(2022) Heal-n-Soothe Review – Just Another Arthritis Scam?

(2019) Heal-n-Soothe Review - Just Another Arthritis Scam?

It's time for my Heal-n-Soothe review – which is a pretty famous arthritis supplement.

That's probably because of its massive advertising.

So is Heal-n-Soothe any good?

At $60 per bottle – it has high chances to be a scam (in terms of quality/price).

For this reason – I tried to find out the truth behind.

Note: This review is based on my own opinion + research on Heal-n-Soothe.

Review Summary

Full Name: Heal-n-Soothe by Living Well Nutraceuticals

Product Type: Joint Pain Supplement

Best Actual Price: Around $60 (if you go for auto-shipping – in this case, the first bottle is free).

In case you only want to buy one bottle (no auto-shipping), it costs about $70.

Cheapest Place To Buy: Probably Amazon (often discounts)

Designed For: Decreasing joint inflammation.

I mostly recommend it for inflammatory joint problems:

It's not very effective for osteoarthritis and cartilage problems, though.

My Rating: 6 out of 10

Recommended?: Definitely not – it costs way too much for what it does:

  • Some ingredients have very low dosages
  • Many negative reviews and complaints
  • Causes serious side effects (especially stomach cramps)

Instead of spending $70 for this product – I recommend a $24 supplement that makes a much better choice.

 

What I Liked About It

  • Ingredient list is very varied
  • Contains a pretty original compound (enzyme blend)
  • Trustworthy company behind
  • Pills are quite easy to swallow
  • Available to buy from several sellers
  • Many authentic opinions online

 

What I Didn't Like About It

  • Many compounds have low dosages
  • You need to take 3 pills per day
  • Enough negative reviews and complaints (especially about side effects)
  • Extremely expensive overall
  • Free bottle isn't actually free (only if you sign up for auto-shipping)
  • Many complaints about staff behavior
  • Company doesn't always agree to refund customers (despite claiming to do so)

 

 


Heal-n-Soothe In A Nutshell


In terms of joint problems – this supplement is designed for one form of arthritis:

  • caused by inflammation
  • in general, autoimmune types (RA or PsA)

That's because its ingredients are all anti-inflammatory (either herbs or enzymes).

But other than that, Heal-n-Soothe has a few major flaws:

  1. Starting with price (extremely high)
  2. Continuing with often side effects
  3. Ending with bad customer service

For this reason – as a joint supplement, I couldn't possibly recommend it.

Despite being a decent product (in terms of formula), it has enough negative issues on one hand.

 

 

 


#1 – What It Is & Claims


I want to begin my analysis by giving you some general facts about this product.

Its promises, what's the company behind, etc.

1. Claims

According to its website – Heal-n-Soothe is “Mother Nature's Feel Good Formula”.

In other words, it's a remedy based on natural ingredients:

  • enzymes
  • herbs

Now – Heal-n-Soothe claims that its formula can control inflammation:

  1. Decreases the levels of inflammatory molecules.
  2. Supports a healthy inflammatory response.
  3. This has a positive impact on joint health and flexibility.

Basically – this supplement doesn't treat the unhealthy joints.

Instead, it decreases inflammation so that the pain/mobility gets better.

For this reason, Heal-n-Soothe is the kind of supplement that would mostly help inflammatory joint pain:

  • this usually appears in autoimmune forms of arthritis
  • it's not as common as joint pain caused by cartilage damage

So it doesn't seem to help osteoarthritis (which is the #1 form of arthritis).

2. Company Behind

Living Well Nutraceuticals is the company behind Heal-n-Soothe.

To be honest – I heard of this supplement brand before:

  • they have several supplements for different health issues
  • this includes pain, sleep relief, weight loss, etc.

However – most of their products are very expensive.

But that's another story. 

In terms of trust – Living Well Nutraceuticals is a legit company.

 

 


#2 – Formula (8 out of 10)


To be honest – I'm not a big fan of Heal-n-Soothe's ingredient list.

It certainly has an original formula (very few supplements are based on enzymes).

Besides – its ingredients are quite diverse.

But these are the only advantages I could find:

  1. Most ingredients don't have very high dosages.
  2. Their actual value is much lower (than Heal-n-Soothe's price).

Now – in order to analyze the ingredients properly, I divided them in 2 groups:

  • Enzymes
  • Herbs

So let's take a closer look at each.

1. Enzymes

As I said – this is Heal-n-Sooth's top ingredient.

It's actually called “Systemic Enzyme Blend” because it's a mix of several enzymes:

  1. Protease AM – can fight against joint destruction. [1]
  2. Bromelain – it's derived from pineapple and has a strong anti-inflammatory power. [2]
  3. Protease 6.0 – it's an enzyme with multiple proprieties.
  4. Alkaline Protease – has a good anti-inflammatory effect. [3]
  5. Papain – it's an enzyme fro Papaya fruit that can decrease inflammation levels. [4]

Now – this enzyme blend looks quite promising.

But I can't guarantee it has such a powerful effect (since it's not a common ingredient in joint products).

Still – on paper, this enzyme mix looks good enough. 

2. Herbs

This groups makes most of Heal-n-Soothe's ingredients.

To be honest, most of these herbs are known for their anti-inflammatory effect.

However – most are used in much higher dosages in other joint supplements.

That's why I'm a bit reluctant about their effect in Heal-n-Soothe:

  1. Boswellia Extract – it's a strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory. [5]
  2. Citrus Biflavonoids – has an anti-inflammatory activity. [6]
  3. Ginger Root Extract – it's mostly an antioxidant. [7]
  4. Yucca Root – one of the few herbs with an anti-arthritis effect. [8]
  5. Turmeric – probably the strongest anti-inflammatory herb (but in higher dosages).
  6. Alpha-Lipoic Acid – lowers certain inflammation markers.
  7. Rutin – decreases chronic inflammation. [9]
  8. Devil's Claw Extract – it's one of the best herbs for inflammation.

So even though these ingredients look great – their dosages aren't very impressive.

That's why I don't have a lot of trust in this formula.


Conclusion

Heal-n-Soothe has a very versatile formula:

  • based on an enzymatic blend
  • also contains several anti-inflammatory herbs

In terms of ingredients, it looks like a quality supplement.

The only problem is that their dosages are quite low, if you ask me.

That's why it's not a supplement I would recommend (not even for inflammatory arthritis).

Its formula is definitely not worth $60-$70.

 

 


#3 – How To Use It (8 out of 10)


I will try to tell you some things about Heal-n-Soothe's capsules and directions here.

1. The Pills

Fortunately – this supplement uses gelatin capsules (which are really easy to take):

  • whitish color
  • powder is visible inside the pills
  • average dimensions

The point is that these pills are quite easy to swallow by everyone.

They're the typical supplement pills, so nothing wrong at this chapter.

2. The Schedule

That's probably the less pleasant part when it comes to Heal-n-Soothe:

  • you need to take 3 pills per day
  • it's recommended to space them out throughout the day
  • you should take them with plenty of water

Additionally, I have a personal recommendation.

It's better to take the pills after eating (no matter what the label recommends).

In this way – you avoid any stomach cramps, which are a common side effects of joint supplements.

This tip is available for most supplements, not just for Heal-n-Soothe.

 

 


#4 – Results (6 out of 10)


This supplement has enough customer opinions available.

I will try to analyze them in general – so that you can understand whether this products works or not.

Note: I only considered authentic reviews from Amazon, in order to avoid fake/promotional reviews.

1. Positive Opinions

On Amazon – Heal-n-Soothe has an average of 4 stars (from 196 reviews).

That's quite a positive opinion in general.

However – most of the 5 stars reviews are either outdated or very brief.

Still, here's what people praise this product for:

  1. Some say it really helps with their arthritis symptoms.
  2. Others claim it improves their stiffness.
  3. A few others say it takes about 3-4 months but it works in the end.
  4. Some praise it for improving their mobility.

2. Negative Opinions

Surprisingly or not, this product has lots of detailed negative reviews.

For instance – on its Amazon page:

  • all the reviews from page 1 are negative (1 star)
  • they all give a lot of details 

Basically – most of these people complain about:

  1. No effect even after 3 months.
  2. Side effects like diarrhea, stomach pain, high blood pressure (many complaints).
  3. Interactions with other drugs.
  4. Bad customer service.
  5. Company refused to refund them (despite stating to do it on its official website).
  6. Extremely expensive.

Unfortunately, most of these claims are true.

Since there are more than 3 different reviews on each complaint – they must be real.


Conclusion

Heal-n-Soothe has mixed opinions overall.

However – its most recent (and detailed) reviews are all negative:

  • many complaints on side effects
  • lots of users didn't experience any relief
  • customer service seems to be quite rude and unhelpful

Considering how expensive Heal-n-Soothe is, I would definitely not recommend it in this case.

That especially when there are many cheaper alternatives that work much better (according to reviews).

 

 

 


#5 – Side Effects (4 out of 10)


Heal-n-Soothe has a lot of complaints regarding side effects.

Compared to other joint supplements – it seems to cause side effects a lot more often.

  1. Bad stomach pain and cramps (probably the most common complaint)
  2. Diarrhea
  3. High blood pressure

Now – I found more than 10 complaints about stomach pain.

Since it only has 196 reviews, 10 people with stomach pain is already a really high number.

For this reason – I wouldn't recommend Heal-n-Soothe.

It's true that some people claim they never experienced any side effects.

However, the per cent of those who did experience them was quite high.

So if you have a history of stomach problems, I advise you to stay away from it.

 

 


#6 – Price (2 out of 10)


Heal-n-Soothe is one of the priciest joint supplements I know.

And if you ask me, its actual value is a lot lower (in terms of ingredients).

1. The Exact Price

This supplement has a pretty unusual price rule.

According to its official website:

  1. Standard price is $69.95.
  2. This doesn't include the shipping ($9.95).
  3. However, first time customers can request a free bottle.
  4. In this case, they only have to pay the shipping fees.
  5. Still, getting a free bottle means signing up for their auto-shipping.
  6. This means you will get a new bottle after 30 days from your order.
  7. But this time, the bottle costs $59.95.

Basically – you can only get a free bottle if you agree for auto-shipping in the next months.

This is a pretty tricky strategy that many companies use.

According to Heal-n-Soothe, you can cancel the auto-shipping anytime.

But many reviews complain that's not true:

Therefore – many people who signed for auto-shipping ended up being forced to pay the product for several months.

It's not me saying this, it's the previous customers.

For this reason – I recommend buying a single bottle from the first time.

Still, I strongly believe this product is extremely overpriced.

That's why I could never recommend it as one of my top choices.

2. Competitors' Price

I only want to compare Heal-n-Soothe with my #1 recommended supplement (for inflammatory joint pain).

I'm talking about a product called Turmeric Plus:

  1. HS's formula is based on enzymes.
  2. TP is based on turmeric and absorption enhancers.
  3. HS costs between $60 and $70 per bottle.
  4. TP costs $24 per bottle normally.
  5. However, TP comes with big discounts for larger orders.
  6. In this way, you can get it for $16 per bottle (best price I know).

Basically – I personally consider Turmeric Plus as the best alternative to Heal-n-Soothe.

Actually, I consider it the best supplement against inflammatory pain:

  • really cheap
  • based on the strongest herb for inflammation
  • very few complaints on side effects

On the other hand – Heal-n-Soothe costs more than double and causes side effects quite often.


Conclusion

If you ask me, Heal-n-Soothe is a very overpriced supplement:

  • its ingredients aren't worth so much
  • many side effects often times
  • doesn't seem to be working so good

Besides – its price offer seems to be quite tricky.

You can't get a free bottle unless you sign up for auto-shipping (which is quite dangerous).

For this reason – it's a supplement I could never recommend.

If you really want to test out a product for joint inflammation – better choose a cheaper one that works.

 

 


#7 – Availability (9 out of 10)


Unlike other supplements of this kind, Heal-n-Soothe is quite easy to find:

  • sold directly on its official website
  • also available on retailers like Amazon
  • you can find it even on Ebay (but I don't recommend that)

So for a supplement of its value – it's quite accessible.

Now – I pretty much recommend choosing Amazon:

  1. They have discounts and sales quite often.
  2. Price is standard on Heal-n-Soothe's official website.
  3. Amazon also offers a money back guarantee (as far as I know).
  4. But unlike Heal-n-Soothe's website, they always accept refunds.

As I said, I don't recommend Heal-n-Soothe as a joint supplement.

But if you really want to buy it, I recommend going for Amazon.

 

 


#8 – Heal-n-Soothe In 3 Conclusions


Here's how I would sum up my opinion on this supplement.

1. Uncommon Formula

First of all – this product's formula is far from bad:

  • diverse ingredients
  • based on an unusual enzyme blend
  • also contains anti-inflammatory herbs

So in my opinion, its uncommon ingredient list is a great thing (it makes it unique).

But as I said – I'm not a fan of its ingredients' dosages.

In my opinion, some are way too low. That's why I don't have full trust in this product.

2. Tricky Free Bottle Offer

Heal-n-Soothe's free bottle isn't as free as it seems:

  • you need to sign up for their auto-shipping first
  • apparently, you can't cancel it as easily
  • you still have to pay the shipping fees for the free bottle
  • that's around $7

Now – it's not the shipping fees that matter so much.

It's the necessity to join their auto-shipping first.

And judging after the high number of complaints on this topic, it's really hard to cancel it whenever you want.

3. Among Priciest Joint Products

In terms of price – Heal-n-Soothe is really bad:

  • costs around $60-$70
  • shipping fees aren't free either
  • its actual value is a lot lower (if you ask me)

Basically – that's a major reason why I don't recommend this product.

It's definitely not weak, but it costs way too much.

When you have so many under $30 alternatives, why spend so much money on this product?

 

 


My Verdict – Worth Or Not?


Short answer: Certainly not.

It's not a bad supplement in terms of ingredients – but that's pretty much all the positive side:

  1. Extremely expensive for its real value.
  2. Many ingredients have low dosages.
  3. A lot of complaints about poor effect/side reactions.
  4. Free bottle is conditioned by signing up for auto-shipping.
  5. Only works for inflammatory joint pain (not for cartilage damage).

As I said, Heal-n-Soothe isn't a bad product.

So if you were wondering whether it's a scam or not – it's not.

However, it's not a product I could possibly recommend.

Instead – I have a much better alternative for inflammatory pain.

I'm talking about a product called Turmeric Plus:

  • Best price among supplements of this kind (up to $16/bottle)
  • Really strong formula
  • Based on the best herb for inflammation
  • Doesn't cause side effects too often

So compared to Heal-n-Soothe, I think this supplement is a much better choice.

That's why it's my top alternative at this point.

best inflammatory

References:

1 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC2212555/

2 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC3529416/

3 – http://jnm.snmjournals.org/-content/57/supplement_2/647

4 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pubmed/27416522

5 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC4175880/

6 – https://www.physiology.org/-doi/abs/10.1152/

7 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC3665023/

8 – https://www.researchgate.net/-publication/7208550

9 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC5355559/

 

Written by 

Oltea Roman is a registered pharmacist with a long experience in the health field. She graduated from University of Medicine and Pharmacy and has studies in Cosmetology, Dermatology, Toxicology and several others. She has a 2 years experience as a retail pharmacist. You can connect with her via Linkedin or email.

33 thoughts on “(2022) Heal-n-Soothe Review – Just Another Arthritis Scam?

  1. Thank you for the review, Olly. I had an elbow swelling which turned out to be bursitis (according to my doctor). He prescribed some anti-inflammatory drugs and recommended me to rest as much as possible. I also used Heal n Soothe and I was fine in a couple of weeks. I do not know if this supplement helped or if the drugs would have solved the problem either way.

    Now I have a similar problem and I’m guessing it is bursitis again. I am out of the country and cannot see a doctor in the next few weeks, so I am worried it’s going to get worse in this time. What do you recommend, using this supplement again? Thank you!

    1. Hi Polona, thanks for sharing your experience with Heal n Soothe. Bursitis is caused by a joint inflammation that is quite easy to treat with anti-inflammatory medication. Resting is also important, so your doctor gave you the correct treatment and recommendations.

      If you ask me – using a supplement as Heal n Soothe wouldn’t have been necessary, since you were already taking anti-inflammatory drugs. I would have recommended an additional supplement if you had previous joint problems (arthritis, chronic joint pain, etc.). But you didn’t mention anything like this, so I assume you didn’t.

      That’s why in my opinion, Heal n Soothe wasn’t the responsible for your relief. It might have helped, but the anti-inflammatory drugs did most of the work.

      Getting back to your actual problem, I would recommend the same anti-inflammatory drugs. I don’t know in what exact country you are, but NSAIDs can be bought without a prescription from every pharmacy. So this should solve your problem. I also advise you to rest your arm and avoid challenging activities.

      In case you’re in a remote place and there’s no pharmacy around (though I doubt it), you can try a natural alternative. Turmeric is the best anti-inflammatory herb I know, so I strongly recommend it for anything that involves inflammatory arthritis/joint pain.

      You should find turmeric powder quite easily in most countries. I actually recommend turmeric supplements, because they are stronger and have a much better effect. But if you’re generally healthy and have no major joint issues, the powder should do the work too.

      I hope this helps and please let me know if there’s anything else you want to know.

  2. Do you know if this product can prevent hip replacement surgery? My dad has osteoarthritis and his right hip is very painful most of the times. His doctor recommended surgery and my dad wants to try anything to avoid that. He saw an ad on Heal n soothe but the supplement is very expensive, that’s why I started looking for opinions. I understand you never actually used the product, but do you have any idea if if could work for hip damage? 

    1. Hello Michael, sorry to hear about your dad’s problem. So from what I understand, his hip pain is caused by osteoarthritis. In OA, cartilages start wearing off so they get damaged in time. Cartilages are normally meant for protection, so once they wear off – bone to bone friction appears. That’s what causes the terrible pain actually and it’s pretty hard to relieve it (since the cause is the lack of cartilage).

      So that’s probably what happened in your dad’s case as well. If his doctor recommended hip replacement surgery, it means he has very little cartilage left. 

      Regarding Heal-n-Soothe, I definitely don’t recommend it for your dad’s problem. This supplement only contains anti-inflammatory ingredients, which can decrease the pain on the short term. But that’s pretty much it. Supplements with anti-inflammatory ingredients work best for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis (which are mostly caused by chronic inflammation).

      In OA, it’s the cartilage damaged that lies behind the whole problem. So using anti-inflammatory medication is only going to help with the symptoms for a few days. But it’s never going to restore the cartilages.

      However – there’s another option: cartilage re-builders. They are my #1 recommended products in OA, because they’re designed to re-build the cartilage and restore joint flexibility. Since they treat the actual cause of the pain, it decreases a lot on the long term.

      Now – the only problem is that cartilage re-builders aren’t always effective (especially in severe cases). In people who have no cartilage left (like your dad’s case), they don’t always work as well as normally. Plus, if they work – it takes a lot more time to see and feel an improvement.

      Still, you dad won’t lose anything trying. In some people, this kind of supplements really re-build damaged cartilages from scratch and they can do real miracles. 

      Glucosamine & chondroitin supplements are by far the best cartilage re-builders on the market. There are lots of supplement of this kind, but after doing a long research, I recommend Nuzena’s Joint Support +. It has the lowest price on the market (up to $15/bottle) and an excellent ingredient list. Besides, it allows you to pay in monthly installments, which is a major advantage for people on a tight budget.

      To be honest – I can’t guarantee this supplement (or any other cartilage re-builder) is going to work. But in my opinion, they’re really worth trying. The only thing I recommend to your dad is to take the supplement for at least 3-4 months. Normally, he might see a results faster – but as I said, in severe cases, it takes a lot more. So I doubt he would see a change faster than that.

      Additionally – he can try these tips on treating OA naturally, they will surely help him in terms of mobility and pain relief.

      I would appreciate if you could let me know how things go for your dad and whether he starts seeing an improvement or not. Best wishes for him!

  3. Hi! I have arthritis and have been taking Heal and Soothe together with several supplements (turmeric, krill oil, vitamin D). I am also following a prescription treatment which is helping but causing me side effects, which is why I started adding these supplements. 

    I would normally have a positive opinion on Heal and Soothe but cannot tell if the reduction in side effects is because of it or because of the combination of supplements I am taking. After reading your review and seeing the alternatives you recommend, I realized I could pay a lot less than I pay now (for Heal and Soothe). Now I think I will stop taking this supplement and only stick to the other 3 (turmeric, krill oil and vitamin D). Thank you!

    1. Hi Millis, thanks for your feedback on Heal n Soothe. I’m sorry to hear about your arthritis, is it RA? In this case, adding supplements to your treatment is surely helpful (especially in terms of reducing the side effects of prescribed medication).

      As for Heal n Soothe, this product is designed to decrease inflammation. So on paper, it’s suitable for your condition. But as you said, there are many other cheaper alternatives. I also don’t consider Heal n Soothe the best choice in terms of formula. It does have varied ingredients, but most of them have very low dosages. Considering how expensive it is, I definitely don’t believe it’s worth the money.

      Could you tell me the exact name of the supplements you’re taking? Turmeric is the best natural anti-inflammatory and it can have a great effect is taken correctly. What do I mean by this? Well – turmeric has a very poor absorption normally, so it needs to be associated with absorption boosters (like bioperine). Most supplements don’t contain any bioperine or other absorption boosters. 

      So that’s why many people don’t get the most of turmeric’s benefits. That’s why I advise you to check out your turmeric supplement’s label and see what ingredients is contains. If you can, let me know the exact name of the 3 products you’re taking.

      Other than that – certain foods and diets can help you keep your pain and symptoms under control.

      I’m waiting for your answer and hopefully this helps you.

  4. I wrote a review of this product on Amazon and gave it one star (they wouldn’t let me rate it lower than that). I have multiple health problems and I am taking several drugs, including one for blood clots (Warfarin). I wanted to ask my doctor before I ordered this, but he couldn’t be reached. I know this supplement contains a bunch of ingredients so I had to call the company and ask them more. One of the girls from their support team said it was fine to take with Warfarin and the other drugs I told her about. It’s obvious she would have said yes to any drug I mentioned…

    Long story short, I found out by myself that Warfarin should never be associated with some ingredients inside Heal and Soothe. My doctor also told me to stay away from supplements since I have a complicated treatment scheme. I called Heal and Soothe office again and they said they told me from the start it cannot be associated with Warfarin. And so on. I know very well what they told me and they said it was fine taking them together.

    To make matters worse, they even refused to stop my monthly shipping as well till I told them about contacting my lawyer and suing them. This is a terrible company and they are trying to make money from innocent people! Their lies are the best evidence for that!

    1. Hi Lawrence, thank you so much for sharing your experience with Heal-n-Soothe. Your opinion is extremely helpful. Warfarin is one of the few drugs that should not be associated with many supplements. Turmeric is one of the herbs that interacts with it, so Warfarin and turmeric supplements are a forbidden combination.

      Actually, turmeric can be associated with most drugs but Warfarin is one of the few that it can’t work together with. That’s because of their serious interactions. Heal-n-Soothe contains turmeric and several other herbs, so it’s obvious that it can’t be taken together with Warfarin. Unfortunately, the staff only wants to make you buy the product, no matter what. That’s probably the reason why they didn’t bother to analyze their supplement and its interactions.

      Anyway, I’m glad you managed to quit the auto-shipping. I heard many complaints at this chapter and apparently few people managed to do it. So congratulations for this and hopefully others can learn from your negative experience with this brand.

      So I personally wouldn’t recommend you any supplement. All you should do is to follow your prescribed treatment, as I assume you have one even for your joint pain/arthritis. As for non-medical remedies, changing your eating habits can really help. Also, there are different herbal solutions (but only try the ones without turmeric and other pills). I hope this helps you.

  5. Thanks for this review very helpful just reviewed it to late. I ordered Heal N Soothe at a very costly price for 2 bottles of Heal N Soothe, 5 bottles of Super Joint Support @ $180.00. with no noticeable results. Again your info is very helpful, hopefully others will not fall for this SCAM.

    1. Thanks a lot for sharing your experience with these 2 products, Patricia. You surely learned something from your negative experience with them.

  6. Has anyone complained about their skin thinning after several months of use? I’m 64 years old and a my skin after several months of taking Heal n Soothe is so thin it’s tearing. Just asking.

    1. Hi Terry, I never heard anything about this side effect (not even in the Amazon reviews of Heal-N-Soothe). But if you say it appeared after you started taking this supplement, it might be the cause behind. You could try some nourishing creams to see how it does, but if they don’t help, try giving up the pills for a while and see if you notice any improvement.

  7. Hi Olly,

    I have pain from several herniated discs and some other issues from my sacarillac joints or s1 joint problem. What can you recommend in supplements to help lessen pain. I will be seeing a neuro surgeon doctor to see his recommendations. I have been taking ibuprofen since the lockdown and really can not anymore because of increased stomach problems. I am considering taking cannabis for pain and doing accupuncture. My pain management place doesn’t recommend any medical pills. They prefer alternative treatments. Problem is I have had alot of chronic Nerve pain from these spinal disc issues and I may consider surgery. Have terrible sleep issues presently and no quality of life. I would appreciate an opinion from you. My email is madamenstatler@aol.com. I would love to hear from you.

    Sincerely,
    Noreen S.

    1. Hi Noreen, I’m so sorry to hear about your issues. Ibuprofen and NSAIDs in general are known to cause stomach issues if taken on the long term, so your decision to give it up is really good in this case. I want to begin by asking you if you tried any supplement and how exactly it worked for you. When it comes to your SI/joint pain, my top recommendation would be turmeric because it’s the best natural anti-inflammatory and SI joint pain is usually caused by inflammation. Now, the best turmeric supplement I know is Turmeric Curcumin Plus from Vita Balance (it has the best quality/price ratio). But if you need several options, here’s the list with the best supplements I know.

      When it comes to nerve pain, I usually recommend other types of supplements but turmeric may help your pain partially (some users say it does, though not in all cases and not as much as products specially designed for neuropathy). I know cannabis does help with both joint and nerve pain, but it’s not among my top options (I believe that supplements are a lot safer and better). You can also try some of these home remedies for your joint pain, they won’t make a huge difference immediately but their effect might add up if combined with a potent supplement.

      I really hope this helps you and please let me know how your situation goes in the future.

  8. I’m so relieved I found your review on Heal n’ Soothe. You saved me a LOT of aggravation. I saw the video about this product in YouTube on my iPhone and almost signed up…whew! Thank you so very much. Have a great holiday season and a superior 2021!

  9. This is definitely the worst thing I have tried for my arthritis, not only that it didn’t help but it made my symptoms a lot worse!!! A week after I started taking it, I got into emergency room and the doctors there told to me stop it immediately, it made my immunity go crazy! Not sure if someone else experienced this, but learn from my experience and don’t buy this. I have no idea what they put inside it that made me feel so bad but I never had this with any supplement before. Stay away from it !!!

    1. Hello Diane, thanks a lot for sharing your experience with Heal-N-Soothe and I’m sorry to hear it affected you so much. I honestly have no idea why it made you feel so bad, I’m guessing you might have been allergic to some of the ingredients (or additives) inside it. I honestly haven’t seen many reviews of this kind – but I’m not saying you’re the only one, it’s possible that some other people have dealt with these issues before. Thanks again for your feedback.

  10. Hi Olly, thank you for providing this informative review. I appreciate it. I’m learning a lot from the comment feed as well. I came across this product from a YouTube ad. I was curious to learn about fibrin in general.

  11. The doctor’s video made it sound so good, and gave me hope. I decided to go for the “free” bottle, for which I had to pay $9.95 shipping (actual cost of shipping was probably less than $2). During the checkout process I was induced to buy a second bottle for $39.95. I did that, and then before I could complete the order they barraged me with pitches for a bunch more products. I went through with it, but then my gut was telling me to call it off, so I called them and tried to cancel right away, less than fifteen minutes after the order was placed. They talked me out of that and offered to continue a subscription for $29.95/month. I said okay. The product arrived a few days later, and I started taking it. The longer I took it, the more pain I had. Pains that had long ago vanished came back, and I got new pains in places that never hurt before. The more of their pills I used, the worse I felt. I called to cancel the subscription as well as ask for the promised refund. They told me that only unopened bottles can be returned for refund. That’s not what their website says; it says they have a 90-day money back guarantee. I told them either you honor what your website says, or I call my credit card company and file a dispute. Then they said I would get a full refund including for the $9.95 shipping charge, which they had said was non-negotiable and I didn’t even ask for it. So far, no refund has occurred. I think this whole deal is one big scam.

    1. Hi there, thanks a lot for your feedback on Heal-N-Soothe. I definitely agree that their practices are unfair and misleading, so hopefully you manage to get all your money back!

    2. P. Davis: I felt the same way I ordered the one bottle and then I got the second bottle but it’s like they would not let you go without trying some many other things. I only bought the one extra bottle but after hearing all these reviews and hearing from Olly, I’m canceling my order today, before they ship it. And try the other alternatives she recommends Thanks Olly for your diligent research on this product. Please keep up the amazing work you’re doing to inform us of these potentially harmful products. S.J.
      I have Osteoarthritis in my knees and hips, the only problem I’m having right now is in both of my knees, which I’m having so much pain in, I’m using a cane to get around I feel so helpless. I would like to know what you suggest Olly to relieve me of this pain and swelling?

  12. Thanks so much for your review Dr. Olly! It is so helpful…I am wanting to know what kind of other anti-inflammatory supplements one can take (as my father is on warfarin and takes Tylenol every evening)for his pain from paralysis of a left side caused by a stroke 9 years ago. So, ginger, arnica, turmeric all interact with warfarin.

    Would you kindly advice on some supplements which he can safely consume?

    Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge!

    Ling

    1. Hello Ling, I’m sorry about your father’s issues. You’re right, turmeric and many other herbs interact with blood thinning medication. What I can recommend him is a supplement called Flexobliss. It’s designed for back pain but it can actually help any type of pain caused by inflammation. It also has a pretty different formula than the classic anti-inflammatory supplements, so it doesn’t contain any turmeric, Boswellia or the typical anti-inflammatory herbs used in most products.

      If your father decides to try it, let me know how it goes.

  13. DO NOT EVEN THINK OF BUYING THIS PRODUCT!! I definitely believe that I was SCAMMED by this company and surely would not recommend it to anyone. They are only looking to rip off customers. I have experienced what the others in the comments had said. I called the company but they refused to give back my money! It has been 3 months but all I felt was pain both in joints and pocket. I was borderline spamming their email and number. Had I not threatened to sue them, they would not respond. Thank you for the review, Olly! Sadly, I wasn’t fast enough in seeing your review.

    1. Hello Mary, it’s saddening how their scheme affected you and other people so much. Thank you for sharing your experience and hopefully, no one experiences this again. I am praying that all your money is refunded.

  14. I have been feeling stomach cramps and pain along with diarrhea after few weeks of taking this supplement. At first, I was quite confused as to what may have caused it because I was taking this supplement along with my other vitamins. This was actually a supplement that I had also only seen on the social media. It was so convincing that I signed up for it (big regret). It is not only costly due to its price but also because of the side effect it brings. It got so bad to the point that I almost admitted myself to the doctor and even harder to fall asleep because of the pain. Having enough of it, I have done my research about this product, and it seems that the pain I felt was due to the supplement. Immediately, I stopped taking it and contacted the company for cancellation of subscription. Sadly, what the other commentors said is real. I almost filed a dispute because they stubbornly didn’t want to give me a refund. The moneyback guarantee that they have in their page is only a ploy to rake customers. You have been doing us a favor, Olly. I hope that more people read your review to avoid being cheated by this product.

    1. Hi Alan! This product really does have a good advertising, even their product video testimonies are convincing. However, there are many complaints about the malpractice and false advertising once people have tried the product, not to mention the high price it has. If you’re looking for a good product, I highly recommend Turmeric Curcumin Plus. It has legit company behind it and really works. With that said, hopefully, you succeed in getting back your money.

  15. OMG, I almost signed up for this! Thank God I did not. Thank you for the review, Olly! I’m actually looking for a supplement that can help ease my hand arthritis… Do you have any suggested product that is cheap but really effective?

    1. Hi Clarissa, glad to be of help. Finding a cheap but effective with credible background is important and I think Turmeric Curcumin Plus fits your requirements but you can also definitely check out these 4 treatments for hand arthritis. Aside from that, I think one of the cheapest things that we can do is to incorporate changes for the better in our everyday life. I defiitely recommend that you see this tips for a better chance of easing the pain in your hands. I hope you get better soon.

  16. I love reading all these comments, I’m so relieved to know I’m not the only one dealing with this issue. I have Osteoarthritis and right now it is crippling me, both of my knees are in so much pain and swelling I’m using a cane to get around, Tylenol isn’t working, and neither is ibuprofen.
    Dr. Olly, what would you suggest for me to use to alleviate the pain and swelling?
    To get back to enjoying my life again.

    1. Hey Shirrell, I saw your other comment below, but I’m going to answer here. Don’t worry – you’re not the only one dealing with osteoarthritis, there are lots of people struggling with it and it’s really hard to suffer from this condition sometimes.

      Now, the treatment I recommend depends a lot on the severity of your condition – the milder it is, the easier is to see some results. But anyway, osteoarthritis is caused by cartilage tear and damage, so you need something that would repair those cartilages. The more severe your condition is, the less cartilages you have left. So it’s much easier to improve a damage (but existing) cartilage than to build one from scratch. I think it makes sense.

      Anyway – the best substances for repairing and rebuilding cartilages are glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin. It’s mostly glucosamine that does the job, but its effect is much better when combined with chondroitin. That’s why you don’t need a high dose of chondroitin, because a smaller one is enough to do its job.

      For this reason, I recommend a combination of glucosamine sulfate (about 1500 mg), chondroitin sulphate (100 – 200 mg is enough) and some MSM to reduce cartilage swelling. It would also be great to have some anti-inflammatory herbs (like Boswellia, turmeric and maybe even an enzyme like bromelain, that is excellent for restoring cartilages). The one thing you need to pay attention to is the form of glucosamine. You absolutely want to use the sulfate version, which is a more expensive form, but it’s also superior in terms of absorption. Unfortunately, most products use the HCl form, which doesn’t have too much evidence behind, but it’s much cheaper for companies. So a lot of people have no idea about this difference and they end up buying products with a high dose of glucosamine, but in the Hal form. In many cases, they don’t have the desired effects and they wonder why. So keep this aspect in mind.

      My personal recommendation is a product called ProJoint Plus, because it contains all the ingredients I mentioned above (in the right doses), it’s based on the sulfate form of glucosamine and it’s also a lot more affordable than many similar products. Besides, I had a lot of my readers getting back to me with some great results with this product, so it’s really worth giving it a try.

      If you read my Heal-n-Soothe review, you probably saw that the alternative I recommend here is Turmeric Curcumin Plus. Well, Heal-n-Soothe is more of an anti-inflammatory product, so it works best in cases of arthritis caused by inflammation only (usually auto-immune versions of arthritis are caused by inflammation – rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis). On the other hand, osteoarthritis is usually caused by aging, accidents and injuries that damage cartilages. So it’s the cartilage damage that causes osteoarthritis. There is also some inflammation, but it appears as a consequence of that cartilage damage, it’s not what caused that cartilage damage (as in auto-immune arthritis). This is why I recommend turmeric-based products in auto-immune forms of arthritis (so that they can lower inflammation) and glucosamine + chondroitin products in osteoarthritis (because they can repair damaged cartilages and once this happens, inflammation also decreases on its own).

      I just wanted to explain you the difference between these types of arthritis, so that you understand. But since you have osteoarthritis, glucosamine + chondroitin are the best, because they can repair your damaged cartilages. In your specific situation, the osteoarthritis seems to be pretty severe, so you can also take a turmeric supplement, which is the best for reducing inflammation naturally. Turmeric Curcumin Plus is my top pick, because it has an excellent composition and a really low price. As I said, I would normally not recommend combining this supplement with ProJoint Plus, simply because there’s no need to. But in your case, there seems to be a high inflammatory response, so you need a stronger combination.

      I really hope this helps you and in case you have any other questions, just let me know!

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