- THR 13668/0009
- It helps relieve symptoms including:
Swelling after injury
Published studies on Bioforce's Arnica Gel products support the traditional use of Atrogel.
Atrogel Arnica Gel is a traditional herbal medicinal product for the symptomatic relief of muscular aches, pains and stiffness, sprains, bruises and swelling after contusions, exclusively based on long-standing use as a traditional remedy
The active ingredient is the liquid extract of fresh Arnica flowers. 1 g of gel contains 500 mg of extract which is equivalent to an average of 160 mg fresh Arnica flowers.
The other ingredients are ethanol, purified water, glycerol (plant origin) and hypromellose (thickener).
For external use only. Read leaflet before use.
Consult a doctor, pharmacist or healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or adverse effects not mentioned in the package leaflet occur.
Do not use in or near eyes, nose, mouth and other sensitive areas.
Do not use on broken, cut or irritated skin.
Before first use check that the tube seal is not broken. Remove tube seal before use.
Adults: Apply 2 - 10 cm gently to the affected area. Use 2 to 4 times a day.
Children and the elderly: Follow the adult dose.
A clinical trial was carried out to look at the effectiveness of a gel made from fresh, organic Arnica montana flower heads against one of the leading pharmaceutical gels, Ibuprofen, with very positive results.
Twenty doctors in Switzerland undertook a strictly controlled study involving 204 patients using A.Vogel Arnica Gel and Ibuprofen gel. Improvement in the two main areas had to be achieved for the study to be successful and in both cases Arnica Gel proved to be as effective as the pharmaceutical pain-killer
In addition, of the patients who assessed efficacy as 'very good' or 'good', more patients in the Arnica group (64.0%) expressed satisfaction with their gel than in the Ibuprofen group (58.8%). The investigators also generally evaluated the efficacy of the Arnica Gel as better than that of the Ibuprofen gel.
Mother Nature has a store of such remedies, many now the subject of research that shows, as with Arnica Gel, that they are equally as effective as conventional treatments AND more acceptable not just to the user but the health care professional as well. It is reassuring to have science backing up what naturopaths like Alfred Vogel have known for years.
Reference: Choosing between NSAID and arnica for topical treatment of hand osteoarthritis in a randomised, double-blind study by Reto Widrig, Andy Suter, Reinhard Saller and Jörg Melzer Rheumatology International Volume 27, Number 6 / April 2007
Bioforce is the UK market leader for Herbal Medicines. The company produces an extensive range of products focusing on A.Vogel organic fresh herb tinctures and tincture tablets. Established in 1987 and based in Irvine, Scotland, we are at the forefront of Phytotherapy, the science of using herbs to maintain health and influence illness.
The majority of herbs used to produce the A.Vogel range are grown using a strict organic protocol, mainly in the fertile conditions of Roggwil. This allows the company to exert complete control over the cultivation of plants, from planting through to harvesting using Good Agricultural and Collection Practice (GACP).
All our products are manufactured under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) protocols and control. Stringent quality controls and a full range of scientific tests throughout growth and manufacture also ensure the best of quality. Certain herbs such as Arnica montana, Saw Palmetto and Devil?s Claw are cultivated on special farms in other parts of the world, again using organic protocols.
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