Benefits of Apeaz

What is menthol?

On topical application, menthol dilates the blood vessels causing a sensation of coldness followed by an analgesic effect. Menthol also acts as a penetration enhancer. It increases the penetration of drugs when applied on the skin to give a faster onset of action. Menthol functions as a penetration enhancer either due to its vasodilatation property or since menthol readily penetrates the skin, it may reversibly change barrier-structures in the stratum corneum without affecting blood circulation at the site of application.

What is Camphor?

Camphor is known for its mild anesthetic activity. Camphor stimulates the central nervous system and is used as an anti-itch and counter-irritant product.

What is Methyl Salicylate?

Methyl Salicylate is used topically as a counter-irritant. On topical application, it is absorbed through the skin and is applied for the relief of pain in rheumatic conditions and painful muscle or joints. One of the most popular over-the counter group of topical agents are the salicylate-containing anti-inflammatory formulation, recommended for use in wide range of painful or inflammatory conditions in muscles and joints. It has been shown that first-pass metabolism exists in the skin with esterases rapidly hydrolyzing salicylate esters to release the active salicylate in both the epidermis and dermis.

What is Glucosamine?

Glucosamine Sulfate is a naturally occurring substance found in joints that the body makes from glucose (sugar) and the amino acid glutamine. It provides the building blocks for the body to make and repair cartilage. As we age, the body's ability to convert glucose and glutamine to Glucosamine Sulfate declines because of reductions of the converting enzyme, glucosamine synthetase. When too little Glucosamine Sulfate is supplied by the body to the joints, cartilage begins to break down. When sufficient levels of glucosamine are present, cartilage retains its ability to hold water and act as a shock absorber. Over time, we lose some of the glucosamine and other substances in cartilage that can leave cartilage unable to function as a shock absorber causing joint pain and swelling. This can lead to the thinning of cartilage and the onset and progression of arthritis and pain.

What is MSM?

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a natural sulfur compound found in all living things and provides the body with needed sulfur. One of the most significant applications of sulfur is its ability to alleviate pain associated with inflammatory disorders. Sulfur is an indispensable component in human nutrition, which is held mainly in the muscles, skin, bone, nails, and hair. In the body, sulfur maintains cell membrane flexibility and permeability, promoting an efficient exchange of nutrients and waste products. Sulfur provides the body with raw materials essential for repairing and creating connective tissue. Sulfur is necessary for making collagen which is needed to repair and replace damage tissue. Collagen provides the structural support for your blood vessels.

MSM shows promise in treating a variety of painful ailments such as arthritis, fibromylagia, and other inflammations. Information filed with the U.S. Patent Office also shows MSM to be effective in eliminating scarring resulting from burns, surgical incisions and stretch marks.