My Relief Factor Review (Why I Think It’s A Scam)
It’s time for my Relief Factor review – because I want to point out the real facts about this supplement.
To me – it’s not as amazing as it seems at first sight. Here’s why:
- hard to believe promises
- doesn’t contain anything incredible
- absolutely huge price
Besides, I found lots of complaints about this supplement – that’s what made me check it out, actually.
So is Relief Factor a scam? I will try to point out the true facts about it, so that you can judge by yourself.
Note: This review isn’t like the others you can find – it’s not based on general info about Relief Factor. I’m not trying to praise/criticize it or its company, I am simply telling my honest opinion about it.
So Let’s Get To The Review
Full Name: Relief Factor by Promedev
Forms: Capsules + Softgels (They’re called a “package” together)
Best Actual Price: $19.95 for the first 3 weeks, then $79.95 per month
Where You Can Find It: Only on the official site. It’s not available on Amazon, Ebay or anywhere else.
Designed For: Pain caused by inflammation:
- swollen joints
- other inflammatory problems
So it’s not made for joint pain alone – but for any kind of inflammatory pain.
My Rating: 1 out of 10 – If I could rate it lower, I would.
Worth Buying?: Definitely not. It has some huge promises and it actually doesn’t do much – at least in my case, it didn’t reduce inflammation at all.
Besides, it’s way too expensive – the second supply costs as much as $80 (and you’re charged automatically once you buy the first month supply).
So in my opinion, it’s a big rip-off – and I will explain you on the whole.
What I Liked About It
- Pills are easy to swallow
- Each dose is nicely packed up – so you can easily tell how many you have left
- First month supply has an average price ($19.95)
What I Didn’t Like About It
- No special ingredients (only turmeric + fish oil have real benefits)
- Some ingredients have low doses – compared to other supplements
- It didn’t decrease my inflammation too much
- You need to take 4 pills per day
- They put you on auto-shipping automatically
- Absolutely huge price ($79.95 from the second month)
- No authentic reviews
- You can only buy it on the official website
- It claims to do something impossible, in my opinion
- Overall, it’s a big rip-off because you end up paying lots of money per month (uselessly)
#1. The Ingredients – Different Approach
Relief Factor is different at this chapter as well. Here’s why I’m saying this:
- it contains 2 types of pills: softgels and capsules
- each type has different ingredients
That is something I haven’t seen in any other supplement.
Now – the daily dose includes both the capsules and the softgels.
So you can’t take just one of them (especially since they have different ingredients).
Now – taking 2 different pills is pretty uncomfortable. So it would have been better if they just put all the ingredients into one pill – do you agree?
#1 – The Softgels
Before I start, let me mention one thing. I will skip the ingredients that aren’t important – like fat, calories and cholesterol.
Other than these – there’s only one substance with any benefits:
1. Fish Oil (1500 mg) – this ingredient is great for inflammation (for real). It has many studies behind and I’ve seen it work myself. (1)
The dose is also really good – 1500 mg is a lot. But here’s what you should know:
- out of those 1500 mg, only 900 mg are Omega 3 Fatty Acids (the effective ones)
- there are 647 mg of EPA
- and 253 mg of DHA
The other 600 mg are probably regular fish oil – which doesn’t have any major benefit for pain.
#2 – The Capsules
In my opinion, they have much better ingredients – compared to the softgels.
However – some of them are pretty weird and less famous.
1. Epimedium with 20% Icariin (200 mg) – this substance seems to help inflammation (according to Relief Factor’s website).
However, the studies I found about it weren’t related to pain. (2) So Icariin seems to have many benefits – but I couldn’t find much about inflammation.
2. Turmeric with 18% Curcuminoides (667 mg) – this is an ingredient I know really well.
Turmeric is the best natural anti-inflammatory I tried – so it has huge benefits.
However, there are some things I don’t like about it here:
- dose is pretty low (the average is over 1000 mg)
- only 18% standardized Curcuminoides (most products have around 95%)
So as it is in Relief Factor – I don’t think this ingredient could do a lot. It’s just not as it should be.
3. Japanese Fleeceflower with 96% Resveratrol (70 mg) – I didn’t know much about this ingredient, but there are many studies conducted on it. (3)
It seems that Resveratrol has 2 major benefits:
Now – 70 mg isn’t a great dose (most supplements contain 250-500 mg, from what I read).
So despite having great benefits and many studies behind, at this dose it won’t make any miracles.
2. Why I Tried Relief Factor
Before I tell you how it worked for me, there’s one thing to mention:
- I tried Relief Factor due to a friend
- He bought several bottles and gave me one to try it out
So I didn’t buy this product myself – that’s why I can’t share my experience with their staff or payment issues (which seem to be some major problems).
I actually tried Relief Factor a long time ago – so I won’t be able to give out all the details. But I can mostly remember how it worked.
I had rheumatoid arthritis – so there was chronic inflammation inside my body.
That’s why I think I was the right person to see if it works or not. So here’s the result.
3. My Experience With This Product
As I said – I didn’t try Relief Factor recently.
But nothing changed in terms of ingredients and claims – so my review is totally accurate.
I will start by telling you some things about the pills:
- there were 30 small packs inside the big pack
- each of them had 2 softgels and 2 capsules
- you had to take 1 pack per day – meaning 4 pills
I followed the schedule – but I didn’t get amazing results:
- the swelling from my hands and elbows didn’t get any better
- I was still in pain – pretty much as before
- my arthritis flare-ups didn’t decrease
- my general condition didn’t get better either
So one monthly supply of Relief Factor didn’t bring me any big improvement. For me this says it all.
That’s why I have so many reasons to doubt this supplement.
Besides having some incredible claims – it didn’t even reach the level of regular supplements.
So putting all together – in my case, it was pretty much a scam. For this reason – I want to explain each of its biggest problems.
Problem #1 – Uncommon Ingredients
I already said it – Relief Factor doesn’t contain anything special inside.
But the thing is:
- it doesn’t contain any classic ingredient (except turmeric)
- the others are pretty unknown
- they don’t have many benefits for pain
So Relief Factor may have an unique formula – but I doubt it’s very effective.
Excluding turmeric and fish oil – I found very little studies about the others (related to pain and inflammation).
Besides, turmeric and fish oil don’t look too good either:
- low doses of turmeric
- only 18% standardized extract (compared to 95% in most supplements)
- only 900 mg of Omega 3 Fatty Acids (out of 1500 mg)
That’s why I can’t see how Relief Factor could be such a miraculous remedy – considering it has these ingredients.
To me, this is the best proof that it’s far from as good as it seems.
Problem #2 – Different (Huge) Prices
This is something I didn’t mention about Relief Factor – they have different pricing between the first and the next months.
I mean – totally different. So here’s the thing:
- the first month supply costs only $19.95 (+ shipping)
- this is actually enough for 3 weeks
At first sight – it sounds great. At this price, Relief Factor is definitely worth a shot.
So in case you order it – you’re going to have a surprise:
- the price for the next supplies is $79.95 per month (+$7 shipping)
That’s actually 4 times more than the initial price. Does that seem fair to you?
But that’s not all – $79.95 is the price if:
- you decide to get their membership
- you agree to be put on auto-renewal every month
If you only want to buy one supply – without any further obligations, it will cost you around $94.
To be honest – that really sounds like a big rip-off.
The $20 initial price is just a trap – to make you agree with their membership and then pay 4 times more every month. Honestly, that’s how it looks to me.
Problem #3 – Auto-Renewal
I think everyone needs to be aware of this aspect – because it can make you lose lots of money for nothing.
So let’s say you buy the first month supply and also get their membership.
In this way – you think you can get a lower price for your next order as well. So here’s what happens:
- they ask for your credit card details
- you are automatically put on their auto-shipping program (every month)
- the price for the next supplies is $79.95 per month (+$7 shipping)
- they send the second one automatically after 15 days
Now – according to their website, you can cancel anytime. But I kind of doubt it – because I read many reviews complaining of that.
So from what I understood – you can’t cancel immediately.
You have to receive the second supply (the $80 one) and only then you can try to cancel. I also read some other things:
- it’s pretty complicated to cancel
- many customers said they were sent another package (after cancelling)
- obviously, their credit card was charged automatically
As I said – I didn’t buy this supplement directly from them, so I can’t talk from experience. But I found many reviews complaining about that.
Once again – to me this doesn’t sound fair at all.
So I wouldn’t recommend you to agree with their auto-shipping – as long as you don’t want to receive another bottle until you’re sure you want it.
Problem #4 – Fake Claims (?)
In my opinion – no supplement can help the way your body responds to inflammation.
And that’s exactly what Relief Factor claims to do. Believe me, it’s pretty impossible:
- there’s no medical treatment that can do that
So if no medicine can do that – how could a supplement do it? Since it has weaker ingredients and it’s not even FDA approved.
Do you get my point?
So in my opinion, the claims of Relief Factor are totally fake:
- they have no real studies behind
- I found very few reviews
- most of the feedback I read was negative
Not to mention that it literally costs a fortune. It’s just the first supply that has a decent price.
Believe me, Relief Factor isn’t going to decrease your inflammation miraculously. If it did – everyone would be using it by now, trust me.
Problem #5 – No Real Reviews
This is a problem I had with many other supplements – and they were similar to Relief Factor:
- high prices
- huge claims
- no special ingredients
So if you check out Relief Factor’s website, you can find several customer reviews. In my opinion, all of them are fake – here’s why:
- there first video review is clearly made by their company
- the next ones are customer reviews – but they’re videos (who makes a video review, really?)
- all customers on the website are super satisfied
- you can’t write your own review anywhere (not even send it to them)
Besides, I had a hard time finding any authentic reviews all over the Internet.
The ones I found were on opinion websites – and they were all negative.
But judging after all the details they contained – I’m pretty sure they were authentic. Here’s one I found on YouTube:
So that was the last proof I needed to have a bad opinion about Relief Factor.
They don’t allow customer reviews on their website because they know that most would be negative.
My Verdict – Is Relief Factor A Scam?
Short answer: In my opinion, it’s not far. It just has too many problems to be good:
- no amazing ingredients
- the only 2 good ingredients have low doses
- price is absolutely huge ($80 after the first supply)
- they put you on auto-shipping automatically
- no authentic reviews
But the #1 problem is that it claims to make miracles – to change the way your body responds to inflammation.
And that is basically impossible, from what I know.
So I wouldn’t spend my money on this product. It may sound amazing – but it’s definitely not.
If you really want a product that decreases inflammation – try turmeric. The only difference is that it really works – and it costs way less.
So if there’s something I can recommend you (based on my experience) – it’s surely turmeric.