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Arnica Flower, an herbal remedy renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, is a key ingredient in our Mountain Ice Pain Relief Gel. Read on to learn how it can reduce muscle soreness and help you melt the pain away!
Arnica is a genus of perennial herbs belonging to the the sunflower family Asteraceae, and several species of Arnica flower contain anti-inflammatory properties. Mountain Ice Muscle Therapy Gel makes use of Arnica Montana, or Mountain Arnica, which contains the anti-inflammatory compound Helenalin.
Helenalin, a naturally occurring chemical compound in high concentration in Arnica flower, works by inhibiting the production of Nuclear Factor Kappa Beta (NF-kB), a protein complex important in regulating immune response. Inflammation occurs when the body produces an excess of proteins like NF-kB, causing painful swelling, tissue damage, and other potentially harmful symptoms. By stopping the excess production of NF-kB, helenalin relieves swelling and helps to heal tissue damage. This suggests that Arnica may have beneficial effects on reducing inflammation in patients with autoimmune diseases.
Arnica contains high concentrations of thymol, the compound that provides the flavor of the herb thyme. Thymol is also an effective vasodilator, meaning that it helps widen blood vessels, increasing blood flow while delivering more oxygen and nutrients to damaged tissue for faster healing. Effective circulation also makes it easier for the organs in your body to function properly, while strain from impaired functioning creates more inflammation. This can be beneficial whether your inflammation is from an autoimmune disease or years of wear and tear on your joints.
The anti-inflammatory properties of arnica seem to have a beneficial effect on muscle pain and damage, with one study confirming that topical use of arnica post-exertion significantly reduced muscle soreness after intense exercise. This is relevant beyond athletes or people who can compete in vigorous physical activity: muscle aches are a potential component of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Discussed less often but also relevant here is myositis, a type of autoimmune condition characterized by inflammatory muscle pain and weakness.
The potent effects of arnica work in Mountain Ice Pain Relief Gel whether you're looking to enhance performance or recover faster. By increasing circulation, arnica helps deliver other all-natural ingredients deep into your muscles and joints. The anti-inflammatory power of helenalin can alleviate soreness and improve your range of motion both before and after exertion.
Are you looking to harness the power of compounds like Arnica Flower to reduce inflammation, relieve muscle soreness, and improve circulation? Click here to order Mountain Ice Pain Relief Gel today!