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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We’ve got answers.

How Does Accel Recovery Lotion Work?

Accel provides you with minerals that are essential to muscle function and recovery, and delivers them through the largest organ in the body – your skin. Learn more here.

What Are the Active Ingredients in Accel Recovery Lotion?

Magnesium, zinc and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)

Do I Have to Be an Athlete to Use It?

Nope. Everyone on the planet needs magnesium to function so even though Accel Recovery Lotion was primarily developed for athletes, everyone can benefit from using it.

How Much Should I Use?

While how much lotion to use depends on your size and activity levels, generally speaking, you should be applying it generously over your entire body. A rough formula is about 5mL (1 teaspoon) per 100 lbs of body weight.

So I Just Apply It to the “Sore” Areas on My Body?

Yes. And no. Technically speaking, Accel can be applied anywhere you have skin. Your body will make sure it gets to the right place. That said, we do recommend placing a higher emphasis on the affected areas. It won’t provide immediate relief of symptoms however, regardless of where you apply it. Your body needs to absorb it and disperse it first.

However, we have found Accel to be effective in treating skin surface damage like bruising, scuffs, minor abrasions and relief from mild eczema. (This last one isn’t a proven medical fact, merely our observations.)

What If I Use Too Much?

Impossible! Our formula uses enough magnesium, zinc, and MSM to achieve results, but nowhere near the quantity you would need to overdose on it—not even if you took a bath in it.

How Long Does It Take to Work?

It takes about 20-30 minutes for Accel to absorb through your skin and into your system.

When Should I Use It?

Accel is best applied on clean, dry skin. So after a shower or before bed are two solid options. We recommend using it daily, especially if you train frequently.

What Does it Smell Like?

Some scented lotions are awesome, and some smell like our grandma. To avoid this smelly issue, we made Accel completely scent free.

Can’t I Just Take Supplements Instead?

There are a lot of options for magnesium, zinc, and MSM supplements on the market. And like most supplements there are pros and cons to each of them. Some work, some don’t. Some cause yucky side effects (laxative anyone?), are expensive, or require that you take handfuls of large pills a day. Accel was developed to be a simpler solution.

How Is This Better than an Epsom Salt Bath?

Epsom salt baths are time consuming, expensive and messy. With Accel, you can just rub it on and go. Also, you can’t keep an Epsom salt bath in a gym bag!

Can’t I Get Enough Magnesium Through My Diet?

Magnesium is present in a lot of foods like dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, whole grains, banana and avocados. However, you would have to eat a LOT of these foods to maintain the right balance – especially if you are training and sweating heavily.

Will It Improve My Workout Times?

Accel Recovery Lotion is formulated to help your body quickly absorb minerals that are essential to muscle function. So, indirectly, yes it might help your 10K or Fran time eventually, but only if you’re willing to put the work in (please don’t try to sue us if it doesn’t).

Can I Eat It?

Technically, yes. But we really don’t recommend it.