Mild swelling of the ankles and feet caused by edema is harmless and perfectly normal, in fact 8 out of 10 women have demonstrable clinical edema at some stage in their pregnancy. This can cause women to experience symptoms such as pain, night cramps, numbness, tingling, the legs may feel heavy and tired.
The use of certain ingredients that have circulatory, anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relieving), cooling and healing properties can help alleviate some of the discomfort associated with edema.
The following active ingredients have been proven to reduce edema:
V-Tonic™ is a complex blend of ingredients that brings instant relief to tired and heavy legs, providing a significant improvement of all signs associated with swollen legs and poor circulation. V-Tonic has been clinically tested in-vivo and was found by panelists to produce an intense feeling of coolness and relaxation, and considerably relieves pain leading to an overall feeling of well-being. After 4 weeks of application, there is significant efficacy on the various symptoms associated with heavy legs. Certified natural by ECOCERT.
Legactif™ is an innovative complex of plant active ingredients that relieves tired and heavy legs due to improvements in blood circulation and reduction of swelling, providing calming, decongestant and anti-fatigue effects.
ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT
The use of arnica montana as a medicinal plant dates back to the 16th century. The components of the arnica montana compound are believed to be analgesic, antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory in nature. Multiple studies have shown arnica to be a well-tolerated, safe and effective treatment in reducing the pain and stiffness of minor arthritis. Other studies have compared the use of arnica and the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Ibuprofen (Nurofen) and have concluded that arnica is as effective as Ibuprofen when treating osteoarthritis and has less adverse side effects associated with its use.
Treatment of inflammation is a debate as the conventional opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs often cause adverse drug reactions. Hence there is ongoing research to develop safer and more effective drugs for the therapy for inflammation. Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil) is one of the alternatives that has been studied and has been found to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties and also relieve pain.
Our Cooling Leg Gel contains a unique below of the above-mentioned ingredients, is a light and non-sticky gel that revives tired, heavy and puffy legs and feet for long-lasting comfort during and after pregnancy.
Thanks for reading. If you have any questions or queries please feel free to leave a comment below. For more tips and advice on maternity skin care check out the Expert Advice section of the Natralogic website.
All the best
Lauren Lamont - Natralogic Founder
MSc Chemistry, Dip.Cos.Sci (SA)