Joint pain and inflammation
Many people often suffer from joint pain of some kind, and the most common cause of this is from inflammation. This happens when the body releases chemicals into the blood or affected tissues to help with the injury or infection. The chemicals can also leak fluid into the tissues or stimulate nerves. This can cause redness, swelling, pain and stiffness in the joints. When there is a one off injury or infection, this process is beneficial as it can help with protection and recovery. However, in many cases there can be chronic inflammation, which is where their is an overproduction of these chemicals. When this occurs, it is important to take action to slow down the natural process in order to relieve joint pain and stiffness.
Whilst there are many chemical and drug containing aids out there, there are also a wide range of natural ways to help with joint pain and discomfort. One of the key ways is by using plant-based foods that contain polyphenols. These are a large group of phytochemicals and can be found in a number of foods such as cloves, blackcurrants, pineapple and even dark chocolate and red wine. Polyphenols found in these types of foods are said to be beneficial for the body as they have been studied regarding their protective antioxidant effects. They are additionally said to be great for the joints, and there has even been studies linking them with inflammation.
What is Skin-Patch Technology?
As a method developed as an alternative to traditional pills, transdermal skin delivery technology used in skin patches, is a way for active ingredients to be delivered to the blood. Instead of ingesting the ingredients like with a capsule where they have to go through the stomach and therefore lose some of the potency, they are safely delivered across the skin and directly to the bloodstream. This can make skin patches a quicker form of delivery and in many patches can be tailored to give a constant amount of the ingredients over the period worn.
Joint Pain Support Patch active ingredients
Polygonatum Biflorum , also known by the more common name Solomon’s Seal is a flowering plant generally found throughout the Western Hemisphere including Asia and Europe. The use of the root of the herb dates back over 3,500 years to the era of King Solomon as has many traditional uses including for aiding joints as well as general redness and swelling.
With the Latin name Filipendula Ulmaria, Meadowsweet is commonly seen throughout the British Isles during the summer months. The plant is said to be rich in biologically active substances which are known for their protective effects. It also contains high levels of beneficial phenolic compounds and even one named Ulmarioside which is unique to the plant.
Known also as Glycyrrhiza Glabra, Licorice has an abundance of ancient uses for bodily health. It is said to have a number of bioactive with unique properties, especially its flavonoid and polyphenol content. As a result, it has been the focus of many scientific studies including for its use to ease fatigue and for its potential link with inflammation.
Said to carry four times the amount of Vitamin C as oranges, Ribes Nigrum or Blackcurrant is a real nutritional powerhouse. Vitamin C is very beneficial for the body as it is known to contribute to the normal formation of collagen, the normal function of bones and the protection of cells from oxidative stress. They are also said to be rich in protective anthocyanins and polyphenols.
Despite the plant commonly being called ‘Stinging Nettle’, Urtica Dioica can actually be very beneficial for the body if used correctly. It is actually rich in a number of vitamins including A, B, C, D and K and is a good source of a whole range of micronutrients. Additionally, it is said to be useful for the joints as it has been studied regarding its potential action on inflammation.
Grown in tropical and subtropical countries all around the world, Pineapple or Ananas Comosus is a lot more than just a delicious fruit. It is known to have a number of great benefits for heath, which are said to be attributed to Bromelain, one of the fruits crude extracts. Bromelain is one of a group of protein digesting enzymes from pineapples that has been linked to inflammation.
From the plant Carica Papaya, it is a cerise-orange coloured, juicy and fragrant fruit that originates from the tropics of the Americas. Once called the ‘fruit of the angels’ by Christopher Columbus, Papaya has been popular for many years. It is said to be a natural source of vitamins and minerals and has even been connected to inflammation and joint health.
Full list of ingredients
Acrylates/VA Copolymer (Adhesive), Aqua (Water), Polygonatum Multiflorum Rhizome/Root Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Rhizome/Root, Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant) Leaf Extract.
How to use
The Joint Pain Support Patch is designed to be a simple and quick product that can be discreetly worn under clothing. To use, first ensure the area of skin is clean, dry and free from any hair. Apply one patch at a time on the arm, thigh, back or shoulder; the body part you choose depends on what suits you and your needs. Replace with a new patch every 24 hours and make sure to apply to a new area of skin with each new patch. There is no set amount of time to use this product, so we recommend using one patch a day for the length of time you deem necessary.
As the Joint Pain Support Patch uses a range of natural ingredients, it is safe to use with no known side effects. As when using any new skin patch for the first time, please read through the entire list of ingredients for any personal allergies. Do not use if you are allergic to the adhesive or any of the ingredients. If you are on medications and are unsure about using the patch, please consult a doctor or medical professional first. Not for use on irritated or broken skin or for those under the age of 18.