My Theraworx Relief Review – Scam Or Legit?
It’s time for my Theraworx Relief Review – which is a pretty different pain reliever. Why do I say that?:
- it claims to work within minutes
- it’s a foam (not a cream or a spray)
- it’s designed specifically for cramps and pain
So it’s not a joint pain product – it’s designed for pain in general, including muscle or joint pain.
However, is it really effective in reality – or just on paper?
I’ve used this product several times in the past – so I can tell whether it’s a scam or a quality pain reliever.
Note: This review is based on my experience with Theraworx Relief – so it doesn’t contain lots of general info about it. I’m not trying to praise/ criticize the product or its company, I am simply telling my opinion about it.
So Let’s Get To The Review
Full Name: Relief Foam by Theraworx
Size: 7.1 ounces (the only size I found)
Best Actual Price: $20.39
Where I Bought It From: Amazon, but it’s available in many online shops
Designed For: Muscle cramps, but it should work for any kind of cramps and pain – including:
- joint pain
- leg and foot pain
My Rating: 7 out of 10 – It’s only effective in certain situations.
Worth Buying?: If you have a lack of magnesium, yes – it’s very effective on the short term.
But for pain caused by anything else (joint pain, arthritis, injuries, etc), I don’t really recommend it:
- no useful ingredients
- many additives
So if you have joint problems or any other kind of pain – this product isn’t going to do much.
What I Liked About It
- Very cheap – compared to other similar products
- Works pretty fast
- You can find many reviews and opinions about it (authentic ones)
- Available in many online shops
- There’s a clinical trial being conducted on it (no results available yet)
What I Didn’t Like About It
- Only works if your pain is caused by a magnesium deficiency
- Very weak ingredients (mostly water)
- You need to apply it up to 8 times per day – which is very uncomfortable
- It doesn’t treat the real cause (the deficiency is still existent)
- Only works for a short while (a few hours)
Theraworx Relief – A Quick Overview
This product isn’t the typical pain reliever. Here’s why I say this:
- it works best for people with cramps caused a magnesium deficiency
Basically – it only contains magnesium sulfate, which isn’t a real pain reliever.
So here’s how Theraworx Relief actually works:
- the magnesium soaks into your skin
- it gets to your muscles
- as there’s a deficiency, the muscles receive the magnesium
- there’s enough magnesium for a little while, so the pain decreases
- after some time, the magnesium runs out
- so the pain comes back just as before
Therefore, Theraworx Relief isn’t a real treatment – it’s just a temporary remedy. For 1-2 hours at most.
And as I said, it’s only effective if your pain is caused by a low level of magnesium.
The Ingredients – A Lot Of Water
In terms of ingredients, Theraworx has a few things that kind of disappointed me:
- only one real ingredient
- mostly water
- no doses
So basically, this product contains very little active ingredients. The biggest part are water and additives – which isn’t a great thing, if you ask me.
Now – let’s take a quick look at the ingredients mentioned on the label:
1. Magnesium Sulfate – here’s how this ingredient can help:
- many people have a mild deficiency in magnesium
- this deficiency produces muscle pain frequently
- once you apply this cream, the magnesium inside soaks in immediately
- in this way, the pain disappears shortly
However – keep in mind that it’s just a temporary remedy. The pain will come back within hours/minutes.
Another thing to point out – this magnesium seems to be a homeopathic remedy (you can see “6X 0.05% HPUS” on the label).
So that’s not amazing, in my opinion – since homeopathy is considered a “placebo” medicine.
2. Inactive Ingredients – I will not talk much about them, since they’re not bringing any benefits to this product, except:
So in my opinion, Theraworx Relief has some very basic ingredients inside.
3 Conclusions On The Ingredients
#1. Only Temporary – Like every other cream, lotion or spray, Theraworx Relief isn’t a true treatment:
- it only relieves the pain for a short while
- the pain comes back after a few hours (or minutes) just as strong
So you basically become “addicted” to using this foam – as long as you want relief.
That’s one of the main reasons why I’m not its fan (or a fan of creams in general):
- It doesn’t treat the cause – that’s the main point
- It only relieves a symptom temporary – but it comes back just as before
#2. Homeopathic – As I said, Theraworx Relief seems to be a homeopathic product (I explained above why).
This doesn’t sound too encouraging, because homeopathy uses substances that are very diluted:
- according to the label, this magnesium sulfate was diluted 6 times
This kind of means that the dose is extremely little – too little to do anything real.
#3. Nothing Special – The ingredient list doesn’t look too promising:
- except the magnesium sulfate, there’s only inactive ingredients
Now – I’m not saying magnesium is bad. But having some extra stuff would definitely help. Because if I hadn’t read any reviews, I would have never bought this foam – based just on its ingredient list.
My Experience With Theraworx Relief
There’s one thing I need to mention: I didn’t buy this product for muscle pain, but for joint pain.
Also – I did not have a magnesium deficiency. The level from my blood was perfectly normal.
So Theraworx Relief was designed for pain in general, which means that it should work for achy joints as well – right?
Well, here’s the thing:
- I couldn’t feel any difference after applying it
- my pain didn’t decrease almost at all
- my stiffness didn’t get better
Basically, Theraworx Relief didn’t work for me – and fast. Not even like Biofreeze or Penetrex did.
But I’m pretty sure I know the answer:
- it contains only magnesium sulfate
So it’s meant to help the pain caused by a magnesium deficiency. As my joint pain wasn’t produced by that – Theraworx didn’t have any effect.
I’m pretty sure that’s the reason behind, as I’ve read several reviews and they all say the same thing.
- Theraworx Relief only decreases the pain caused by magnesium deficiency
- If you have any other kind of pain, it’s not going to solve anything
PRO #1 – Price
Most creams and ointments tend to cost a little fortune (compared to how they work, I mean).
I’ve rarely seen a cream under $20 – for a size that’s around 4 oz at most.
However, I was really impressed by Theraworx Relief at this chapter:
- one bottle costs a bit over $20
- it contains 7.1 oz
Now – that’s the price on Amazon, and it’s the cheapest I could find. But even so, $20 for 7 oz is really affordable – especially for a product that works for real.
So I really have to praise Theraworx from this point of view:
- they created a really good product
- and they didn’t ask a fortune on it
PRO #2 – Works Really Fast
Here’s the thing:
If you’re the kind of person with cramps caused by a lack of magnesium – this cream is just perfect for you.
In this case, it’s going to work amazing:
- decreases the pain within minutes
- it doesn’t freeze or numb the area
- you basically feel everything
Plus, Theraworx Relief works extremely fast – it probably depends from person to person, but you should feel a change in 30 minutes at most.
It’s true that its effect is pretty short (shorter than in other creams), but once again – it’s not the same for everyone, it depends.
But if you’re willing to apply this cream more around 6-8 times per day (as the label recommends) – it’s the right thing for you.
CON #1 – Magnesium Deficiency
Let me tell you the truth about Theraworx Relief:
- it’s a miracle product for those with a magnesium deficiency
- if your pain is caused by something else – it’s not going to help
Now – if you perform any intense physical activity, workout or anything, you sweat. Besides water, you also lose a small quantity of magnesium.
The thing is – most people don’t have a right diet, so the lost magnesium isn’t replaced.
That’s how a small deficiency appears – especially if you exercise frequently.
So for those people dealing with a magnesium deficiency, Theraworx Relief is going to help:
- it won’t replace the lost magnesium
- but it will a quantity that is enough to reduce the pain for a little while
So basically – if your pain isn’t caused by magnesium deficiency, Theraworx Relief isn’t going to work. It contains just magnesium and water, so it couldn’t possible help.
Therefore, if you don’t exercise frequently and you still have muscle or joint pain – I doubt Theraworx is going to change anything.
CON #2 – Lots Of Additives
So there are basically 3 main ingredients inside this foam:
- Magnesium Sulfate
- Additives (the inactive ingredients)
Now – I know those additives are only responsible for the consistency of the foam. But are they really healthy?
Because there are around 10 (that’s what I counted) – which isn’t very little.
So in this case, you could just do the following:
- mix magnesium sulfate with water
- and you get the same product (in terms of effectiveness)
- plus, it would probably be a lot healthier
Do you get my point?
I’m not saying these substances are harmful – I’m only saying you could get the same mix at home (without the additives). Because I personally don’t like them a lot.
CON #3 – Only Temporary
Even though it doesn’t work as most creams, Theraworx Relief is still a temporary solution.
Here’s what I mean:
- your body has a magnesium deficiency
- this foam brings the necessary magnesium
- however, the quantity is not enough to cover your deficiency
So basically – your body gets some magnesium, uses it, but the quantity isn’t enough to replace the deficiency.
So within hours (or minutes, depending on how severe is your deficiency) – the pain comes back just as before.
Do you get the point?
- This foam doesn’t treat your deficiency – it only hides it for a while
- So it’s only a temporary solution at most (and by that I mean “a few hours”)
So if you have muscle cramps pretty often, you should investigate the level of magnesium from your body.
In case there’s a deficiency, magnesium supplements are probably the best option – they treat the cause, not just the symptom.
My Verdict – Is Theraworx Relief Worth Buying?
Short answer: Yes, but only if you meet these 2 criteria:
- you have a low magnesium deficiency
- you exercise or work out often times
In this case – it’s a really good product for relieving pain. But I would still recommend investigating your problem by seeing a doctor.
However, if you don’t have a magnesium deficiency – this product will probably not help you at all:
- it’s based on magnesium sulfate (which is pretty useless for pain in general)
- the dose is very small
- there are no other active ingredients
So if you suffer from joint pain, arthritis or any other kind of pain – I recommend you a product that can treat the cause, not just the pain.
And no cream I know can possibly do that. For this reason, supplements are the best option for you.