No matter how much stretching, icing, massage, or other recovery methods you use, body tweaks are likely to occur if you play in the endurance sports world.
A few years back I found a great natural topical ointment that provides temporary relief without the use of dangerous or unhealthy chemicals. This Utah based product is called Sore No More.
I have mainly used Sore No More when I have had periodic knee and periformis tweaks throughout my endurance sports years. I would spread/massage a bit of the product on the desired area when I was hanging around the house or just before going to bed. It has a bit of clear-your-nose scent due to the menthol and camphor but not too strong. My wife really loves the smell in bed. Well love may be a bit strong of a word and inaccurate, but I digress.
My wife also used this product a couple times for some leg running tweaks. Both times she mentioned that Sore No More really seemed to make a difference as the recovery seemed to accelerate when using the product.
The website mentions Sore No More being useful for your typical aches and pains along with a few that surprised me:
- cold sores caused by stress
- Athlete’s feet
- Race horses or other animals – Um, ok.
You can check out the applications page to see the complete list of applications for the product as well as different usage methods.
The Natural Ingredients
Our bodies are bombarded with plenty of toxic junk every day without us having any control over it. So for things we do have control over, use the cleanest products you can afford and find. Let the extra body energies be used for healing!
The list of ingredients include menthol, camphor, capsaicin, aloe vera extract, carbomer, decyl polyglucose, vegetable glycerin, grapefuit seed extract, green tea extract, orange peel extract, queen of the prairie extract, rose water, silica, sodium hydroxymethyl, dionized water, witch hazel, and yucca extract. You can check out the purpose of each ingredient on their ingredients page.
This is a pretty clean list from what I can tell.
How to try it out for almost free
You can actually get a 3/4 oz sample for $1 (to pay for shipping) on their sample page. Not a bad deal.
Where can you buy it?
Unfortunately you can’t buy this product just anywhere. You can check if there are any local stores near you in which to purchase the product on this page. Or you can purchase it directly from the manufacturer on the order page.
You can choose from a few different container sizes and application methods but I have always purchased the 8oz jar from the manufacturer since I didn’t have a local source.
Have you ever tried Sore No More? What other natural products have you used for various tweaks?
Posted on 05 Feb 2009