Pain Relief Cream
Penetrex cream is a popular all-pain reliever. Any kind of pain can be a burden and distract us from our tasks but a chronic pain can leave us feeling paralyzed and helpless. Let’s see if Penetrex lives up to its hype and will provide the relief it promises it will.
Penetrex is very popular on Amazon and runs for $18.97 for a 2 oz jar and $34.95 for a 4 oz jar. You can buy the product in bulk as well. A 3-pack of 4 oz jars can be purchased for $97.50. A 6-pack of 2 oz jars is $99.
Wal-Mart is also a major supplier. Pricing is similar, at $18.98 for a 2 oz jar and $34.95 for a 4 oz jar.
What Is It?
This cream works to relieve pain from a variety of different ailments, including tennis and golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, lower back pain, tendonitis, and bursitis (inflammation near the joints).
The formulation is cruelty free and does not contain any scents or parabens.
This cream is one of the most popular and best-selling items on Amazon.
How Do You Use It?
This cream is to be used on any areas of the body that you are experiencing pain or discomfort in. Use enough that you can comfortably massage it into the skin for approximately 30 seconds. Do not rinse; just let it absorb.
How Does It Work?
Penetrex works through a specific formulation. The formula includes the active ingredients Pyridoxine, Arnica, MSM, Cetyl Myristoleate, Glucosamine, and Boswellia Serrata.
We know that a product is only as good as its ingredients. I don’t know about you but I want a product that actually gets to the root of the problem instead of simply masking the pain and saving it for another day. We’re going to take a look at the active ingredients to see how they work to relieve your ailments.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) is up first. A fairly familiar ingredient, this vitamin is used both internally and externally to treat a variety of issues. Its benefits range from skin health to increased energy levels when taken in supplement form. The company provides a brief explanation on their website of why each of the main ingredients is included. They claim that vitamin B6 helps balance out the potassium and sodium in our bodies and can reduce pain caused by arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. According to The Squibb Institute for Medical Research, pyridoxine is effective when applied topically on seborrheic dermatitis (itchy or scaly rash). Vitamin B6 also contains antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties that may be effective on eczema and blistering skin.
Next up is Arnica. Relative to the sunflower family, this plant derivative has been used for years to treat pain and inflammation. Arnica contains flavonoids, thymol, carotenoids, and inulin, which work to stimulate white blood cell movement. If you have any bruised muscles, joints, or tissues, arnica helps free the trapped fluids that prevent this bruising from healing quickly. This ingredient is probably most effective for inflammation.
Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM is a form of sulfur that can be found naturally in our bodies (accounting for about 0.25 percent of your body weight). MSM is used for pain and inflammation and stimulates healthy connective tissues. When applied topically, MSM allows nutrients to permeate the skin and allows any built up toxins to flow out. Research conducted by the University of Maryland shows that MSM can help build connective tissue in the skin. MSM also makes it easier for other ingredients to penetrate the skin.
Boswellia Serrata is an herb that grows in Asia and Africa. It has been used for many years in Ayurvedic medicine. Like some of the other ingredients, boswellia works as an anti-inflammatory agent. It works similarly to an anti-arthritic drug without any of the side effects.
What Are The Benefits?
There are plenty of medicines, topical creams, and herbal remedies that claim to relieve you of your various aches and pains. Many of these simply cover up the pain for a few hours and do nothing to get to the root of the problem. Penetrex promises to provide you with real relief by actually solving the cause of your pain.
Another benefit of this product is the research behind it. It was formulated after 8 years of research and development and was carefully constructed to provide customers with real relief.
Useful For My Arthritis?
I read a description for arthritic pain that I believed was fitting; the feeling of a boa constrictor wrapping around one or more of your joints. This pain is debilitating and affects about 50 million Americans. Pain caused by arthritis is one of the ailments this cream promises to help and since this condition is so prevalent, we wanted to take a closer look.
Penetrex’s formula was created to specifically target pain related to inflammation. Arthritis is caused by inflamed joints, often as a result of overuse.
Looking at the ingredients list we see that a few of the main active ingredients used work directly to reduce inflammation, which is the root of most arthritic pain.
About The Company
Penetrex was created by Biomax Health Products. This company was founded in 1998 and made a name for itself in pain relief products, the most popular being Penetrex. They call this cream their Flagship product.
Biomax works with chemists, physicians, and compound pharmacists to formulate safe and effective products.
Penetrex is created at an FDA certified lab in SoCal. Production is monitored by the chemist who originally created the formula.
What Do People Think?
As we mentioned before, Penetrex is a very popular product and has thousands of reviews. On Amazon, it holds a 4.3 star rating, based on almost 17,000 reviews.
Comments come from customers with arthritic, muscle, and other pains that claim the cream eases their discomfort. One swears up and down that no other product compares to Penetrex.
Though the reviews are pretty excellent overall, there are a few unsatisfied customers for whom the cream did not work. One claims Penetrex provided only mild relief, while others believe it didn’t provide any relief at all.
We definitely think Penetrex is worth trying. The ingredients were specifically chosen to get to the root of your inflammatory problems. The overwhelming positive reviews make us believe the product will work for most people as well.
Before applying the cream, try holding a heating pad to the painful areas. The heat can relax the inflamed joints and the combination should significantly relieve pain.