When I was asked to review Stopain, a new topical pain reliever that is used to provide temporary relief for arthritis, back pain, and muscle aches, I was quite skeptical. I mean, I seriously doubted that a topical over the counter product would do much good. I readily agreed to review the Stopain Extra Strength Spray. After all, my husband works in a busy automotive shop and spends up to 12 hours a day on his feet, running around, making sure business runs smoothly. Plus, he is usually the one who gets stuck re-stocking tires when they are delivered. And I am talking HUNDREDS of tires of various sizes...Have you ever lifted a tire? Imagine lifting them, often over your head, for at least 8 hours out of the day. Can you imagine the muscle pain that would occur afterwards? Ouch! Dan often comes home sore and reeking of rubber...Not my choice of scents, but hey, it pays the bills!
Stopain is a line of topical pain relievers. These products are suitable for pain management due to muscle soreness, back pain, and arthritis. Stopain comes in several different forms, including a non-drip, non-staining spray, a gel, and in a convenient roller style applicator.
The unique formulations of Stopain are ideally suited to provide immediate, penetrating pain relief through its high quality ingredients. Menthol is recognized by the FDA as being a big pain relieving ingredient and peppermint oil has also been found to relax muscles and contribute to pain relief. MSM has been found to help decrease inflammation and eucalyptus oil increases circulation in the skin and underlying tissue. Glucosamine has been found to help stimulate collagen production in arthritic and damaged joints.
WHY IT WORKS:
The active ingredient in Stopain is menthol, recognized by the FDA as an analgesic indicated for the temporary relief for minor pains and stiffness of arthritis, muscle aches, strains and simple backaches. It also contains peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil, recognized by the FDA for their analgesic properties. Extra-strength Stopain formulas also contain glucosamine and MSM, essential nutrients that support joint health and mobility.
Needless to say, due to the physically demanding nature of Dan's job, we were able to put this product to the test within just a few days of receiving it. He came home fairly sore after a day of tire stocking, and his biceps were killing him. We carefully read the instructions on the bottle of Stopain Spray, and found that not only is it a non-drip formula, it is also self-penetrating and does not need to be rubbed in at all! This is pretty convenient, since all you need to do is spray and go. So easy, even a caveman can do it!
The smell is very medicinal...quite distinctly menthol in nature. It is not too terribly strong though, and we did not find the scent offensive. This spray also absorbs VERY quickly, and once absorbed, the smell fades considerably.This spray is also completely non-greasy and does not stain clothing. In fact, once applied, you wouldn't even know it was there! Except for the fact that it provides virtually instant pain relief! Yep...That's right...The stuff WORKS, and it works very well! Dan's muscle pain was relieved for several hours, in fact! The results were so impressive, he was able to help fold and put away the laundry that was piled up in our closet! I think he would prefer aches and pains to housework! He was jokingly cursing the Stopain while hanging up our clothing for doing exactly what it promised to do!
Stopain can be applied 3 or 4 times a day, which is actually plenty since the effects of this "magic potion" do last for quite a long time. Stopain can also be used while taking oral medications, as it will not interfere with them whatsoever. You DO NOT want to get this in your eyes, though. I learned this the hard way. I had some residue on my hands and due to my seasonal allergies, I was rubbing my itchy eyes. OUCH! BIG mistake! Since this does contain menthol, it DOES burn when it comes into contact with the eyes. I simply flushed my eyes with plenty of cold water, and within about 10 minutes, I felt a lot better. Lesson learned!
I think that Stopain is a must have for everyone's medicine cabinet, especially if someone in your home has a labor-intensive profession, arthritis, or chronic back pain. Prescription pain killers are dangerous and HIGHLY addictive, so I tend to steer clear of them at all costs. As a matter of fact, I have seen narcotic pain medications virtually destroy lives due to their addictive properties. Stopain is a wonderful, safe alternative to these potentially lethal medications and is fantastic for pain management.
Another thing I LOVE about this amazing company is that they give back to the community.
For every Stopain product sold in 2011, a portion of the proceeds is donated to the Arthritis Foundation (with a minimum contribution of $25,000). Think of all the good that can do!
Are you interested in trying Stopain for yourself? Here's how you can connect and learn more:
You can learn more about Stopain and purchase some on their website.
You can also purchase Stopain at many fine retailers including CVS, Walmart, Walgreens and more! You can even buy it online! Please see their handy retail locator to find a store near you!
You can also follow Stopain on Facebook and on twitter for the latest product news, tips, and promotions!
One lucky follower will win a Stopain Extra Strength Spray, just like I received!
Here's how to enter!
Please complete the mandatory entry FIRST. No other entries will count if these are not completed! Also, be sure to leave a valid e-mail address so I can contact you if you're my lucky winner!
***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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