Are you trying to find natural pain relief options that are safe for you and all your family? Or an effective fast acting anti inflammatory cream for sports injuries?
Are you wondering about the health risks of using NSAID drugs like ibuprofen or diclofenac (such as Voltaren gel or Nurofen pills?) Or are you skeptical that Arnica cream and other herbal inflammation creams actually work for healing sprains, strains, muscle and joint injury or bruising?
Rapid Recovery -natural pain relief creams that help you heal.
Do Arnica Cream or Herbal Creams actually work?
The quick answer is absolutely yes....It’s possible to get fast, safe & natural pain relief and fast anti inflammatory relief. But you must choose herbal creams with the right active ingredients, especially those which use Arnica tincture (NOT the cheaper Arnica oil). Only Arnica tincture has the active anti inflammatory phytochemical called Helenalin. This is what stops bruising and swelling and helps speed up your healing process. Better yet Arnica tincture should be blended with other ingredients that support all aspects of injury healing and repair.
Here’s what you need to know about Arnica…
Arnica comes from the highly regarded Arnica montana plant which is a member of the daisy family. The best quality Arnica is grown at high altitude on stony soil – wild crafted by local villagers in remote European mountains (which is what the latin word montana means).
After the Arnica flower is tested for purity (to be certain it’s the right plant), the extraction process begins. Arnica can be extracted in oil or in a hydro-alcoholic blend (called a tincture). But the key phytochemical, Helenalin, is a polar molecule – which means it can only be extracted in the tincture form. Arnica oil doesn’t contain Helenalin – only weak esters of the phytochemical. Also Arnica root doesn’t contain Helenalin. So to get effective Arnica cream you must choose an Arnica flower tincture product.
At Nature’s Nurse we are a company formed by medical herbalists. Researching and understanding how herbal ingredients work to keep us healthy and pain free is our absolute passion. We’ve always been committed to using absolutely premium botanical ingredients in a highly beneficial combo that treats every aspect of the problem and helps you heal – naturally.
Our Arnica montana flower tincture extract is premium quality – wild crafted in remote, pristine European mountains, extracted in the tincture form. It is scientifically tested for purity, quality and efficacy before and after manufacturing. As with all our ingredients its the very best quality available.
We also we make sure every aspect of your injury repair is covered.
Our Rapid Recovery creams gives fast natural pain relief with Sulphur from the MSM mineral and improved healing from Comfrey leaf -which speeds healing and injury repair, along with therapeutic essential oils and colloidal minerals. This means you have a complete solution to nurse yourself and your family better – naturally.
But back to Arncia…..Recently we have been digging deep into the biochemistry of this awesome ingredient and we wanted to let you know about how effective it is for injury healing and speeding repair.
But first a little back ground info.
How our body deals with trauma …
When we suffer from a traumatic injury – a sprain, strain, tear or bruise- or even a chemical toxins or viral attack, it’s what is happening in our cells that matters. The cells react to traumatic injury, virus attack or chemical injury by sending out damage signals (such as cytokines). These bind with receptors on the cellular wall, enter the cell & travel through the NF-kB pathway down to the cells nucleus. There, they alter the DNA to send an inflammatory mRNA message out of the cell, to the immune system, that repair is needed.
Those inflammatory messages are the signals we all know – redness, heat, swelling and pain – which is our body’s way of letting us know we have an injury and alerting the immune system to start the repair process.
Once it receives the inflammatory signals, the immune system “sends in the army” to repair the damage. The repair process occurs in 3 basic stages:
- Inflammatory – where the injury message is sent to the immune system
- Proliferation – where the immune system “army” & the healing material is rushed to the injured area and dead cellular waste is carried away and
- Repair & remodelling – where the repair process starts with scaffolds of fibrin scar tissue material and rebuilding of the damaged cells/ tissue.
Ice, NSAID’s and anything that stops this process delays your healing.
That is why using ICE on a musculoskeletal injury has been discredited. Ice numbs the skin and nerves by freezing them, but it also stops the immune system response until the ice is removed. Ice use was developed in the 1970’s as part of the R.I.C.E. protocol, by a US Sports physician -Dr Gabe Mirkin, because it was cheap & easily available and felt good on a hot injury. Significant research has shown ICE delays healing with risk of cell death from frost bite – and Dr Mirkin himself has now discredited the use of R.I.C.E. & ice for injury care.
In a similar way using NSAID drugs stops the inflammatory messengers so they delay your healing. NSAIDs are the commonly available Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs which include pills and gels. The common drug names and brands are:
- ibuprofen (Nurofen®)
- diclofenac (Voltaren®)
- naproxen (Noflam®, Naprosyn®)
- ketoprofen (Oruvail®)
- celecoxib (Celebrex®)
Why NSAID’s cause you harm….
They look pretty but, unfortunately, NSAID’s can cause you serious health risks. NSAIDs work by regulating your prostaglandin hormones, which are supposed to be balanced, abit like a see-saw.
Simply put, anything that down-regulates one side, up-regulates (or increases) the other side. Prostaglandins job is to control the body’s inflammation messages on one side, but also controls clotting in your cardiovascular system & kidneys, along with induction of labour in pregnancy and bleeding in your stomach on the other side of the prostaglandin see-saw.
NSAID drugs most often work by down-regulating prostaglandin to stop pain and inflammation messages, which delays your immune healing response. Extensive medical research has recognised that NSAID drugs -both pill and to a lesser extent the gel forms- can cause an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, kidney damage, and GI bleeding – which can all lead to death. NSAID’s also increase health risks in pregnancy.
This is well documented but not well understood. Many of us “pop a pain pill” to treat any pain condition rather than work out why we have pain in the first place and to support our body’s natural healing process.
Want Research and Proof?
NSAID drugs just treat the symptoms not the underlying injury, and they have the potential to be very dangerous to your health. In 2005 and 2015 posts by the FDA warns about the increased risk of death from NSAID’s as being from a 10% to as high as 50% increase, depending on the drug taken and the dosage. NSAID’s can increase your risk even if you use at low dose and infrequently, or without prior cardiovascular, GI bleeding & kidney risk.
So NSAIDs mask the problem, delay your healing process and can increase your risk of serious harm. But also concerning is that NSAID’s stop your immune system from working properly-especially if you take the oral pills. In this time of global pandemics, we want to keep our immune system working as well as possible, so we can fight all types of viral and bacterial invaders and deal with injury responses, naturally.
What about other types of creams and gels?
Other products like heat creams or liniments which use capsaicin, methyl salicylate or very high levels of camphor and eucalyptus are a group of rubs or gels called “counter-irritants“. This basically means they take your mind off the deep muscle and joint pain by causing surface pain and reddening or irritating your skin. So, you get two layers of pain – on the skin, and at the injury site. Heat rubs or counter-irritants can be beneficial for increasing blood flow, which warms up the area and over time supports healing, but these type of creams don’t have active healing properties. They are usually very smelly, greasy to use and stain your clothing. They can be hard to wash off your hands, so if you get heat rubs on sensitive body parts (face, groin, lips, eyes) you can have hours of unintended pain.
Homeopathic creams are natural and do start with full strength herbal extracts – including Arnica tincture – but are diluted (up to 10x-12- a billion times) so much that the active ingredients can’t be found. When taken orally homeopathy does seem to have benefit, but because they are so diluted they are very unlikely to be beneficial if used on the skin.
But don’t worry – there is an amazing natural pain relief option available that really does work.
These are natural pain relief options that work with your body to support your healing process. Look for herbal creams containing Helenalin from Arnica tincture blended with other herbal actives to support the full healing and repair process.
Cellular research shows Arnica’s Helenalin phytochemical works inside human cells, right at the beginning of the NF-kB pathway where it 1) stops the NFkB pathway being triggered (which often causes the cell to die) and 2) sends an instant message to the immune system that injury or damage has occurred and 3) works hard to keep the cells healthy by regulating cellular fluid levels, removing cellular waste products and improving flow of healing plasma & nutrients. And where inflammation has already started, Helenalin is the first chemical that has been shown to turn off inflammation that has already started, as well as stopping the ongoing inflammatory cascade occurring inside the cell.
This is complex cellular biochemistry…..The end result for you is that if you use Rapid Recovery Creams you get fast acting natural pain relief plus better healing. And if you use as soon as an injury occurs (and for 3 or 4 more times to get the active ingredients into your body), your bumps and bruises will resolve rapidly.
Again…where’s the proof ?
Here is an example. This is my daughter Sophie at her 8th birthday party -where an accident happened causing a huge, instant bump on her forehead.
After gently applying Rapid Recovery Family Care Cream on the bump, the injury was almost completely resolved in just one hour. The first 2 photos shows how upset Sophie is, with a bump that stuck out further than her nose. The following three photos -taken 20 minutes apart – show how quickly the bump resolved. After one hour (4 treatments) the bump is flat and you can only see the slight colour of a minor bruise. This isn’t an isolated example – the same results of very quick resolution of bruising and swelling have been seen again and again – especially if applied as soon as possible after an injury and used at least 4 times to get the full dosage of herbal ingredients to the injury site.
And people with chronic swelling and joint stiffness like osteoarthritis, or muscle pain / myalgia report they get great temporary natural pain relief and overall improvement in their easy comfortable movement. They tell us they can knit or garden again, or move more easily, while reducing their arthritis medication.
To prove effectiveness of the Sports Repair Cream we have field tested on thousands of athletes after finishing endurance events like marathons, full triathlons or CrossFit competitions. The athletes – whether they are elite athletes or weekend warriors – love the fast results and how effective it is for natural pain relief on their hot tired and painful muscles. Best yet …it is very safe. After over 15,000 field tests and 15 years of in market use – we have not had one report of health risk or harm from using this Rapid Recovery product.
How can you use Rapid Recovery Creams to speed up your healing
But our Rapid Recovery Creams are not just highly effective Arnica cream – they also have a very fast acting natural pain relief ingredient called MSM & other repairing ingredients. MSM mineral has a very high level of Sulphur – an important natural pain relief mineral that physically blocks pain messages, reduces inflammation, reduces cellular toxins and supports joint health. The repairing ingredients include Comfrey leaf (in the Sport Repair Cream), essential oils and colloidal minerals. These provide important trace mineral, support your natural healing process and speed the repair of injury.
Here is a comparison table showing the amount of active ingredients in many common New Zealand Arnica cream and muscle rub products:
Replaces many products in your medicine cabinet…
Rapid Recovery is many solutions in one product. It is a:
- a natural pain relief cream that gives pain relief in around 4 minutes (4x faster than taking a pill)
- a topical anti-inflammatory that supports your body processes to reduce swelling, bumps and bruising fast
- supports your injury repair process for mild and moderate sprains, strains and bruising
- works as a natural muscle relaxant to soothe tight tense muscles and release knots
- helps improve joint health and easy comfortable movement
- ideal for soothing massage -whether for relaxation (Family Care Cream) or sport (Sport Repair Cream)
- a warm-up cream before sports to increase blood flow to hard working muscles and improve ligament pliability for full range of motion movement
- After sport recovery rub that supports removal of metabolic waste and improve healing. This is a far better solution to speed your muscle and joint recovery than ice baths and it makes your foam rolling recovery routine way faster and more comfortable.
- Many other uses: you can use on unbroken skin to quickly soothe many minor topical inflammations like itchy bites, bee stings, sunburn, swollen glands, black eyes, or on the jawline for tooth extractions.
Topical application means you by pass the stomach and liver systems, so you get relief from your pain right where you need it. Rapid Recover is fast working -with relief beginning in around 4 minutes – that is a 1/4 of the time of oral pills and lasting for upto 4 hours. And with the other ingredients you get a complete remedy – rapid pain relief, inflammation support and healing for all moderate muscle and joint injuries, including sprains, strains & bruises.
Two varieties for different users:
Rapid Recovery Family Care Cream is ideal for whole family use -from natural pain relief for back and hip pain in pregnancy to the bumps, bruises & growing pain of children, to stiff, swollen, aching joints of seniors.
For sports people Rapid Recovery Sport Repair Cream provides fast natural pain relief from aching, tired muscles and supports rapid healing of muscle, joint and ligament injury- including sprains, strains swelling & bruising. Its also ideal for improving warm up before training or events and for reducing DOMS pain and speeding recovery after endurance events like marathons
The world is changing … Pharma drugs often have serious side effects
We used to believe that pharmaceutical drugs were safe and beneficial, and that herbal medicine was outdated. Significant research on many protocols – from pharmaceuticals (including opioids, NSAID’s gels and pills), heat rubs through to using ice & R.I.C.E.- show this is untrue – Ice and NSAID’s delay your healing and the pharmaceutical drugs can cause significant harm, even death.
Now medical herbalists and researchers are able to understand how the herbal phytochemcials work, and why they are so beneficial to help the human body heal. Basically, herbal medicine, made right and used right, works with your body to help you heal – naturally.
Rapid Recovery …..Helps you heal – naturally
At Natures Nurse we are a New Zealand based family run company, which puts results first. We are committed to creating the very best topical herbal medicine products, with premium proven ingredients and the highest quality levels. We make sure they work fast, are highly effective and are very safe to use. We use only premium safe, natural ingredients. We hope you will use these creams as your first choice to nurse yourself, and your family, better from common muscle and joint injuries, aches & strains. Our goal is to help you heal – naturally.
Get your Rapid Recovery now. Buy on line at www.naturesnurse.co.nz with free fast NZ wide urban delivery or through quality health retailers, pharmacies and physical therapists. Highly effective. 100% natural, quality guaranteed.