No pain, no gain? Recover quicker for better living. No pain, no gain? Recover quicker for better living.

15 Mar , 2019

 

Pain relieving products are some of the most popularly sold products on the market, yet why are there so many? Because so few of them actually work. 

Pain can be caused by so many things- poor diet, lack of exercise, too much exercise, improper exercise, lack of sleep- the list goes on- but it very much comes down to inflammation in the body.  Of course, a good diet goes a LONG way in fixing this, but a topical pain reliever can be a welcome boon when diet doesn’t give us all the answers- or we got a little zealous in our life activities.  We looked at some of the best natural pain relievers on the market, and here’s our ranking.  They’re all made here in America, and all of them are crazy effective! 

  1. Recovery Aide by Vedic Botanicals

 Out of all the pain products on the market, we’re ranking Recovery Aide by Vedic Botanicals as our #1.  Here’s why: not only is it pain relief, it’s bodily recovery.  The essential oils in the blend provide an immediate warming, soothing, and calming effect on the body, while a complex formula of over a dozen herbs sinks deep into the tissues to repair and rebuild.  That’s right: repair and rebuild.  This Ayurvedic (traditional Indian Medicine) blend of herbs is a mix of both anti-inflammatory herbs, and herbs classified as “rejuvenatives” meaning they help to repair and rebuild damaged tissues.  Whether the damage was intentional (from hard workouts) or accidental, Recovery Aide gets deep into your muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments to heal inflammation, and build the body back, stronger than ever.   Vedic Botanicals uses a base of sesame oil, which has one of the lowest lipid densities of all the oils, which means it’s optimized for your body to absorb it and get the maximum amount of goodness from every drop.  The smell is not strong, and while there is both eucalyptus and peppermint essential oil in the mix, it’s mild enough that the product can be used on the head and neck area (still keep it away from your eyes or sensitive parts of the face) to soothe headaches too. 

 It comes in a convenient spray bottle, 2 oz ($17.97) or 4 oz ($29.97). 

Pick up your bottle of Recovery Aide here. 

  1. Ralph’s Organic Garden CBD Balm

We certainly can’t talk about pain relief without talking about CBD.  With the increasing legalization of the Marijuana plant, extracts from said plant are becoming easier to obtain.  CBD is non-psychoactive and can’t get you high, but it can deliver in the pain relief department.  We’re only beginning to scratch the surface on how many things hemp and CBD extract can do for us, but we do know it’s one of the most powerful- NATURAL- pain relievers on the market.  The draw back?  It’s expensive.  A small amount will run you upwards of $100, and much of it is still sourced from overseas, due to federal regulations on marijuana. That’s why we picked Ralph’s- his CBD comes from Kentucky, and is 100% American made.  He also includes some awesome essential oils in his blends: Arnica, lavender, and eucalyptus, which all help to soothe and calm inflamed muscles tissues. 

A 1 oz tin rings in at $29.00.  Pick up your container of Ralph’s here

 

  1. China Gel

Both Recovery Aide and China gel are herbal blends based in systems of medicine over 5,000 years old.  It boasts high levels of camphor and menthol, making the smell undeniable.  There’s also ginseng and angelica extracts to help heal muscles and other tissues in the body.  The gel absorbs easily and is immediately cool to the touch- you may jump a bit when rubbing it on your back!  It’s fast- acting and effective, but has a strong smell and users should definitely wash their hands after applying it. 

This product rings in at $23.95 for 8 oz. Pick up your jar of China Gel here.

 

  1. Ahh-MaZing by Emu Magic

Emu Magic brand Emu Oil rings in at our #4.  Emu oil is incredibly nutritious and healing to the body, but it’s also a by-product of processing Emu meat, meaning emu oil products are not cruelty-free or vegan.  But, since that’s a non-factor for some people, we still wanted to highlight this product.  The balance of omegas in emu oil is what gives it it’s healing and anti-inflammatory properties, and the AHH-MaZing blend adds essential oils of camphor, eucalyptus, and menthol giving it an immediate cooling, soothing effect on the sore muscles.  Like China Gel, it also means you can’t miss the smell of this blend and you should definitely wash your hands after using it. 

2 oz of Emu Magic rings in at: $22.99. 

Get your Emu Magic here.   

 

 

 

Pain relieving products are some of the most popularly sold products on the market, yet why are there so many? Because so few of them actually work. 

Pain can be caused by so many things- poor diet, lack of exercise, too much exercise, improper exercise, lack of sleep- the list goes on- but it very much comes down to inflammation in the body.  Of course, a good diet goes a LONG way in fixing this, but a topical pain reliever can be a welcome boon when diet doesn’t give us all the answers- or we got a little zealous in our life activities.  We looked at some of the best natural pain relievers on the market, and here’s our ranking.  They’re all made here in America, and all of them are crazy effective! 

  1. Recovery Aide by Vedic Botanicals

 Out of all the pain products on the market, we’re ranking Recovery Aide by Vedic Botanicals as our #1.  Here’s why: not only is it pain relief, it’s bodily recovery.  The essential oils in the blend provide an immediate warming, soothing, and calming effect on the body, while a complex formula of over a dozen herbs sinks deep into the tissues to repair and rebuild.  That’s right: repair and rebuild.  This Ayurvedic (traditional Indian Medicine) blend of herbs is a mix of both anti-inflammatory herbs, and herbs classified as “rejuvenatives” meaning they help to repair and rebuild damaged tissues.  Whether the damage was intentional (from hard workouts) or accidental, Recovery Aide gets deep into your muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments to heal inflammation, and build the body back, stronger than ever.   Vedic Botanicals uses a base of sesame oil, which has one of the lowest lipid densities of all the oils, which means it’s optimized for your body to absorb it and get the maximum amount of goodness from every drop.  The smell is not strong, and while there is both eucalyptus and peppermint essential oil in the mix, it’s mild enough that the product can be used on the head and neck area (still keep it away from your eyes or sensitive parts of the face) to soothe headaches too. 

 It comes in a convenient spray bottle, 2 oz ($17.97) or 4 oz ($29.97). 

Pick up your bottle of Recovery Aide here. 

  1. Ralph’s Organic Garden CBD Balm

We certainly can’t talk about pain relief without talking about CBD.  With the increasing legalization of the Marijuana plant, extracts from said plant are becoming easier to obtain.  CBD is non-psychoactive and can’t get you high, but it can deliver in the pain relief department.  We’re only beginning to scratch the surface on how many things hemp and CBD extract can do for us, but we do know it’s one of the most powerful- NATURAL- pain relievers on the market.  The draw back?  It’s expensive.  A small amount will run you upwards of $100, and much of it is still sourced from overseas, due to federal regulations on marijuana. That’s why we picked Ralph’s- his CBD comes from Kentucky, and is 100% American made.  He also includes some awesome essential oils in his blends: Arnica, lavender, and eucalyptus, which all help to soothe and calm inflamed muscles tissues. 

A 1 oz tin rings in at $29.00.  Pick up your container of Ralph’s here

 

  1. China Gel

Both Recovery Aide and China gel are herbal blends based in systems of medicine over 5,000 years old.  It boasts high levels of camphor and menthol, making the smell undeniable.  There’s also ginseng and angelica extracts to help heal muscles and other tissues in the body.  The gel absorbs easily and is immediately cool to the touch- you may jump a bit when rubbing it on your back!  It’s fast- acting and effective, but has a strong smell and users should definitely wash their hands after applying it. 

This product rings in at $23.95 for 8 oz. Pick up your jar of China Gel here.

 

  1. Ahh-MaZing by Emu Magic

Emu Magic brand Emu Oil rings in at our #4.  Emu oil is incredibly nutritious and healing to the body, but it’s also a by-product of processing Emu meat, meaning emu oil products are not cruelty-free or vegan.  But, since that’s a non-factor for some people, we still wanted to highlight this product.  The balance of omegas in emu oil is what gives it it’s healing and anti-inflammatory properties, and the AHH-MaZing blend adds essential oils of camphor, eucalyptus, and menthol giving it an immediate cooling, soothing effect on the sore muscles.  Like China Gel, it also means you can’t miss the smell of this blend and you should definitely wash your hands after using it. 

2 oz of Emu Magic rings in at: $22.99. 

Get your Emu Magic here.