Sunday, August 17, 2014

Nervana Pain Relief Cream for Arthritis

 I received this pain relief cream to test out. I figured I would be the perfect tested, since I have deep rooted chronic pain. I tried it and I have mixed reviews. I will tell you how I used it and then I will tell you a little bit more about the cream:

1. I have arthritis in my SI joint and in my right hand, due to an injury. I also have arthritis in my right heel, but it has not been acting up lately. My hand only acts up occasionally, but my SI joint is the worst.

TEST: I tried this on my SI joint morning and night for a week. The pain decreased by about 50 percent within 15 minutes. This is great. I also tried this on my hand when the pain got to be bad one day this past week. THAT worked almost immediately and I only had to use it once.

2. I have bursitis in both hips. It is worse on the right side. I have gotten cortisone shots, and have used so many things in the past to help decrease the pain. Nothing has lasted. I have been through physical therapy, changed my diet, strengthened the area, been to rolfers and chiropractors. And still it is extremely painful. This is my biggest complaint of chronic pain in my body, as it affects me when I stand, when I walk, when I sleep.

TEST: I also tried this on my hip bursae and even down my IT band twice a day for the past week. It did NOT decrease the pain by much. Maybe 10 percent. It took the edge off the shocking pain and made it a strong, dull ache.

My recommendation: If you have arthritis, I think this Nervana cream by Protoge would be great for you. If you have hip bursitis like I did, then I don't know if it will work for you.

About the product: Pain Relief Cream NERVANA has quick acting ingredients to help with pain, to soothe sore muscles and even blocks pain signals. It is formulated to stop pain in its tracks. It did do that for my arthritis pain, but not my bursitis pain.

It is supposed to reduce inflammation (which it might have, as inflammation is what causes arthritis, and it worked for that; but also bursitis is caused by inflammation of the bursae).

It contains essential oils, GABA, and willow bark. The essential oils that are in this product are mint, eucalyptus and tea tree. I think that they need to add wintergreen, as that is a pain reliever as well!

The anti-inflammatory ingredient is cetyl myristoleate. And GABA acts to slow the nerves transmission of pain.

Another plus is that it is made in the USA, without parabens, sulfates or phthalates, which I avoid. I would not have used this product and not did a review if it had those ingredients in it.

It also isn't tested on animals. I LOVE animals and HATE animal abuse. If you want my business, make a product that isn't tested on animals. :)

About Me: Hi! I am Rebecca :) I am the owner of Purify Your Body Detox Foot Pads. I love natural health and wellness, and I love to eat real food. :) 

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  1. I love this product! I have severe nerve pain and receive shots for it. However, they never last more than a couple of weeks to a month and I still have the burning stinging pain. With Nervana, I can rub this on my inner thigh sciatic down to my feet. It doesn't burn my skin and yet it gives relief. I do reapply it often, but it works!

    Dr.Farber | pain relief cream

  2. Seeing that people mostly take the body pain lightly, and try to get over it through some painkillers, but the fact is, body pain should be taken lightly. Body Aches