Mint leaves on white background. Menthol comes from mint and provides pain reliefBecause the skin absorbs medicine so readily, topical remedies can be especially effective for providing fast relief from pain. Menthol is often found in creams, gels, and salves because it is incredibly effective when applied topically—directly to the painful area. This ingredient is absorbed through the skin and will provide nearly immediate pain relief. 

If you suffer from joint pain, sore muscles, back pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel, or a multitude of other aches and pains, you know how miserable it can be to feel incapacitated by pain. A little respite from your discomfort can work wonders—but it can be difficult to find antidotes that both work and don’t involve popping or injecting lots of chemicals or potentially harmful substances.

Menthol is a compound derived from the mint plant. And, it's FDA approved active ingredient that can help ease your pain and provide much-craved relief.  


Where Does Menthol Come From?

Menthol is a monoterpene alcohol that is found in especially high concentrations in Peppermint (Mentha piperita) and Wild Mint (Mentha arvensis), also known as Corn Mint. Menthol is extracted by first processing either Peppermint or Wild Mint to obtain the essential oil. The essential oil is then frozen. When frozen, menthol—which is the solid constituent of mint oil—separates from the oil as crystals and can then be filtered out. 

These crystals are a potent medicine and can be used as a painkiller by dissolving it into oil, water or alcohol, depending on the medicine desired: creams, salves, lozenges, nasal sprays or throat sprays for example.

Menthol is widely used today thanks to the fact that it is effective—and FDA approved for pain relief. When menthol is applied to the skin, it can help to interact with the body to relieve pain in several ways.


(Click Here) to learn 3 primary ways Menthol works in topical pain relief applications!


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