Developed by Randolph H. Noble, ColdFlash is an all-natural, hormone free cooling gel that can help provide relief from hot flashes.
Whether it’s first thing in the morning, right before you go to bed, or any other time throughout the day, all you have to do is rub a small amount of ColdFlash on your skin, and its formulation will begin working immediately.
If you’re one of the 75% of perimenopausal women who experience hot flashes, you know how embarrassing it can be—not to mention the effect that hot flashes can have on your sleep.
But is ColdFlash a legitimate solution? Will it provide you with a good value? We’ll answer all your questions here! But first, let’s look more at how ColdFlash claims to work.
How Does ColdFlash Work?
ColdFlash contains a blend of all-natural ingredients, including menthol, peppermint oil, flower extract, and ginseng root. When applied to back of the neck, top of the chest, behind each ear, or the underside of the wrists, this non-sticky blend is claimed to activate cold receptors on contact, which lowers skin temperature and relieves hot flashes.
According to Dr. Noble, ColdFlash is clinically proven to provide relief from hot flashes, and the cooling gel’s estrogen and hormone-free formulation can be used discreetly, anytime, anywhere.
Before we dissect these claims, let’s look at what causes hot flashes.
What Are Hot Flashes? What Causes Them?
A hot flash is a sudden feeling of warmth, which can occur all over the body, although they’re typically most intense in the face, neck, and chest areas. Women experiencing hot flashes may also become flushed and red, and the increase in temperature can lead to sweating.
Hot flashes can be caused by several different medical conditions, but they’re typically experienced by women going through menopause. And while the medical community isn’t sure what causes hot flashes, they’re thought to be due to “changes in reproductive hormones and in your body's thermostat (hypothalamus), which becomes more sensitive to slight changes in body temperature.”
Now, let’s find out if any of ColdFlash’s ingredients can help combat your hot flashes.
Are ColdFlash’s Ingredients Effective for Relieving Hot Flashes?
If you search online for “menthol hot flashes,” you’ll find that this ingredient (as well as peppermint oil, whose active ingredient is also menthol) is widely recommended as a DIY solution for temporarily relieving discomfort related to hot flashes.
However, while menthol might help your skin feel cool, it doesn’t actually reduce your skin’s temperature, and you might think otherwise based on ColdFlash’s commercial. Granted, your brain probably won’t know the difference and it might work just as well to relieve your hot flashes, but it’s certainly worth noting.
When it comes to ginseng, there are 3 main kinds: Panax (Asian), American, and Siberian. Panax is the type of ginseng most often found in supplements, since it’s been shown to treat different symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, erectile dysfunction, and high blood pressure—but not anything related to hot flashes.
Interestingly, we’re not told which kind of ginseng is contained in ColdFlash, or how much. Even if we were given this information, there appears to be insufficient clinical evidence showing topical (i.e. on your skin) ginseng can provide any of the same benefits as the oral supplement.
Are there other products out there that use these same ingredients to relief hot flashes?
Is There Anything that Makes ColdFlash Different?
Type the phrase “hot flash cream” or “cooling gel” into your favorite search engine, and you’ll find thousands of results. Why? Because these types of products are used for treating everything from hot flashes to arthritis pain, so they’re extraordinarily popular.
They’re even so popular that you’ll almost certainly find 2 or 3 options at your local pharmacy or big box retailer, and often for less money than ColdFlash (more about this in a moment). And taking a look at these different formulations, there doesn’t appear to be anything especially unique about ColdFlash that would justify the higher price.
Sure, ColdFlash claims to have been developed by a doctor, but who is this person anyway?
Who is Who is Randolph H. Noble?
Randolph Noble is a board certified physician who has been in practice for over 40 years, and specializes in a wide variety of fields, including psychiatry, internal and pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders, and more. Dr. Noble is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, as well as a Qualified Medical Evaluator.
Despite his extensive training and career in medicine, Dr. Noble doesn’t mention his experience treating women-specific problems, such as menopause or hot flashes. And as we mentioned above, although ColdFlash is technically “doctor formulated,” it doesn’t appear to be much different than hundreds of similar products.
How much does ColdFlash Cost?
Two bottles of ColdFlash (each bottle is enough for 160 applications) are priced at $19.99, plus free S&H, and come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges.
In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 800-372-6040.
There wasn’t a manufacturer listed on the ColdFlash website, although based on the phone number, it appears to be made by the same company that manufactures Light Up Links.
Is ColdFlash Your Solution for Hot Flash Relief?
Will ColdFlash’s ingredients reduce the severity of your hot flashes? Maybe. Is it worth the money? Since there are so many similar products out there, many for less money, we’d recommend exploring all your local options before placing your ColdFlash order.
At the very least, this could save you time and money in lost S&H charges if you’re dissatisfied.
In the mean time, if your hot flashes are impacting your quality of life, be sure to speak with your physician. They’ll be able to recommend treatment options based on your diagnosis, including different herbal supplements and oils, avoiding alcohol, cigarettes, spicy foods, and tight clothing, or even prescription medications or hormone replacement therapy (HRT), if necessary.
Finally, keep this in mind: Most products containing menthol or peppermint oil have a fairly strong smell. So, ColdFlash might be portable and discreet, but the odor might cause more embarrassment than your hot flashes, especially when at work or in other public places.
I love this product! :-)
I just started using this product yesterday for the first time amongst many other products, but this one I can actually say is that it does what it says -- it stops my hot flashes in a flash. I have told a few people about this product. I am very pleased with the results.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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ColdFlash worked better than claimed. I felt an immediate cooling effect after rubbing the cream on my neck. My personal furnace became very cool.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend