What is Biofreeze Gel?
Biofreeze Gel is a pain-relieving gel that gets to work wherever you need it on the body. It uses cryotherapy to soothe sore muscles and joints, easing your pain so you can get back to doing the things that matter most. It’s ideal for those suffering with pain caused by exercise or sporting injuries, helping to cool your pain so you can focus on reaching your fitness goals. Biofreeze is available in a gel, spray, or roll on applicator, and the gel comes in 59ml and 118ml tubes, perfect for slipping into your bag for fast pain relief on the go.
How will this product help to relieve my pain?
Biofreeze Gel helps to relieve pain by using cryotherapy, or cool therapy, countering the pain signals that your body is producing. It uses a method called Gate Control Theory, where the cooling sensation given by Biofreeze blocks pain signals from going through the “gates” in the nerve pathways that tell your brain you’re in pain. This helps to reduce your pain, leaving you feeling a pleasant cooling sensation instead.
What kinds of pain can this product help to relieve?
Biofreeze is perfect for relieving minor aches and pains all over the body, as well as minor sporting injuries. Some of the most popular uses for this pain-relief product include:
- Sore muscles
- Sore joints
Why should I use Biofreeze instead of ice for cryotherapy?
Many people use ice to soothe sore muscles and reduce swelling, but Biofreeze can help to ease your pain in the same way and without the negative side effects of ice. For example, using ice packs on your skin can cause irritation, stiffness, numbness, or even pain in the treatment area, but Biofreeze has none of these problems. The handy, compact Biofreeze packs can be taken with you anywhere you want to go, where ice packs can be a pain to get hold of when you’re in the gym, at work, and in many other places. This makes Biofreeze the perfect choice for those who want to ease their pain with no fuss, so they can get back to focusing on what matters most.
Can I use this product if I have sensitive skin?
Biofreeze is ideal for all skin types, and does not contain any harsh chemicals. However, if you have sensitive skin or are worried that your skin may react to this product, we’d recommend performing a patch test first. Simply apply this product to a small area of skin and wait to see if any reaction happens. If your skin hasn’t reacted within 24 hours, then you should be able to use this product, but if your skin has reacted in any way, you should stop use. If you have any concerns about using Biofreeze on your sensitive skin, make sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice before use.
Are Biofreeze products vegan?
Biofreeze products do not contain ingredients derived from animals and are not tested on animals, making them vegan and vegetarian friendly. However, these products have not been submitted for any vegan certification, which you may want to consider before using this product.
Can I use this product when I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Biofreeze products have not been tested for safety during pregnancy, so you should always speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This will help you to be sure that this remedy is the right choice for you and your baby.
Can I use this product if I’m taking other medication?
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you are using any other medication, especially medication used in the area you wish to treat. Some medications can interact when used together, changing how they work or making them less effective, so always consult a medical professional before using 2 products together.
How to use Biofreeze Gel
Apply a thin layer of Biofreeze Gel directly to area of the body you wish to treat, you do not need to rub the gel into the skin, simply let it do its job. Apply this product up to four times a day and no more. Do not wrap or bandage the area where you have used this product. Wash your hands after use.
When should this product not be used?
Biofreeze Gel and Roll On are not suitable for use in children under the age of 2, Biofreeze Spray is not suitable for use in children under the age of 12. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes, mucous membranes, or any other sensitive areas. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. This product is not intended to ease pain caused by headaches. If you have diabetes, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. This product is not suitable for use on:
- Open wounds
- Insect bites
- Sunburned skin
- Otherwise damaged skin
Does this product have any side effects?
There is a chance that you may experience a rash, burn, or stinging sensation after using Biofreeze. If this happens to you, relax in a cool or lukewarm bath for at least 20 minutes. If irritation continues, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist immediately.
Will this product have white or green packaging?
Biofreeze have recently updated their packaging with a new green design. This will be rolled out when the products featuring the previous white design have all been sold. Because of this, you may receive a product in white or green packaging, subject to availability.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place. Do not sue this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist-4-U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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