My 15-year old daugther is like many young kids these days, over-using the term “OMG,” which some interpret as “Oh My God” and others think of as “Oh My Gosh!” Regardless which definition of the catch phrase you enjoy or prefer to use, Watkins has been making “OMG I can’t believe this stuff is so great!” products since 1868.
As a senior adult with osteoarthritis I can tell you that Watkins makes several great pain relieving products, and each and every one of them not only get a big thumbs up from me, but can also be labeled among my favorite “OMG I can’t believe this is so great” products.
In today’s article, I will just focus on one of them. Watkins Deep Muscle Warming Balm. As someone who lives with knee pain, lives with shoulder pain, frequently pulling or straining muscles, I am a walking living testiment of the wonders of Watkins Warming Balm. It’s really unlike any other sports or athletic cream I’ve ever used in my life. It truly heats you up with a heating pad and will last for a very long time. In fact, just when you think it might not be working any longer, the warming effect kicks in again with just the slightest amount of exercise or perspiration.
I will avoid calling Watkins Warming Balm a miracle, but it truly has spared me pain and allowed my wife and daughter the opportunity to participate in events they would have never gotten to enjoy without having used Watkins Warming Balm.
So why is it so good? Because of the active ingredients. Watkins Warming Balm not only contains menthol, an active ingredient in most sports rubs or analgesic creams, but it also contains methyl salicylate, which is essentially oil of wintergreen. Products like Ben-Gay and other athletic and/or analgesic creams may contain methylesalicylate, but no where near the 10% level contained in Watkins warming balm. Methyl salicylate is an even better pain reliever than menthol. And with 10% methyl salicylate in Watkins Warming Balm, it has the greatest warming powers of any other sports cream on the market.