Better Nature is the newest family of massage and topical creams on the market. We caught up with the guys from Better Nature and fired at them the most common questions we get about the creams. Check out their answers below. Let us know if you ahve any other questions about these terrific new options.
How does Better Nature Pain Relief work?
Better Nature Pain Relief Products utilise multiple plant-based ingredients with traditionally known musculoskeletal pain-relieving benefits. We use multiple active ingredients because together they work synergistic-ally and broadly.
The body has a range of mechanisms that can support relief for musculoskeletal injuries, pain and inflammation. Our ingredients activate different mechanisms at the same time so that you can experience better relief from symptoms while minimising the chance of side-effects.
Our naturally-sourced ingredients include Menthol, Eucalyptus, Wintergreen, Arnica montana, St. John’s Wort, Capsicum oleoresin and Rosemary. These ingredients work together to relax the muscles, reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Some of our products increase blood flow through the affected tissue (BalmX, Cream), whereas the Sports Gel is targeted at cooling down a joint or muscle. The active ingredients are placed in a formulation of additional quality naturally-sourced ingredients to support good skin penetration and hydration, therefore minimising product left on skin and staining clothes.
What are Better Nature products made from?
All of Better Nature’s products are made from 100% naturally sourced ingredients. You will find no harmful chemicals, no artificial colours, no synthetic fragrances and no nasties. They are 100% vegan and cruelty free.
How often should I apply Better Nature Pain Relief?
For best results we recommend that you use the product twice to three times a day (once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening usually works well for most people.) However, if you need to use it more times in-between, you can.
Which product is right for me?
Better Nature Pain Relief range was developed over a 20-year period by a Physiotherapist seeking a versatile, effective, natural and safe anti-inflammatory pain product range for his broad client group.
Our Pain Relief range meets the different needs of patients, such as athletes, people with acute injuries, elderly, and arthritis patients. All products have fast pain relieving effects and support your recovery from a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.
1. Pain Relief Cream –It has creamy in texture and suited to general massage with a neutral skin sensation. This product is ideal for those who prefer fast relief without the extra heating or
cooling component of the other products, and can be easily applied to larger body areas.
2. Pain Relief Balm- It provides a gentle warming sensation for enhancing blood flow in stiff muscles and joints, and is especially treasured for its relief of symptoms of more chronic musculoskeletal conditions. It is suited to deep tissue massage and cramped muscles.
3. Pain Relief Sports Gel- It has a gentle but lasting cooling effect and is suited to taping of acute injuries (on or off the field) within 30 seconds after application. It brings pain relief to acute injuries or cool down a hot joint.
What is the difference between the Pain Relief Cream & BalmX?
The two main differences between the Pain Relief Cream & BalmX are the consistencies and the balance between quantities of ingredients.The Cream has a smooth creamy consistency that is easily applied to a large areas while the BalmX contains Beeswax and oils making the product more suited to deep tissue massage. The BalmX contains a higher amount of Capsicum oleoresin (capsaicin) which is derived from chili peppers, giving the BalmX a mild heating sensation when applied to the skin. The Pain Relief Cream is designed for a neutral skin sensation because some people prefer not to experience the warming (BalmX) or cooling feeling (Sports Gel).
What do the products smell like?
Better Nature products have a natural herbal scent. A combination of high-quality Menthol and Eucalyptus tend to be the most powerful aromatic components to our products. These are balanced with undertones of Rosemary, Lavender, Grapefruit and/or Orange. Most people tell us that our products have a ‘pleasant smell’ and that the smell disappears fairly quickly.
Can you tape over the Sports Gel?
Yes! The Better Nature Sports Gel absorbs into the skin within 30 seconds of application, allowing you to tape directly over the affected area with kinesiology or adhesive tape. Note, you don’t need to use a lot of product for the pain relief and therefore ensure that there is no residual gel left on the site intended for taping.
Can I use Better Nature Pain Relief while pregnant?
We recommend that a medical doctor is consulted before and while using the Better Nature Pain Relief Cream, BalmX and Sports Gel products during pregnancy because of the presence of Arnica montana and wintergreen oil in our formulation (at very low dosages, for external use only).
Can I use Better Nature Pain Relief while breastfeeding?
Although the concentrations of specific ingredients do not warrant a product warning from the relevant authorities, given the lack of fundamental research available, we believe it is best to minimise exposure during breastfeeding and only use the products under medical supervision if absolutely necessary.
Can I use Better Nature while using Blood Thinners?
As always when on blood thinning medication, we advise you to keep track of any dietary or medication changes and monitor your INR levels. One of our ingredients, wintergreen oil, can affect the thickness of blood, however, only if at a much higher amounts than in our products. In our products we have less than 0.2% wintergreen oil. We recommend that you tell your doctor when using our products.
Can you guarantee the product quality and safety of your products?
Our Better Nature products have been listed with the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Act; the regulator for therapeutic products in Australia) and are being manufactured by reputable, Australian contract manufacturers who are licensed by the TGA for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). This means that our products and ingredients have been thoroughly assessed for quality and safety.
We also offer a 30-day money back guarantee.