This past Xmas, the Well Kept Wife™ had done her due diligence and visited Gear West Triathlon where she loaded up on various stocking stuffer goodies. Sometimes, stocking stuffers can be hit-or-miss but this time she did hit on something: IB Relief Ibuprofen Homeopathic Topical Cream.
IB-RELIEF is a new and safe daily pain relieving topical cream. It allows for immediate absorption to the site of the pain. This topical cream form offers important advantages over oral pain relievers like Advil. Smaller amounts of the active ingredients may be used as they do not have to be absorbed and passed through the G.I. Tract. It works extremely well on inflammation of tendons, ligaments and joints [sports injuries, sprains, strains and bruises]. Best of all, it is non-greasy, will not stain skin, dries in seconds and is absorbed immediately. And is odorless. I no longer need to smell like a walking infomercial for all things menthol based.
To become effective, it may take 48 to 72 hours as its anti-inflammatory actions are curative. One may apply IB-RELIEF 3 to 4 times a day unless your physician or health care professional advises otherwise. Active Ingredients: Ibuprofen 1x, Arnica Montana 6x. Other Natural Ingredients: Black Currant (Ribes Nigrum) Seed Oil, Borage (Borago officinals) Seed Oil, Virgin Olive Oil, & Lavender Oil.
It is pricey. $19.99 for 2oz tube. I've been using it on my hammies when I feel that certain 'twinge' after a hard workout. My recovery time is greatly improved. And I don't have to worry about burning a hole in my gut by taking oral ibuprofen.
I do recommend this product and would purchase it again. If you have a hard time finding it, I believe it is also known as Bio-Relief Homeopathic Topical Cream and I see it available on Amazon.