Then, too, being a lady "of-a-certain-age" carries elements of discomfort in the knees, feet, hands, elbows. Take your pick, they do seem to enjoy calling on me.
So when a bit of back discomfort (I definitely distinguish between discomfort and pain - pain is that which only will be relieved by strong medicines whereas discomfort you are able to relieve with light medicine or perhaps surface applications.) that was trying to move into the area of "pain" came calling, I felt (pun intended) that a generous application of Protégé 's Nervana would be a good choice to try. I over-indulged in a bit of house-keeping and paid for it by bed-time and definitely the next day. So I applied Nervana in the evening before bed. I was able to rest without getting up to take further medication. The next morning and evening I again applied the Nervana. This kept me comfortable without any more medication. I was delighted!
It is my policy that surface applications and rest of the affected area are the first line of defense in the area of pain relief. I like that there are actual Anti-inflammatory ingredients in the product. In my opinion, Nervana is a good choice to use.
Product Description (from Protege)Pain Relief Cream NERVANA with Fast-Acting Ingredients for Immediate Relief AND Deep Penetrating Actives for Soothing Sore Muscles and Preventing Pain Signals.
- Revolutionary Treatment Formulated to Stop Pain
- NERVANA is a Natural Way to Stop Pain and Help Prevent it from Coming Back
- NERVANA's Secret Lies in Our Proprietary Blend of Essential Oils, GABA, and Willow Bark Extract that Quickly Absorb into the Skin without Burning or Irritation
- Quickly Soothes: Enriched With Essential Oils of Mint, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree NERVANA Will Quickly Target Acute Pain Areas
- Anti-inflammatory: Cetyl Myristoleate is an Anti-Inflammatory. Since Inflammation Puts Pressure on Nerve Endings which Cause Pain, Reducing Pressure will Relieve it.
- Regulates Pain Signals: GABA Acts to Slow the Nerve's Transmission of Pain
- NERVANA is GUARANTEED to Relieve your Suffering and Help Heal
- Made WITHOUT Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalatesm Penetra
- Made in the USA. Not Tested on Animals
This is interesting about how to use the product....
Is NERVANA Guaranteed?Nervana has a 100% Unconditional Guarantee for 365 Days. Our Guarantee is unparalleled, and in fact we urge anyone who is not satisfied with the results to contact us for a full refund, hassle free, with no questions asked. Here at Protege Beauty, we do not want ANYONE to miss out on discovering NERVANA because of skepticism or fear of "buyer's remorse".
How Much Should I Apply, and When Should I Apply It?Simply rub in the cream, and allow it to absorb for about five minutes or so. You can use the cream two to three times a day as necessary to relieve the symptoms of pain and swelling. With Nervana containing 2oz of cream--depending on the size of the area being treated and the frequency of applications--most individuals can expect each jar to last anywhere from 3 to 4 weeks of daily use.
How Quickly and For How Long Does NERVANA Provide Relief? :Rub into the skin thoroughly for a minute or two until you can tell that it has been absorbed at the site of the pain. NERVANA begins to relieve within 5-15 minutes. The relief generally lasts several hours. Repeat this 3 to 4 times per day over an initial period of at least 7 to 10 days and then on an as needed basis.
When is the best time to apply NERVANA?NERVANA is a topical anti-inflammatory treatment that can be applied any time there is discomfort. Apply directly to external areas where you experience discomfort (pain, tingling, numbing etc.) that is a result of the inflammation of muscles, nerves, ligaments and tendons.
If you have traditionally experienced pain from particular ailments at night, you may find it helpful to massage NERVANA into the problem area(s) just before bedtime. Similarly, if you experience discomfort when engaging in activities (sports, exercising, playing instruments etc.) NERVANA should be applied as mentioned above 30mins before you begin the activity and 30 minutes afterwards.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary jar of Nervana from Protégé in exchange for my honest opinion and review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I received no compensation for this review.