This product isolates just the area needing attention versus taking a pill that effects the entire body. It also speeds recovery time which mean less down time. In the past we’d do rest, ice, compression, and elevate, which as you now can take weeks. We still do “rice” until we can get the chi on before bed and the next day (it’s a miracle), it’s as if there was no sprain. Been using this product for the past 3 years and tell everyone I know about it, and best of all–it’s herbal.