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Product Review Update: Relief Factor didn't work for me

Update:  It's been about three weeks since I ordered Relief Factor, I wrote about ordering it in late January, I've provided that background post below, with my update on what I think of the product below that.

By Mike Thayer

Relief Factor
Does this drug-free option for pain relief work?

You may have heard the commercials on the radio for Relief Factor, a drug-free option for reducing or eliminating everyday aches and pains.

Here's the hype from the Relief Factor websiteRelief Factor has helped tens of thousands of people struggling with everyday aches and pains. Taken as designed, Relief Factor reduces or eliminates pain all day, every day.

I'm one of those people that suffers from everyday aches and pains.  I endure mild arthritis - joint pain and stiffness - and I fractured my hip back in 2014 which put me on bed rest for six weeks.  I will eventually need hip replacement surgery when my real one finally gives out.  Doc recommended I hang on to my real hip for as long as I can tolerate the pain.  I can still do all the things I love such as gardening, fishing, landscaping and going for walks, but the bending, twisting and grabbing is getting more painful as I age.  Even something as simple as going down a flight of stairs is challenging to the hip.

So after hearing the Relief Factor commercial for the umpteenth million time on the radio, I decided to give it a try, ordering their '3 Week QuickStart' package.  The marketing claim is I could be mostly or completely pain free like so many others using the product after three weeks. 

I'm not really into taking any drugs for pain, I don't take things like Tylenol, Ibuprofen or Advil.  I take a daily aspirin but that's more for heart health than it is for pain.  So that's another reason the Relief Factor product appeals to me, it's a drug-free option for pain relief.

I received my 3 Week QuickStart pack on January 18th, so I've been taking it as recommended for four days now.  We'll see if their claim of being mostly or completely pain free in three weeks rings true.

Costing me $19.99 plus shipping for the QuickStart package, I'll keep you posted on the pain in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned!  Will this be money well spent, or money wasted?

$pend Wisely My Friends...

UPDATE:  So after taking this product as directed since January 18, I'm not impressed.  I found Relief Factor to provide marginal pain relief.  I will say that I do not suffer from the deep, big pain days that I endured before taking relief factor, but I do still have day-to-day aches and pains.  My daily routine has remained unchanged.  I am not free to do more physical things.  It still hurts to go down a flight of stairs for example.  Is it easier to get out of bed in the morning?  Not really, the hip still bitches.  I find the marketing claim that I would feel mostly or completely pain free after using the product for three weeks to be a false one for me.  While the product has dulled the deep pains I would feel occasionally, the daily pain is still there.  So is the numbed deep pain worth $77 a month? 

Here's the deal.  You get a 3 Week QuickStart pack for $19.99 + shipping, which was a total of $28 and some change by the way....  and you have to 'subscribe' to Relief Factor to get that deal. Then if you don't cancel your subscription within the time frame allotted they automatically start shipping you a month's supply of pills costing you $77.  It's like they kind of depend on you forgetting about the automatic monthly renewal, or at least you'll forget when it starts and they get another $77 out of you, at least for one month until you remember to cancel.

But I can buy Omega 3 fish oil (Walmart - $7.88 for 60 pills) and Tumeric/Curcumin (Walmart - $8.88 for 180 pills) supplements - the main ingredients in Relief Factor - for far cheaper than that.  The other two Relief Factor ingredients, Resveratrol (Walmart - $8.88 for 30 pills) and Icariin, a.k.a., Horny Goat Weed, used in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction by the way... (Walmart - starting at $8.33) are readily available and the total cost to buy the four supplementals individually would cost me around $34.   So if you found Relief Factor worked for you, you could save money buying the same supplemental pills at Walmart, $34 vs. Relief Factor's $77.  But here's a novel idea, I could include more fish and spices in my diet!

Conclusion:  Relief Factor is not worth $77 a month.  Neither is spending $34 a month at Walmart for the same kind of pills.  The tried and true answer of a better diet and exercise is the way to go.   The lesson here is to get back to fundamentals, eating fish at least once a week, spicing up some recipes with tumeric and eating more foods such as nuts, grapes, and blueberries for their anti-inflammatory properties.  Don't waste your money on Relief Factor - just eat better!

$pend Wisely My Friends...

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