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Cryoderm vs Biofreeze: Topical Analgesics Comparison

CryoDerm is more expensive than Biofreeze...

One thing that you will notice is that CryoDerm products cost more than Biofreeze products. A 3-ounce tube of CryoDerm myofascial warming ointment costs more than a 4-ounce tube of Biofreeze's pain reliever gel, for example.

You can see this discrepancy in the bulk sizes as well—a 16-ounce gel pump from Biofreeze costs significantly less than CryoDerm's pump of the same size. So, if you are looking for a pain relieving product on a budget, Biofreeze Gel might be a better option.

...But CryoDerm products also contain more menthol

Menthol, as you may know, is the source of the cold sensation you feel in topical analgesics. Biofreeze’s formula only has 4% menthol, while CryoDerm products contain a whopping 10%. Products with a higher menthol concentration are more effective at alleviating pain and do not require you to reapply quite as often. But keep in mind that products with a higher menthol concentration are also more likely to irritate your skin.

CryoDerm products also include natural ingredients such as MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane. MSM is a sulfur compound that occurs naturally in plant and animal tissue and also plays a significant role in your body's tissue creation and regeneration processes inside your joints.

Both CryoDerm and Biofreeze offer a wide variety of products

For both brands, there is no shortage of options to help with minor aches, stiffness, and inflammation. CryoDerm offers cold therapy gels, sprays & roll-ons; myofascial massage cream; and pain relieving warming lotions—all in a variety of sizes.

Biofreeze only offers cold therapy topical analgesics, but they have a great starter kit that features six (6) Biofreeze Professional 4 oz gel tubes, three (3) Biofreeze Professional 3 oz gel roll-ons, three (3) Biofreeze Professional 4 oz 360º sprays, a counter top display, brochures, and product guide. This bulk supply is perfect for chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, and more.

What conditions do these products treat?

Both CryoDerm and Biofreeze pain relief creams, lotions, and gels are formulated to offer rapid, long-lasting pain relief for arthritis pain, muscular strains, tendonitis, bursitis, and athletic injuries, as well as pain of the knee, hip, and elbow joints.

How long does it take for Biofreeze and CryoDerm to start working?

Both Biofreeze and CryoDerm start working pretty much immediately, but Biofreeze reaches its peak strength more quickly than CryoDerm.

Are the effects of Biofreeze and CryoDerm long-lasting?

The effects of each brand last roughly three hours in total after you apply it to your skin.