When you’re in pain, the last thing you want to think about is making a complicated decision about what pain reliever to reach for. That’s why we’ve developed this 2014 Guide to Topical Pain Relief -- so you know in advance what the best choice is for your type of pain.
You have lots of options when you’re hurting: pills, creams, supplements. You can even grab an ice pack or soak in a hot bath. And there are days when each of those options is viable. But some days, your best choice is topical pain relief. So let’s take a closer look at topical pain relievers…
Why a Topical Pain Reliever
Topical pain relief is a great solution to address your pain if you …
- Already take large numbers of pills. If you take several pills or supplements a day, the thought of having to swallow one more can feel like one too many. Plus, it can be easy to lose track of which pill you took, and when it’s time for the next one.
- Have a hard time swallowing pills. Many people have difficulty getting any pills or capsules down to begin with. For these people, swallowing a pain pill can feel as tortuous as the pain they’re trying to ease.
- Worry about side effects and/or overdosing. The pain killers you pick up at the drug store, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, have long lists of possible side effects. Sometimes, the symptoms and conditions they can cause are worse than the original pain. Also, since so many medications contain these active ingredients, it’s easy to unintentionally take more than you meant to, and risk an overdose.
- Need faster pain relief. Regardless of how “fast-acting” a pain pill claims to be, it’s still a pill. Which means you still have to swallow it, let it dissolve, make its way through your system, and then – finally – get some relief, after 15, 20, minutes, often even longer.
Topical Pain Relief Ingredients
There are 3 main types of ingredients in topical pain relievers, and each one works just a little differently.
- Counterirritants. These are a family of ingredients, rather than one specific ingredient. Counterirritants draw the body’s attention away from the source of the pain by creating another sensation – very often a cooling one. Menthol is a common, and highly effective counterirritant.
- Capsaicin. In a topical pain reliever, capsaicin “communicates” with nerves, decreasing the intensity of the pain you feel. It also generates a warming sensation, which makes it a counterirritant, as well as a pain reliever in its own right.
- Salicylates. These are similar to aspirin and, when absorbed into the skin, are reported to work similarly to aspirin taken orally.
Making the Best Choice for Topical Pain Relief
Now that you understand topical pain relievers, it’s time to choose one. But how, when there are so many options out there? Here are some things to consider:
- What is the topical pain reliever designed to do? If you have achy muscles, will it help them, or is it only geared toward joint pain? Or if your joints are stiff, does the product only address muscle soreness? The best topical pain reliever will be targeted enough to address your condition, but be versatile enough to relieve most of your aches and pains.
- How many active ingredients does the topical pain reliever have? And in what amounts? If the product you’re considering doesn’t have enough pain relievers– either in number of ingredients, or in effective amounts – you simply aren’t going to feel the results, no matter what they promise.
- What do the other ingredients bring to the table? This is one people often overlook, but it’s important. Because be assured, if an ingredient is in a product, even an inactive ingredient, there’s a reason for it being there. So, be sure to read the label. Are the inactive ingredients there just for show? Do they make it a pretty color, give it a pleasant scent, or just make it feel good if you rub it between your fingers? Or do the inactive ingredients support the active ingredients, in some way? The best topical pain reliever will have inactive ingredients that encourage absorption, that enhance the active ingredients, and that aren’t just superficial.
Soothanol X2 – The Best Topical Pain Relief by Any Measure
A multipurpose tool in your medicine cabinet, Soothanol X2 topical pain relief can help with achy joints, sore muscles, or just stiffness from sitting too long – or playing too hard. With both menthol and capsaicin, it brings a one-two punch, knocking out pain from the moment you start to rub it in. And even the inactive ingredients – specially chosen oils and other natural ingredients – have been handpicked and meticulously balanced to support the active ingredients that work to ease your pain. There’s not a wasted drop in the bottle.
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