I’m continuing with my Raynaud’s Disease blog posts this month for Raynaud’s Awareness Month today with a review of the circulation-stimulating Omni Ol, a natural solution, for Raynaud’s that I was sent to try by Clinogen Laboratories to review for the work I am doing for Raynaud’s Awareness Month on my blog.
I’m going to start this post with a copy and paste of what Raynaud’s Disease is from my previous posts (I have a whole section for my Raynaud’s posts right here) and then this will follow my review of Omni Ol and my experience with this oil for my Raynaud’s phenomenon.
What is Raynaud’s?
Raynaud’s phenomenon occurs when the extremities of the body, usually the fingers and toes, change colour and become uncomfortable and /or painful. This happens because the microcirculation in the extremities is impaired and due to a narrowing (constriction) of the small blood vessels on exposure to the cold, or to a change in temperature, both in summer and in winter
Raynaud’s usually develops due to a drop in temperature, and typical symptoms include fingers that go white and feel cold as microcirculation is compromised. The fingers in some cases can then turn blue, purple or black in
Once a Raynaud’s attack is over the fingers begin to turn bright red as blood vessels dilate (open) and normal blood flow returns. At this point, sufferers feel tingling, throbbing, numbness and pain and this can be severe in many cases.
At the moment, recommended management is to keep warm and manage the condition with lifestyle changes (my Top 10 Tips for Managing Raynaud’s can be found right here). There are certain medications available which work by dilating the blood vessels, however, the list of possible side-effects often deters patients (I personally take nifedipine, but of course would rather not!).
What is Omni Ol?
It is, therefore, such a blessing that there are medical professionals seeking to develop natural alternatives. As a result, Scientists at Clinogen Medical have developed Omni Ol which has successfully been used for neuropathy in diabetic patients and is extremely effective in treating symptoms experienced by Raynaud’s patients.
Omni Ol is based on plant-based natural oils designed to reduce symptoms associated with Raynaud’s Disease. The balm helps to stimulate circulation and reduce inflammation and is particularly suited to muscular pain, joint pain, and injuries. The oil is based on a combination of Western Science and Eastern Ayurvedic principles and works by harnessing the healing power of stem cells mainly derived from the rainforest plants. It also includes the well-renowned Ginkgo Biloba that I take as a supplement for Raynaud’s.
Full ingredients are as follows: Paraffinum Liquidum, Limnanthes Alba, Lavandula Angustifolia, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, Rosmarinus Officinalis, Salvia Officinalis, Eugenia Caryophyllata, Apium Graveolens, Trigonella Foenum Graecum, Centella Asiatica, Ginkgo Biloba, Uncaria Tomentosa, Citrus Medica Limonum, Passiflora Incarnata
How To Use Omni Oil
I had a lovely afternoon tea just last weekend at Rhinefield House and I thought this would be the perfect time to try out my Omni Ol as I really didn’t want to miss out on a lovely walk around the stunning grounds with my family. As you can see in the above photos, after just a few minutes outside I was starting to develop Raynaud’s.
The idea with Omni Ol is that when an attack begins that you should massage a few drops of the oil gently in circular motions into the affected area and it will then work to restore normal circulation within a few minutes.
Does Omni Ol Work?
In order to test if it works, as soon as I returned from being outside, I immediately sat down and took photos on my phone to see how effective the oil would be. These photos contain no editing at all. It took me about 3 minutes from applying the oil in the above photos to the next photo you will see. You can already see one solitary finger has circulation again!
I don’t know about you but I find looking at the photos above quite mindblowing and also quite emotional as someone who has suffered so deeply with Raynaud’s for most of my life. I really had no idea what to expect when I heard about Omni oil and that it could help with Raynaud’s. It just seemed unimaginable. But in this case, the photos truly do speak for themselves! What you can see above are a mere 15 minutes for my hands to go from a Raynaud’s attack to a normal state.
As soon I massaged Omni Ol into my hands I could feel them feeling getting warmer but without the excruciating thawing pain that I normally suffer from. My hands felt relaxed and normal within the time
I am so thankful to Sujata Jolly and her team for allowing me to try Omni Ol. It
I feel so emotional to be posting about a product for Raynaud’s that actually works. It truly is the hope for even more developments in the future. As discussed at the start of the post, February is Raynaud’s Awareness Month and so if you’re looking for more of my posts about Raynaud’s Disease you can find my handy wellness section that now has a dedicated section for Raynaud’s Disease. And my introduction to the work I’ll be doing to raise awareness for Raynaud’s Disease can be found here.
Is anyone else a Raynaud’s sufferer? Is Omni Ol something you would like to try? Please feel free to leave any comments below if you have any questions about Raynaud’s whatsoever, or I’m a Tweet or Instagram message away if you ever need support with Raynaud’s Disease. Additionally, for more information please do stop by SRUK as well, the charity for Raynaud’s and Scleroderma.
** Omni Ol was sent to me complimentary for the purpose of review however all thoughts are my own **