I’ve been meaning to post about this forever. I’ve discovered a homeopathic remedy for muscle soreness and to say that I love Traumeel would be an understatement.
I first discovered it over the summer when I was at Mountain Trek, an alpine mountain resort in British Columbia. They literally buy Traumeel by the case there. When you’ve got a bunch of people who want to lose weight, one way to drop pounds rapidly is to hike their butts up and down mountains for four to six hours a day. This is definitely one of the top causes of muscle pain; everywhere from the back, hips, and knees to even your shoulders from carrying the heavy backpacks.
I would return to the lodge, slather this stuff all over, and feel great the next morning. Traumeel is that good. When I got back to the States, I instantly bought some from my local store. Turns out it’s homeopathic with natural ingredients.
I have to admit, I had honestly forgotten about it the last couple of months. Then I began increasing my mileage for running while, at the same time, changing my running style from heel strike to forefoot strike. This is great for my knees, but it shifts a bit of the burden to the calves, which are taking more of the impact when I run. After a couple days of limping, I remembered Traumeel, slathered it on, and felt better in a couple of hours. I even had a great run the very next day.
You might think this company is paying me gobs of money to endorse their product. Nope, they don’t even know I exist. I bought and paid full retail for the tube and I’ll happily buy another when this one runs out. I bought the ointment but Traumeel also comes in gel and pill form too. The tube cost me $17 and will last for a while.
If anyone knows more about homeopathic medicine, please chime in with your opinion. I’m endorsing this product only as a consumer, but it was recommended to me by the pros at Mountain Trek. By the way, here’s what it was like to spend a week as an invited guest at a fat camp. It was pretty intense.
What do you do when your muscles are tired and achy? I’d love to swap some ideas!