Sombra Warm Therapy pain relieving gel is an all-natural topical analgesic.

It is used by massage therapists and chiropractors to treat patients, is available to the general public without a prescription, and is also used by ultrasound technicians to make the procedure more comfortable.


What Does the Sombra Warm Therapy Natural Pain Relieving Gel Do?

Sombra gel uses natural ingredients to relieve the minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with arthritis, simple backaches, strains, bruises and sprains.

The active ingredients in Sombra gel are Menthol USP 3% and Camphor USP 3%.  These two ingredients provide a warming/cooling action which is both soothing and pain relieving.

The inactive ingredients are:  Aloe vera extract, capsaicin, carbomer, decyl polyglucose, deinoized water, grapefruit seed extract, green tea extract, orange peel extract, queen of the prairie extract, rose water, sodium  hydroxymethylglycinate, vegetable glycerin, witch hazel, yucca extract.

It is interesting to note than capsaicin is listed as an inactive ingredient.  The use of capsaicin as a topical analgesic is well-documented.  Information concerning this use of capsaicin is difficult to obtain.

Advantages of Sombra Warm Therapy Natural Pain Relieving Gel

Sombra gel is effective, safe for most people to use, and easy to use.  It doesn’t require a prescription and doesn’t have the side effects of oral pain relievers.  Oral pain relievers such as opiates can cause drowsiness, constipation, and can be habit-forming.  Non-narcotic pain relievers can cause gastro-intestinal problems and carry risks of cardiac side-effects.

Users of Sombra gel report that it is non-greasy, easily absorbed, non-staining, and alcohol-free.  It has a pleasant orange-citrus aroma, and is packaged in a tub.  The menthol and camphor provide a soothing effect as well as pain relief.  Sombra gel is approved for use on children over 2 years of age.


Drawbacks of the Gel

Since Sombra gel contains capsaicin, people who are sensitive to capsaicin or unable to use capsaicin-based creams, may not be able to use it. Although Sombra gel has a pleasant odor, many users report that the odor is strong, persistent, and noticeable to others.

The fragrance of Sombra gel would very possibly conflict with any perfume or cologne.  Since Sombra gel is a product used by professionals, it is not easy to obtain and is more expensive than other topical analgesics.  Sombra gel is packaged in a jar, which is less convenient to use and store than products which are packaged in a tube.


Who Should Use It?

You should use Sombra gel if you experience chromic or acute muscle and joint pain, if you don’t have an adverse reaction to capsaicin, and if you are able to keep the treated area away from direct heat.  Parents can also use this on children over the age of 2, provided that the area being treated is not on their hands.

Who Should Not Use It?

Stop using Sombra gel if your condition worsens; or if symptoms persist for more than 7 days, clear up and occur again within a few days.  Sombra gel should not be used on children under 2 years of age, or if you are sensitive to capsaicin or have had an adverse reaction to creams or ointments containing capsaicin.

Don’t use Sombra gel if you need to expose the treated area to heat of any type.   If you are not able to massage the cream into your sore area due to arthritis or some other condition, you should not use Sombra gel.

Have you used the Sombra Warm Therapy Natural Pain Relieving Gel? Let us know what you think.


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