When I first heard about Topricin My Pain Away Fibro Cream, I must admit, I was skeptical. It sounded almost too good to be true. A cream that is all natural and can relieve pain that well without the need for a prescription and at that price point! Still, many fibromyalgia sufferers swear by it, so I felt I had to do a review on this product to see for myself what all the hype is about, and whether it is warranted.
Topricin Fibro Cream is a patented rub designed to relieve pain at the cellular level while helping the body heal the damage that is causing pain. The cream is doctor and pharmacist recommended, can be applied 4 times a day or as needed and works without any negative side effects.
It reduces the duration and intensity of fibromyalgia flair ups and provides soothing relief of muscle and nerve pain at tender points. They also point out that it helps to reduce the need for pain pills, improves sleep and overall quality of life. The product is not only safe and effective but contains a combination of natural biomedicines.
Overall, I must say I was a bit shocked. I had actually made up my mind that It was not going to work but was pleasantly surprised to learn that it not only worked for my chronic upper back and neck pain and carpal tunnel, but the results lasted almost the entire day.
I thought, if it works this well for me, I must give it to someone with severe fibromyalgia pain, to get their opinion. After all, what works for my pain, may not necessarily work for someone else. Sandy, someone I’ve know for many years was willing to try it out for a week for the sake of this article and now she is ordering three more.
What is in this stuff?
Here is the list of ingredients the company provides from their website. Then I will give you a bit of a break-down of some of the things on this list. You may be surprised, when you find out what’s actually in this cream…I know I was!
Active Ingredient Purpose
Aesculus Hippocastanum 6X Pain in the lower back, hip and spine
Arnica Montana 3X Impact, falling and contusion to muscles and joints
Belladonna 6X Muscle spasms, night leg cramps
Crotalus Horridus 12X Impact injuries and deep muscle bruising
Echinacea 3X Sharp stitching pain in joints and muscles
Graphites 3X Skin conditions
Heloderma 12X Burning pain in the hands and feet
Lachesis Mutus 12X Sciatic pain and carpal tunnel
Naja Tripudians 12X Nerve injury pain
Rhus Toxicodendron 8X Muscle cramping, joint and post-surgical pain
Ruta Graveolens 3X Injuries to the knee, shin and elbow
Captex 300 (from coconut fatty acids), Carbopol® Ultrez 10 (from sucrose), Cetyl Alcohol (from coconut oil), Spectrastat G2 (derived from coconut), Glycerine (vegetable-based), Hydrokote (palm kernel oil with lecithin), lsopropyl Myristate emollient (from palm seeds), Lipomulse (from coconut fatty acids), Purified Water, Sodium hydroxide, Steareth-21 (from stearic acid cocoa butter)
Aesculus Hippocastanum, most commonly referred to a horse-chestnut, is a species of flowering plant. The seed extract has been used for its venotonic effect, vascular protection, anti-inflammatory properties and helps destroy free radicals. It is primarily used for chronic venous insufficiency.
Arnica Montana are part of the aster, daisy, composite, or sunflower family and is one of the best- known homeopathic remedies. It has been used with great success for bruising, when damage occurs to blood vessels underneath the skin, causing them to rupture and leak blood.
It’s no wonder this ingredient is included in My Pain Away Fibro Cream for impact, falling and contusion to muscles and joints. It contains manganese and selenium as well, which are both powerful antioxidants. Manganese is an essential mineral needed for healthy bones, wound healing, and the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and cholesterol.
Belladonna (Atropa Belladonna) is a poisonous plant and is sometimes known as deadly nightshade. It can be found in parts of Asia and Europe. Yes, you read that correctly! Ingesting the leaves or berries of this plant can be deadly, but not to worry, when used correctly in appropriate doses, belladonna is safe to use as part of regular medicinal practices.
In fact, belladonna is used in many over the counter, homeopathic cough syrups and decongestants, even one’s designed for children. Take my pain away Fibro cream is also safe for children over 2 years of age. Having said that I would still advise that for safety reasons, any formulations containing this ingredient be stored in a place where they remain out of children’s reach.
Crotalus Horridus ,Heloderma and Naja tripudians
Crotalus Horridus, (timber Rattlesnake), Heloderma (beaded lizard) and Naja Tripudians (the Indian cobra). On the Topricin website, it states:
“at present, Topricin topical formulations include four specific venoms in dilute form, with specific mechanisms postulated to include ion- and acid-sensing channel effects and other cellular signaling mechanisms, resulting in inflammatory and microcirculatory changes. These channel effects and cellular signaling mechanisms may improve vascular function and anti- inflammatory response and have been identified for the development of pain management treatments.”
That’s right, venom! But as strange as it sounds, after a little research I found that the use of venom to treat pain and inflammation is not an entirely new concept. Apparently scientists have been studying venom from snakes and spiders that might lead to pain relievers that are more effective and safer than prescription opioids.
Toxicodendron Radicans commonly known as poison ivy, is a poisonous Asian and Eastern North American flowering plant. Again, a rather strange, and yes, poisonous ingredient! Still, according to many reliable sources, including WebMD, the leaves can and are used to make medicine.
Although it can cause a serious, long-lasting rash, if touched, the leaves are used in homeopathic preparations to treat pain, rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual period problems, swelling, and itchy skin disorders. Some studies even attribute this plant to a decrease in inflammation.
What I like about Topricin Fibro Cream
First, I was impressed that it worked! I also love the fact that it is chemical free, is safe for the elderly, pregnant and nursing women (wish I knew about this when I was pregnant), has no side effects and no scent at all! Yah, I don’t have to go around smelling like a peppermint candy anymore. I believe that it can help reduce the amount of pain pills one takes and therefore may also contribute to a reduction in opioid abuse or dependency.
I was also glad to learn that 3% of Topricin My Pain Away Fibro Cream profits are donated to Fibro Research Foundations. The company has been around since 1994 and has other products on the market as well that are worth looking into, including: After burn cream, sports cream and foot pain relief cream. Click this link for the best price I have found so far.
Worth a try
At a price point of under $12.00 a tube, it is affordable and absolutely worth a try. As always, it’s a good idea and just good common sense to talk to our doc before giving anything new a try. My friend and I are definitely believers now. Hope you have enjoyed this honest review article and I would like to hear from you If you have any questions or comments. If you have tried this product, I would love to know about your experience. Thanks!