Biofreeze is a range of cooling pain relief products that use cryotherapy, or cold therapy, to ease your aches and pains.
It can help to ease muscular pain all over the body, and is available in gel, spray, and roll on formulas that make soothing even the hardest to reach areas a breeze.
Biofreeze is ideal for those who suffer with pain caused by exercise, with a sample showing that 62% of Biofreeze users suffer with back pain from playing sports.
If you’re looking for cooling pain relief that won’t slow you down, Biofreeze is the perfect product to stash in your handbag, gym bag, or backpack to use on the go, giving you soothing pain relief no matter where life takes you.
Biofreeze can be used for lots of different joint and muscle pains, but each product is especially suited to ease different ailments:
Biofreeze uses cryotherapy to ease pain using a method called Gate Control Theory.
When you’re in pain, the area sends signals through your nerves to your brain, telling it to react to the pain.
Biofreeze uses its cooling sensation to pass through the “gates” leading to your nervous system, blocking them and keeping the sensation of pain from coming through.
This means that you’ll feel a cooling sensation in the area instead of the pain, with clinical studies showing that those who use Biofreeze feel their pain symptoms reduce twice as much as those who don’t!
Biofreeze products do not contain any ingredients which are derived from animals.
They also are not tested on animals, making them ideal for vegans and vegetarians.
However, they have currently not been submitted for any vegan certification, which may change your own opinions about whether this product is classed as vegan friendly.
Heat and cold therapies are both useful, but should be used to ease different types of pain.
Cold therapy is ideal for newly injured or swollen areas, such as strains, sprains, or sports injuries.
This is because cold therapy slows down the blood flow to the affected area, reducing swelling and soft tissue damage.
On the other hand, heat therapy is ideal for older injuries or chronic pain, like muscle and joint pain or stiffness.
This is because heat therapy encourages blood flow to the affected area, which provides the oxygen and nutrients your body needs to repair.
Biofreeze can be used on children, with Biofreeze Gel and Roll On being suitable for children older than 2, and Biofreeze Spray being suitable for children older than 12.
If you’re unsure whether Biofreeze is the right product to use for your child, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before use.
Biofreeze has not currently been tested to see if it is suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
If you want to use Biofreeze products at this time, speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice first.
Biofreeze is not designed to be used on burns.
If you have a minor burn, we would recommend following the first aid advice given by the NHS, beginning with cooling the burn in running cool or lukewarm water for around 20 minutes.
If you have a larger or more serious burn, make sure you seek immediate medical attention, including a visit to your local A&E department, if necessary.
Biofreeze is suitable to use on all skin types, but if you’re worried about how your skin will react to these products, we’d recommend testing it on a small area of skin before use.
This will help you to see whether your skin will react, and reduce the chance of more widespread irritation.