Our Heat Salve is a great companion product for the Rapid Relief or as a stand-alone salve to assist with the relief of deep pain and inflammation directly on the joint. Knees, shoulder, elbow, fingers etc.
This product comes with a few warnings-always wash your hands with detergent after application and avoid contact with the eyes and mouth. Keep away from children.
OLIVE OIL Extra virgin olive oil contains more than 36 phenolic compounds. One specific compound in particular, known as oleocanthal, has been discovered to have powerful natural anti-inflammatory benefits. In fact, oleocanthal exhibits the same anti-inflammatory response in the body as ibuprofen, acting down the exact same pathways as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. Oleocanthal has been shown to stop the inflammatory cascade by inhibiting both cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inflammatory enzymes in a dose-dependent manner.
COCONUT OIL Coconut oil has the potential to reduce inflammation in muscles and joints. Simply by virtue of its high levels of lauric acid, coconut oil helps reduce inflammation – which directly impacts pain. Some studies have even found that extracts from coconut oil were just as effective as Indomethacin, a popular prescription pain medication. Aside from improving temporary pain conditions, the anti-inflammatory elements of coconut oil have been shown to naturally help a more serious condition: arthritis. The topical application helps to increase blood supply to the arthritic area and reduce the localized pain and swelling.
TUMERIC The anti-inflammatory power of turmeric comes from one compound in particular called curcumin. The list of benefits from consuming curcumin is impressive. Studies have shown curcumin to have anti-tumor and anti-oxidant activity in addition to its powerful anti-inflammatory effects. The anti-inflammatory action of curcumin comes from it's ability to inhibit the body's production of pro-inflammatory signaling compounds called eicosanoids. Using turmeric to slow the body's production of eicosanoids brings their levels in the body back to normal levels and as a result, chronic systemic inflammation in the body decreases significantly.
CAYENNE Capsaicin, one of cayenne’s active constituents, stimulates the release of something known as “substance P” in the body. Substance P is released from nerve cells and the inflammatory cells of the immune system. Substance P is most noted for its role in helping the body perceive pain, and in stimulating the release of various cytokines to induce a healthy inflammatory response. Cayenne also dilates blood vessels, which allows for more anti-inflammatory cells to make their way to the affected area. When substance P is released and subsequently depleted, as is the case when you repeatedly apply cayenne, the threshold of pain in that area increases and the area actually feels less painful.
CAPSICUM OLEORESIN Capsaicin (Capsicum fruit oleoresin) is a substance derived from the seeds and membranes of certain plants that belong to the nightshade family, such as chillies and capsicum.11,12 It is used, among other things, to help relieve muscle and arthritic pain.11 It is believed that capsaicin reduces pain by temporarily reducing levels of the neurotransmitter, substance P, which relays pain signals to the brain.
GINGER Numerous studies have found that ginger is superior to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs because they only work on one level: to block the formation of inflammatory compounds. Ginger, on the other hand, blocks the formation of the inflammatory compounds-prostaglandins and leukotrienes-and also has antioxidant effects that break down existing inflammation and acidity in the fluid within the joints. A study in Pharma Nutrition showed that ginger has terpenes, which are plant compounds with estrogen-like effects. This means that they behave like hormones even though they’re not produced by the endocrine system. Thanks to this mechanism, terpenes prevent chronic inflammation in the joints.