Thermaflex Liniment By VitaFlex
Pain relief, reduction of swelling, increased circulation – sounds like pure magic. Many other Topical Liniments sound just the same. I’ve never been a true believer. Always wondering if they actually truly Do something.
With a swelled up horse hind leg, it was the perfect time to test out something new.
Time for a medicinal smelling counter-irritant to make your self feel better for applying it to your horse.
This is what’s in there:
Menthol 4.0%, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Plant Extracts of Calendula and Rosemary, Oil of Cajuput (Melaleuca Leucadendron), Other Ingredients include: Alcohol, Water, Thickeners, Benzyl Nicotinate, FD&C Yellow #5 and FD&C Blue #1.
Sounds straightforward enough.
The directions clearly state not to wrap tightly or cover treated areas, so to test it out, (and now you don’t have to.) I promptly applied it all over only one knee, put on some long thick tights, and went for a long hilly walk. In 90 F.
Both knees were moderately sore, with mild swelling from some unusual exercise (don’t bike 45 miles just on the second time out people!), and could definitely use some “treatment.”
Just like the bottle says, at first there’s a cooling sensation, followed by a definite increase in circulation. At least in the skin. After removing the tights, the skin was very hot, reddish, and tingly. So, absolutely there was something working there. The knee did feel better.
When I used it on my mare, I didn’t wrap her legs at all.
The back of the bottle comes with its own Über convincing graphics.
Of course we all know better than to pay attention to that – but I still really liked the effects of this liniment. Two days of applying this seemed to make a difference in the hind leg swelling.
It’s a winner!
Says on the bottle to wash hands after using – that’s a good one too!