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We are LOVING the new Natural Release® Muscle and Joint Roll On.  Not only does it provide the perfect amount of product, but you get a massage, too!

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The gel and the spray are some add’l options.  Below is a GREAT story about how how the Walmart Lady discovered Natural Release.
Heath, VP


You Won’t Believe All these Uses of Natural Release® !!

You Won’t Believe All these Uses of Natural Release® !!

This is Heath, Four Oaks Products, VP

Let’s get right into discussing all the things that Natural Release® Muscle & Joint will do.

I will start with an odd one to catch your intrigue…

  • Burn Relief

Yes! You didn’t read that wrong. When Kathleen (Natural Release® Creator) first told me that she used it on a stove burn,  and it worked, I honestly didn’t believe her. She has the largest pain tolerance on the planet, so I just figured her superhuman pain thing was responsible.

But flash forward 8 months. I was browning a huge Costco-sized pot roast in butter. I rarely wear open-toe shoes, but it was a Sunday afternoon and I had a rare day off and was wearing sandals.

I was tipping the beast of a roast on its side to get everything nice and brown when it slipped under my fork. Like a falling building, the roast splashed into the bubbling butter. The butter erupted out of the pan directly onto my foot.

I screamed like a little girl. I hopped and swore.

I tried to figure out if I was limber enough to stretch my foot up into the running water in the sink (I wasn’t).

Then I spotted the bottle of Natural Release on the end table by the couch. I hopped over and picked it up. My foot was SCREAMING. I thought If I put this stuff on my foot it was going to erupt in even more pain. After all, I know it stings if you put it on an open wound. But prepared to take one for the Four Oaks Team,  I clamped my eyes closed, preparing for the worst.

Spray, spray, spray.

Nothing bad happened. Five seconds later I slowly opened my eyes. The pain was slipping away. Seriously. Within the time it took to blow out a long breath, the pain was gone. I was flabbergasted. No Pain whatsoever. I was so okay, that I actually went and got my boots and put them on. I wasn’t about to do battle with that roast without complete battle armor.

  • Sunburn

Yep, This too! I don’t allow myself to get sunburned anymore, but numerous customers have confirmed great results. They said it was even better than aloe vera or Calamine. The relief was near instant.

  • Joint Pain:

Natural Release®  aids in the reduction of inflammation in and around the joints. Follow the “Chronic” notes below (in bold) and you will find excellent relief. N.R. is all-natural and not an NSAID so it doesn’t “mask” pain like prescription drugs. It reduces inflammation and muscle and tendon tension around the joint aiding with relief. NR allows you comfort without the issues that are pervasive with many prescriptions.

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  • Insect Bites  / Itch

Mosquito Bite? Give one spritz of the N.R. spray or a dab of the gel, and in less than a minute the sting/itch goes away. We have a lot of experience with this. We have a biting flea-sized…thing… that comes out every evening. Their bite/itch is ruthless and can last 24+ hours. We give little sample bottles to anyone who comes over to carry in their pocket. It’s a lifesaver. Just spritz and the itch is gone.

  • Muscle Strains/Sprains/Aches

This one is obvious. N.R. aids in the release of all tense/stressed/strained muscles and soft tissue; whether it’s a neck creak from sleeping wrong, a back muscle that is out of place, or simply over-fatigued muscles from a difficult workout.

  • Bee Stings.

This is another story from personal experience. I already knew N.R. worked in minutes due to a couple of previous stings. Just like with burns, the pain/sting quickly fades away. Also, the inflammation goes away very fast.

However, a month ago I was doing some sprinkler repair at the Farm and I put my hand into a hole to pull out a pipe. I was immediately attacked by a swarm of ground bees that were nestled inside. I can confirm at least 8 stings, but I think there were more. After another unmanly yelp and much swearing and throwing of hands to ward the angry bees away, I sprinted to the truck, grabbed my bottle of N.R. from the door pocket, and dosed my hand.

This one was a big deal, (a lot of poison injected!) and it took a good 10 minutes and multiple NR applications for the pain to subside. The inflammation stalled. However it took a full 24 hours for the hand to look normal again. I can only imagine what it would have looked like had I not taken N.R. action immediately.

  • Frozen Shoulder / Tendonitis / Roper’s Shoulder / Tennis Elbow.

Use NR aggressively for the first week. Every day the symptoms will decrease.

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  • NOTE REGARDING CHRONIC ISSUES: If you’ve been dealing with this for a while, don’t automatically expect “magic” on the first day like some folks talk about in their FB comments.  When dealing with a chronic issue, it oftentimes takes a couple of days of aggressive NR use to fully kick in. Don’t get discouraged. Go. Go. Go. By the end of the first week, you will have results.
  • Neuropathy / Sciatica

This one is interesting. N.R. is not designed for nerves, but what we have found is that NR releases the soft tissue stranglehold it has around the nerve.  Pain in the body forces the muscles and soft tissue to clinch down and “protect.” This clinching further binds the nerves in the area. Once N.R. releases that soft tissue, the nerves can settle and re-situate, providing pain relief.

NOTE: For Sciatica (I suffer from this) here is my advice.  Use N.R.  AGGRESSIVELY!  I use it first thing in the morning, then again after coffee, and sometimes a third time before I leave for work. Sciatica is DEEP! So the first application helps, but the additional uses truly make it so I can get through the day without that DEEP ache.

  • Stress Headaches

Again, this is another personal testimonial. My wife gets these and they are horrible. She rubs N.R. on her neck and temples. Totally does the trick.

  • Gout:

This one first came from a personal friend. At the time I had no idea if it would work, as I simply didn’t know much about gout. I sent him some Natural Release® to try and he came back a week later with “OMG Seriously!?!” We have since had dozens of customers comment on Gout on FB and Instagram. It works.

  • Plantar Fasciitis

This is another I’d call Chronic. You will want to rub NR from your upper calf, down over the heel, and then do a good rub of your foot. This one can take 7-14 days to fully kick in but those that suffer, report long-term relief.

  • Myofasciitis and Fascia Release

We learned about this one early on when we only had the horse version available. We got a huge online order of six 32-oz bottles of Natural Release®. That was a big deal back then. I emailed the lady to thank her for the order and asked her how she was using it. She told me that she was a human massage therapist and that her specialty was fascia release.  (For those of you who don’t know, a fascia release massage can be excruciating.) Anyway, she explained that before she started to work, she sprayed N.R. on the client and then went off to do something else for ten minutes. When she came back and started the massage, she said the fascia came off with little problems, and a bonus was that there was no bruising.


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Cheers and thanks for spending some time with me.


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The Natural Release® Origin Story!

The Natural Release® Origin Story!

Many of our animal health customers don’t know that we also have “Natural Release® Muscle & Joint” for Humans.

This is the “Natural Release® Muscle & Joint” Story

In 2013, Kathleen Busfield, the creator of all Four Oaks Products, and the owner of Four Oaks Farm Sport Horse Recovery Center was told by a Southern California top vet that one of the horses in her training program needed to be retired. The horse had muscle and tendon issues in the leg, which prevented further show jumping.

For you horse people, here is a little more context…  The horse had been getting hock injections for years. Over time, as typically happens, those injections stopped working. For you non-horse folks, this is the equivalent of getting knee injections to alleviate pain.

So Kathleen, who is well known to go into Mad Scientist mode when she receives news like this, researched and tested and researched for several months, ultimately creating the first generation of Natural Release®.  It was, of course, all-natural, as that has always been one of her personal mandates when creating new products.

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She began applying her creation to the horse’s legs. (Back then Natural Release® was simply called, Kath’s concoction). She used it aggressively for 10 days, and then called the vet back for another evaluation.

After months of lameness, and to everyone’s astonishment, the horse passed a full vet check. After only 10 days! No pain, no lameness. Everything checked out perfectly.  With a confused shrug, the vet officially released the horse back into light work.

Long story short, due to Kathleen’s outside-the-box thinking, this horse spent another 5 years in the arena as a Hunter Jumper – instead of being retired and sent out to pasture.

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Fast forward two years:

By now, Kathleen had done on-the-ground testing with hundreds of horses with incredible results. As she tested, she found more and more uses to add to those she had already witnessed. Initially, she knew it worked great on muscle stress, strain and fatigue – as well as tendon stain/sprains. Somewhat later she discovered it worked to reduce inflammation and joint pain unlike anything she had ever used.

Funny answer.  After years of tens of thousands of horse owners using Natural Release@ on their horses and themselves (All horse owners will try products on themselves before putting them on their horse. I guess you can consider this reverse animal testing, HA!) people started gifting a bottle to their non-horse owner friends. Well, that friend would receive the bottle in the mail, and quite understandably confused, would ask, “Hey Bob…. Why did you send me horse stuff?”

So, after answering literally thousands of Facebook and Instagram inquiries, asking “Can I use the stuff for horses on my [ insert various issues like knees, back, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, etc],” We decided to go through the process to get the human label on the market.

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That is now done and Now you have heard the rest of the story.
Heath, VP


Testing Natural Release as Aid for Colic

Testing Natural Release as Aid for Colic

Colic – and Natural Release Muscle and Joint.

(NOTE: This page has an update at the bottom. More good news!)
Okay, so we are NOT prepared to make any claims. Colic is very serious business. Everything below is to be considered a “tool”. At the first sign of distress, we are heading to the vet. However, we will be adding Natural Release to our normal protocol as we gear up the trailer and prepare to leave the barn. If it turns into a wasted trip – so be it.

Here’s how it started. Recently a customer wrote a post on FB. (I have pasted it below) The cliff-notes are that her horse went into full distress with what she believes was gas colic. Out of panicked desperation, she grabbed her Natural Release and sprayed the gut heavily. (Read her whole story below. )

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Obviously we were intrigued. Fast forward to this weekend here at Four Oaks Farm. We had a horse that had eaten normally, but hadn’t p**ped in about 18 hours. (Sorry, I can’t say the word without getting censored) There were no sounds in the gut and we feared the early stages of an impaction colic. (You can hear the story in the video, though the audio is not great. I have to learn to speak up!).

Anyway, the horse was not yet in distress, but it was a good opportunity to test LisaRae’s experiment.

We sprayed this horse heavily on both sides, as seen in the video.

45 minutes later – he p**ped.

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Again, this is far, far too little data to make any claims, but I do like these 2 results. At this point our hypothesis is that Natural Release is releasing the stressed muscles around the gut, allowing things to shift and move.

It’s also something to keep in mind if you already have Natural Release in the barn. If it can make a difference, that’s huge. Hopefully you never have to try it, but if you do, please reach out. More data will be appreciated.
Cheers, Heath, VP

Here is LisaRae’s personal story

LisaRae Ventures, June 2022
“FYI… I got very desperate this evening when my filly dropped to the ground as I was leading her across the arena. She tried to roll, but I wouldn’t let her. She immediately put her head down, closed her eyes and sighed. I thought she was gone! Long story short… She had no upper gut sounds so I gave her a shot of banimine. 30 minutes went by and still no sounds. It was hard to keep her walking.
Being desperate, I decided to spray the area over her upper gut. I’m not even exaggerating when I say within five minutes she began yawning, blowing out her nose and walking like nothing was wrong!! I could hear a few upper gut sounds and lower was more active. I sprayed a few more times over the next hour, and both upper and lower gut were very active and noisy.
I’m guessing she just had gas colic, but I seriously believe that getting her muscles relaxed with this product helped speed up her recovery!!! I know I’ve never seen banamine get these kind of results this fast! Can’t 100% claim this product was the accelerator, but it would take a lot to convince me it wasn’t!!!! Just happy my little girl is okay 😍”

UPDATE:  Since this original post last year, we have received over 10 very similar stories from panicked customers who saw this article on Facebook and tried Natural Release® during a crisis.  Each one of them had the exact results.  Meanwhile here at the farm, we’ve had 5-6 colic scares (with 70 horses here on any given day, that is going to happen.) We always prep for an almost immediate trip to the vet, but as we get ready we are go crazy with the spray just like in the video.  In nearly every case, the horse has p–ped either before loading or during the trailer ride.

So if you have Natural Release in the barn, be sure to use it as another tool in your colic arsenal.

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