Thermaflex Liniment Review

 

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.

Enter, Thermaflex Liniment: Thermaflex Liniment

This is what’s in there:

Ingredients:
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.

Thermaflex Liniment Review

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!

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7 thoughts on “Thermaflex Liniment Review

  1. I’m not a big fan of this product. I don’t have particularly sensitive skin but it burned my hands just to apply it. Horses with sensitive skin may not do well with it. I prefer old school Bigeloil – given, I haven’t had to use it in a few years now as my older mare moved onto to greener pastures.

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    1. Definitely not for the faint of heart!
      My knee, after applying it there, got red for sure, but a few hours later it was just fine.
      I think it’s great at creating some “stimulation”, but on a horse with known skin sensitivity probably better to pick something milder.

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  2. Glad your knee is better. Not so sure about the “increased circulation” claim though. If you want to increase your circulation, just start moving around more! And try to avoid “confirmation bias” LOL!

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    1. Smirking – yes, I’ve never been a true believer in Liniments. Surely, some bias going on 😉
      Thinking, perhaps the stinging makes the user sort of restless, moving around more, and voila, more circulation! 😉

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  3. I use this on TJ’s loin and hip area (in a T formation). He has tight sciatic and weak lower back, prior to lessons/clinic/show I put some on before I ride and after. A regular schooling day, only after. His back is much less tender after usage. He doesn’t like experiencing the cooling sensation, but seems to enjoy the warming process. It’s a regular item in my box. 🙂

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