Fusion Pain Relief Gel includes white turmeric, traditionally used in Chinese medicine to relieve symptoms of soft tissue injuries including pain, and menthol to relieve inflammation and decrease mild joint and muscle pain. Also contains magnesium, arnica and wintergreen oil.
Features and benefits
- Non-greasy formula that’s readily absorbed and easy to apply to the muscles and joints
- White turmeric is traditionally used to relieve pain (including pain associated with soft tissue trauma) in Chinese medicine
- Arnica is traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve muscle pain and soreness, for example due to sprains and strains
- Menthol relieves mild pain and inflammation of the muscles and joints
- Also contains magnesium and wintergreen oil
How it works
Fusion Pain Relief Gel is a non-greasy gel that’s readily absorbed into the skin so it’s easy to apply to the muscles and joints. It contains the following herbal ingredients in a base that includes magnesium.
White turmeric (also known as zedoary) is traditionally used topically in Chinese medicine to relieve symptoms of soft tissue injuries, including pain.
In Chinese medicine, pain is believed to occur when blood is unable to flow freely around the body; white turmeric is traditionally applied to affected areas to promote healthy circulation and get the blood moving as it should.
Arnica has been used topically since at least the 16th Century in Western herbal medicine, where it’s traditionally applied to relieve symptoms of painful sprains and strains, and mild joint and muscle inflammation1.
Menthol is a naturally occurring substance found in peppermint and some other members of the mint or Mentha genus of plants2.
It has a cooling effect when applied to the skin, initially stimulating pain receptors in the area and then desensitising them (reducing their sensitivity or ‘turning them off’). As a result, it relieves inflammation and decreases mild joint and muscle pain and soreness.
Wintergreen is a shrub that grows in North America. Its oil has a pleasant aroma and is rich in a compound called methyl salicylate, which is related to salicylic acid3,4.
1. Widrig, R. et al. Rheumatol Int, 2007;27(6):585-91.
2. Finch, P.M. & Drummond, P.D. Pain Manag, 2015;5359-71.
3. Hebert, P.R. et al. J Altern Complement Med, 2014;20(4):219-20.
4. Zampieron, E. Int J Complement Alt Med, 2015;1(4):97-102.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, worsen or change unexpectedly, talk to your health professional.