New University of Toronto Study Tackles Why Natural Products
May In Fact Be Superior to Over The Counter Pharma-Brands
TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Data from a recent University of Toronto study answers the bated question: can an all-natural topical product be as effective as leading non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs)? The following double-blind study reveals that all-natural Professional Therapy MuscleCare is marginally more effective than Voltaren containing Diclofenac NSAID. [See Figure 1]
Statistically, about one-third of the American population suffers from chronic pain. Not surprisingly, a rise in inflammatory response is a natural by-product of prolonged stationary postures; this is an inevitable consequence of our day-jobs as we progress towards an increasingly automated workforce. Research has demonstrated that extended periods of sitting have such a negative effect, that standing desks have started becoming a trend in many offices. It's become so detrimental that the phrase "Sitting is the New Smoking" has become popular among reputable media outlets such as Forbes, and The Huffington Post.
As a result, we often find ourselves reaching for pain-relief in many forms. Due to the laundry list of potential side-effects presented by popular pharmaceutical options, the importance for innovation in a safer alternative is more vital now than ever; this is especially critical given the addictive consequences many painkillers carry, in many ways similar to opioid use. "MuscleCare is as effective as Voltaren at relieving local tenderness in muscles, but it does not use a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug," says Dr. Howard Vernon, an international authority in musculoskeletal research.
MuscleCare represents a breakthrough as being the first all-natural clinically proven topical anti-inflammatory solution. The use of magnesium chloride reduces pain, inflammation, and muscle tension thanks to its unique delivery system. Ingredients permeate the superficial fascia, muscle, and joints to assist in creating a proven fast and effective pain reduction. Additionally, incorporating Hydresia SF-2 Oleosomes from safflower seeds greatly increases bioavailability, and offers the user a timed release pain-relief based on burst technology.
The science behind MuscleCare is novel: within 30–45 seconds, it breaks little cross bridges in the muscles to allow full relaxation, and facilitates ejection of toxic waste products responsible for pain and inflammation. The secret mechanism lies in MuscleCare's unique proprietary formula that quickly and effectively drives magnesium into the muscle tissue. This employs a method that works in a similar manner to a deep tissue massage, helping break up knots to alleviate the underlying cause of pain.
Our skin is made up of about 1600 pores per square inch, which makes it crucial that we avoid substances that are proven irritants and potentially carcinogenic agents. "90% of MuscleCare's competitors use parabens in their ingredients, which merely act as 'stabilizers' to ensure the product can sit on the shelf longer, but these suspected carcinogens have the opposite effect on a human being and do not assist in treating the symptom," states Dr. Chris Oswald, CEO and Founder of MuscleCare, and President of The Centre for Fitness, Health and Performance. A cocktail of stabilizers used in topical applications (both in NSAIDs and non-NSAIDs) are bio-accumulative, inhibit absorption of the primary medical ingredient, and may produce undesirable hormonal changes. On the other hand, MuscleCare takes advantage of our skin's natural propensity for absorption by utilizing nourishing ingredients that remedies inflammation and pain.
According to a 2017 study out of the University of Toronto Training & Performance Lab, Dr. Jack Goodman states: "The MuscleCare formulation is healthier and equally effective to Voltaren." MuscleCare's success has been clinically proven time and time again. In another double-blind study, MuscleCare demonstrated statistical significance in outperforming leading national brands such as Biofreeze, and IcyHot in pain reduction. In fact, Biofreeze actually rendered subjects more sensitive to pain post-trial, as the use of menthol initially masks the pain sensation by shocking the nervous system, and can often lead to frequent reapplication to desensitize pain—when in fact the opposite is happening. An additional study out of Toronto's Motherisk: The Hospital for Sick Children, established MuscleCare as the only available topical pain-relief solution that is safe for pregnant and lactating women. [See Figure 2]
As the only leading natural Food & Drug Administration (FDA/NDC) and Health Canada registered OTC topical pain reliever with this much high-level scientific support, MuscleCare clearly demonstrates that focusing on natural ingredients can actually enhance the effectiveness of a product, making it both safer and superior to pharmaceutical alternatives.
Dr. Oswald has seen 20,000 patients in his 29 years of clinical experience treating muscle, joint, back pain. Recognizing the fundamental need for a safer alternative to NSAIDs, he worked on formulating MuscleCare. Typical pain relievers are laden with irritants such as parabens, dyes, waxes, and coloring agents to bind ingredients; unfortunately, this obstructs proper absorption. As a safer alternative, MuscleCare's bio-innovation has been shown to clinically, and scientifically reduce pain, inflammation, and spasm in all age groups.
MuscleCare is an emerging brand in health and wellness solutions. Their leading products focus on topical pain-relief, and ergonomic equipment that help prevent, and reduce inflammation and stress. The company was pioneered by Dr. Chris Oswald, leading chiropractor and pain specialist, who has gained recognition as one of the nation's top 20 leaders by the Canadian Chiropractic Association under the age of 40. Dr. Oswald owns and operates one of Toronto's most prestigious chiropractic clinics with clients ranging from athletes, musicians, and business professionals. Their elite team includes professional kiteboarders Annabel van Westerop and Susi Mai; four-time world champion waterskier Whitney McClintock; NFL's Jamaal Charles; NBA's Glen "Big Baby" Davis; and NHL's Dave Bolland. MuscleCare is also a proud sponsor of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic. MuscleCare gained recognition on QVC, as well as at Walgreens, Duane Reade, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall and Office Depot; now most of its business is online at http://musclecare.net as people in pain are increasingly turning to the Internet.