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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




Natural Release Testimonials Here!

  • Jenise G
    This is excellent for restless legs!!! Put it on my legs and within minutes they start to relax.
  • Terry M
    Well, I’m not a horse but I’m using the Release gel and it came with a sample size of the spray. I’ve had a bad MCL tendon tear on the inside of the knee for a couple of months. This stuff has helped tremendously! In the past, I’ve used arnica with DMSO but after getting this product I’ve only used it. I apply it in the morning before work and at night when going to bed. It’s awesome. Don’t let the simplicity of the ingredients fool you. I was skeptical too because I’ve used every roll-on or gel out there and this really helps.I will be a repeat customer.
  • Dee W.L.
    Got the spray and the gel. Both are truly amazing…. I use the gel on front right arthritis and spray on both stifle … awesome improvement… ordered another bottle of the spray!!! And will reorder the gel when I get low!!! Great stuff ❤️❤️❤️
  • Diana S
    I tried this on a tendon injury for my horse and on my own back. It worked great. Much relief.
  • Lisa G
    I bought this product for my horse but I can’t seem to let it leave my house. I have arthritis, torn rotator cuffs and recently herniated lumbar disk. This product in addition to other modalities is what keeps me relatively pain free!!
  • Ali T
    I’ve had two ACL constructions and suffer from chronic arthritis. I bought this for my horse’s tight hamstrings but started using it on my knee. It is the only thing that has helped dull the constant ache. It won’t fix it by any means, but can certainly be added as a form of pain management.
  • Anca P
    Just received mine today. I tried it on my lower back and it gave me an instant relief which lasted for about 6-7 hours.
    I played with my 26 years young Icelandic Queen for the first time without pain in my hips…
    I massaged her neck and hips too, just in case…
    I love your product!!!
    Thank you!
  • Annie A (#1)
    I just starting using NR on myself and my horse! I cannot tell you the difference in me is incredible! Apollo moved much nicer after 1 application to all of his tight spots. He moved a lot more comfortably after ONE application! I cannot wait to see how we both move in a week! Great product!
  • Annie A (#2)
    Four Oaks I’m so impressed! I was moving like the tin man this morning. Showered and applied NR everywhere! I’m climbing pens, jumping down from panels… like seriously! I could have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in medications / IV Biologics for 10 years if I would’ve found your product first!
  • Sherry A
    Fast shipping, amazing product! Used it on my old rescue who was severely foundered before I got him. He showed immediate relief. Put some gel on my wrist that has a plate and screws that was crushed several years ago and got relief in about 3 minutes. Will be ordering more for my husband’s worn out spine and for my bad knee. Wonderful products! Thank you for the mints, too!
  • Ina C H
    It’s all in the family here! Horse with a knee spur.My dogs with sore hips and elbows, and me too!
  • Holly G
    Bought it for my horse this summer but used it on my broken shoulder the past couple months and now I am using on my just-broke and had surgery broken arm post-surgery and it’s been incredible. Will have to update you after I heal fully but it has helped so much and has helped so much with swelling, pain and bruising.
  • kittenblackheart – (IG)
    This stuff is AMAZING. I use it on myself too! Works wonders for achy muscles after work, or riding.
  • Nellie S
    I love Natural Release! It is known as “magic” at the barn and home. I put it on my calves every night, and no more antsy legs!I also brought it with me to my chiropractic and a massage appointment, it was awesome to be used in my massage.


  • Lisa N
    Received my order last Thursday (and that’s ANOTHER plus … QUICK shipping/delivery!) I started using it immediately on my left shoulder ~ I have a partial tear of the rotator cuff and arthritis. Using consistently a.m. and p.m., and I can wholeheartedly say, I’m able to function with a lot less pain – which has been absolutely excruciating! I’m SO impressed, happy, excited! (I’m hoping to put off surgery  )Then, last night, a change in the weather had my left knee aching (history of broken tibia and torn ACL after a stack of panels collapsed on me) so I got out of bed and applied the gel to my sore knee, and within several minutes, was able to get comfortable enough to get a good nights sleep. Thankfully I ordered a second bottle for my 25-year-old mare who’s showing some arthritis! …I’m the world’s biggest skeptic – thus my original purchase of all sample sizes – but Heath was SUPER responsive, kind enough to call me immediately after I placed my order to issue a credit on shipping [as I’d placed two orders concurrently], and talked to me at length about application, and their various products. I am completely sold! This is the first time I’ve found a product that does exactly what it says it will do    I’m a definite fan, and will be a loyal customer going forward.


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  • Susan S
    This stuff is amazing!!!! My draft pulled some muscles in his back and this really helped. I tried it on my back ( I know you can’t endorse human use) and the pain instantly disappeared all night. Worth every penny!
  • Susan C
    It worked for me. I have an 11 yr old horse that coliced twice during winter and spring. This time I was ready for it. When he started tail swishing, turning in circles, laying down, I rubbed Natural Release on both sides under his tummy just like what is shown in the video. 30 minutes later he pooped. And then seemed to be fine. And yes, I feed probiotics, wet their grass/hay, and give loose mineral salt.
  • Melina P
    I’ve been using this on my horse with EPM. It helps keep him comfortable.
  • Christa M K  (Flight Attendant)
    I got my order on Oct 31st used it @ 22:00, then again @07:00, & again later on that day. Now my knee feels amazingly unreal Good. I’m gonna continue to use it as directed & see if this is really real. lolI haven’t had anything to cut the on going pain until Nov 1 which was your product. It wasn’t immediate but it did subside. I’m super excited to see how my feet & knee will feel after 30 days. I’m still in shock that it worked that amazingly QUICK.
  • Charlie M
    “Saw it…had to try it after reading reviews. Used it on my Mustang and she seemed to move a little smoother but I wasn’t really impressed… Tried it on my arthritic 16 yr old dog with hip dysplasia and cushings. She became new dog within 30 minutes… I haven’t seen her move her hind end as briskly for over a year… she even trotted a little and tried to play with my 1yr old Lacy.On day two, after applying it, she actually “loped”, as she used to, to the barn. I recently had surgery on my hand and I have lost some dexterity, so decided to go for the gel… it not only helped with some of the discomfort, it has let me move my fingers a little further each day…I use the spray on my older dog twice a day…. my mare before and after riding… and for me three times a day on my hand for now…and then rub the excess on my knees (and it does seem to help them too). I don’t think it’s just psychological…it really works. I’m sold.
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  • Greystone-Dressage,  Kim C
    “Natural Release Spray is amazing, I have extremely tight IT bands to the point of not being able to cross my legs more than 30 seconds before they hurt and even feeling sore just while walking. I have been spraying and rubbing the Natural Release Spray on my thighs every morning which has made a huge difference and made me much more comfortable.
  • Dolores A F
    My husband and I unloaded 80 bales of hay yesterday. He hurt an area on his calf and my knees were killing me. We rubbed some gel on both of us. Woke up with no pain! Using it on my mare with a swollen tendon. I am going to use it on myself again too.
  • Kerry L R Nn
    I use this on myself since it helps me sleep, and is good after a long day working. I’ve used on my horse also and had great results for him too. I love this linament, especially on my legs and feet. I ordered 4 to give to family that use it as well.
  • Barbara W L
    I use it on my 26yr old mare who has some “old lady” stuff going on in her knees and hind. I spray knees, rump, hinds and within a few minutes she’s licking and her eyes soften, and she’s ready to hit the trails. My husband tried the gel sample I got on his arthritic knees and couldn’t believe how much it helped. He now has his own bottle of gel
  • Sandra D C
    I bought this wanting to try it out with the sample of the gel. My husband has the worst pain in his left leg. Used the sample of the gel and he felt relief. I had to buy a bottle for him. My mare loves when I massage this on her legs and back. It works!
  • Laura MH
    Helps my guy who is cold backed. I use it after grooming under the saddle pad and before warm up to help him get ready. Big difference.
  • Kristi B
    Been using it a couple days now on my knees and it does help a lot.  I’ve had both knees replaced so yes it does work and they do have 2.00 small spray bottles to try. I even got 3 peppermint candies which I thought was pretty cool.
  • Sabine B
    I just received my bottle of gel & I am happy to report it actually worked right away taking my knee pain away. It was the first night in a long time I didn’t suffer from annoying knee pain! Haven’t even shared it with my horses yet! They may need their own bottle, lol!
  • Tally C
    This product I have used on myself. It is amazing especially if you rub in good. Such great relief. If it works on me I can hardly wait to use it on my horses.
  • Suzanne T-F
    Anybody battling neuropathy and low back pain, do try the gel for almost instant relief. I keep a couple small travel jars filled with it in several locations. Good stuff!!

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  • Jenise G
    I use it regularly for my lower back and it works wonderfully. Also a bit applied before bed has helped me sleep better. Read on and you will see a lot of people use it for themselves.
  • Tyler Ol
    My horses love this stuff. But I started using this 2 year’s ago I meet the guy’s in Vegas and my back and neck we’re killing me they gave me a sample and I put it on and it worked like nothing I have ever tried my family and friends have all tried it and we all swear by it. Got bottles in my truck shop and house.
  • Julie B
    I bought the gel for my 25-year-old quarter’s knees. The product hasn’t made it to the barn yet. I had knee replacement and figured if it helps horses let’s see if it will help inflammation and tight muscles in my knee. Yupp been using it and it works.
  • Email Customer
    Heath, Good Morning!! My mom, has osteoarthritis and pseudo gout. She used the gel on her hands yesterday and within 5min she had relief!
  • Lori S
    I bought the gel for my 3 weeks of sore back , as a dog groomer and 54 yrs old it takes a toll. 1 week and a massage it feels so much better. I get out of the shower and rub it in my lower back and ai am good to go . So glad I found this.
  • Corinne W
    This NR is amazing. I have a 30 yr old. tenn walker he tied up 2 years ago and his butt muscles are compromised … with NR is has been great for him .. releases the tight muscles… gives him comfort. Thanks!!!
  • Jody N
    Great product! I just ordered the spray in the larger size. Seeing improvement with our pony who has been stiff and sore for months.
  • Chelsea I
    I just bought this and have used it on my OTTB and I was amazed! He started yawning and releasing right away and when we went out to work his trot was so relaxed he was almost bouncing! I also used it on my shoulders after a long day of gentling a Mustang and could not believe how much it helped right away! I will always keep this on hand at my stables!
  • Tami BV
    Laura Bellrose I use the spray on me!!! Rotator cuff/carpel tunnel/sore knee/EVERYTHING joint or muscle related!!! Pain is GONE in seconds!!!!! I’m stocked up with this stuff and spreading the word!!!
  • Chylene G R
    Haven’t used it on my horse but I tried it on my sore shoulder! Pain is 90% gone used it 2x .
  • Lori S
    I got my bottle today ….. about nickel size in my palm …. Rub together and rubbed into my lower back …… I got relief !!!!! Went to my massage (do every 2 weeks) ice pack and another rub of this and I am feeling so much better …. No heavy smell , no burn … feels good …. THANK YOU !!!
  • Ginger L
    My man has bone on bone in his knees. He has tried everything. The gel is truly helping the pain.
  • Leigh L
    I ordered this in both the gel and spray last month for my daughter’s horses. I just got a call from my Dad asking me if I would order him some because it helped his knee and hip. Two bottles ordered!
  • Sherry FE
    I can say it works awesome! I have a healed broken ankle that bothers me, spray or rub the gel in – immediate relief. I also use it for my neck from whiplash. My hips where I pulled something. Oh my gosh, it is awesome!
  • Hardeman Ranch
    I purchased 2 full-size bottles of the Natural Release Gel and got a free sample of the Natural Release Spray and free peppermints for my horse April. April 28yr old Quarter Horse/Saddlebred has rear left hock arthritis and DSLD in both hind fetlocks. I applied the gel and within minutes she jumped over a mounting block then ran all over the place. I applied the spray on my sore knee, rubbed it in really well and 5 minutes later the pain was completely gone. I applied the spray on my husband’s shoulder, he has an old football injury that has bothered him for years, the pain was gone within minutes. I’m absolutely amazed by your product’s results and you have a new loyal customer. Thank You
  • Deb F
    Still not sure about the effect on my boy ( there’s clearly no negative) but the results on me continue to be 100% positive. I’m a scientist, so I’ve tried to wait long enough to rule out the placebo effect. This stuff works!
  • Janie C M
    This stuff is AWESOME! My Paddy’s Irish Whiskey gelding hyperextended his right front leg about 5 months ago. A little Arthritis has set in. Have not been able to bend his knee back enough to get a shoe on him.Rubbed his leg down with the Natural Release Gel. Within an hour, we got his leg comfortable enough to bend back to get a shoe on. This stuff is Great!My grandson runs barrels on him. I rub his knee before he runs.
  • Laurie J B
    I use this on my lower back before I go to bed and it helps so much. I have fibromyalgia and it helps with some of the nerve pain as well. Love this stuff .
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  • Anne Snipes Moss
    Yeah, well, I used it on my horse today after a jump school, back, hocks, ankle, rump, stifles…, then about 30 mins later used it on myself in a number of areas and YES!!! It does relieve pain. Many Thanks from me and my horse!!!!
  • Lori Brash Jansen
    Used the Jel on my own elbow and it helped my tendinitis in a few days. It had been sore for weeks!
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  • Erica T M
    I would like to let you know last night my mare was having a bout of gas colic ( I beleive) She was very swollen across her top line and sucked up in the stomach, and she was leaning back stretching, not wanting to walk. I applied a good amount of Natural Release gel on her back and her stomach, she started licking and yawning, about 30 minutes later she was walking freely and drinking water. Whew, this stuff worked great. Glad I had it. Thank You sooo much for such a awesome product.
  • FAM CLINT DID  FB front page
    First off their customer service is wonderful, very nice people! I accidentally placed 2 orders and they called me instantly to make sure it wasn’t an error and got my shipment out right away I had it 3 days later. I’m my shipment they gave me a sample bottle of the gel as I had ordered the spray for my mare. A co-worker struggles with arthritis and back pain so I had her try it and instant relief! We were blown away and she is a CBD user for chronic pain. I gave her my sample and she will be buying more. I can’t wait to use the spray on my horse to help her out. Product is a 10/10 and service is 11/10
  • Julia V – FB Front Page post.
    “Holy crap, the natural release spray is AMAZING. My horse is chronically tight in his pole and thru his shoulders. he is a high anxiety horse and could honestly benefit from daily massages from a professional. I do my best, but I am just not adequate enough. not for lack of trying, trust me. I have seen this product advertised on fb, and after watching some videos and reading some reviews thought “why the heck not. if it doesn’t work at least I’m not out a lot of $” a few sprays around his pole and rubbed in (not even rubbed, I basically smoothed it along his coat), turned around to grab a brush, and when I turned back my guy was yawning. one of his first signs of release. I went about normal grooming routine and the yawns kept coming, shaking his neck, and watery eyes. all classic release signs. his eyes were sooo soft and sleepy after 20 mins. he was a little back sore so I sprayed along his top line and smoothed in. again almost instant relief. I’m in awe. I tried out the thrush treatment as well, as my guy really struggles with it. we’ll see how that works out. I can say i liked the application, and I liked how it seemed to stick. he definitely appreciated the fact that it didn’t sting. and oddly enough I liked the faint scent I got from it. conclusion: I’m absolutely buying both the spray and the gel muscle release for my guy. And probably for my close friends with horses. this stuff is worth it.”

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