I actually got this product a few weeks ago, and to my surprise I haven’t had any pain since I got it that I needed to use it on…. I’m usually waking up with a sore back or arm a few times a week. I think I perform acrobatics in my sleep. Plus my dog (spoiled rotten I might add) sleeps in bed with us and as soon as my fiance gets out of bed she somehow pushes me over to his side of the bed. You’d think in the battle of the bed between me and my 27 pound Corgi that I’d be the winner, but sadly no…. So anyway, the last two days I’ve actually woken up with a sore back. Never thought I’d be happy to be sore, but I really wanted to try this cream so… Yeah! I finally got a sore back I know, I’m a dork, but I came to terms with that a LONG time ago so on to the review.
I’ve never used any kind of cream pain reliever, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from a natural pain relief cream. The day I got this my fiancée had a sore back. So I put some on his back and he said “it feels ok” – can’t really write a review on that so I had to wait to try it myself. My fiancée also said it kind of reminded him of Bengay. I’ve never used that so I don’t have any point of reference as to what that would feel like. The first thing I noticed when I used it on him though is the smell, or lack of smell. I thought it would be a bit on the stinky side. But it doesn’t really have a strong smell. It has a light scent of herbs, but its not a woodsy/herbal scent. The closest I can compare it to is when I worked at a vitamin store when we’d open up a box of vitamins and herbal supplements there was a scent to it. That’s what this cream smells like to me, opening a box of vitamins.
So when I finally woke up with a sore back yesterday I got to try it for myself. The first thing I noticed was that it was cold. I’m normally a cold person and even in the summer I wear sweaters around the house, but this cream made my back really cold. It was a weird sensation. But I just put on a sweater and went about my day. Within 20 minuets or so I could feel the pain slipping away. After about 45 minuets the pain was gone. What I found weird though was that my back was still tight. I would bend over to pick something up and it would take me a bit to stand back up straight. But there was no pain, none what-so-ever! I decided to sit with the heating pad on my back for about 15 minuets and the tightness went away too! So this morning when I woke up with a sore back I put the cream on, waited about a half hour and sat with the heating pad. And guess what – no pain, no tightness. For someone who has suffered with back pain since I was in high school to finally find something that gets rid of my back pain is AMAZING! I’ve tried almost everything for back pain – heating pads, lumbar support seats, massages, pills, cold compresses (yeah whoever suggested that one I should have shot!), and inversion (well I lay on the edge of my bed and hang my waist up over the edge, so not really inversion, but as close as I can get without an inversion table). And while I can sometimes get relief with those methods nothing completely takes the pain away. So when I say I’m amazed that this cream can get rid of the pain, I mean I’m amazed! I think I’m going to have to buy a 50 gallon drums of this stuff so I don’t ever run out
My only complaint with this, and it isn’t really a complaint – more of a FYI. The cream is really thick, I still haven’t found the right amount to use. It doesn’t “rub in” all the way like you would expect a lotion to. I wouldn’t call it sticky though. I just have lots of it on my hands after I put it on, so I think I’m just using too much. But it is really thick.
So what’s in this natural pain reliever that it took care of my back pain? It’s got turmeric, willow bark, ginger, holy basil, rosemary extract, alpha lipoic acids, and boswellia extract. Having worked at a vitamin store I am a bit familiar with these ingredients. We used to have a customer with fibromyalgia and many of these herbs we recommended for her to take in pill form, so it makes sense to me that the cream uses these ingredients. I’ve only tried this with my back pain. The tube says it works for joint, nerve, musculoskeletal pain. As good as it worked on my back I’d assume that it would work just as good on other kinds of pain.
I’ve actually been putting off finishing my sister’s wedding gift. Her wedding was in May, and I’m making her a blanket. So yeah I need to get it finished up. I haven’t sat down with it in a while because I want to just get it done, but I’m foreseeing a knitting marathon. I know I know, I want to get it done so I’m putting it off is not only a procrastinator’s mantra, but it’s also a bit of an oxymoron… Part of the reason I’ve been putting it off is that my hands hurt so bad after one of my marathons. But now that I know how well this cream works I think I’m going to go ahead and get it done. When I finish knitting I think my hands suffer from all three kinds of pain that this stuff is made for, so that will really put it to the test! I’ll make sure to update you and let you know how well it works on knitting marathon pain
The results I had with this cream are my own opinion. They do not constitute medical advice. Please seek the care of a medical professional and perform your own research on this product before trying it.
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