A while back, Becky from Naturopathica contacted me about trying their Arnica Muscle Gel. At the time I wasn’t really running much or doing anything where I experienced enough soreness to put it to the test. Then came the fast paced 7 game 1 day softball tournament. Sometime during the day I tweaked my quads pretty good (actually more like my hip flexors).
I used the Arnica gel twice a day. Personally, I liked the smell and thought it was pretty pleasant. The gel was not sticky and had a nice texture. Once it went on you could barely tell it was there aside from the lingering smell. A short while after applying the gel you can start to feel the burn. It’s a typical menthol type burn that lets you know it’s working. It definitely helped with my muscle soreness especially as the days went on. I was able to keep playing softball that next week despite how bad my muscles had hurt after the tournament. Probably in testament to the Arnica Gel and it’s ability to help heal the muscle by reducing inflammation and stimulating circulation.
I’m definitely a fan and highly recommend it if you are looking for a natural remedy to help with sore muscles!