I am a 40 yo competitive Jiu jitsu player, pediatric anesthesiologist, and new dad. It would be hard to encapsulate the stress with which I deal on a daily basis. As I've gotten older, it seems as if each year for me is marked not so much by birthdays, but by the steady accumulation of chronic overuse injuries. This past year, however, I was able to stop the clock with Battle Balm®. I train at least five times a week, and after most sessions, some part of me gets covered with this magic. It keeps my pain manageable, and allows me to keep training. I've got some demon stresses and workouts, and so I'm a Demon Strength type of guy. My gym and my Jiu jitsu bag are never without my favorite herbal topical remedy."
-Karim R. MD
A few weeks ago, a friend suggested I try regular strength Battle Balm® and told me about some of the ingredients in it, most being organic and/or natural. Being the skeptic that I am, I was a bit incredulous and apprehensive about using something other than the popular brands, with Methyl Salicylate and/or Menthol. Although that ''burn'' is felt almost immediately upon contact, I felt that the odor outlasted the actual effects, pre and post workouts.
I used Battle Balm® one morning on my right knee and right elbow immediately after a workout and continued doing so regularly. There was no burning sensation and no strong odors and it eased the joint discomfort quickly. Now I use it pre workouts and to relieve muscle soreness and aches, regularly. Thank you Battle Balm®."
-Leo Sanchez, South Florida Crossfit & Dynasty Martial Arts Fitness, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
“I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank Dylan Jawahir and the fine folks over at Battle Balm® for their incredible product, and share my personal experiences thus far. A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to begin using Battle Balm®. At the age of 33, i've now been taking martial arts (along with football, baseball, basketball and bodybuilding) for about 25 years. Needless to say, my love of sport has taken quite the toll on my body; most specifically having been the development of terribly painful shin splints.
Thanks Battle Balm®!"
-Sean Paul Premeau, Adventurer, Pharmaceutical Chemist
I prefer to control inflammation and joint pains through diet. Eating foods high in omegas and religiously taking fish oil supplement have helped quite a bit. But I have to admit there are days I wake up walking like and old man, till my muscles loosen up. I was always looking for other ways of natural relief. Then I was introduced to Battle Balm® .
A childhood friend had been following all my endurance races whether it was on a longboard or on foot and asked to try out a new balm he has been working on. I knew he had studied in Traditional Chinese’s medicine and ran a center that specializes in natural treatment therapy, so I was instantly intrigued about it and told him I would give it a try.
I have been using Battle Balm® for almost a month now and the results have been great. I loved that Battle Balm® was made with all natural and organic herbs. It applies on so lightly that you even wonder if you applied enough. But with a subtle heat feeling you know it’s there and doing its thing. (Heat feeling intensifies with a heating pad or when applied after a hot shower) It loosened up problematic knots and eased painful areas like a Boss! I’m talking about areas that bugged me for years. I really like that I can confidently apply several time a day if need be because of its top notch ingredients.
I’m not trying to be a sales man here by any means. I’m just honestly giving you my take on something that’s gonna stay in my repertoire for endurance training and beyond."
-Andrew Andras, Guinness Book of World Records Holder & Endurance Ultraskate Athlete
After receiving my Battle Balm® through the post - exceptionally fast I might add, considering it was sent all the way from the U.S. To Thailand - I was excited to test it out, and see if it lived up to the hype. To ease the pain of my aching muscles, I have always used a combination of Tiger BalmTM and Boxing Liniment, as this has seemed to sooth away the pain enough to enable me to train again the next day. Both Tiger BalmTM and Boxing Liniment have one thing in common: they both provide a burning sensation that we have been taught to feel is good to relax our muscles. In fact I have come to realize that our muscles can be relaxed without this burning sensation and actually preferable to have your muscles relax without it.
To truly compare the products I underwent a full weeks training, using Battle Balm® on my right side and either Boxing Liniment or Tiger BalmTM of my left side. This was an interesting experiment because if the Battle Balm® hadn't amounted to much, my body would have been sore, and in turn made me really grumpy. Luckily for Battle Balm®, its subtle ingredients set to work on my aching muscles and without even noticing it, they felt better in no time. I noticed that every time I applied the Boxing Liniment or Tiger BalmTM it was purely the burn that I felt, and generally after the burn subsided the pain returned in a more or less equal measure. Using the Battle Balm® however, did not bring this burning sensation, but managed to relax my muscles extremely well.
Unfortunately I suffered a minor concussion during my training last week and it has forced me into a small rest period where I am unable to train. I have since been in contact with Battle Balm® and they have been able to provide me with some fantastic advice to aid my recovery.
All in all I am extremely impressed with not only the product, but the service that Battle Balm® provide, from the small details to the large and will definitely be using the product in the future."
Oh, and I can notice when I use the Battle Balm® that the blood flow to my hands is increased. I can feel the difference. My jow, I couldn't."
-Tony Sayers, M.S., NASM-PES and Amateur Fitness Enthusiast
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