For use in treatment rooms or home use. BioFreeze was created by Dr. Danni King, an internationally known botanical chemist. BioFreeze contains an herbal extract from a South American holly shrub. ILEX is used around the world in various health and wellness formulations. The result is a fast-acting, deep penetrating, long lasting pain reliever.
BioFreeze can effectively help relieve pain from sore muscles, muscle sprains, back, shoulder, neck pain, arthritis, painful ankle, knee, hip and elbow joints, and muscular strains. Use BioFreeze to relieve pain prior to ultrasound treatments, massage therapy, soft tissue trigger point therapy, rehabilitation exercises and pre and post workout stretching.
Biofreeze products are classified as topical analgesics, which work through a ‘counter irritant’ mechanism. This means that the menthol in Biofreeze creates a sensation that overrides pain signals to the brain. This process is known as ‘Gate Control Theory’, where nerve impulses from one stimulus block the nerves containing pain signals to the brain. Recent research also suggests that menthol may stimulate cold receptors in the skin that may help regulate pain as well.
Adults and children 2 years of age and older: Rub a thin film over affected areas not more than 4 times daily; massage not necessary. Children under 2 years of age: consult physician.
Ask a doctor before use if you have sensitive skin. Keep away from excessive heat or open flame. Avoid contact with the eyes or mucous membranes. Do not apply to wounds or damaged skin. Do not use with other ointments, creams, sprays or liniments. Do not apply to irritated skin or if excessive irritation develops. Do not bandage. Wash hands after use. If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. If accidentally ingested, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center.
Active Ingredient: Menthol 3.5%
Inactive Ingredients: Camphor (for scent), carbomer, FD&C blue #1, FD&C yellow #5, Glycerine, Herbal Extract (ILEX Paraguariensis), Isopropyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Silicon Dioxide, Triethanolamine, Water
Q: What are the indications and directions for use of Biofreeze Pain Reliever?
A: Biofreeze Pain Reliever provides temporary relief from minor aches and pains of sore muscles and joints associated with simple backache, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains.
Q: Do I need a prescription to get Biofreeze?
A: No, you do not need a prescription, nor do you need to be a patient of a healthcare professional in your area to purchase Biofreeze from them. Biofreeze is only available through authorized dealers. Biofreeze is not available through retail outlets or pharmacy locations.
Q: How does Biofreeze work?
A: Biofreeze products are classified as topical analgesics, which work through a ‘counter irritant’ mechanism. This means that the menthol in Biofreeze creates a sensation that overrides pain signals to the brain. This process is known as ‘Gate Control Theory’, where nerve impulses from one stimulus block the nerves containing pain signals to the brain. Recent research also suggests that menthol may stimulate cold receptors in the skin that may help regulate pain as well.
Q: Is Biofreeze commonly used?
A: Yes, Biofreeze is the #1 used and recommended topical pain reliever by chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, and podiatrists. Back to Top
Q: How often can I use Biofreeze?
A: Biofreeze can be used up to four times a day.
Q: What is cryotherapy?
A: Also known as ‘cold therapy’, cryotherapy is the application of cold to temporarily relieve pain. The related term cryokinetics refers to the pairing of pain-relieving cryotherapy with exercise. This cooling and re-warming of tissue stimulates the return of blood flow to the affected areas.
The most common form of cryotherapy is ice. Biofreeze produces the same sensation of cold that accompanies icing. But unlike ice, Biofreeze products allow you to remain active during treatment. Back to Top
Q: Are there scientific studies done on Biofreeze?
A: Yes, Biofreeze conducts all FDA required studies such as: skin sensitization, drug stability, and process validation testing. We also conduct an additional battery of tests in our laboratory. Lastly, we conduct studies with clinicians to further understand our products. These studies can be found at www.thera-bandacademy.com
Q: Can I take Biofreeze on an airplane?
A: Yes, you can take the 2 fl oz spray, 3 fl oz roll-on, Max Strength Wipes, and 5 mL sample packet on an airplane.
Q: Do you have any studies about long-term use of Biofreeze?
A: Biofreeze is an over the counter topical analgesic pain relieving gel used to provide temporary relief from minor aches and pains of sore muscles and joints associated with simple backache, arthritis, bruises, strains and sprains. It is labeled according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations regarding topical analgesics. All ingredients, directions for use, and product warnings are listed on the label.
Please remember that Biofreeze is a topical pain reliever, not a cure to an underlying condition. It provides temporary pain relief. If you have any questions regarding the product or its use, please consult your healthcare Professional. If condition worsens or symptoms persist for more than 7 days consult a doctor.
Q: How long does Biofreeze last, when is the expiration date?
A: The product’s shelf life is 2 years. The expiration date can be located on the package of Biofreeze Pain Relieving Product.
Q: What is the active ingredient in Biofreeze?
A: The active ingredient in Biofreeze is menthol.
Q: When was Biofreeze invented?
A: Biofreeze was first introduced in 1991 by a healthcare practitioner that was searching for a way to help his grandmother manage her arthritis pain. Today, Biofreeze products provide relief to countless arthritis sufferers. But the pain reliever’s unique, cooling formulation is also comforting to sore muscles and muscle sprains; easing back shoulder and neck pain; reducing painful ankle, knee, hip, and elbow joints and helping to lessen the effects of muscular strain.
Q: What is Ilex?
A: Ilex is an inactive ingredient in Biofreeze used to achieve a non greasy texture
Q: Does Biofreeze contain any gluten or other grain-based products?
Q: Will Biofreeze cause any adverse effects if I am taking other medications?
A: Biofreeze is only a topical pain reliever and has a low potential for absorption. We do suggest that you always check with your healthcare professional before using Biofreeze.
Q: If I am Pregnant or nursing – Can I use Biofreeze?
A: Consult a healthcare professional before use.
Q: Is the coloring in Biofreeze harmful?
A: The color additives used in Biofreeze are approved by the USDA for general use in cosmetics and over the counter medications. They are also used in many of your favorite foods that you eat every day.
Q: Can I use a heating pad while also using Biofreeze?
A: No, you should never use a heating pad while using Biofreeze. Biofreeze works by causing a cooling effect, not heat. By using a heating pad in conjunction with Biofreeze, you may cause serious injury to yourself. You may not be able to tell how hot the heating pad is on the problem area, even possibly causing yourself to experience severe blistering.
Q: Can I wrap the area where I have used the Biofreeze?
A: No. You should not wrap or bandage the area where Biofreeze is being applied.
Q: Biofreeze in the EYE – how should I treat this?
A: Tell your patient to rinse his/her eyes with lukewarm water or to take a warm shower with the shower water hitting their forehead and running down through their eyes. Do this for 15 minutes. If problem persists, have them see a physician and be sure they take the Biofreeze with them.
Q: Can I use Biofreeze to cool sunburn pain, in a tanning bed or sauna?
A: Biofreeze is not intended for use in these types of situations.
Q: Can I use Biofreeze on insect bites or for poison ivy?
A: Biofreeze is not intended for use in these types of situations.
Q: Will Biofreeze work on headaches?
A: Biofreeze is not intended for this use.
Q: My child or pet ate Biofreeze, what do I do?
A: If your child placed it in mouth but did not swallow, flood mouth with lukewarm water and rinse out mouth thoroughly.
If your child swallowed Biofreeze, drink several glasses of water, and DO NOT induce vomiting. If a large amount is consumed, contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
Pet – Contact your veterinarian immediately. Animals will not drink water on command. Animals have a highly developed sense of smell and the menthol, camphor and alcohol contact will warn them away from ingesting the product. It overwhelms their sense of smell and therefore, does not appear as food or something appetizing. Biofreeze should not hurt them, but it is always best to contact your veterinarian in any instance where Biofreeze has been ingested by your pet.
Q: Can I use Biofreeze on an open wound or stitches?
A: No, do not apply to wounds or damaged skin.
Q: After applying Biofreeze, I have developed a rash/irritation on my skin. What should I do?
A: Take a tepid (warm) bath with one cup of Arm and Hammer baking soda, or other brand of baking soda. Relax for at least 20 minutes. If rash persists, contact your physician.
Q: Is Biofreeze registered with the FDA?
A: Yes, The FDA registers the facilities that manufacture Biofreeze. Please refer to the National Drug Code number that is on every Biofreeze product. This number represents to the FDA, our product/brand and the actual size of the container.
Q: Is there Aspirin in Biofreeze?
Q: Is there Capsaicin in Biofreeze?
Q: Can I use Biofreeze if I have Diabetes?
A: Yes, Biofreeze is a topical pain reliever has a low potential for absorption. Diabetes is a disease in which the body cannot use sugar normally. When diagnosed with this particular ailment, you must be extremely cautious when using any OTC medications. There are certain ingredients in OTC medications that do go in to the bloodstream that can cause a severe reaction to the Diabetic patient. Biofreeze does not contain any of these ingredients and can often be used by the diabetic patient. However, please consult with your healthcare professional before use of the product.
Q: Is Biofreeze vegetarian friendly?
A: Yes Biofreeze is vegetarian friendly, no animal products are used in the ingredients. Biofreeze is also not animal tested.
Great muscle refief product
I use Biofreeze for me and my husband. It helps to give relief to sore achey muscles. Thanks for a great product!
Best topical product for joint & muscle pain I have ever found. Love it.
Works amazingly well on painful joints & muscles & also itchy skin (numbs it beautifully). It was the only things that got me through chicken pox as an adult without going crazy. Excellent product.
It is the best thing I have found. It is amazing