One of the best over-the-counter cream formulas for joint and muscle pain is made right here in Acadiana. Barbara Brierre, M.D. , a local physician whose background is in Internal Medicine, is the founder, president, and director of research and development for Seablue Vitamins, LLC which is the parent company that created Osmoflex. Osmoflex is made with a liposomal delivery system which means that it penetrates through the skin layers in order to reach the source of the pain or swelling. Osmoflex provides fast acting temporary relief after it is rubbed on the areas of pain. “I made Osmoflex to rub on easily, absorb quickly, therefore, it is not sticky, smelly, or greasy like many other formulas. You won't smell like a locker room”, says Brierre.
Osmoflex works well for relief from joint pain and stiffness associated with arthritis, tendonitis, and bursitis, as well as relieving discomfort due to muscle strains and sprains involving the neck, shoulder, knees, and back. The reason it works, Brierre says, aside from the delivery system is its anti-inflammatory properties. Even though the formula is a menthol based product and is listed on the label as the only active ingredient, that is only a requirement by the FDA. Osmoflex does have a mild menthol smell, but it is the inactive ingredients that actually do the work. It contains the much touted glucosamine and chondroitin which are known to benefit both bones and cartilage, and MSM which has anti-inflammatory benefits. However, the key to the formula and the fourth ingredient is magnesium. “I included magnesium because of its many benefits associated with joints and muscles. Magnesium is normally not included or used for arthritis especially in a cream that provides a dermal delivery through the skin layers. Magnesium stabilizes cortisol production which is increased with any injured or stressed joint or muscle, thus it is very anti-inflammatory. (Epsom salt is mostly magnesium which we all know eases pain and swelling associated with injuries). Magnesium is also our bodies natural muscle relaxer and therefore works very well when applied to muscle sprains and strains.”
Burton Raffel, a retired University of Lafayette distinguished profession of arts and humanities. states that he cannot live without Osmoflex. "I have rheumatoid arthritis and get pain in every joint there is. I have been using Osmoflex for over two years and nothing the doctors have given me provides this fast relief without the side effects like stomach Irritation that I get with anti-inflammatory medicines. It also keeps me from having to take pain medicines all the time.”
Dr. John Hendry, a Lafayette based pediatric dentist, swears by Osmoflex and has been using it for several years since it was first made. “I started using it for my 'golf elbow' and I was amazed halfway through a round of golf that my elbow wasn't bothering me anymore. Now I put it on everyday especially when playing golf - it prevents my pain from returning."
Seablue Vitamins, LLC is based in Lafayette, LA and Osmoflex is available throughout Acadiana in retail outlets, including independent pharmacies, health food stores, and spas. View a complete list of retails or to purchase online. For any further information, you can call 866-984 -3054 or locally 337·984-3453Discover a pain reliever unlike any other. Not only a pain reliever, but an innovative solution. Osmoflex™ is a cream that penetrates directly to the source of your aches and pains, without leaving you skin feeling greasy. An alternative to pain medications, to ice packs, and to discomfort. Get fast acting, temporary relief of muscle and joint pain associated with arthritis, backaches, strains, bruises and sprains. It’s easy. It’s effective. It’s Osmoflex™- on target for pain relief.