V12 Muscle Rub Nears Completion!
It has been many weeks of tinkering, perfecting, & sending out samples to beta testers to get to a point that I'm really happy with what this muscle rub has become. On most batches I sent out the feedback was usually, "it's nice, but it could be stronger!" With a name like V12 Muscle Rub I knew that we had to deliver on that promise! The problem we ran into however is that using all natural whole ingredients like habanero powder & pure menthol crystals is that its not necessarily hard to make a batch burn your skin off, but hard to get it to a point that everyone is satisfied with the icy/warming effects while you are not causing more sensitive skinned users adverse affects. Each batch has been meticulously made slightly stronger and tested before upping the menthol percentages. I tested "on myself" a rub with a ridiculously high percent menthol percentage & I can attest that my skin was not happy so its been best to ere on side of caution.
I have decided to to mark this item for now as "Sold Out" & make sure that the current formula is what we want to bring to full retail before moving forward. You can however still get your hands on a tin, for free! (See end of post for details:)) I've used this batch religiously on my tweaked shoulder (Too much Moonboarding!) & I'm blown away at how fast I am recovering. Other than the active ingredients helping to take down the inflammation I think the constant self massaging of my rotator cuff with the rub has helped substantially. Could you self massage with any kind of oil & reach similar results? Probably. But why not add Oils infused with dried Arnica Flowers & Habanero Powder with a healthy dose of pure Menthol Crystals for full muscle soothing pleasure!?!?
Here is a little info on one of the V12 Muscle Rubs main active ingredients, menthol. Stay tuned for another post going into the awesome healing affects of Arnica & Habanero Infused Oil!
Menthol takes down muscle pain in three different ways all at once.
- Menthol has a natural analgesic (pain reliever) attribute when used in an oil based salve. As the lotion is applied, molecules called ligands attach themselves to receptors in your cells triggering a change. The menthol ligand attaches to the kappa Opioid receptor, which produces a numbing effect.
- Menthol also works so well when you rub it on sore muscles because it triggers a process called vasodilation. Blood vessels in the area widen, increasing blood flow to the area and reducing the skin barrier function. As a result, other medicinal ingredients typically found in the salve along with the menthol get to work faster while the increased blood flow itself bring nutrients necessary for cellular repair and carry away waste.
- One of the biggest culprits behind muscle aches and pains is inflammation.. The Latin word for inflammation is inflammare which means “to set on fire.” Menthol brings a wonderful cooling sensation by stimulating thermoreceptors in the skin cells which help your body recognize temperature changes. Your skin doesn’t actually change temperature. Instead, menthol causes a signal to be sent which your brain interprets as cold, relieving the uncomfortable heat of inflammation. That’s why many first aid products use menthol for cooling in place of ice.
Works Cited: LoseTheBackPain.com"