DZ Laboratories dznuts Pro
dznuts is designed as a high viscosity body lubricant for cycling but it works well for any activity where body friction can lead to problems. Made from plant derived and other natural ingredients it is safe for even the most sensitive body parts.
- Prevents chafing
- Long lasting
- Natural ingredients
- Dave Zabriskie's sense of humor
- Slimey if over applied
Dave Zabriskie's experience as a cyclist led him to join with a pharmaceutical scientist to create this all natural product designed to reduce friction induced injury to sensitive skin and to help injured areas heal. Though primarily designed to be used inside cycling shorts if it can work under those conditions and on those delicate parts of the body it can definitely deal with friction on any part of the body exterior.
dznuts is specifically formulated for male use while the company offers another product, Bliss, for female use. Assuming it is being used any place other than the groin it wouldn't matter which product is used, but their chemists created a different blend for each gender to promote only positive reactions in that area.
While designed to be applied liberally inside cycling shorts a smaller amount can be applied to any problem areas where chafing can lead to abrasions, sores and of course pain. The natural ingredients not only allow application to areas which have already been damaged but is advertised to actually help the healing process without requiring time off from activity.
I have been using this product for two years now both for cycling and backpacking. Due to the cost I don't use it on shorter rides but anything longer than an hour or so warrants at least a dab before heading out. I carry some with me to reapply on longer rides if needed, but have found that even on six or seven hour rides that often the initial application is enough.
For backpacking I carry a small amount with me just in case any issues come up on trail. Beyond the intended areas I have also used it to deal with pack friction, nipple abrasion from a synthetic shirt and even once on the back of my ear when I stupidly tucked the chin string on my hat behind the ear in high winds (don't do that!)
If using any where clothing will not be covering it I find it better to apply only a tiny amount at a time and reapply as needed. Over application on exposed areas can leave a somewhat tacky surface that attracts dirt which totally defeats the purpose.
There are other products available for non-cycling use which I wouldn't be surprised to find out perform this product for non-cycling uses. Having already purchased it for cycling I find it works for me on trail as well so I haven't felt a need to explore them. I would definitely recommend it to cyclists and my rating of excellent is based on that intended use.
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Capsicum Frutescens Fruit Extract, Octyldodecanol, Cyclomethicone, Cetyl Esters, SD Alcohol 40, Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Triisostearate, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Unsaponifiables, Cetearyl Methicone, Beeswax, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Camphor, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Benzyl Nicotinate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $24 4fl oz tube