps.
Salonpas™ Arthritis Pain Patch: An FDA approved external pain patch with effectiveness confirm in clinical trials. Provides temporary relief for sprains, arthritis, simple backache, strains and bruises. Contains 3% menthol and 10% Methyl Salicylate.
Capzaisin-HP™: Also makes use of the capsaicin ingredient from chili peppers. Deep penetrating topical analgesic cream for the temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain associated with simple backache, arthritis, muscle strain, sprains, bruises, sprains and cramps.
Ultra Blue Topical Analgesic Gel Pain Reliever™, with MSM and Emu Oil: A topical gel using menthol. Also contains Lignisul MSM, Aloe Vera, Emu Oil, vitamin C, and herbs. For the temporary relief of muscle strains, backache, tendonitis and sprains.
Mobisyl Maximum Strength Arthritis Pain Relief Creme™, with Aloe Vera: Free of odors, greaseless and non-irritating. For the temporary relief of muscle and joint pains associated with arthritis, minor aches, simple backache, strains, sprains, bruises and neuralgia.
J.R. Watkins Pain Relieving Liniment Spray™ 96.5% natural with camphor and menthol. Inactive ingredients: Alcohol SD 38B (56%), Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Polysorbate 20, Thymol, Water. Made by the J.R. Watkins Company (J.R. Watkins Medical Company), since 1868. Provides quick relief from the discomfort of soreness, minor muscle pain, backaches and stiffness. This liniment is one of the first products made by the company and has been a popular best seller since its introduction.
Castiva Arthritis Pain Relief Lotion™: Warming topical lotion using capsaicin as the main pain relief ingredient. Deep penetrating and odor free, has a soothing castor oil base. Recommended use three to four times per day for temporary relief of minor aches and pains of joints and muscles associated with simple backache, bruises, arthritis, sprains and strains.
Elmore Oil Topical Pain Reliever™: The four natural ingredients in this shoulder and hip pain relief roll-on are Eucalyptus Oil, which penetrates deep into the muscle and brings instant pain relief; Tea Tree Oil, which penetrates deep into the joint area and begins the process of longer term pain relief; Vanilla, which improves circulation, which is an important part of the healing process and Olive Oil, which is the main ingredient of the product and soothes and penetrates deep into the muscles.
In reviewing the top 10 natural pain relief products, always confer with a primary health care provider before making any changes to your daily regiment, including the addition of any supplements and herbs.