Ortho X Pain Cream
Ortho X pain relief cream uses the highest quality, best working ingredients including natural Arnica, Aloe, Green Tea, Eucalyptus, and Willow, to deliver you long lasting, deep pain relief. Also contains small amount of Menthol and Camphor to provide immediate cooling and soothing relief to the affected areas. With Ortho X, you can target your pain deep into the muscles and joints for immediate and long lasting relief. You can combine our pain relief with other therapy aids you may be using, including other gels and ointments, wraps, pads and pillows, support belts, and any other pain relief aids. Ortho X Pain Cream is also Paraben Free, produced in a FDA certified Lab in the U.S.A. We offer an 100% guarantee that you will love our product, and if not, return for a full refund.
Arnica (Arnica montana) has been used for medicinal purposes since the 1500s and is still popular today. Applied to the skin as a cream, ointment, liniment, salve, or tincture, arnica has been used to soothe muscle aches, reduce inflammation, and heal wounds. It is commonly used for injuries, such as sprains and bruises. As an herb, arnica is usually used topically (on the skin) because it can cause serious side effects when taken by mouth. Oral homeopathic remedies do contain arnica, but they use a diluted form that is not considered dangerous.
Green tea is more than just green liquid. Many of the bioactive compounds in the tea leaves do make it into the final drink, which contains large amounts of important nutrients.It is loaded with polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins, which function as powerful antioxidants. These substances can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage. These free radicals are known to play a role in aging and all sorts of diseases. One of the more powerful compounds in green tea is the antioxidant Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), which has been studied to treat various diseases and may be one of the main reasons green tea has such powerful medicinal properties. Green tea also has small amounts of minerals that are important for health.
Research backs up the ancient use of topical aloe vera as a skin treatment, at least for specific conditions. Studies have shown that aloe gel might be effective in treating psoriasis, seborrhea, dandruff, and minor burns and skin abrasions, as well as radiation-induced skin injuries.
Eucalyptus essential oil is obtained from fresh leaves of the tall, evergreen eucalyptus tree. The tree, scientifically classified as Eucalyptus Globulus is also known as fever tree, blue gum tree or stringy bark tree, depending on where it is located in the world. If you are experiencing joint and muscle pain, massaging eucalyptus oil on the surface of the skin helps to relieve stress and pain. The volatile eucalyptus oil is analgesic and anti-inflammatory in nature. Therefore it is often recommended to patients suffering from rheumatism, lumbago, sprained ligaments and tendons, stiff muscles, aches, fibrosis and even nerve pain. The oil should be massaged in a circular motion on the affected areas of the body.
Willow bark, as the name implies, is the bark of a willow tree, and is most commonly derived from the bark of the white willow tree, which has the scientific name Salix alba. This tree is native to Europe and Central Asia, and has been in use as a medicinal element for nearly 5,000 years. The benefits of willow bark are numerous and well studied, which is why it remains such a popular and trusted alternative medicine for a variety of afflictions. White willow trees have an inner and outer bark, which have different concentrations of compounds, making them better for certain ailments. Due to its rich blend of antioxidants and organic compounds, willow bark functions as a very successful analgesic. For thousands of years, willow bark has been traditionally used to relieve pain from injuries and illness, with great success. In fact, more than 2,500 years ago, the earliest recorded use of an herb was of willow bark, in Chinese traditional medicine. Although willow bark was mentioned in older texts dating back to the Egyptians, this was the first documented use of willow bark – for pain relief!
Orange Peel Oil
Orange peel oil provides quick and effective relief from inflammation. Orange peel oil can reduce the irritation of knee pain.
We all know that parabens are horrible chemicals that have been linked to a number of health problems, such as cancer, organ failure, nervous system damage, and so on. Manufacturers are always looking for new and safer alternatives to these parabens. Sadly, parabens are some of the most effective preservatives around, so in order to replace them, manufacturers need to find something that preserves topical skin products as effectively as the harmful parabens. That’s where ethylhexylglycerin comes in! It turns out that ethylhexylglycerin is a preservative that is used as an alternative to parabens. It may not be quite as effective, but it’s believed to be far safer and less detrimental to your health than parabens.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that is essential for the maintenance of healthy skin. Naturally occurring vitamin E is not a single compound; instead, vitamin E is a group of molecules with related structures, some of which may have unique properties in skin. Vitamin E is also found as vitamin E conjugates that increase stability but require cellular metabolism for activation. Vitamin E is normally provided to the skin through the sebum. Topical application can also supply the skin with vitamin E and may provide specific vitamin E forms that are not available from the diet. As an antioxidant, vitamin E primarily reacts with reactive oxygen species. In addition, vitamin E can also absorb the energy from ultraviolet (UV) light. Thus, it plays important roles in photoprotection, preventing UV-induced free radical damage to skin. Vitamin E may also have related anti-inflammatory roles in the skin.
Menthol and Camphor
Physicians around the world have used naturally occurring substances to decrease pain for hundreds of years. The two main ingredients used for pain relief are camphor and menthol. These active ingredients most commonly are found in pain-relieving creams and gels, but also can be applied with roll-ons or sprays. Camphor and Menthol are a common ingredient in many products we use daily, such as toothpaste, chewing gum and mouthwash. When applied to the skin, these ingredients are used as "topical analgesics." This means they decrease the sensation of pain when applied to the skin.
Traditionally, it was thought that these substances reduced pain through a "counter-irritant" mechanism. It's important to remember that the perception of pain essentially is a message sent from parts of the body into the brain, so we feel the sensation of pain. The counter-irritant theory was based on the active ingredient actually "irritating" the skin to create a reaction that cancelled out the pain signal before it reached the brain. Essentially, this skin irritation would stimulate certain nerve fibers (larger-sized nerve fibers) that would send more information than the smaller-sized nerve fibers carrying the pain signals, essentially blocking the pain signal from reaching the brain. This is known as the gate-control theory and is a commonly held view of pain relief.
Research on menthol has shown that topical application will increase cutaneous blood flow and increase the pain threshold (tolerance to pain). This research supported the theory that menthol, in particular, acted as a "counter-irritant."
Recent exciting research, however, has shed some doubt on the counter-irritant function as the only mechanism of pain relief for topical analgesics containing capsaicin and menthol. Researchers have shown that menthol, in particular, actually might stimulate the smaller-diameter nerve fibers, rather than the larger-diameter fibers. While researchers aren't ready to totally discount the counter-irritant mechanism and theory, these new discoveries might help rethink how chronic pain patients are treated and offer even better options for helping patients with all types of pain.