When it comes to what exactly is in Topricin products to make them unique, I have to be specific, and value. Specific, because the Topricin web site does a good job of listing what I imagine is every single ingredient in the product. Vague, because this list is a long one, and I don’t have the background to say whether each is safe, effective or 100% natural. In truth, if a product works and works well, I’m not personally so determined that it be 100% natural. But you aren’t me, so if you want to know exactly what’s in Topricin, here it is, along with what each supposedly, does:
Aids: people suffering with headache especially migraine, arthritis and bursitis.
Boswellia (Bos-well-e-a) An herb reported to have potent natural anti-inflammatory properties. Aids: Pain sufferers with arthritis and especially useful for lower back pain.
Devils Claw- Reported to reduce inflammation and may lower Serum Uric Acid for preventing the gout.
Aids: Pain sufferers with gout, arthritis, digestive disorders and lower back pain.
MSM– A naturally occurring organic nutrient found in all living tissue and may help with the repair of connective, muscle and nerve tissue.
Manganese- A trace mineral needed for healthy nerves joints and required for normal bone growth. Aids: those with osteoporosis, fatigue, and important in calcium absorption, an essential mineral.
Bromelain– A Proteolytic enzyme, that has pain relieving, anti-inflammatory properties, reduces swelling, enhances healing and aids digestion.
Quercetin -A Bioflavonoid with powerful anti-histamine properties. Strengthens capillaries, reduces allergy symptoms, and neutralizes the effect of free radicals.
Ginger- Pain relieving quality compared to aspirin with no side effects. Improves digestion, safer antimicrobial agent, prevents motion sickness and soothes upset stomach.
Sea Cucumber- Used in Asian countries as a superior treatment for arthritis, especially when arthritis affects the spine. Also contains anti-viral properties that may aid in preventing cold and flu symptoms.
Zinc-Important mineral to the immune system, speeds up healing, and fights infection. Zinc is important in prostate gland function, protein synthesis, and collagen formation.
Copper-Part of the mineral antioxidant defense system. Important in the production of collagen and preventing inflammation, and works in balance with Zinc and Vitamin C to fight against free radical damage and to form elastin.
Hops-Science has discovered hops to be the most powerful phytoestrogen ever identified, and such may protect against bone loss. Known to help relive muscle tension and promote relaxation.
Vitamin D3- The sunshine vitamin is best known for promoting calcium absorption and bone health new research indicates the D plays a central role in controlling immunity and inflammation processes that are tied to a host of age-related disease conditions. D, also appears to have flu prevention properties.
*the ingredients may vary for Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, and Topricin Junior
In summary: I like Topricin, and I think the products are a good alternative to smelly chemical ones. They seem to work well –but for the short term. If you have really bad pain of any kind, or chronic pain, self-medication is not the best option. Please consult your doctor!
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