WHAT IS COLD THERAPY?
When an acute injury occurs (eg, sprain or strain), blood vessels, capillaries and veins will widen and blood flow towards the affected area will increase. This process causes swelling and pain.
The main goal of cold treatments for an acute injury is to constrict these dilated blood vessels and reduce blood transport (vasoconstriction). With a cold treatment in the first 72 hours after injury the pain will decrease significantly and the swelling will subside faster.
Cold will often outweigh the feeling of pain ; called the "pain-gate theory". By activating the vasoconstriction process, cooled muscles and blood vessels will:
• Reduce inflammation and swelling more quickly.
• Pain stimuli in the nerve bundles are numbed.
• Muscle tensions and cramps decrease significantly.
WHEN TO APPLY
The use of cold is most suitable in acute conditions (meaning that the injury has recently taken place); such as:
• Sprains : injury caused by overstretching ligaments.
• Bruises: occurs when a blood vessel tears under the skin surface.
• Overload: caused by repetitive (too) heavy movements.
• Growing pains: pains in joints, muscles and tendons that arises as a result of pressure due to the difference in growth speed of the different muscle and joint groups.
WHEN NOT TO APPLY
Do not apply cold therapy for the treatment of chronic conditions (for which heat treatments are more appropriate) and never apply cold to open wounds.
Also, never use cold before exercise as it can increase the risk of muscle and / or tendon strains.
ICE COLD MUSCLE GEL
RÉVVI's cold gels consist mainly of natural ingredients that are considered important contributors to the anti-inflammatory and / or the vasoconstrictor (narrowing) process.
The ingredients listed below are all processed in a high concentration in our ICE COLD MUSCLE GEL and their effectiveness has been scientifically proven. The careful composition also ensures a deep penetration and long-lasting effect.
Our ICE COLD MUSCLE GEL consists mainly of natural ingredients, each with their own specific characteristics.
The collaboration of these ingredients results in a very effective product that provides a long-lasting cooling effect.
This herb awakens ao. a slight form of local numbness of the nerve pathways, causing pain, swelling and inflammation to be experienced as less of a strain.
Camphor activates the TRP (transient receptor potential) (1) and is beneficial in the treatment of inflammation and swelling caused by an external impact.
L-menthol occurs naturally in mint leaves and is considered as one of the most effective natural coolants.
Scientific studies confirm that the mint extract has clinically relevant properties (2) that have an analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
The castor oil extract is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and contribution to relieving both joint pain and local (muscle) inflammation.
Ricinus has an anti-oxidant effect (3), which has anti-inflammatory properties considered to be beneficial for the treatment of ao. inflammation and swelling.
The ICE COLD MUSCLE GEL consists of 80% natural ingredients and water, contains a minimal amount of additional additives and a very small amount of preservatives to ensure that our gels remain effective up to 12 months after opening.
OTHER NOTEWORTHY INGREDIENTS:
Water (dilution), Alcohol Denat. (viscosity), Glycol (hydrating), Limonene (refreshing).
The RÉVVI ICE COLD MUSLCE GELS are free of chemicals and have a unique composition of natural ingredients. The "vasoconstrictor" properties have the main purpose of maximally and optimally repairing or protecting the affected area on the body.
The use of the ICE COLD MUSLCE GEL is strongly recommended in the treatment of low to medium painful areas caused by inflammation, strains, fatigue and acute injuries where immediate cooling is required.
(1) Rafie Hamidpour, Soheila Hamidpour, Mohsen Hamidpour, Mina Shahlari - Camphor, a traditional remedy with the history of treating several diseases
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(2) Suresh Rao, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga - in Polyphenols in Human Health and Disease, 2014
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(3) Vhutshilo Nemudzivhadi and Peter Masoko - In Vitro Assessment of Cytotoxicity, Antioxidant, and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Ricinus communis
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