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The 7 Staples of Sore No-More

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For years, Sore No-More has been the most trusted liniment brand among equestrians.  When our Classic formula hit the shelves, users were shocked at how gentle and effective an herbal liniment could truly be.  Since that time, the Sore No-More family has grown into 3 distinct lines to meet the ever changing needs of recreational and competitive equestrians alike.  

We're often asked about our ingredients, what makes Sore No-More different and how to choose the right product for your horse.  Each herb in the Sore No-More formulas were specifically selected and it is the synergy between these plants that keeps this liniment at the top of the equestrian's wish list.  

You'll never find menthol or capsaicin in the Sore No-More formulas and this is for good reason; not only are these ingredients highly regulated by the FEI and USEF, they can also be extremely irritating to the skin.  The Sore No-More liniment products are designed with the sensitive horse in mind and won't burn or blister - even when used under wraps and pads.  

Sore No-More Comparison Chart

WITCH HAZEL

  • Scientific Name: Hamamelis virginiana 
  • What It Does: A by-product of the distillation of the leaves and stems of the plant. This hydrosol, or floral water, is a natural astringent and tonic. It relieves irritation and discomfort due to minor cuts, scrapes, abrasions and insect bites. It has a lower alcohol content than rubbing alcohol therefore making it less harsh than alcohol based products. It has anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory qualities which makes it an excellent ingredient in liniments, toners and lotions for sensitive skinned animals.
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  • Formulations: Sore No-More Classic, Sore No-More Performance, Sore No-More Performance Ultra


ARNICA

  • Scientific Name: Arnica montana
  • What It Does: Arnica is known to stimulate blood circulation which flushes out inflammation and speeds healing to an area. It works by stimulating the activity of white blood cells that perform much of the digestion of congested blood, and by dispersing trapped, disorganized fluids from bumped and bruised tissue, joints and muscles. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities that can reduce pain, swelling, and improve the potential for quicker wound healing. Arnica in the raw plant state is considered to be toxic and can possibly induce vomiting, weakness, increased heart rate and nervous disturbances. If ingested, it should always be done so in a homeopathic preparation only; meaning none of the original substance is present to be absorbed. Topically it is safe to use and animals rarely experience an allergic reaction to the plant. 
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  • Formulations: Sore No-More Classic, Sore No-More Performance, Sore No-More Performance Ultra

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ROSEMARY

  • Scientific Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
  • What It Does: Rosemary is beneficial to both hair and skin and was traditionally used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, and boost the immune and circulatory systems. Topically, it is revered to stimulate hair follicles to grow and encourage circulation to the area which, in turn, encourages hair growth as well as flushing out of toxins in that area. 
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  • Formulations: Sore No-More Classic, Sore No-More Performance, Sore No-More Performance Ultra


LAVENDER 

  • Scientific Name: Lavandula angustifolia
  • What It Does: Lavender is known topically for its soothing, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It also has antispasmodic, and analgesic properties. Widely used for muscle aches, rheumatism, arthritis, bruises, rashes and insect bites. Lavender oil is one of the most well-known essential oils in aromatherapy.
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  • Formulations: Sore No-More Classic, Sore No-More Performance


LOBELIA

  • Scientific Name: Lobelia inflata
  • What It Does: Lobelia is used topically for its muscle relaxant tendencies. It contains depressant properties which helps the autonomic nervous system and muscular system relax. The tincture of the herb can be used externally to help alleviate sprains, bruises and various skin conditions.
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  • Formulations: Sore No-More Classic


COMFREY 

  • Scientific Name: Symphytum officinale
  • What It Does: Comfrey is said to be anti-inflammatory and has long earned the name “knit-bone” due to its ability to help accelerate the mending of broken bones, fractures and wounds. It is high in Calcium and Vitamin C and simulates healing activity due to its natural concentration of allantoin. It is cautioned not use the herb as a salve on deep open wounds since it may heal the outside of the wound faster than the inside. 
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  • Formulations:  Sore No-More Performance, Sore No-More Performance Ultra


GINGER

  • Scientific Name: Zingiber officinale
  • What It Does: Ginger is an anti-inflammatory herb and stimulant with warming and soothing properties. Topically, it promotes circulation to the skin and scalp, aiding joint and muscle stiffness, body aches, skin burns and inflammation.
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  • Formulations: Sore No-More Performance Ultra

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