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Boiron USA was so kind as to give me an opportunity to review one of their products, and I chose to review their Arnicare Arnica Gel because I have never tried it. My experience with Boiron USA before reviewing this product was very positive-I have used their Children’s Oscillococcinum for my daughter before and I was very pleasantly surprised with the outcome.
What is homeopathy? According to the Boiron USA website, "Homeopathy is a therapeutic method that uses highly diluted natural substances to relieve symptoms." The benefits of homeopathic medicines are as follows:
Natural — The active ingredients in homeopathic medicines are diluted plants, animals and minerals that relieve the same symptoms they cause at full strength (i.e., a micro-dose of coffee bean helps nervousness).Scope of Use — Similar to other over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, homeopathic medicines can be used to relieve symptoms of a wide range of acute health conditions such as allergies, coughs, colds, flu, stress, arthritis pain, muscle pain, and teething.Efficacy — Homeopathy has been used for more than 200 years, building a remarkable safety record and generating a great body of knowledge.Quality-controlled — Homeopathic medicines are manufactured according to the highest standards, complying with specifications of the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) and Drug Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).Safe — Homeopathic medicines are one of the safest choices for self-treatment.- No known side effects such as drowsiness- No interactions with conventional medications or herbal remedies- No contraindications with pre-existing conditions- No masking of symptomsForms — Like other OTCs, homeopathic medicines are available in a variety of dosage forms such as gels, ointments, creams, syrups, eye drops, and suppositories.
For me, my first choice when taking medication or treating a problem is to go natural. I don't like the idea of ingesting artificial dyes and unnecessary drugs found in many medicines on the market today. I have had shoulder/back pain from 12 years ago after I got into a car accident, and there are times when it really hurts and an icy hot rub doesn't do enough. I couldn't wait to try the Arnicare Arnica Gel and see if it helped with my pain!
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Arnicare Arnica Gel is made to help you feel better faster from bruising, muscle pain and stiffness, and swelling from injuries. The active ingredient is Arnica montana 1X HPUS-7% (The letters "HPUS" indicate that this ingredient is officially included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States).
A couple of days ago I was feeling a little sore so I rubbed some of the gel on my shoulder and neck. Within a few minutes my pain lightened up tremendously! I absolutely LOVE how the gel absorbs so quickly-most rubs on the market feel greasy after using them. I also love how it doesn't smell real "medicine-y" (is that a word? It is now!). It's very light and not obnoxious at all. Another thing I like is that it is paraben free! (Click here to read about parabens)
The gel is clear, and reminds me a lot of aloe vera gel. Yesterday I was having some pretty bad sciatic pain so I asked my husband to rub some of the Arnica Gel on me. My husband HATES any form of lotion or gel because he can't stand feeling "greasy" after application. Even he had no complaints after using it!
In all honesty, there's really not much I can say that is negative about this product. I like how the tube is made of metal (environmentally friendly, plus no worries of plastic toxicity) but I could see it might be hard to get the very last drop out. All in all I'm very impressed, and I like the Arnicare Arnica Gel over any other icy hot rub I've used in the past. If you're like me and you prefer to use a natural medicine over a modern one, then this is definitely for you.
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I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
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