Biofreeze Pain Relieving Gel with Soothing Menthol, 4-Ounce (Pack of 2)
- Contains an ILEX base, and a herbal extract for a quick onset , deep, long lasting, pain relief
- Has been shown to help decrease the aches and pains of daily life
- Greaseless, stainless, and has a vanishing scent
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I have a rheumatic condition and a pinched nerve on my neck causing carpal tunnel/median nerve/ulnar nerve pain, shoulder pain and joint pain/arthritis. I went ahead and bought the best selling products in the pain relief category along with cold pads, warm pads, a new mouse, computer gloves, a traction device + pillow, and supplements; each of them carefully researched. I've been using them on a daily basis for a little over a year now. If anyone's interested, I will keep the review updated with my progress.
Update: Months after I wrote this review I also tried Topricin so I'm updating the review to include it in the list since it has a different (homeopathic) approach on pain relief.
List of INGREDIENTS as of July 2014
Note: The ingredients list has been updated. No more Parabens! (Thank you, Biomax!)
Water (Aqua), Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Esters, Steareth-20, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM/DMSO2), Glucosamine Sulfate, Ethoxydiglycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Cetyl Myristoleate, Pentylene Glycol (and) Sea Whip Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Dimethicone, Ammonium Acryloyl-Dimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
Note: This is the latest version of Biofreeze.
The new formula uses 4% natural menthol, as opposed to 3.Read more ›
Ingredients of cheaper "biofreeze" purchased here: Menthol 3.5%, carbomer, FD&C blue #1, FD&C yellow #5, glycerine, herbal extract (Ilex paraguariensis), isopropyl alcohol USP, methylparaben, natural camphor USPZ (for scent), propylene glycol, silicon dioxide, triethanolamine, purified water USP.
Ingredients of Biofreeze from my doctor's office: Menthol 4.0%, aloe Barbadensis leaf extract, arnica Montana flower extract, arctium lappa root (burdock) extract, boswellia carteri resin extract, calendula officinalis extract, carbomer, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, camphor usp, glycerin, ilex paraguariensis leaf extract, isopropyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) leaf extract, silicon dioxide, tocopheryl (vitamin E) acetate, triethanolamine, purified water usp, blue 1, yellow 5.
I hope this helps someone.
It's not to bad but not strong enough...
Guess if you are just a bit sore it could be ok but if you have some more severe pain,say in your joints, it doesn't really do much.
I've tried loads of herbal and other stuff over the years,mainly on my knees but also on my lower back and there is some good stuff out there...
I like Flexall Super Strength(similar price..) much better...
Flexall has 16% Menthol while this here only 3.5%.
It also wears off after 15 minutes while Flexall lasts much longer..
"ZEN spray" (all natural..) is also quite good and in any regard better than this.
Or "Traumeel"-that's the best anyway..
I don't like the (artificial) colour and the strong alcoholic smell...
In the end everybody must find what works best for them...
I specifically want the arnica ingredient because I believe it makes my relief last longer. I will not purchase this inferior product again from Amazon.
Sometimes when pain wakes me, I use this stuff and I can get back to sleep. I am pushing 80, and I don't expect miracles.
My son's physical therapist used this after he had permanent nerve damage to a leg that was broken and had to be put together with screws. My son tried the Icy Hot and it burned his damaged nerves so badly that he was close to tears.
So I got him some Biofreeze and since it was a two pack I kept one for myself. What a miracle pain reliever! I was absolutely shocked at the difference between this and Icy Hot. The Biofreeze eliminated all pain for a long time! Wish I had known about Biofreeze years ago.
A little Biofreeze goes a long way and the odor goes away after say 10 minutes. Biofreeze supposedly contains an ingredient that Icy Hot does not that makes the smell go away quickly. It is basically a menthol like smell, nothing horrible, just strong.
I like the texture of the Biofreeze too. More like a true gel. The Icy Hot was creamy and messy.
Biofreeze supposedly has a special ingredient to make it gentle on skin and nerves, which is why my son was able to use this and not Icy Hot.
I was so glad to find that Amazon sells Biofreeze! It is not available in any stores, pharmacies or even special surgical and medical supply stores anywhere near me. Apparently local physical therapists use it but don't sell it to the public.
I never thought this kind of virtually immediate pain relief existed. I would highly recommend this!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great stuff, warms and loosens aching muscles and joints. Smell is a bit powerful, but works good.Published 1 day ago by Reader Girl
Excellent product! A necessity for me as I suffer with chronic neck pain. I will be reordering.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
This gel is like other pain relieving gel's out there like Icy Hot, however it has a more pleasant smell. It works pretty well. Read morePublished 4 days ago by AvaRoo
This gel is a wonderful product to keep your muscles relaxed. You can also use it with ice for even better results.Published 4 days ago by Bill
This is a necessity for pain relief! You can't go wrong with this tube of Biofreeze pain relieving gel. It works great for hands-on massaging onto large muscle areas. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Dab it on for the best results. It really helps the pain, and the scent is not lasing or overwhelming.Published 11 days ago by Michael T. Poore
Gives me some immediate, although short-lived, relief from arthritis in my knee/leg. Very easy to use and carry with me for application when needed.Published 11 days ago by Lee