I have some chronic pain issues – without going into too much boring detail, I carry a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders, so I have quite a bit of pain and stiffness there on a regular basis. I usually don’t bother with painkillers, though, due to a combination of “I’m used to the pain” and the negligible effects of most painkillers for me. I have a pretty high tolerance for painkillers, combined with a fast wear-off rate, so the amount of ibuprofen necessary to even take the edge off isn’t worth the damage it’d do to my stomach and liver. I do sometimes use topical creams when the pain is particularly bothersome, however. I hate smelling like wintergreen, but it’s nice to have the pain lessen for a while.
I was given the opportunity to try out Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream, and eagerly awaited its arrival. Noxicare is available as both capsules and topical cream, depending on whether you have all-over pain or if your pain is generalized to one or two specific areas. I didn’t try the capsule form of the pain reliever, but I can vouch for the effectiveness of the topical cream (the product being given away here) – it works so well that I kind of want to take a bath in the stuff! When I tried it on my neck and shoulders, it didn’t alleviate all of my pain, but it did reduce it by a significant amount. The surface pain was pretty much gone, leaving just the more “achey” deep muscle pain. Given my high tolerance for any type of painkiller, that’s pretty impressive.
The pain relief lasted a couple of hours before it started wearing off - the website does recommend allowing 1-2 weeks of using the product as directed (2-3 times per day) for full effectiveness.
I love that this is a natural product – the active ingredients are ginger extract, willow bark extract, rosemary extract, holy basil extract, boswellia extract, turmeric extract, and alpha lipoic acids (found in foods like red meats and spinach). This product is also paraban-free (no preservatives).
Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream is also advertised as being odorless and non-greasy. I did detect a very faint odor in the cream, but nothing like other topical pain-relief creams I’ve tried, and the scent didn’t linger once I applied the cream. The cream itself has a consistency more like lotion than other creams, and you rub it into your skin like a lotion. I could feel a faint residue on my skin afterward, but again, much less so than with other topical creams. It felt more like how my skin feels after applying lotion than after applying pain ointment. Where to find it:Noxicare™ is a breakthrough patent-pending natural pain relief formula that combines 7 of the world’s most potent natural pain relievers to effectively alleviate both acute and chronic pain associated with arthritis, nerve pain, muscle pain and sports injuries.
- Order online ($26.95 + S&H for the 3.5 oz. topical cream) from Noxicare's website (right now you can get free shipping with code SHIPNOXICARE).
- Or if you want to take advantage of your free two-day shipping with your Amazon Prime account (if you don’t have Amazon Prime yet, remember that you can try it out free for 30 days!), you can also purchase it via Amazon:
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