4a-avogel-absolut-arnica-engArnica isn’t just for bruising!

Did you know that Arnica relieves pain? Make Arnica a part of your first aid kit!

This spring, play it safe!

When cycling, inline skating or enjoying other sports on wheels, make sure the whole family wears a helmet and protective gear. Always follow the rules of the road, make sure to wear bright and reflective clothing, and assume motorists don’t see you. Before doing any kind of exercise, always make sure to warm up and stretch in order to avoid damaging your muscles: the next day, you’ll be glad you did!
We all know that self-propelled sports carry their share of risk and injuries. Kids get bumps and bruises, and older people who are still kids at heart can trip and get hurt too. For everyone’s bumps and bruises, sprains and strains, there’s Absolüt Arnica!

What is Arnica?
Arnica (Arnica montana) is a small plant with bright yellow flowers that grows in grassy lowlands and mountain meadows (hence the name montana) in many parts of Europe. Although arnica has been used as a medicinal plant since the 16th century, we now know that only homeopathic dilutions are safe for oral use. And while arnica has been both taken internally and used externally, its use as an external treatment continues to grow. Applied externally, its analgesic and healing properties have made it a very popular remedy for easing the pain and swelling of bruises. Nowadays, we also know that when delivered in the form of a gel, this amazing herb relieves pain caused by arthritis and sprains, as well as sore muscles.

Arnica gel is recommended for:
• aches, pain and tenderness
• swelling and inflammation
• impaired joint movement or joint stiffness
• arthritis pain

Due to over-harvesting, the arnica plant has become increasingly difficult to find in the wild. To ensure a sustainable supply of this unique medicinal herb, A.Vogel cultivates its own organic arnica.
A.Vogel’s Absolüt Arnica Gel is an herbal preparation rather than a homeopathic one. It is highly concentrated and contains 25% arnica tincture—10% to 15% more than other products on the market.
Clinically proven to relieve pain!

Absolüt Arnica is clinically proven for both its anti-inflammatory action and its protective effect on cartilage.
A 2002 clinical trial investigated the benefits of a gel made from fresh arnica tincture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Over the course of the six-week trial, almost 90% of trial participants experienced a notable improvement. By the end of the third week, many reported a significant reduction in pain and stiffness in the knee. For the many arthritis sufferers, arnica may just be the godsend they’ve been waiting for.

The main feature of osteoarthritis is the destruction of the cartilage, leading bone to rub against bone and often causing inflammation and debilitating pain. Evidence suggests that Absolüt Arnica inhibits the inflammatory enzyme that causes cartilage degradation. Hence, the gel is both chondroprotective—it protects cartilage—and anti-inflammatory.

Absolüt Arnica gel:
• Relieves pain fast
• Used in herbal medicine to help relieve pain and/or inflammation in muscles and joints (e.g. sprains, bruises, joint pain). Provides symptomatic relief of pain associated with osteoarthritis in the knee and hand. NPN 80000989
• Also great for stiff neck and shoulders, pain caused by sports injuries (joint sprains and strains)
• Suitable for adults and children over the age of 2
• Clinically proven anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective effect
• Safe for use during pregnancy