The first thing I learned while researching sports-creme products on-line is that you should not eat the stuff. Good to know.
You probably shouldn’t put it in your eyeballs either. I don’t know why you would do that, but you’d never be judged for it here. I’m the person who admitted to eating Easy Cheese that was over a year old. I lost all my judgmental privileges when I took that step. I’m just sayin’ it’s gonna sting. That’s all.
Next important thing I found out regards Ben Gay. It contains urea.
I have no problem at all with Ben’s sexuality, but he needs to keep his urea to himself. Ewww! It’s not even an active ingredient. He just puts it in there to be mean. Ben was always a practical jokester, but this time he’s gone too far.
It’s not funny, Mr. Ben Gay, and it’s time to grow up.
Aspercreme contains no urea. Yay! They should put a big red label on the box:
Contains no urea!
Now with 100% less urea than Ben Gay!
Be loud and be proud, baby.
So, the good news is that we can all happily and confidently use Urea Free Aspercreme. The bad news is that the sports-cremes that contain stinky menthol list it as an active – not an inactive – ingredient.
So, ideally, your sports-creme should contain both menthol and methyl salicylate, which is a topical analgesic. Some of them also contain camphor as an active ingredient. So, you might want some of that thrown in there for good measure. Camphor, FYI, is also stinky.
Only thing I found that contains all three ingredients is Banalg. I haven’t yet found a site that lists Banalg’s inactive ingredients. I’m hoping that Banalg is not an Italian cousin of Ben Gay. Does Banalg sound Italian to you?
Anyway, damn that Ben Gay and his urea!
What do we want?!
When do we want it?
Oh, sorry. Got sidetracked again.
It’s seems to me that if you wanna feel better, you gotta smell bad. Oh, hey, let me know if you’ve tried Banalg, and if you have, is it all I dream it could be?
Regarding my next post:
I am happy to announce that I can offer you a guarantee that it will be completely urea free! However, it may inadvertently come in contact with peanuts during processing. Therefore, those with extreme allergies to peanuts are warned not to lick their monitors while visiting my site. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
We use Hospital Strength Banalg and it works great. My husband injured his trapezious (sp?) muscle some time ago and Banalg was the only thing that worked. The hospital strength has 14% methyl salicylate as opposed to 4.9% in the regular strength formula. The only downside is that it is a blue liquid that will turn the hands of whoever is applying it a dusky blue and it smells to high heaven. Hopw this gave you enough info
Banalg is great, but I just found the cats meow, Rite-Aid Ultra-Strength Muscle rub. Camphor 4%, Menthol 10% and… Methyl Salicylate 30%!!! $5. No blue crap.
This stuff is fantastic. It’s also “fast vanishing lotion” I injured my shoulder and have been pretty (very) painless until I ran out yesterday. I am in freaking agony today and am desperately trying to find some. I don’t think Logws or Walgreens carries it. The only plave I’ve found so far is Raleys, the grocery store.