My Theraworx Relief Review – Scam Or Legit?

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

My Theraworx Relief Review - Scam Or Legit?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
  • arthritis
  • 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:

  • My Theraworx Relief Review - Scam Or Legit?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

My Theraworx Relief Review – Scam Or Legit?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:

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:

  • consistency
  • smell

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):

  1. It doesn’t treat the cause – that’s the main point
  2. 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.

My Theraworx Relief Review – Scam Or Legit?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.


  1. Theraworx Relief only decreases the pain caused by magnesium deficiency
  2. 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:

  • My Theraworx Relief Review – Scam Or Legit?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:

  1. Magnesium Sulfate
  2. Water
  3. 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:

  • My Theraworx Relief Review - Scam Or Legit?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.

Heather Pharm.D.

Heather Tracy Foley is a Pharmacy graduate, Blogger and Author with a vast experience in health sciences. She has a particular interest in joint pain and rheumatology and spent several years studying health problems. You can find her on Pinterest or via email.

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11 Responses

  1. Daniel Gonzales says:

    Hello Heather,

    Thank you for this great review on Theraworx relief. So the relief only lasts 2 hours and you need to apply it up to eight times, depending on the patient, I know. But the manufacturer is certainly getting their money’s worth, especially if they are watering it down along with synthetic ingredients that can be made pretty cheaply. It’s almost borderline false advertising if it is promoted as something that it is truly not. 

    I’m glad that you were able to catch that and realize that a deficiency is needed for it to be effective. Otherwise, the buyer may be leaving money on the table instead of going with a better pain reliever that can get to the root of the problem with a long term solution. I guess it depends on the severity of the injury and the person’s health condition and history. 

    I like how you break down the pros and cons of who the product is really for. I imagine someone can benefit from it if they are really deficient on magnesium in their diet. I have had some muscle or joint pain in my past, but it was pretty temporary and not long term. I am interested in ways of preventing these kinds of pain in the future. There are most likely supplements that can help us prevent these types of joint pain from happening along with a healthy diet. 

  2. Heather says:

    Hi Daniel, thanks for letting me know your opinion.

    Regarding Theraworx Relief – the number of times you need to reapply it depends from person to person. But I’ve read many reviews from people who were satisfied – and some admitted that you have to reapply it very often. 

    I can’t really say, because in my case it wasn’t very effective – so no matter how many times I would reapply it, the results were the same.

    You also mentioned something about supplements from prevention.

    Well, I wouldn’t really recommend directly a supplement – it’s better to follow a natural diet and lots of fresh foods. 

    This isn’t going to prevent arthritis, especially when you get older. But it can make it come up later in your life.

    So basically – I would recommend supplements when:

     – you joints are already hurting (even a bit)

    – you have arthritis in your family history

    – you want to take a supplement for general health that will also protect your joints.

    But if you’re not in any of these cases, I wouldn’t recommend taking a joint supplement for no reason. There’s no point taking extra pills when you don’t need them – even if they’re natural. 

    Better try to have a healthy lifestyle, cut off bad foods and move around – that’s also going to help.

  3. Francesco Campello says:

    So basically unless you have magnesium deficiency this medicine is of no use. That’s what I was suspecting too, after reading the reviews from Amazon, but I wanted another opinion. So although it’s legit they have some issues because they  advertising the medicine for type of pain relieve only to  realize that it wouldn’t do you any help if your body has enough magnesium. This the part I don’t like because it’s advertising it’s as all out pain killer while it only can only heal one type of pain.

  4. Heather says:

    Hey Francesco. 

    On Amazon, Theraworx it’s described as a pain reliever for cramps and muscle soreness. So I think they’re pretty honest with that, they don’t claim to relieve bone or arthritic pain.

    But the thing is – there are quite a few people with pain cramps or pain caused by magnesium deficiency. Most people either have arthritis or chronic joint pain – which has nothing to do with magnesium.

    So lots of people may buy Theraworx in vain. It’s not going to help them, and since it didn’t work – they’re going to call it a scam (which is wrong, because it’s really legit).

    That’s why I think it’s essential to research and read several reviews before you buy it – just like you did.

    So you probably don’t have a pain caused by magnesium deficiency – judging after your comment. In this case, I don’t advise you to get Theraworx because it’s not going to help. 

    If you have no idea what’s causing your pain, I think you should see a doctor – just to find out the cause behind. Once you know this, you know what you have to treat.

    Thanks for letting me know your opinion on Theraworx and I hope this review helped you out.

  5. Kev says:

    Theraworx works okay for me, I have muscular spasms that wake me up during night time. I don’t know if I have a lack of magnesium, but I might (I work out every day). My pain goes away in a couple of minutes when I add Theraworx. But it’s becoming a chore waking up every night just to put on the cream. I tried putting it before going to bed but I still wake up due to pain, so it’s useless. It only works if I use it when I get the pain.

    So you are right in your review, it treats the problem without treating the cause of the problems. That’s why my pain resurfaces all the time.

    Anything I could use instead (not another cream please)? I think the pain is due to my muscles, probably because of working out, my joints are ok from what I know. The supplements you recommend for joints could work for me too? Kev

  6. Heather says:

    Hey Kev, thanks for letting me know your personal experience with Theraworx.

    As I suspected, it works great for people with a magnesium deficiency – which I pretty much believe you have. 

    Unfortunately, I don’t really know what else to recommend you. The supplements I usually recommend work great for joint pain – but for muscular pain, I don’t really know.

    I didn’t find any reviews about them on muscular pain. Most customers had either arthritis or joint inflammation. So you could try one, but I can’t guarantee it’s going to work.

    A thing that could help you is turmeric – because it’s a very strong anti-inflammatory.

    So I suspect there’s some little inflammation in your muscles too, otherwise why would the pain come up so sudden?

    I can’t tell for sure, but there are some chances that it helps you. If you need some recommendations, here are the best turmeric products I tried.

    There’s one I would advise you to try, since it’s cheaper than the rest (Turmeric Plus). But maybe you should buy just one bottle for the beginning, so that you don’t spend money in vain – in case it doesn’t help.

    It’s up to you, as I said. But turmeric is the only thing I think that could help you – out of the ones I tried.

    Sorry I can’t help more.

  7. Joy gateru says:

    Can Theraworx be used by athletes before performing exercise?

    can it be used to prevent muscle cramps or outside only used to cure?

    personally I do go to the gym and at times I work out the gym with a lot of pain in my muscles, to an extend sometimes it gets hard to wake up in the morning I think with the information provided on your post I tend to believe Theraworx can work appropriate.

    looking forward to hear from you soon as I have already subscribed to your newsletter.

    thank you

    from Joy gateru.

  8. Heather says:

    Hi Joy, I think Theraworx would help in your case.

    Now – you probably don’t know how’s your level of magnesium. But considering you work out a lot, it could drop at times. So in this situation, Theraworx would probably help. 

    It’s really affordable so you can give it a try to test it out. If you do it, let me know how it goes.

  9. J. Swink says:

    I will begin by stating that my magnesium levels are fine – had my doctor include that test after reading some articles stating that the product wouldn’t help with a magnesium deficiency. I was curious to find out if there was any correlation between topical application of the product and magnesium levels in the blood.

    I first encountered the product last December when a terrible calf muscle cramp left the muscles very sore for a couple of days once the cramp ceased. When I mentioned it to my sister, she offered me this product. A couple of applications during one day pretty well got rid of the muscle pains (not cramps at that point).

    I now have have been using TheraWorx for the occasional foot cramps and less common calf cramps for months.

    I have also used it for strained shoulder & neck muscles. Application to my feet had very quick results and the cramps have stayed away for days and even weeks. Application to my shoulder & neck took longer, about 3 applications across 12 hours. There was some relief soon after the first application; complete relief resulted not long after the third application. I had a similar shoulder/neck muscle strain a year or so ago and it took months to resolve on its own. As I write, it is about 48 hours since my last application to my neck and there is no pain, it has not resumed and I now can turn my head and neck without the neck muscles hurting.

    You wrote that you bought it for joint pain relief even though the product clearly states on the label that it’s for muscle cramps and spasms. Why then did you buy it? The fact that you post links to other products that someone can purchase suggests to me that your page/review is not disinterested but possibly subsidized by the company or companies you are recommending products from.

  10. Heather Pharm.D. says:

    Hi there, thanks for your opinion.

    First of all, the product itself claims to be mostly effective for cramps caused by a magnesium deficiency. So it’s obvious I would recommend it for that, since that’s what it’s designed for.

    I’m glad to hear TheraWorx worked for you, even though I don’t really understand how (since your magnesium levels are normal).

    Regarding your concerns about my buying this product for joint pain, I was actually told by a friend that it’s effective for some kinds of joint pain. Since it was quite cheap, I decided to give it a try just to see if I can get any benefit from it. You can also check different reviews (on Amazon), there are lots of people using it for joint pain and some were satisfied.

    I have a relationship with many brands, as every website of this type does. I actually stated this in the affiliate disclosure at the top of every page. The fact that I recommend certain products doesn’t really have anything to do with this. I even have a relationship with Theraworx’s company and don’t necessarily recommend it, unless it’s for muscle cramps caused by a magnesium deficiency. I believe I am willing to put as many links to a product as I want, since I’m not forcing anyone into buying it. I am only stating why I believe that product is a better choice for me. In most cases, it’s because it has a better price.

    So I don’t actually understand what the problem is, since I’m recommending something that actually worked for me in reality. Lots of people asked me to recommend them a product that I personally use, that’s the reason why that product has a link. Whether they buy it or decide on something else, it’s their own choice.

    Hope this clarifies your “serious” concerns.

  11. Wes says:

    I suffer from extreme muscle cramps in my legs when I drive. I have a manual transmission vehicle which requires the use of both legs. If I drive 45 minutes or more I get horrible leg cramps, especially in my thighs. TheraworX is a God send. I get @30 second relief. If I apply it before I drive I either 1) don’t get leg cramps, or 2) get much less painful leg cramps. I also take a magnesium supplement called Cramp Defense that is very helpful.

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