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Old 10-07-09, 02:18 PM   #1
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Best embrocation cream?

I need some new heating cream and I have no idea what i had before...it was in a blue container that i had for years. The label has since faded away and its the only one I've ever used. It worked fine but then again I have nothing to compare it to.
Its getting COLD up here in Quebec!

What do you guys use?
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Old 10-07-09, 02:54 PM   #2
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I'm biased as this guy is a team sponsor, teamate and friend but I don't think you can do better than Mad Alchemy embro right now, especially for cold weather. www.madalchemy.com Check others reviews if you're worried I'm full of it.
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I'm biased as this guy is a team sponsor, teamate and friend but I don't think you can do better than Mad Alchemy embro right now, especially for cold weather. www.madalchemy.com Check others reviews if you're worried I'm full of it.
+1 - I do not use any embrio-cat but everyone I know who does swears by mad alchemy. I also belive they sponsor our cross series and I believe they sponsor the team one of our local madmen is on.

All deserving of a in my book.
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I have two different versions of Mad Alchemy, their limited edition Coffee, and limited Edition Russian Tea. Both I'm not really that impressed with. When you rub it in, its warm, but after that, there's little to no heat.
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I really want to try Mad Alchemy, but they can't ship up here to Canada due to our labelling laws. I bought some Ozone Thermo Gel to try out, we'll see how it goes.

(Any Americans willing to drop ship to me? )
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+1 Mad Alchemy. I use the Medium and Hot Mad Alchemy and they both work great. It has to be in the low 40's for the Hot or it makes my legs smoke. Buy some. http://www.madalchemy.com/
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Should probably be able to get around it by purchasing through the team site: www.embrocationmagazine.com and then go to the store - I'm pretty sure there's more available than what's offered (though we sold a bunch at Gloucester) so email if you're looking for the hot stuff.
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Old 10-08-09, 07:55 AM   #8
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For hot stuff:
http://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.co...omic-balm.html

But don't use it when it's wet unless you have insulating windproof stuff on top.

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OA a small company in San Luis Obispo makes really great stuff (warming oils, creams, massage). All natural ingredients. Their Breath Right oil is the best!!! Throw some on some cotton and stick it in your nose. It just clears your head and takes the stress away.
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Old 10-08-09, 06:48 PM   #10
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So i tried to buy some from Mad Alchemy but their website does not allow for a Canadian customer. I can't proceed with my credit card info since it keeps trying to find my postal code in the USA.
There is no phone # to reach them and I have emailed them earlier and am waiting for an answer.
Thanks for the input.
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So i tried to buy some from Mad Alchemy but their website does not allow for a Canadian customer. I can't proceed with my credit card info since it keeps trying to find my postal code in the USA.
There is no phone # to reach them and I have emailed them earlier and am waiting for an answer.
Thanks for the input.
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I asked the same thing and received the reply that they can't export to Canada due to our labeling laws. Embrocation magazine seems to let you place an order for Mad Alchemy stuff through their store, so I'll see how that goes.
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Should be noted that Embrocation and Mad Alchemy are pretty close to hand in hand. Pete (Mad Alchemy owner) races for the Embro elite road and cross teams. If you run into anymore trouble let me know I see Pete and the owner of Embro every weekend as I race for the team as well.
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+1 for Mad Alchemy - I've got the medium and it's scorching hot for me!
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+1 for Mad Alchemy - I've got the medium and it's scorching hot for me!

Ditto - fantastic stuff. I ordered mine through Embrocation Magazine - no problems shipping to Canada.
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Northwest Knee Warmers. Medium heat, original formula. Good stuff, especially for wet, cold weather. Marketed mostly for the 'cross crowd, but it's good stuff for spring road races. Washes off nicely in the shower with soap and leaves just a touch of afterglow which is kind of nice after a hard ride.
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Leg Salsa from OA Products. A natural based product. It is the original American embrocation, very strong! It also has aspirin in it. They also have one with less heat, Pro Glaze warm up oil.
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Another +1 for the Mad Alchemy. But I don't think I needed it once this year.
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BTW I fully use and endorse Enzo's Embro now. He started putting it out sat fall. Best of all it comes in a stick form making it super easy to apply.
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BTW I fully use and endorse Enzo's Embro now. He started putting it out sat fall. Best of all it comes in a stick form making it super easy to apply.
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i saw that enzios stick a few weeks ago and wanted to buy it, but i use embro so rarely, and at interbike last year i bought two tubes of DZNuts medium cuz they were selling it super cheap. at this point i feel like i will never run out of it and therefore never be able to rationalize buying enzios.
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Used Musclor back in the day .... That stuff was nasty
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How does embrocation really work though? Does it actually warm you up or just trick your skin into thinking that it's warm?
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Irritates the skin, promoting blood flow to the surface, making you feel warm.
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yeah i find it less effective at actually warming than at just gettin the muscles to feel loose.

it doesnt do a damn thing for actually psysiologically protecting you from windchill, ive seen a lot of dudes who think its like knee warmers in a tube and ride around in shorts when its 40 degrees. and then end up with jacked up knee joints for days after.

i have found that in a pinch its a decent substitution for an actual TT warmup.

i work it into my calves, lower thighs, and lower back and i feel loose and ready to rock even when its cold.
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