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Aches and Pain Salve for DOMS

November 28th, 2012

Have you ever had some muscle soreness and wondered why, then the next day you realize you may have worked out too had at the gym. this phenomenon is called DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness. It’s most frequently felt when you begin a new exercise program, change your routine or increase the intensity of your workouts. This is simply your body’s natural response to exertion.

DOMS is the result of microscopic tearing of your muscle fibers. The amount of tearing depends on the length and intensity of your exercise workout, and can be from any kind of sport, activity or motion. The reality is that eccentric muscle contractions seem to cause the soreness. You get this doing motions like running downhill, lowering weights (e.g. bicep curl), or the downward motion of squats. Muscles forcefully contract while they are lengthening. while your body repairs these tears, new fibers grow and build on the existing tissues – which is what causes muscle growth.

You can either wait out the pain, which may go away on its own in 3 to 7 days, or use a salve. Research has shown that a sports massage can help soreness and swelling. Massage will aid in circulation which can reduces swelling. This, along with some gentle stretching may provide temporary relief. Yoga can also reduce DOMS. Ibuprofen, or naproxen sodium also helps reduce the pain.

But, one more way to ease the discomfort of delayed onset muscle soreness is the use of an aches and pain salve. Herbalix makes the best one… and this salve is applied topically by rubbing it over the area of soreness. You can apply Herbalix Aches and Pains Smart Salve multiple times to relieve your pain and discomfort.

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Aches and Pains Relief for Summer Activities

July 3rd, 2012

If you have been doing more now that it is summertime, then you may be in need of a good aches and pains salve product to help resolve pain.

Summer means extra outdoor activities, such as hiking, bicycling, swimming, or even playing more sports like softball, tennis, or golf. It isn’t hard to get muscle strains, sore joins and minor ligament injuries.

If you or your family members need help this summer — the Herbalix Aches and Pains Smart Salve and Respiratory Freedom Relief Salve are topical Non-steroidal formulas which contain no petroleum’s, synthetic ingredients, and no harmful preservatives.

Here is what one grateful user had to say: “My husband, Jim has a bad knee and uses your Aches & Pains Smart Salve for the inflammation and pain. It is effective,” said Elaine R., WA. Even with excessive inflammatory conditions, a body can be depleted of valuable anti-oxidant reserves and over-tax the body’s own healing system.

The Benefits of Olive Oil in Skin Care Products

June 30th, 2012

Olive oil has been a Mediterranean cosmetic and culinary staple forever. You might have read about it in history books –the ancient Romans used it in their baths to collect dirt and sweat.

Sadly, today we have embraced health and beauty products made from primarily synthetic ingredients. But, olive oil is prized for its lubricating properties for skin and hair because it is brimming with vitamins A and E.  Plus olive oil contains a triterpene called squalene that is highly valuable, which has antioxidant properties and is believed to inhibit UV damage.

Using olive oil based skin care products also help maintain and restore skin’s elasticity, and when used after a bath or shower, can help the skin to retain hydration by inhibiting water loss.  Herbalix Supreme Solution body moisturizers contains high concentrations of not only olive oil, but also skin nourishing emollients including sweet almond oil, avocado oil and rice bran oil (which also contains squalene).

The Herbalix Supreme Solution Intensive Body Moisturizers are quite potent, water-free moisturizers that are formulated for both men and women.  They are free of petroleum products, propylene glycol, parabens and other synthetic ingredients. Herbalix moisturizers deliver a heavy dose of lubrication to parched skin.  They are available in either fragrance-free versions or suffused with fresh and invigorating essential oils including clary sage essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, blood orange essential oil and cinnamon bark essential oil, among others.

Supreme Solution moisturizers are very intense, unlike most commercial lotions. In order to receive the full benefit, one must massage the lotion deeply and thoroughly to allow the nourishing oils to penetrate fully.  Once fully absorbed, Herbalix Supreme Solution Body Lotion will provide continuous skin softening properties for hours on end.

It’s important for your skin to look as radiant as possible.  Before heading out to the beach or any sun-intensive summer destination, try treating your skin to a natural, soothing and luxurious Supreme Solution Intensive Body Moisturizer.

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Joint Pain from Working Out too Much Lately?

October 4th, 2011

If you have been experiencing some sore muscles or joint pain from too much exercise, then you will want to hear this. The body loses bone no matter how old you are, but if you are fifty or above, you are losing hormones too. This is also why most people gain belly fat, as the hormones aren’t as active anymore. Along with this comes joint pain for most people, and it can be caused by many types of conditions or injuries. The good news is that by  starting early, insofar as preventative measures,  you will discover many benefits later.

If you are experiencing joint pain it might be caused by inflammation of the bursae, the fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bony prominences. Like knees or elbows. The bursae allow the muscles and tendons to move freely over your bones.  However, the most common cause for pain in your joints are autoimmune diseases — which can include gout, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, lupus, and chondromalacia patellae.

Further, infectious diseases can also cause joint pain, from minor to severe, including: a viral syndrome,  Epstein-Barr, hepatitis; influenza;  Lyme disease,  rubella, measles,  chickenpox and mumps.

Relief from joint pain can be attained through various treatments, depending on the cause and ailment.  For example, non-arthritis joint pain is relieved via rest and exercise.  Many people also do stretching exercises and take warm baths, or use massage to find relief.

On the other hand,  let’s say your pain is caused by inflammation. Using an anti-inflammatory medication may help relieve any swelling or pain. But remember to check with your doctor before giving ibuprofen or aspirin to children.

We have all seen the myriad of muscle relaxants, creams and salves on the market.  You can always find natural remedies for joint pain, that do not include the long list of chemicals, and Herbalix Restoratives’ Aches and Pains Smart Salve™ –  a natural moisturizing stick specifically formulated to help with soreness and muscle fatigue.  The good news is that there are are no heavy camphor fumes from this salve. This salve can also be used to help relieve  the symptoms of inflammation from varicose veins and even hemorrhoids,  providing safe relief with no known side effects.

Smart Salve is quite helpful for sore joints and aching muscles. It can be used both before and after sports activities, gym  workouts and even dancing.  Another interesting plus about the salve — it can help with the discomfort of mosquito or other insect bites plus it provides a natural moisturizer to the skin.

Smart Salve includes the Herbalix Organic Preservative, and other key natural ingredients include: soy oil,  avocado oil,  shea butter, beeswax, virgin mango butter, cocoa butter,  jojoba oil, first pressed extra virgin olive oil, sweet almond oil, white camphor, chamomile, lemongrass, and the essential oils of lavender, white birch, rosemary, and eucalyptus.

Remember that if you have joint pain and a fever, these symptoms could be the flu.

Over the Counter Medicines and Insurance Reimbursements

August 19th, 2011

Last week legislation was introduced to restore over-the-counter medicines as qualified reimbursements under health spending accounts as well as  flexible spending accounts without a prescription. A provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act enacted in January had created a prescription requirement in order for OTC medicines to qualify for pre-tax reimbursements. -more-

– Mike Fessler, Herbalix Restoratives

Do You Need Relief for the Aches and Pains of Aging?

June 17th, 2011

The second most common neurological disorder in the United States is back pain, says the National Institutes of Health.  Plus, the numbers of those being diagnosed with Arthritis is growing — 2010 figures reveal that more than 50 million adults in the United States have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, gout, or lupus.  Even more shocking, Osteoarthritis, which strikes in the hips, knees, finger joints and back is a degenerative joint disease affecting  approximately 20 million people in the U.S. That’s a whole lot of pain.

Most of the products – salves, ointments, rubs and pills on the market for pain relief and aches and pains are not organic or natural,  but have lots of chemicals. For instance, the active ingredients might contain Methyl Salicylate, Triethanolamine Salicylate and Menthol.

Recently studies worldwide show a number of more natural remedies for aches and pains — and they are working.  One such product, from Herbalix Restoratives, is  Smart Salve, a topical analgesic that relieves the pain, but avoids typical symptoms associated with a narcotic. The formula is approved as a safe complementary tool for pain management. It is available in three sizes — .47 oz. at $7.95, 2.5 oz. at $11.95 and 4 oz. at $17.95