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!