Clinical Study: Biofreeze vs Ice

by in Clinical Studies 19th October 2019

Some people might wonder “Why should I buy Biofreeze instead of applying ice on my injuries and pain spots?”. Luckily for you, we don’t only have the answer, but it is also scientifically confirmed. According to a study conducted in 2012* regarding the effectiveness of topical-based analgesic compared to ice on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), Biofreeze products appear to be more effective than ice for relieving soreness associated with DOMS while at rest or during muscle contractions.

Except for the fact that Biofreeze relieves pain faster and more effectively, it also lacks the irritations that ice causes when applied directly to the skin. Specifically, the participants have reported experiencing stiffness, skin irritation and numbness during the application of ice, whereas Biofreeze topical-analgesic didn’t cause these irritations.  

Biofreeze beats Ice!

Ice reduces pain but it doesn’t reduce swelling. Biofreeze causes a better response than ice, faster. You’re also less likely to experience stiffness, skin irritation, temporary pain and numbness, and the inactivity required during application as you would with ice.

Moreover, Biofreeze can be applied while on the move and during exercise, contrary to ice application where the person must be inactive. Particularly, the menthol based topical analgesic is: firstly applied easier on the pain spot without requiring the person to stay still, and secondly, it reduces pain almost immediately, which means that the person gets to proceed right away to recovery exercises. Also, the greater tetanic force with the menthol analgesic might suggest that more intense or aggressive muscle stimulation therapy during rehabilitation might be possible with such a therapeutic agent (Johar, et al., 2012).


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