Products like Icy Hot® and Bengay® are widely popular and used around the world for relief of minor aches, pains, and inflammation. The use of methyl salicylate and menthol are generally thought to be the origin of whatever effectiveness these products have on pain due to counterirritation, or, in effect, stimulating/irritating nerve endings in one area to distract from pain in another. The properties of these ingredients cause the cool, then warm feeling. Also, when absorbed into the body, methyl salicylate acts as an NSAID (aspirin), so may not be appropriate for children, people taking a contraindicated medication, or people with conditions that preclude such medications. The inactive ingredients lists of these types of products might make you shake your head, give up trying to pronounce them, and then go to google them because, um, that doesn’t look good.
By contrast, our award winning Muscle Stuff with CBD uses recognizable, natural ingredients including essential oils, habanero and cayenne peppers, and, of course,250 mg of organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO cannabidiol (CBD)!
Muscle Stuff doesn’t use methyl salicylate, but it does contain menthol, which provides a similar counterirritation effect. But the peppers, oils and CBD give it a special tingle and a natural soothing of the underlying aches. The warming and cooling sensations happen simultaneously!
While some people might enjoy the menthol scent of Icy Hot® or the unmistakable odor of Bengay® (perhaps it reminds them of their grandfather?), some people use these products despite how they smell.
The spicy scent of Muscle Stuff is not only pleasant, it might remind you of your favorite holiday memories because of those peppers, and the rich combination of sweet and earthy oils. This formulation is one of our founder’s favorites and we’re truly proud of the recipe.
We’re so happy to introduce you to your new favorite alternative to the traditional topical creams and rubs to soothe those muscles! Please let us know your thoughts once you’ve experienced the difference yourself!
For the full list of ingredients and other details, please see the product page.
Disclaimer: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. See complete FDA disclaimer here.