The Lubricen® patch is easy to apply a single-use adhesive device, worn on the knee to help improve function and promote long-term joint restoration.
Lubricen® patches deliver pre-cursor molecules for production of joint lubrication in a more effective and convenient way.
For a few reasons. First, it starts pushing actives as soon as its applied to skin, which means it starts working immediately. Also, it achieves deeper penetration of the actives than rubbing gels or creams. Lubricen® patches have ingredients that you can keep using continually unlike common painkillers. It keeps working up to 24 hours after application and it’s clinically proven to improve mobility and function.
Current remedies for joint pain have potential shortcomings.
Lubricen® targets the underlying cause of joint inflammation caused by compromised cartilage from overuse and age.
The compounds in the Lubricen® formulation are accepted as the building blocks of synovial fluid production. By putting back in what nature takes out, the patch assists the body to mend itself, rather than trying to treat the symptom.
Moreover, Lubricen® patch has been shown to achieve the same level of functional benefits as topical drug, only with natural ingredients.
Usage patterns of pain remedies are generally dependent on the level of pain experienced and the frequency of activity leading to pain. Lubricen® patch is best used in preparation for physical activity, rather than in response to resulting pain. Suggested wear time is up to 24 hours.
Lubricen® patches all come in one size, which we have found to fit most knee profiles.
Components of the product are manufactured in the US and Japan, with the product being assembled in a GMP medical device facility in the United Kingdom.
Unfortunately, at this stage no. We are working with our suppliers to produce a biodegradable tape so that at least that component can be recycled… stay tuned!
Once you have applied the patch and used, it can’t be used again. It can be worn for up to 24 hours to extend the use time, but after removed, should be disposed. You can use more than one patch in a day, for instance a patch during a game of tennis, then a patch after you’ve showered.
Dry skin. The patch is suitable to perform with sweaty skin and wet weather conditions. However, a patch applied to wet skin will not adhere well and is suboptimal to patch product performance.
Worn before, during or after physical activity, the patch aims to provide pain-free mobility and aid recovery for those living active lifestyles. There are three ways to gain maximum benefit from the patch:
- Apply 1-patch during your workout or exercise to aid optimum function of the joint. Remove after your activity and discard.
- Apply 1-patch after your activity to aid recovery and provide a soothing replenishment of lubrication into the joint. Leave on for up to 24 hours.
- Apply 1-patch during off-days as a way of priming your knee for game-day. Leave on for up to 24 hours.
After 24 hours, the patch is till safe but has depleted its concentration of active ingredients. The patch is curved in shape to sit around the fat pad under the kneecap, which is the most accessible point for delivering ingredients into the soft tissue of the joint. The tape allows the system to be held in place during excessive loads placed on the joint during physical activity and when cartilage is most compromised.
Ingredients & technology
The Diamagnetic Polymer is a patented system, which harnesses the physical force of diamagnetic repulsion. Because an atomic structure of a molecule contains protons (positive charge) and electrons (negative charge) a magnetic field can influence the transportation of molecules across the skin barrier and into the tissue surrounding the knee. Most base elements are susceptible to a diamagnetic force. By programming the polymer to pair against the charge profile of the molecule, specific ingredients can be targeted and moved across the 70-100µm layer of the skin.
The polymer exerts enough force to push molecules but not enough to pass through the body. The polymer is encased in a plastic coating suitable for dermal exposure. It has been rigorously assessed by independent testing bodies and been declared free from any leachable materials and safe for human use. More on that here.
Our drug-free formulation consists of Glucosamine Sulfate, Chondroitin Sulfate and Menthol acting as a sensory agent. These ingredients are known to be precursor aggrecans required by the body to produce synovial fluid – the body’s natural joint lubricant. By delivering these ingredients in their in-tact form, they are more easily absorbed into the joint and by-pass First Pass metabolism.
The compounds contained in our formulation are considered natural supplementation, therefore non-drug. Glucosamine and Chondroitin are both proteoglycans readily produced by the human body, amongst other things, to aid the structural integrity of cartilage. Their ionic structure is susceptible to diamagnetic repulsion and thereby have their movement influenced out of the gel structure and across the skin barrier, by our diamagnetic polymer. The formulation also contains Menthol, which an organic compound used to provide a localised sensory effect.
The patch delivers a formulated mix of ingredients through the skin to stimulate the body into producing synovial fluid – the body’s natural lubricant for the cartilage of the knee joint. It contains three key features working in combination to address the underlying symptoms of joint inflammation:
- Formulation Hydrogel. A solid-state gel containing pre-cursor aggrecans known to assist the production of synovial fluid.
- Diamagnetic Polymer. A thin film magnetic array programmed to push ingredient molecules through the skin and into surrounding joint tissue.
- High-Grade Medical Tape. Affixes the array/hydrogel chassis against the knee during movement and offers additional support and proprioception to the knee.
The patch continues to work for up to 24 hours and has been clinically proven to improve joint mobility and reduce pain. The clinical trial results have been published in the peer reviewed physiotherapy journal PLOS one, which can be viewed here.
Yes. The ingredients are drug-free and can be already found naturally occurring in your body. The patch can be used continuously over long periods, as opposed to oral and topical drug remedies, which are dangerous after 2-weeks use. The key ingredients are:
- Glucosamine Sulphate (GS) – an amino sugar commonly taken as an oral supplement to relieve arthritic pain in joints.
- Chondroitin Sulphate (CS) – a chained structure of amino sugars and an important component of joint cartilage.
The patch also contains menthol, an ingredient present in many topical remedies which helps provide soothing relief. If you have a known allergy to menthol, please seek medical advice before using.
Once you have applied the patch and used, it can’t be used again. It can be worn for up to 24 hours to extend the use time, but after removed, should be disposed. (Please dispose of thoughfully).
If you have a known allergy to menthol, probably best to avoid using the Lubricen® patch.
The product shape and its ingredients are specifically designed to assist the knee joint. We plan to make other products targeting other joints – ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist.
The backing is a high-grade medical-grade tape, with hypoallergenic adhesive.
The only restriction on frequency is the user’s skin. Much in the same way a band aid continually placed on the same spot would dry out the skin underneath, the Lubricen® patch worn consecutively over a number of days might dry out the skin on the knee. After a couple days of consecutive uses, it would be best to give the skin at least a day’s break between uses. Suggested wear time of each patch is up to 24 hours.
Wearing the patch builds up a slow accumulation of lubrication in the knee. A soothing effect is typically felt for 1-2 hours after application, but the process of the body synthesising ingredients into lubrication could take many hours or days, depending on metabolic rates and other factors. The idea is to over time, and uses, build up a healthier joint so the effect is apparent over the long term.
The product has been through several consumer tests and clinical trials. In order to achieve a listed medicine registration with the Australian Therapeutics Goods Administration, the gel had to adhere to medical standards and safety protocols.
Always be prepared! Getting a Lubricen® subscription means you’ll never run out of pain management knee patches. The recurring subscription will ensure a worry-free and timely delivery of your Lubricen® knee patch based on your selected subscription plan. No more hassle of having to reorder once you run out or risk forgetting to until it’s too late. Plus, the subscription lets you get your Lubricen® knee patch packs at a 25% discount.
To activate the subscription plan please go to the Lubricen® knee patch product page and select the Subscription option. You will then be able to pick how often you want your subscription packs to be delivered to you:
Every two months
Every three months
Every four months
Please keep in mind, you will need to be logged into your account – or create an account – upon purchase, in order to set up your subscription.
The subscription is renewed automatically, and you get charged on a monthly basis. It will keep on being renewed until cancelled – which has to be at least two business days before the next renewal date.
No. Once the subscription is processed, charged and your monthly package shipped out, you will not be able to get a refund. However, you will be able to cancel your subscription 2 working days before the renewal date.
Yes, you can update or modify your subscription. To modify or update your subscription please access your SWISSWELL Account. You can cancel your subscription and create a new one, or add additional Lubricen® knee patch options to your current subscription plan. Please keep in mind that you will need to complete any modifications or updates at least two business days before your automatic renewal.
This is a recurring subscription, which means that it will be renewed automatically, based on the model you selected, unless cancelled two business days before the next renewal date. For example, if you subscribed and were charged on the 7th of a month, with a monthly delivery option, your next subscription will be renewed and charged on the 7th of the following month. The subscription has to be cancelled two BUSINESS days before the date of renewal; weekend days and holidays do not count.
To cancel your subscription, please log into your Swisswell account and select the ‘Subscriptions’ from the menu. Scroll down to ‘Actions’ and select ‘Cancel’. Please note: you need to cancel your subscription at least TWO business days before the date of the next billing. For example, if you subscribed and were charged on the 7th of a month, with a monthly delivery option, your next subscription will be renewed and charged on the 7th of the following month. The subscription has to be cancelled two BUSINESS days before the date of renewal; weekend days and holidays do not count.
You can select a 4-pack or 8-pack subscription, and the delivery frequency – how often you want your subscription packs to be delivered to you:
Every two months
Every three months
Every four months
No, additional discounts or promo codes cannot be combined with or used on your subscription model. By purchasing a subscription plan you are already saving 25% on your Lubricen® knee patch packs.
Your subscription package will be shipped on the date of your initial subscription purchase, based on the delivery model selected. For example, if you purchased a monthly subscription on the 7th of the month, it will be shipped on the 7th of every month thereafter, until cancelled. If you selected the bi-monthly delivery option, it will be shipped on the 7th of the second month after the initial delivery. The exact date of delivery will depend on the location the order is being shipped to.