When it comes to topical aches and pains, many are looking for a quick-acting reliever to soothe the pain. Biofreeze and Freeze It are two products made to relieve slight aches and pains that the body may produce. There isn't too much difference between them and their effect on the body, but there are small differences when it comes to price and ingredients.
Freeze It is a brand name for a gel product used for topical pain relief in humans. Biofreeze is a different brand name for a gel that also is used for topical pain relief in humans. These products are distributed by different companies.
According to Biofreeze.com, Biofreeze is a product used for relieving pain stemming from sports injuries, sore muscles, joint pain, body aches and arthritis. Biofreeze contains the herb ilex paraguariensis, which works to provide temporary relief for these health conditions.
According to FreezeItgel.com, Freeze It is a gel product designed to provide muscle, joint and arthritis pain relief. It also provides temporary relief to back pain, cramps, bruises, tendinitises, joint pain and other muscle pains.
Biofreeze contains 3.5 percent menthol, 0.2 percent camphor and the herbal extract ilex paraguariensis. Freeze It is exactly the same in how much menthol and camphor it contains. However, it also includes inactive ingredients such as aloe extract, vitamin E and leaf extract. The vitamin E and its benefits are really what sets Freeze It apart from Biofreeze.
One 4-oz. tube of Freeze It Gel goes for $9.99 at WalGreen's (as of 2010). The same size tube of Biofreeze goes for $8.00 at WalGreen's (as of 2010). These products are also available at Bi-Mart, Savemart, Thrifty White, Value Drug, Wal-Mart and Winn Dixie.