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= Radian B Muscle Rub=
I was recommended Radian B Muscule Rub as I was getting stiffness in my calves (which I had checked out at the GP to make sure nothing serious) it was muscle stiffness from swimming, as I never learnt to do crawl I can only do breast stroke, with that lovely frog impression with the legs.
=Multi-action Painkiller Cream=
Rasian B is a multi-action painkiller cream it is cream in colour, and has a menthol based smell, (think Vicks Vapour Rub you are not far off). The manufacturers of Radian B recommends that it can be used for muscular stiffness, sprains, bruising and fibrositis.
I used this on the calves of my leg, applying twice a day and I used the cream for a week, the cream did not stain clothes, although for peace of mind I did put a towel under my bum on the settee, so that this would create a barrier between the settee and my creamed legs, but that was peace of mind for me.
=After A week=
I really noticed the difference with 2 days of using the cream, and within a week I had the minimum amount of discomfort, but a vast improvement.
The cream is not suitable for children under 6 years old. The active ingredients in Radian B are Mentol 2.54%, Camphor 1.43%, Methyl Salicylate 0.42%, Oleoresin capsicum 0.005%. It also contains water, lanolin, lanolin alcohol, cetostrearyl alcohol, liquid paraffin, emulsifying wax, white petroleum jelly, industrial methylated spirit, imidurea and dichlorobenzyl alcohol.
I paid about £5 from Boots for a 100gram tube of cream, and I think that this was excellent value
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this cream it worked wonders for me, and I do keep a tube in the house in case anyone needs it.
Effectiveness of Radian B Muscle Rub
I have used Radian B Muscle Rub on a daily basis for lower back pain. I fell over in the kitchen and this caused bruising in my lower back. The muscle rub provided instant relief and the cream did not leave marks on my clothes and was deeply absorbed by my skin.
Discovery of Radian B Muscle Rub
My mum frequently suffers from pain in her feet and legs due to arthritis and from standing all day at work while working in retail. She also has feet and leg problems due to diabetes. The manufacturer's of Radian B recommend that Radian B can be used for muscular stiffness, bruising, sprains, fibrositis. However, my mum has been using Radian B for pain caused by arthritis.
One day we were visiting Boots to look for a solution to the aches and pains and came across Radian B Muscle Rub. This is also how I discovered Radian B Muscle Rub to use for myself for lower back pain. Radian B Muscle rub is a multi-action painkiller cream that is cream in colour and it smells like Vicks Vapo urRub or Deep Heat (sorry if you have never use those products!). Radian B smells similar to Vicks Vapour Rub and Deep Heat because it also similarly contains menthol! When my mum used Radian B on her feets and legs, it instantly provided relief to the pain she was suffering in her legs! My mum found Radian B easy to apply to her skin and it left no unnecessary residue on her feet and legs. She also suffered no allergic reactions when using Radian B Muscle Rub. Radian B should not be used on children under six years of age and should only be used externally.
The active ingredients in Radian B are Mentol 2.54%, Camphor 1.43%, Methyl Salicylate 0.42%, Oleoresin capsicum 0.005%. It also contains water, lanolin, lanolin alcohol, cetostrearyl alcohol, liquid paraffin, emulsifying wax, white petroleum jelly, industrial methylated spirit, imidurea and dichlorobenzyl alcohol.
Value for Money
Radian B costs £5.10 in Boots for 100 grams of the cream. The rub has lasted six months since my mum has brought it as she uses it sparingly. Radian B has been manufactured in the UK by Ransom Consumer Health in Witham, Essex.
I would definitely recommend Radian B Muscle Rub as it is a miracle worker for those aches and pains!
We are quite an active family - I loosely call myself a runner, and my children do sport every day, to quite a high level. My husband is not sporty, but is always doing something involving climbing, lifting, general lugging about.....
So from time to time one or other of us feels that we have overdone it a bit....muscles protest after the extra effort of a tough session, or the buildup of several days worth of sport takes its toll. The stiffness we feel the next day can be quite tiring in itself, and generally "nags" all day as if to point out that we are not as fit as perhaps we might like to be!
Rest, is generally the best cure - muscles ache for a reason....they have been pulled, stretched, overstretched, even torn. They need to repair otherwise they will damage themselves again, perhaps taking longer to repair. The body is very good at letting us know when we need to back off a bit, so we should listen to our body and take notice........
......that said, it is not always possible to take a day's rest, either that or we are stubborn so and so's who say we can't or won't take the time we need to recover.
We therefore have a tube of radian B in the first aid box on standby....
This is a cream that comes in a 100g tube - you can get it from Boots or most other chemists and it generally costs about £4 (often on 3 for 2 at Boots!).
It is described as a "multi action painkiller"......personally I prefer to think of it as something that will ease my aches, rather than a painkiller.....I don't want to lose sight of the fact that I need to allow my muscles to recover, I just want to take the edge off that "oooohh, aaarghh" feeling as I walk up and down the stairs.....
The active ingredients are:
and there are other bits that form the "base" such as water, wax, petroleum jelly etc.
Quite simply you rub this gel on the affected area, and the active ingredients get to work on the sore bits. The cream is quite thick, but it is easily absorbed into the skin.
This is not "Deep Heat", but I do find the effects quite warming. Comfortable but not as intense as Deep Heat or Ralgex.
It has a definite "aroma" about it - mainly from the menthol. If you are sensitive to such things you may find your eyes start to water as you apply it - the smell can be quite strong. Again, though, I don't find it as intense as some of the other similar products on the market.
You should, however, ensure that you keep Radian B away from your eyes - do not apply it to your face (although, unless you have been laughing manically for 24 hours, you shouldn't suffer from strained muscles there anyway.....), and do not apply it too close to, urm, intimate areas.....a chap I know went a bit OTT on his thighs........not allowing for *ahem* "swing".....and had eyes watering for a good few hours.....
It can be applied to areas where you have muscular stiffness, bruising, sprains or fibrositis. Whilst you can apply it at any time, it is best if you have a relaxing warm bath, and then apply it to dry skin after. The warmth of the bathwater will help to relax the tired muscles, and start the work of repairing them.
I know several runners and fitness enthusiasts that use this product and similar things BEFORE they exercise. I would urge caution here, and say that this product is NOT an alternative to stretching and warming up - many muscle injuries are caused by not warming up the muscles properly and in my opinion, there is no subsitute to doing the job properly......
Radian B has a shelf life of a good couple of years, so you can keep it in the first aid box without worrying about it losing effectiveness. It is suitable for adults and children over the age of 6.
This product is, in my experience, good for taking the edge off the aches and pains that overtired muscles produce. It should not, be used long term - remember that pain is a way of telling you that something is wrong. So if there is no improvement after a couple of days, head off to your GP just to get it checked out.
Alternatively.......put your feet up, stick the telly on, and order in takeaways for a couple of days......you will soon feel fully recovered!
I use this product most days of the week prior to going to the gym. It is extra beneficial especially during these cold winter months where your joints and tendons can get really cold and thus become sore and stiff.
The objective of Radian B isn't to cure the joint/tendon pain or even to relieve it for that matter but what it does do is heat up the targeted area and then allows a greater range of motion is the joint.
Just simply massage in the gel into the intended area which for me is the elbow, make sure you have applied enough, you will know as soon as the skin starts to warm up slightly. One con to using this product is the super strong menthol smell of the rub. It is like Vicks amplified by 10.
This heat stays in the area for maybe an hour or so, so long enough to perform exercise or if you need to do something more physically demanding.
If you are looking for all day relief then you will have to keep applying it every few hours in order to keep the area warm, what i have found also helps is to then wear a long sleeved top over the elbow and then use a sports wrap to keep the compression and heat on that area. But ultimately if the pain is very bad and this spray does not help, then you may well need to see a Doctor for something stronger.
For all of those like me who suffer from aches and pains, particularly muscle or joint aches.RadianB could be the answer. Many pain relief sprays have a foul odour and don't work at all. Radian B on the other hand gives me almost immediate relief, you can feel the heat it generates working on the muscles, yes it does smell but its a nice scent, I can't describe the smell but it's not a horrible one. When the spray goes on it takes about a minute to dry so keep it uncovered whilst its dry to avoid it going on your clothes. Quick solid pain relief. Plus it seems to fully absorb into your skin, leaving no need to wash residue off later.
i absolutely adore this stuff, when ive had a hard day at work and come home all stiff and aching,i normally get my wife to rub radian b into the bottom of my back and leave it for 20 minutes. Its like a massage on itself, its a real warm sensation that takes the pain right away and relaxes the muscles. The only problem is the smell, i recommend you take a bath afterwards or a shower. Other than that its really effective, i would recommend it to anyone who suffers from regular muscle ache or pains, it gives the best relief ive found. Especially good for after sports.
I have a lot of problems with muscle and joint pain, ever since a car hit me on the way to Junior School. I use a product called Radian B Mineral Bath and Radian B Muscle Lotion with Multi-Action Painkiller. You add the Mineral Bath to running water, while in the bath you massage the painful area for about 10 minutes, and then get out and wrap up. I always find it better to have the bath just before bed and then tuck up warm under the duvet. But I do sometimes have to have these baths during the day, and they are still very effective If you are unable to get to a bath, you can rub on the muscle lotion, although it has a very strong smell, but it is very effective at relieving muscular pains. This muscle lotion is not suitable for under 12’s. You sprinkle the lotion onto affected area and repeat after 15 minutes, if needed then massage in.
Warming muscle rub containing menthol, camphor, methyl salicylate and capsaicin / Aimed at releiving muscular pain