The cooling and warming effects of Natural Hero products are down to their blend of active botanicals known as rubefacients.
What are Rubefacients?
Both hot and cold sensates can feel pleasant on the skin. This is due to their action as rubefacients or counter-irritants when applied to the surface of the skin. Rubefacient herbs are a class of botanicals which have a unique effect when applied to the skin.
How do Rubefacients work?
Rubefacients range in their effects, some have a ‘warming’ effect, and others a ‘cooling’ effect. Each Natural Hero product is blended with between 4 and 6 rubefacient plant extracts in an over 98% natural base formulation.
What does Natural Hero do?
The natural formulations all contain pH balanced and skin conditioning ingredients so they feel and smell great when applied to the skin.
It is largely a personal preference whether people choose to use sports rubs and sprays. A range of widely adopted methods are used to support athletes in their recovery.
There is some evidence to show that massage is beneficial to sports recovery and the importance of rest after a workout to support natural muscle repair is widely agreed upon.
Still need to figure out if Natural Hero is for you? You may wish to read these testimonials about how athletes and physiotherapists use Natural Hero as part of sports recovery and in training here
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If you are looking for a feel-good boost to your training and recovery, why not give Natural Hero a try?