Formulated for associated symptoms such as cramping, dry skin, fatigue, muscle soreness and for the exposure to pool chemicals.
Directions: Ages 12 and up, take 6 drops or pellets by mouth (ages 0 to 11, give 3 drops or pellets) as needed or as directed by a health professional. Under age 2, crush/dissolve pellets in purified water. Sensitive persons begin with 1 drop or pellet and gradually increase to full dose.
Active Ingredients: Equal parts of Antimonium tartaricum 10x, Arnica montana 10x, Bellis perennis 10x, Bryonia 10x, Calcarea carbonica 10x, Capsicum annuum 10x, Chelidonium majus 10x, Cuprum metallicum 10x, Digitalis purpurea 10x, Drosera 10x, Lachesis mutus 10x, Lacticum acidum 10x, Ledum palustre 10x, Magnesia carbonica 10x, Manganum aceticum 10x, Phytolacca decandra 10x, Rhus toxicodendron 10x, Ruta graveolens 10x, Sarcolacticum acidum 10x, Sulphuricum acidum 10x, Verbascum thapsus 10x, Vipera berus 10x, Nux vomica 15x.
Liquid Inactive Ingredients: USP Purified water; USP Gluten-free, non-GMO, organic cane alcohol 20%.
Pellet Inactive Ingredients: Gluten-free, non-GMO, organic beet-derived sucrose (lactose free) pellets.
According to the Materia Medica the following remedies in Swimmers Friend may be administered for symptoms of the following conditions:
Antimonium tartaricum: Shooting, burning sensation, and smarting in the internal canthi (inside corner of eye), with redness of the conjuctiva; Limbs over-fatigued, a sensation coming from back.
Arnica montana: Sensation of soreness in arms and legs; Bloodshot eyes; Severe mental stress.
Bellis perennis: Skin dry; Exposure to wet or getting chilled; Fatigue.
Bryonia: Burning pains and weariness in arms; Every spot is painful on pressure; Knees stiff and painful.
Calcarea carbonica: Ill effects of overwork; Overworked and exhausted; Worse from working in water; Nose is dry, sore, ulcerated.
Capsicum annuum: Muscle pain; Aching and jerking of muscles; Burning and stinging in ears.
Chelidonium majus: Paresis (weakness) of lower limbs with rigidity of muscles; Skin wrinkled.
Cuprum metallicum: Nasal congestion; Ankylosis (stiffness) of lower limbs with rigidity of muscles; Skin wrinkled.
Digitalis purpurea: Heart remedy; Stiffness and tension of the muscles of the neck and of the nape of neck.
Drosera: Pain in long bones; Anxiety respecting the future; Stiffness at nape of neck with pains during movement.
Lachesis mutus: Sore throat; Cracks in skin at corner of nails; Stiffness and tension of the muscles.
Lacticum acidum: Skin harsh and dry; Weakness as if from excercise with rheumatic pains in the bones.
Ledum palustre: Joint disorders; Cramps over hip joints; Tearing and pressive (oppressive) pulling in arms.
Magnesia carbonica: Stoppage of nose; Unhealthy hair and nails; Wrenching pain in shoulder joint, while in motion.
Manganum aceticum: General soreness and aching, every part of the body feels sore when touched; Hardness of hearing, as from stoppage of ears.
Phytolacca decandra: Dry, harsh shriveled skin; Soreness and prostration (exhaustion) are guiding symptoms; Feeling of sand underneath eyelids.
Rhus toxicodendron: Pains in tendons, ligaments and tissues; Dry skin; Ailments from strains, overlifting, getting wet while perspiring.
Ruta graveolens: Tendons sore; Special affinity for fibrous tissue, flexor tendons, joints, ankles, wrists, cartilages, periosteum and skin.
Sarcolacticum acidum: Corresponds to excess of intra-muscular lactic acid, following prolonged excercise, which generates fatigue; Dryness and itching of skin.
Sulphuricum acidum: Jerking of the tendons; Heaviness of the arms and legs.
Verbascum thapsus: Excessive heaviness and lassitude (exhaustion) in legs and feet; Stiffness and soreness of joints of lower limbs.
Vipera berus: Skin peeling; Weakness of lower limbs.