Temporarily relieves the minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with: simple backache, arthritis, strains, bruises or sprains. This greaseless balm ointment can be rubbed on without leaving the skin feeling filmy or oily.
Three studies by drugs.com involving a total of 102 normal subjects experiencing muscle soreness were asked to use either BenGay or a placebo. Statistically significant beneficial results were from the use of BenGay vs. placebo for lowered Muscle spasms, greater rise in tolerance of muscular pain, and greater reduction in perceived muscular pain. BenGay produces a counter-irritant response which provides temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with simple backache, arthritis, strains and sprains.
Active ingredients in Bengay: Menthol 10%, Methyl Salicylate 15%