How does Biofreeze Gel work?
Nerve cells regulate our perception of pain by carrying information from receptors found in the skin and throughout the body, to the spinal cord, before being sent to the brain for processing. The brain then interprets thesesignals and the body reacts to this stimuli in the form of pain. Biofreeze produces a cold sensation that can be used to override pain signals through what is described as “Gate Control Theory”. This theory suggests that topical pain relief products block pain signals from passing these ‘gates’ leading to the brain. The user instead feels a cooling sensation.
Why use Biofreeze over Ice?
For years, ice has been used to reduce pain, swelling and nerve activity. However ice can cause a number of negative side effects, which is where topical cold therapy pain relievers like Biofreeze offer additional benefits:
- No stiffness, skin irritation, temporary pain or numbness
- Convenient application for use on the go
- Promotes continued activity
- Increased range of motion