Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stopain Gel Review and Giveaway

When I was about 8 weeks pregnant with Ashton I had a job delivering pizzas.  I was out one afternoon on a delivery when  a woman ran a stop sign and hit my car, broadside, going about 35 mph.  At the time I didn't realize I was hurt, my adrenaline was pumping and I felt fine just shaken up.  So after everything was cleaned up and we went our separate ways I dropped by stuff back off at work and took the rest of the day off.  It wasn't until the next morning that I realized just how much I had hurt my back.  Over the next several years I went from doctor to doctor trying to deal with my back problems to no avail.  So for the past 7 years I've been taking Ibuprofen and heating pads for the pain..until now.  I recently met a wonderful woman by the name of Brittany and she opened my eyes to the world of Stopain and made me a lifelong customer!
Stopain Roll-On $10.99

What is Stopain?
According to their website, "Stopain is a product with a highly loyal customer base and strong history of success.  The brand was established in 1991, when the product was developed by a pharmacist in Southern California.  The innovative, hands-free application and effective formula made it stand out from it's competitors as the immediate, no-mess pain relief.  To date, Stopain is now available in more than 25,000 mass market, food and drug stores across the U.S.A.  To ensure the products were developed with the highest level of quality and care, the then owners of Stopain, DRJ Group, entrusted all of the manufacturing and development to Troy Manufacturing in 2002.  Troy Manufacturing is the leader in the manufacturing and development of topical analgesic products sold through the professional market as well as the mass market, food, and retail stores nationally and internationally.  Their 80,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is located in Hazelton, Pennsylvania and governed by the FDA and compliant with cGMP practices.  In January 2010, Troy Manufacturing Inc. purchased the Stopain brand through their subsidiary, Troy Healthcare LLC.  The establishment of Troy Healthcare LLC created the opportunity where no other brand or company has this level of control over products from conception to completion.  This also means that Stopain products are made in the USA.  With eight (8) years of manufacturing knowledge and experience of the Stopain products, we utilized the expertise of our research and development staff to take the product to the next level with the release of Stopain gel in 2011!  Stopain is proud to be an Arthritis Foundation Proceed Sponsor donating a portion of the proceeds from every sale of Stopain to the Arthitis Foundation.
Now Stopain has four products to choose from including their always popular "Original Strength Stopain" The powerful "Extra Strength Stopain Roll-On as well as the Extra Strength Spray" and finally their newest product the 2.5 oz Stopain gel.

Stopain 2.5oz Gel - $5.99
Stopain Extra Strength Spray - $10.99
My Review
It all started when I woke up and stepped out of bed 3 Wednesdays ago.  I went to go wake up Ashton for school when I realized my neck was really stiff!  In fact the stiffness and pain radiated down my neck into my shoulders and upper back.  Now I've been dealing with my back pain for years.  The doctors diagnosed me with nerve damage and to make a long story short after seeing everyone around me become drug addicts from these pain killers doctors are handing out like candy, I eventually decided to just deal with the pain or find either a natural pain reliever.  So when my neck, shoulders and back are stiff and painful from sleeping on them the wrong way, it seems to exacerbate the nerve damage pain.  So this particular Wednesday morning, I'm on the verge of tears, my back is on fire, when I remembered that I had received Stopain the day before, to review!  I've tried Icy Hot and others like it in the past and they've worked somewhat but they just never really did the trick.  So I wasn't really confident that Stopain was going to be any different but I was in so much pain I was willing to find out!  So I had Josh apply some of the Stopain gel to my neck, shoulders and back and within 2 minutes I felt a very cold sensation penetrating my skin, going deep into my muscles.  I couldn't believe how quickly this stuff starting work!  My very loving, sweetheart offered to take Ashton to school so I could lay down for a few minutes while the Stopain really absorbed.  Overall, I was very surprised at how well this product works.  It's recommended for people with arthritis, muscle pains and back pains.  
Pros: Works fast, quickly absorbs into your skin, feels amazing on sore, tired muscles.
Cons: Has a stinky Mentholatum scent but I must admit it's not as strong as the other pain relieving gels I've used in the past.  Stopain Gel retails for $5.99 on their website.

Where can you find Stopain Products?
If you're interested in trying out any of the Stopain products I've featured in this review you can visit their website.  There you'll also find information about pain relief for your knees, neck, shoulders and more, customer testimonials and even an area where you can share your story.  You can also find a Stopain retailer near you.

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I will pick one lucky winner on June 8th at 8pm EST and announce the winner the following day.  That person will have 48 hours from the time I email them to claim their prize.  If I do not hear from them within the 48 hour time period then I will hold a redraw and choose another winner. This giveaway is open to US residents 18+  Good Luck!  

I received  these samples for free for the purpose of this review.  I received no other compensation.  For the rest of my disclosure policy please visit the Contact Me section of my site. 

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