This, if not the best analgesic, ranks right up there to be considered to be the best. I have used all types in my sports career, but none is as fast acting and long lasting as this. It goes to the joints and muscles very fast, is absorbent and leave no residue behind. And because it is all natural, there is no fear the something will be absorbed into the blood stream not good for any internal organ or the heart. A little goes a long, long way. No matter the condition, this is one product I will not be without.