Lidocaine or Capsaicin for Pain Relief?
When you are in pain, the only thing you want is for it to stop. With so many pain relievers in the market, it can often be very confusing what to try. Let’s talk about two of the most popular and well-known pain relieving ingredients – Lidocaine and Capsaicin.
Which is better lidocaine or capsaicin?
First, it's important to know more about what they are and what they are intended for.
Lidocaine Topical Anesthetic
Lidocaine is a topical anesthetic, which means it numbs pain in the muscles and nerves. It is an amazing ingredient to numb pain fast and which is why so many people use it. Lidocaine used to be only available by prescription, but the great news is that its now available Over the Counter (OTC) with a maximum strength of 4%. (If you see it at 5% its only for anorectal use).
Lidocaine is made in laboratories and Lidocaine Roll Ons should be registered with the FDA like Workvie’s Lidocaine Roll On.
Capsaicin Essential Oil
Capsaicin has been used for thousands of years to treat pain and as a natural analgesic. This ingredient comes from chili peppers and causes a warming sensation on the skin. It does so by activating certain receptors, and stimulating the production of a substance that helps transmit pain signals to the brain. It tells the brain that it feels warm instead of sending a signal of pain. There are some studies that have linked Capsaicin with also reducing inflammation.
Both Lidocaine and Capsaicin should be applied carefully to avoid irritation of the eyes and other sensitive areas after application. This is a really good reason why applying ingredients in a roll on form can help to keep them off your hands.
Have both…and more!
So if you’re still asking yourself if you should choose between lidocaine or capsaicin. Don’t.
The Workvie Lidocaine Pain Relieving Roll On combines the benefits of maximum strength 4% lidocaine with Capsaicin in a convenient roll on bottle. One common concern is skin irritation which can be issue with many topical pain relievers. However, Workvie Lidocaine Pain Relieving Roll On is made with Sweet Almond Oil and Aloe Vera Extract to help protect the skin and allow the maximum strength formula to work its magic on pain.
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The formula also contains good for you ingredients like Arnica for swelling/bruising, Glucosamine for joint health, and MSM to help repair microtears in tendons and ligaments. It is also vegan and cruelty-free which means that the ingredients are not derived from animals and have not been tested on animals.
If you are having a hard time trying to decide between lidocaine or capsaicin creams, then select a product like the Workvie Lidocaine Pain Relieving Roll On.
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Warning: Please consult your doctor before applying any pain relief cream. Some people may be allergic to Lidocaine.
This blog post is not meant to replace the advice of a trained medical professional.