Published on April 22, 2014
Sore No More Warm Therapy
For centuries native tribes of northern Mexico have been using plant extracts to relieve pain, something that Sore No More Warm Therapy has tapped into by combining various plant extracts with other safe, active ingredients to deliver a gel that promises fast relief for minor aches and pains. With throbbing, post-run feet crying out for a little tender loving (warm) care, RunningMonkey put it to the test.
With a list of ingredients that includes capsaicin (derived from a plant in the chilli family), rose water and extracts of grapefruit seed, green tea, orange peel and queen of the prairie (a member of the rose family) Sore No More Warm Therapy reads more like a recipe than a pain relief cream. The active ingredients, 3% camphor and 3% menthol, both bring a rapid sense of heat once the cream is massaged in and – in addition to the clearly detectable hit on orange – a pleasant smell most unlike the majority of heat rubs.
The 100% natural credentials are certainly appealing and the known-science behind the fact that capsaicin binds to a protein (TRPV1) that resides on the membranes of pain and heat sensing neurons should allay the fears of sceptics who mistrust anything from the other end of the ‘sciency’ spectrum. There is good medical efficacy behind the claims of Sore No More and on test with RunningMonkey we found it acted incredibly quickly when used to treat both mild bursitis and tight post-race quads. Not only did the pleasant warming sensation manifest within moments of application it lasted for considerably longer (well in excess of an hour) than most other heat rubs and creams we have used before.
Sore No More Warm Therapy retails at £9.95 for 4oz (113g) with further details and online purchase from natremed.co.uk