How does Biofreeze Spray 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 Spray 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
How do I use Biofreeze Spray?
Adults and children 12 years of age and older: Apply to the affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily.
Children under 12 years of age: Consult doctor.
Consult a doctor before use if you are pregnant or nursing or have sensitive skin. Spray on desired area of the body, massage not necessary. Rinse hands with cool water.
Hazards and Cautions
Use only as directed. For external use only. In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a doctor immediately. Avoid contact with the eyes or mucous membranes. If condition worsens, or if symptoms persist more than 7 days or clean up and recur again within a few days, discontinue use of this consult a doctor. Do not apply to wounds or damaged skin. Do not use other ointments, creams, sprays or liniments. Do not apply to irritated skin or if excessive irritation develops. Do not bandage.
Keep out of sight and reach of children.
Store in a cool dry place with lid closed tightly. keep away from excessive heat or open flame. Do not use with heating pads or devices.