Johan Santana, Minnesota Twins’ All Star pitcher and two-time recipient of the Cy Young Award, has just announced his endorsement of J.R. Watkins Apothecary Red Liniment. Red Liniment was the very first product sold by J. R. Watkins in 1868. Red Liniment is made with natural camphor, an FDA approved counterirritant that has been trusted for its pain relief properties for many centuries. It works by stimulating nerve receptors that feel heat, masking the feeling of pain and relieving the discomfort of minor muscle pain, soreness and stiffness. For the past four years, Santana has been using Watkins Liniment to help him relieve the discomfort in his hamstring, arm and shoulder muscles.
“For years I tried several different forms of pain and tightness relief applications with no success,” shares Santana. “One day the Minnesota Twins trainer suggested I try applying J.R. Watkins Red Liniment and I was amazed that I got instant relief!” Santana continues, “Since that day, I have continued to use their liniment – not only for my hamstring muscles but also for my arm and neck muscles – and have recommended it to other athletes.”
“It’s an amazing honor and privilege to have someone of Johan Santana’s caliber endorsing one of our products,” states Mark Jacobs, President and CEO of Watkins Inc. “Having one of the world’s greatest pitchers use and trust the Watkins brand for his natural pain relief is clearly one of the greatest highlights in our company’s 139-year history.”
In 1868, entrepreneur J.R. Watkins founded the J.R. Watkins Medical Company in Plainview, Minnesota, giving birth to one of America’s first natural apothecary companies. Watkins offers a complete line of quality apothecary personal care products, from state-of-the-art skin care, which blends the therapeutic and moisturizing properties of aloe vera, green tea and other botanical extracts, to over-the-counter remedies that combine nature’s herbs with the latest technology. Watkins was the first company ever to give a money-back guarantee on its products. For more information, visit www.JRWatkins.com. Public relations contact: Rosica Strategic Public Relations at (201) 843-5600.