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Ibuprofen Gel


#1

For those with aches and pains and older lifters (like me), I just received some Ibuprofen Gel for topical applications. I have only used it for 3 or 4 days but it seems to be working well. While I try and take care of joint, tendon, cartlidge health we all get injuries. If I am on a cycle, I don't like adding a burden to the liver and/or kidneys not to mention the sides from oral NSAIDS.

While some of the Ibuprofen enters the blood stream, tests I have read say that its minimal, but the level in the tendons and synovial fluid rise 400% to 500 % compared to what get's in the blood. 2 to 5 cm over the affeted area delivers 50 to 125 MG. You have to order international to get this stuff.

I can't understand why its not sold domestically, probably because of drug company lobbyists in DC!


#2

I like the stuff too.

You've got a pm.


#3

I did a search. Is the stuff called "Ibuleve"? I'd be very interested in using it over pills.


#4

The stuff I have is called "Ibugel Forte 10 percent " if you google it it will come up.


#5

As stated in the other thread, http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1018185, this would be a really great idea. I am a fan of localized anti-inflammatory treatment for injuries or joints. Any idea about the pricing, and any problems with customs? I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem, but you never know anymore.

JC