Biofreeze FAQs

Welcome to our Biofreeze FAQ page—a cool corner where your questions find answers and your curiosity gets the chill treatment it deserves.

In this comprehensive FAQ guide, we'll address common questions about Biofreeze, a trusted product designed to combat muscle pain. From their safety and usage to where to purchase them, we've got you covered.

What is Biofreeze?

Biofreeze is a cold therapy that involves applying a menthol-based topical analgesic to muscles or joints for quick relief from minor pain. Its effectiveness is based on the "Gate Control Theory," where the cold sensation overrides pain signals, providing relief.

Additionally, Biofreeze reduces inflammation and swelling, common causes of muscle and joint pain, and temporarily manages nerve activity. Compared to ice therapy, Biofreeze offers more potent, comfortable, convenient, and lasting pain relief.

What Is Biofreeze Roll on good for?

Biofreeze is designed for use by clinical professionals, athletes and the public for cold therapy pain relief for sore muscles, backaches, sore joints and arthritis.

When should you not use Biofreeze?

Due to the menthol cooling of this product, you should not use Biofreeze if you have any cuts, open wounds or bruises or highly sensitive skin conditions.

Is Biofreeze a good pain reliever?

Biofreeze Menthol Pain Relieving Gel is well-suited for application on small and large muscle areas for the

Biofreeze is a good and powerful cooling therapy formula that is proven to be fast acting and long lasting. The cooling menthol formula delivers penetrating pain relief for sore muscles, simple backaches, joint pain, bruises, and arthritis.

What is the side effects of Biofreeze?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Skin irritation.
  • Burning or stinging feeling. Most of the time, this will go away after a few days.

Is it OK to use Biofreeze everyday?

Biofreeze is topical, meaning it can be applied by hand directly to the painful area of the skin. We recommend to apply no more than 4 times per day. Biofreeze can be applied everyday.

Is Biofreeze an anti flammatory?

Biofreeze formula contains the active ingredient menthol (from the mint family of plants), which causes your brain to interpret the nerve signals being sent as a sensation of cold, triggering a reduction in inflammation. Thus making Biofreeze an anti flammatory.

What are the Biofreeze ingredients?

Menthol is the active ingredient in Biofreeze. Biofreeze contains no aspirin, capsaicin, gluten, starch, or nut derivatives, is vegetarian-friendly, and does not use animal testing

Can I use Biofreeze before or after workout? 

Biofreeze is can be used pre, during, or after a workout to help alleviate pain (use as directed). It's a great option for atlethes who want to ease the soreness on their own.

How long does it take for Biofreeze to kick in or work?

BioFreeze acts quickly. It creates a cold sensation that replaces the pain signals. The result is the patient feels better almost instantly after the BioFreeze is applied to the skin.

What is Biofreeze gel good for?

Biofreeze Gel offers more potent, comfortable, convenient, and lasting pain relief through cold therapy. The gel can help combat pain and soreness from:

  • knee pain
  • muscles aches
  • minor arthritis pain
  • backache
  • joint pain 
  • tension headaches
  • mild to moderate migraines
  • neck pain
  • and much more

What are the benefits of Biofreeze?

Biofreeze when applied causes a cold sensation.

The cold sensation works with the nervous system to override the communication of pain to the brain, and menthol is thought to work with the skin’s cold receptions to offer additional pain relief.

Where can I buy Biofreeze in the UK & Ireland?

Kennedy's Pharmacy is an independent retailer for Biofreeze in the UK & Ireland. You can shop our complete range of Biofreeze topical products here.

What is Biofreeze menthol percentage?

Biofreeze contains (Menthol) 4%.

I feel a burning sensation with Biofreeze, what do I do?

Call your doctor or get medical help if the burning sensation lasts extensively but should go away after a couple of days. Always get professional help if you are unsure or in pain.