Ateevia Botanica PRIME Daily Pain Defense Cream

I was sent a free sample of the Ateevia Botanica PRIME Daily Pain Defense Cream. It is made to help allieviate pain associated with inflammation, such as “arthritic joints, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, tendonitis, lower back pain, heel pain [and] sports bruises” according to the box. It is also made with “PRIME THERAPY” which is “a powerful biocehmical storehouse of 100% natral phytonutrients that are packed with essential anti-inflammatory properties. PRIME uses Mother Nature’s own plant-derived medicine to conquer inflammatory pain naturally and safely”, according to the box as well.

The texture is thick and slightly gritty. If you use your hands to rub it into a part of your body there is a slight residue left, but nothing a simple hand wash can’t fix (unless you are using it for arthritic fingers, I suppose!). DO make sure you follow the directions and keep it away from the heat- I accidentally left mine somewhat close to my radiator and the consistency changed to a bit more liquidy.

I have a history of a torn meniscus. Every now and then it acts up and becomes swollen, say if it is one of those humid and rainy days, or if I went too heavy for squats or lunges, or did something like sprints. I had a slight tear that never had surgery and never was fully healed. This is where I put the cream. It leaves a very faint brownish color on my knee, but nothing super noticeable.  The smell is fresh, and almost plant-like.

While I don’t think it produced drastic changes, I think it did help a bit. I used it before going to sleep on a day when it particularly hurt, and I woke up with my knee less stiff and swollen. I think with regular use, this stuff could be quite effective. I especially liked that my knee wasn’t as swollen in the morning (I did sprints AND legs that day…oops!).

Overall, I think it’s worth a shot. I like that is a natural product, for sure. The texture is a bit iffy, but hey, you give and take a little for something that is natural and works. I do like the smell too, for any of you who have used Mineral Ice (guilty) I HATE the smell of that stuff! This has a natural, fresh and plant-like smell. Overall, 3.5 stars. If you have tried this, I’m curious as to what you think!

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