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Back in late 2012, the folks of Noxicare asked us to review their pain relief product. I agreed to the review on the simple fact that I’ve got some cycling related injuries where the pain never really went away.
Here are Noxicare’s selling points. You can see the natural ingredients HERE:
Noxicare™ means fast, natural pain relief with:
• NO known side effects
• NO prescription needed
• NO greasy feel or strong smell
• NO harmful chemicals
• NO lab-produced pharmaceuticals
• NO more pain
Price: 3.5 fl. oz (100ml) $26.95
Types of pain Noxicare works on:
One of my injuries was from a bad mountain bike crash I had in 2009. I was doing some downhill mountain biking and I went down hard. I tore my left calf muscle which ended up taking me out for the rest of the racing season. Since that injury, I will still feel pain on occasion. Sometimes I’ll wake up and it just hurts. Other times it comes on during a long ride.
Another injury I have is on the same leg but in my knee. I know I injured it years ago when I thought that doing skid stops on my fixie was cool. All that did was mess me up and years later I’m paying for it.
When I got the Noxicare, I was excited to see what kind of relief it would provide my injuries. As they claim, it’s odorless and not greasy. Their website says “Noxicare relaxes the muscle and reduces inflammation to alleviate pain, while working to increase blood flow to calm painful nerve endings.” I applied it to my affected areas to see if it would help lessen the pain.
Truth be told, I’m not really certain that Noxicare worked for me. Here’s what I mean: The pain I experience comes and goes throughout the day. It’s been like that for years and the only products that have worked for relief are Ibuprofen or Bengay. After applying Noxicare, I didn’t feel relief within 30-60 minutes. So I don’t know if using Noxicare gave me the placebo effect or not, but I’m just not convinced that it really did anything for me.