Thousands of years ago, ancient peoples attributed pain to spirits and treated it with mysticism and incantations. Over the centuries, science has provided us with a remarkable ability to understand and control pain with medications, surgery, and other treatments. Today, scientists understand a great deal about the causes and mechanisms of pain, and research has produced dramatic improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of painful disorders.
Heat has been one of the most effective ways to help control pain for thousands of years. Heat helps to control pain, inflammation and speeds the healing process. Heat rubs are nowadays very common for the relief of pain such as arthritis, rheumatic pain, backache, lumbago and muscle sprains. Flodol heat is used often in sports before and after high performance exercise.
FLODOL HEAT by Alta Care Laboratoires is a deep-heat-rub for muscle or joint pain. Flodol Heat is a classic heat rub with the combination of menthol and the anti inflammatory ingredient methyl salicyclate. However now Alta Care Laboratoires has added three synergistic ingredients, glucosamine, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), and chondroitin to this formula.
GLUCOSAMINE, also called chitosamine, is a natural substance that is found in the covering of shellfish. It is available in different forms, including glucosamine hydrochloride, N-acetyl-glucosamine (NAG), and glucosamine sulfate, which is a combination of glucosamine and mineral salt. The body absorbs glucosamine well. In recent years, glucosamine has been extensively studied as an arthritis treatment, and it has been shown to greatly relieve the mobility problems of those with osteoarathritis, a painful degenerative disease of the joints. The compound helps slow the deterioration process, repairing bone and cartilage damage, reduces inflammation and acts as a relief for joint pain. Glucosamine in Flodol heat is an excellent product for all people taking glucosamine supplements because the topical action compliments the oral action.
MSM (METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE) is a chemical found in plants , animals and humans. It can also be made in a laboratory. It is used in medical devices for chronic pain, pain relief and inflammation. Several studies show that MSM in combination with glucosamine and chondroitin is very effective.
CHONDROITIN is an ingredient that along with glucosamine has become one of the most important supplements for osteoarthritis. Chondroitin sulfate is a major component of extracellular matrix, and is important in maintaining the structural integrity of the tissue and cartilage. Loss of chondroitin sulfate from the cartilage is a major cause of osteoarthritis.
MENTHOL is an organic compound obtained from peppermint or other mint oils. Menthol is included in many products for a variety of reasons amongst which as a topical analgesic to relieve muscle and joint aches and pains. The menthol odour is characteristic of Flodol Heat.
FLODOL HEAT has an immediate warming and long lasting symptomatic effect. FLODOL HEAT helps to reduce the intensity and the frequency of discomfort especially when it is chronic. FLODOL HEAT is effective when applied on joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments when there are contusions. FLODOL HEAT has different modes of action to improve flexibility and is very effective in cases of arthritis.
FLODOL HEAT sells in a 120ml bottle which means 3 to 4 times larger than competing heat rubs. The standard size of anti-inflammatory gels is 50ml. FLODOL HEAT may be applied as often as required by rubbing in and leaving for the heating effect. It is not to be applied on irritated skin or wounds.