Review and Giveaway: Topricin and Topricin Junior

Jacob started walking a couple days after Christmas and now he is running and climbing on everything! One of the downsides of having a very active and adventurous toddler is lots of falls, and resulting bumps, scraps, and bruises. This means I need a safe pain relief product to use on his injuries. As much as possible I try to limit the health care products our family uses to those containing natural ingredients. Especially given the number of recalls I've heard about recently! Over the years, I've become a fan of using homeopathic products and I've found that they are often a safer and more effective alternative to many over the counter products.

Topricin recently asked me if I would like to try out a few of their homeopathic formulas: Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream and Topricin Junior Children's Pain Relief and Healing Cream. After reading the list of ailments that Topricin is effective for, I was just curious to try the products!

Topricin was developed by Lou Paradise, a decorated Marine veteran, after having served two tours of duty as a helicopter rescue crew chief in Vietnam.  As a result of the physical demands of his time in the service, he developed bi-lateral carpal tunnel syndrome.  He had a medical background, did not want surgery or to be reliant on oral pain medications, so he experimented on himself with homoeopathic biomedicines—and has since helped millions of pain sufferers.

Doctor-recommended Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream is called "a miracle treatment" by doctors and patients alike. It works because it doesn't just mask the pain. Topricin® uses no volatile oils such as camphor, menthol, or irritating chemicals and can be used as many times a day as needed with no fear of overuse or interference with other medications.

Effective For:
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Bruises
  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Minor burns
  • Sciatica
  • Scrapes
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Pediatrician-recommended Topricin Junior Children's Pain Relief and Healing Cream. is specially formulated for a child's delicate skin. Whatever the mishap, bump, bruise, or boo boo, this paraben- and petroleum-free, patent pending formula treats pain associated with a wide range of children's injuries safely and quickly, delivering fast relief. Learn more

Effective For:

* Bruising
* Bug/Insect Bites
* Eczema
* Growing pains
* Joint pain
* Minor burns
* Muscle sprains
* Scrapes
* Scratches
* Strains

Topricin Junior is the 2010 winner of the Parent Tested, Parent Approved seal of Approval, which gives you confidence it is safe and effective!

My thoughts:

Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream has been extremely helpful in relieving some of my lower back pain and other muscle pain related to Fibromyalgia. One of the reasons for this is it contains Arnica, which from my own research and experience, I've discovered is very effective with Fibromyalgia. Another benefit is some relief from sciatic pain, which during this pregnancy has caused me a great deal of discomfort. I also like that the cream absorbs quickly and is odorless.

Although Topricin Junior is not officially approved by the FDA for children under the age of 2, I consulted with Jacob's doctor and decided it is safe to use with him at 18 months. A few days ago, he got a bug bite on his arm and I immediately applied Topricin Junior to the irritated area. Within an hour, the redness and swelling had cleared entirely. We've also used Topricin Junior on a variety of his bruises and scraps after a day spent playing in the yard.

I'm pleased with effectiveness of Topricin and Topricin Junior and will be keeping them on hand in my medicine cabinet and diaper bag!

Buy It: You can find Topricin products in a store near you, like Whole Foods or Vitamin World, or online.
Topricin has offered my readers a discount code for buy one tube of Topricin Junior get one free, by using promo code MOM1, which can be used on phone, internet, or mail-in orders. 

Win It:  One reader will win two tubes of Topricin Junior, one classic Topricin, and one Topricin Foot Therapy Cream! To enter, visit Topricin, then come back here and comment with something you learned or a product you are interested in.

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The giveaway ends April 14th, 2011 at 11:59pm CT. One winner will be selected using random.org and notified by email. The winner must respond to the email within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Open to readers in the US.

Disclosure: I received sample products from Topricin free of charge in order to facilitate my review. This post is based on my own personal opinions and experiences.  


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