How Camphor is Used in Mountain Ice Sports Recovery Gel
Camphor, an organic compound renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, is a key ingredient in our new Mountain Ice Sports Recovery Gel. But how does this potent ingredient help you enhance athletic performance and longevity? Read on to find out!
Camphor oil, extracted from the bark of the camphor tree, has been approved by the FDA for a number of medical uses and has long been used as a natural remedy. In particular, it has a number of topical uses that are relevant to Mountain Ice Sports Recovery Gel.
Camphor is commonly used for pain relief due to its ability (similar to menthol) to bind with receptors in the skin that are sensitive to heat and cold. By activating these thermosensitive receptors, camphor produces a cooling sensation that numbs pain followed by a warming sensation that increases circulation to improve healing. Substances that do this are known as "counter-irritants," stimulating nerves to signal other physical sensations instead of pain.
Camphor has been used effectively for sunburn relief, something familiar to every athlete that pursues an outdoor sport.
While stimulating receptors camphor also boosts your blood circulation, which will allow your body to deliver more oxygen and nutrients through the bloodstream, which energizes your body for improved performance. These nutrients are also vital to repairing cell damage and preventing further harm, which helps to reduce inflammation. Effective circulation also makes it easier for the organs in your body to function properly, while strain from impaired functioning creates more inflammation.
Camphor's anti-inflammatory properties make it effective in reducing swelling from injury. Studies also indicate that it has the potential to help treat arthritis, which many veteran athletes may experience from the long-term stress placed on their joints.
Camphor has been found in studies to have antispasmodic qualities, making it a great option as a muscle rub that can help you relieve muscle cramps, pain, and stiffness.
Athlete's foot and other irritating, painful fungal infections have a huge impact on athletes, and spread easily in locker rooms and gyms. Camphor has been found to have strong antifungal properties, which can help prevent the spread of these infections.
Are you looking to harness the power of compounds like camphor to boost your athletic performance and improve recovery time from physical activity? Try Mountain Ice Sports Recovery Gel today!