You work out …the harder, the better. You push yourself. You lift and strain and stretch and run and bike.

You wake up with sore, tired, aching muscles.

But before you reach for one of the age old creams that are almost synonymous with sore muscle (products you Grandfather told you about), consider this:

One well known “remedy” has the following warnings:

When applied to skin, XXXXX may cause 1st to 3rd degree chemical burns. If you experience signs of skin injury such as pain, swelling, or blistering of the skin, stop using the product and seek medical attention immediately. This risk is increased if XXXXX is used immediately after a bath/shower. It is advised to wait at least 30 minutes after bathing before applying the cream.

Wow, not exactly a confidence builder for safety and efficacy of the product. Most of these products strongly warn not to use more than three times daily.

The fact is, many OTC muscle lotions, creams and gels contain trolamine salicylate. In its pure form, trolamine salicylate is toxic. Products that have trolamine salicylate in them contain the following warnings: Possible side effects: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); skin redness or irritation.

Absolutely Natural has been working on a natural muscle relief for several years and we are now introducing our Muscle Relief Gel with Arnica and cooling Peppermint. Our product is good for your skin as the first ingredient is Organic Barbadensis Leaf Juice. We also use anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory raw materials as well as nutrient rich Coconut and Jojoba Oils.

Our exclusive essential oil blend of Arnica, Eucalyptus and Peppermint helps relive sore, stiff, overworked muscle and at the same time, provide a refreshing cooling affect.

There are NO warnings on our product and it can be used post workout or immediately after your shower. It is not sticky, won’t burn the skin and is safe to use as many times as needed.

Our muscle gel can be used prior to workouts as well. Warming up your muscles is paramount in limiting injuries. And, don’t forget that skiing behind a boat o lifting 40-pound bags of mulch are “work outs.”

In addition, we have numerous spas that make the Arnica Muscle Relief Gel a part of all their massages. Especially deep tissue treatments can leave you with core muscles. Our gel is being used as a last step at Sandal’s Red Lane spas and others across the country.

Give the AN gel a try. It is a great alternative to the traditional, chemical laden muscle relief products.

Best regards,