When most people feel pain, they probably either tough it out, or reach for the nearest bottle of aspirin or Advil. In my house, my husband and I enjoy a good masochistic round of tough-it-out. However, ever since my daughter was born I have been suffering from off sinus pain and tension headaches. These often develop into a migraine every few days which can be brutal when you work at home with two screaming kids on the premises. Since I have always been interested in natural pain relief, I accepted an opportunity to review Noxicare Cream.
Noxicare is a natural pain reliever harnessing the power of active ingredients found in nature. The active ingredients are : tumeric, willow bark, ginger, holy basil, rosemary extract,alpha lipoic acid, and boswellia extract. Noxicare is also available in pill form for internal use. These active ingredients are known for reducing inflammation naturally. Alpha Lipoic Acid is a known diabetes supplement for reducing blood sugar issues and increasing circulation. using Noxicare as a topical application, it can help alleviate chronic pain from inflammation, nerve pain, and muscle aches.
I decided to give it a try for my sinus pain induced headaches. My sinus pain starts in my maxillaries and spreads to my upper teeth and forehead. For five days I applied some of the cream to the sinus area of my face and to my forehead whenever I felt the telltale pressure begin.
So, does it work? Well, it could have been in my head, but I really do think it reduced the pain and pressure. I was able to avoid a massive headache for my entire week of usage and my upper row of teeth didn’t ache from sinus pressure while using the cream. I would be interested to try the capsule form. It would be great not to reach for the bottle of ibuprofen every other day.
The only downside to Noxicare is the inactive ingredients. While the capsules are simply the active, natural ingredients and a vegetable cellulose capsule, the inactive ingredients in the carrier cream are more daunting. Inactive Ingredients in the cream: Water , Glycerin, Coco Caprylate/Caprate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Octylmethoxy Cinnamate, Stearic Acid, Cetylalcohol, Stearyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Petrolatum, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin-E), Propylene Glycol, DMDM Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methyparaben, Propylparaben. Some of these ingredients are know to be fairly bad for us and have been banned in a few countries. The inactive ingredients are not listed on the tube or website, so it took and little searching on my part and then contacting the company to confirm.
I would suggest that once Noxicare gets their product off the ground, they should change the formula for their carrier cream so that the ingredients more closely match their natural mission and also put them on the package. Full disclosure is always the best move for any product.
Overall, I like the idea of this product and hope that they decide to improve the base formula for a better execution to avoid negative feedback in the discerning natural-minded crowd.
*Update 2017: It is almost FIVE years later and Noxicare is STILL not being transparent about the inactive ingredients in their products. I am not super dedicated to green living each day. (Obviously.) However, I also cannot stand behind a company that appears to be green washing in an attempt to gain marketing advantage. You can put whatever you want in your product. I use cringe-worthy stuff all the time. Just label it properly!
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