Glucosamine - Glucosamine is a precursor for numerous substances that provide the foundation for many of the body's tissues such as: tendons, ligaments, cartlidge, collagen, and more. Glucosamine supports the health of tissues that make up many of the body's organs. It is a very popular ingredient in topical products and oral nutritional supplements.
Boswellia Serrata - Boswellia or Indian frankincense is an ayuvedic herb that is used traditionally to support the treatment of arthritis, ulcerative colitis, sores, and asthma. The major components are boswellic acid and alpha-boswellic acid. Animal studies show that boswellic acid is a potent 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor that has anti-inflamitory and anti-arthritic effects. It is a very popular ingredient in high end topical products and oral nutritional supplements.
MSM - MSM is a natural sulfer-containing compound that is produced in the human body. MSM occurs naturally in foods we consume, but even moderate food processing destroys most of it. MSM provides a very important source of sulfer, which plants, animals and humans need for many processes. It is a very popular ingredient in many topical products and oral nutritional supplements.
Curcumin - Turmeric has anti-inflamitory action. The anti-inflamitory action is believed to be due to leukotriene inhibition. Its curcuminoids and volatile oil are both partly responsible for the anti-inflamitory activity. Turmeric acts as a free radical scavenger and antioxidant. It is a very popular ingredient in topical products and oral nutritional supplements.
Vatmin E - Vitamin E is a natural anti-oxidant that the body uses to neutralize free radicals. It insures the stability and integrity of cellular tissues and membranes throughout the body by preventing free radical change.
Is Orthogel considered a Topical Analgesic used for topical pain relief?
Orthogel is a topical analgesic for the fast temporary relief of pain assiciated with arthritis pain, simple backache, muscle pain, sprains, bruises, tendonitis, shoulder pain, neck pain, and foot pain.
When will most people feel the effects of the Orthogel?
Most people begin to feel the effects and relief in approximately 5 to 25 minutes after their first application when used as directed.
How often can i use Orthogel?
Orthogel can be used daily with the confidence that you will safely be relieving your pain with no negative side effects. We recommend that you use the product twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening usually works well for most people.
Is Orthogel regulated by the FDA?
Orthogel isa topical analgesic that is regulated by the FDA over the counter phamaceutacal guidlines.
Why cant i use Orthogel with a heating pad?
A heating pad should never be used with Orthogel since a serious burn could occur.
Why isnt Orthogel clear or white?
The natural ingredients of Orthogel may vary at different times of the year and cause the color of the product to slightly change. Orthogel uses FDA approved colorings to give the product a greenish color.
What are the active ingredients in Orthogel?
Menthol and Camphor are the active ingredients found in Orthogel. They are approved by the FDA for use in over the counter topical anlgesic products. Menthol is a compound obtained from perppermint oil and other mint oils or made synthetically. Menthol has local anesthetic and counterirritant qualities. Its is contained in nonprescription products for short term relief of minor relief of muscle aches, sprains, and similar conditions.
Does Orthogel contain any skin conditioners that may help prevent skin dryness?
Vitamin E, Glucosamine and Aloe are formulated into Orthogel to help prevent skin dryness.
Adults and children 12 years and older:
- Apply to painful muscles and joints, gently massage thoroughly into affected area.
- Repeat as necessary, but no more than 4 times daily.
- Do not use with heating device
Children under 12 years of age:
- For external use only.
- Use only as directed.
- If condition worsens contact your doctor.
- Avoid contact with eyes.
- Pregnancy-Breast Feeding Warnings:
- If pregnant or breast feeding, ask a healthcare professional before each use
- Do not use with any other topical products.
- Do not use with any heating device.
- Keep away from excessive heat or open flame.
- Store in a cool, dry location
- KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICINE OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
- In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance and contact a poison control center immediately
- Do not apply to wounds or damaged skin
Active Ingredients: Camphor and Menthol
Other Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Carbomer Dimethyl Sulfone, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #10, Glucosamine HCI, Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract, Isopropyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Triethanolamine, and Water
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Tampa FL 33609
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