It's time for my Relief Factor review – which is a joint supplement I really question:
- tricky price offer
- huge number of pills per day
- no real user opinions available
So could this product be a scam?
At first sight – I say there are high chances.
For this reason, I will try to analyze it in detail and find out the truth behind (with video).
Note: This review is based on my opinion + research on Relief Factor.
Full Name: Relief Factor by Promedev
Product Type: Pain Relief Supplement
Best Actual Price: $19.95 for the first 3 weeks, then $79.95/month
Cheapest Place To Buy: Its official website
Designed For: Inflammatory pain – which includes:
- chronic joint pain
- inflammatory arthritis (RA or PsA)
It's not meant for joint pain specifically – but for any kind of inflammatory pain.
My Rating: 4 out of 10
Recommended?: Surely not – I consider it close to a scam:
- extremely high price (about $80 per month)
- you are forced to agree with auto-shipping
- very little info about the company behind
I personally recommend a $24 supplement that works excellent for the same problem (inflammatory pain).
Honestly – I would never pay so much on Relief Factor.
What I Liked About It
- Formula is pretty original
- Pills are quite easy to swallow
What I Didn't Like About It
- Comes as 2 different pills (you have to take both)
- You need at least 4 pills per day (even 12 at first)
- Very few real user opinions available online
- The opinions I did find were mostly negative
- Price offer is extremely tricky ($80 from the second month)
- You have to join their auto-shipping if you want to place an order
- Not available on any retailers
#1 – What It Is & Claims
Before I start my full analysis – I want to give you some info about this product in general.
How it can help, what it is, who is the company behind, etc.
In order to look like the best product on the market – Relief Factor makes some big promises.
According to its website, it claims to improve your body's response to inflammation:
- Reduces everyday aches and pain.
- It's Part of an integrated health plan.
- It's 100% drug free.
- Has 15 years of clinical practice behind.
- Based on botanical ingredients only (and fish oil).
Other than that – it doesn't claim to have anything special (which is true).
To be honest, I'm not very impressed by this product in any form.
2. Company Behind
Relief Factor is produced by a brand called Promedev.
This company seems to be based in Kirkland, WA.
However – I couldn't find any other info about it:
- no official website
- no contact details (phone, email, etc.)
So it's not quite a reputable/trustworthy company.
That's why I can't guarantee for Relief Factor's quality judging after its producer.
#2 – Formula (8 out of 10)
Relief Factor claims to have “a powerful combination of ingredients” against inflammation.
That's partially true, if you ask me.
Overall – the formula is far from bad, but it's not amazing either.
First of all – it does have an uncommon composition.
That's because it doesn't comes as one pills, but as 2.
Basically – it has 2 types of pills that have to be taken daily – each with a different formula:
- Capsules (with anti-inflammatory herbs)
- Softgels (with fish oil)
So let's analyze each one's formula by turn.
As I said – its ingredients are mostly anti-inflammatory herbs.
There are 3 active compounds:
- Icariin – it's a strong antioxidant that can also fight inflammation. 
- Turmeric Phospholipid – it's an excellent anti-inflammatory herb.
- Resveratrol – it has a mechanism that can reduce inflammatory pain. 
Overall – this formula is quite uncommon, but it doesn't look bad at all.
There's one one thing I personally question – and it's related to turmeric:
- combined with phospholipids in this product
- this increases its absorption 
- however, it only contains 19% curcuminoides
- most products contain around 95%
Basically – this form of turmeric doesn't seem to be as concentrated as the one from most turmeric products.
This means the anti-inflammatory effect won't be as strong.
That's the major only thing I don't like about this formula.
The ingredient list is pretty simple here: only one main active ingredient – fish oil.
This compound comes in 2 forms:
- EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)
- DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)
These 2 types of fish oil have common benefits – which include:
- supports a healthy inflammatory response
- keeps inflammation levels under control 
- promotes healthy tissues
- stimulates natural healing
Basically – fish oil is pretty good against inflammation.
So that's what these softegels' formula counts on.
Relief Factor has a pretty unusual formula:
- ingredients that aren't common in joint supplements
- unusual blends
- 2 different types of pills
Though it's not the best formula I have seen in a pain relief product – I can't say it's bad either.
Except for the weak form of turmeric – I actually think the ingredients look promising.
#3 – Pills & Dosage (4 out of 10)
Up next – I will give you some details about Relief Factor's pills and schedule.
From this point of view, it's very different from other supplements.
1. The Pills
As I mentioned before – this product has 2 types of pills:
You have to take both daily (together).
Now – in terms of dimensions, they don't look too bad:
- capsules have average dimensions
- they have a gelatin cover and powder inside
- that's what makes them quite easy to swallow
- softgels are a bit larger
- however, they are easier to swallow than regular capsules
Basically – swallowing these pills shouldn't be a problem for most people.
One interesting thing is that these pills come in packets.
A package contains 2 capsules and 2 softgels (which is the daily quantity).
So you won't have to take them from the bottle manually – only open a packets every day.
2. The Schedule
That's the major problem at this chapter.
Relief Factor requires taking 1 packets per day. (normally)
As I said before – that packets contains:
- 2 softgels
- 2 capsules
Basically – you need to take 4 pills a day, which is quite a lot.
Besides, the label recommends starting with 3 packets and lowering the number to 2 (when the discomfort decreases).
Also – you should switch to 1 after another several months/weeks (which is the standard dosage).
Now – this means you should start with 12 pills per day.
- that's literally impossible to take
- the product is going to run out in 1-2 weeks
So Relief Factor has a serious problem at this chapter, if you ask me.
#4 – Results (3 out of 10)
Here I will analyze previous users' opinions on Relief Factor.
In this way – you can see whether it works or not.
Note: I only included authentic reviews, not fake/promotional ones.
1. Positive Opinions
First of all – I found extremely few opinions on Relief Factor.
There are plenty of promotional reviews of it all over the Internet.
But I couldn't find more than 3 actual user reviews (and those were comments to promotional reviews).
For this reason, I won't be able to analyze Relief Factor from this point of view:
- all reviews I found were negative
- no opinions on trustworthy websites (like Amazon)
Now – Relief Factor does have some reviews on its official website.
But I strongly believe they are fake:
- all rated it excellent (5 stars out of 5)
- only praises from all customers
- no way to write your own review
For this reason – there's no way I can consider those.
2. Negative Opinions
The few real opinions I found on Relief Factor were negative.
The criticism was related to:
- No effect after some time
- Very expensive
- Bad customer practices
Now – since I found these complaints as comments to promotional reviews, I'm pretty sure they're real.
So this makes me quite sure that Relief Factor isn't as amazing as it claims to be.
It's only a personal opinion (since I don't have more evidence).
But if it was as good as it promises – I'm sure it would be highly praised all over the Internet.
Relief Factor doesn't have almost any real opinions online.
That's a bad sign itself – as this usually happens with products that are scamming people.
I can't tell if that's the case with Relief Factor as well.
But either way – it's not a product I would recommend any soon.
#5 – Side Effects (7 out of 10)
First of all – I didn't find enough opinions on Relief Factor.
For this reason, I won't be able to tell whether it causes side effects often or not.
So my analysis at this chapter will be based on its ingredients:
- Turmeric tends to cause side effects quite often.
- In most cases, it leads to digestive problems.
- Fish oil causes nausea, rashes, bad breath, etc.
- The other ingredients' side effects are less known.
Now – in case you're taking Relief Factor and you're experiencing these side effects, here's what you can do.
Make sure to take the pills with or after eating.
Never take them as an empty stomach (no matter what the label recommends).
This can make a big difference and cancel all the side effects you experienced before.
#6 – Price (2 out of 10)
That's the aspect that makes me consider Relief Factor a scam.
In terms of price – it's extremely unfair.
1. The Exact Price
Relief Factor uses a pretty different price strategy.
Compared to most pain supplements – it's way more expensive but it tries to hide this.
Let me explain:
- It has different prices for first and second buy.
- First supply costs $19.95 (plus $6.95 shipping).
- This is only available for 3 weeks.
- If you make the purchase, you will automatically be shipped a new supply in 15 days.
- However, this time it will cost $79.95 (plus $6.95 shipping).
- This continues every month.
- But the price is going to remain $79.95 plus shipping.
In other words – Relief Factor costs $80 per month, actually.
This is an absolutely huge price, if you ask me (especially for what it contains).
Not to mention that you're actually put on auto-shipping.
In case you don't agree with that – you can't purchase the product.
That's why I consider Relief Factor's practices unfair:
- they claim you can cancel the auto-shipping anytime
- but most products using this strategy make it hard for you to cancel
- there are lots of complaints online (not on Relief Factor)
- once you sign up for auto-shipping, they don't agree to take you off
- in this way, many people end up being charged huge amounts monthly
For this reason, I couldn't recommend a product like Relief Factor.
2. Competitors' Price
I only want to compare Relief Factor with my #1 recommended product for inflammation.
I'm talking about a supplement called Turmeric Plus:
- RF costs $19.95 for the first 3 weeks.
- Starting from the second time, it costs $80 per bottle.
- TP costs $24 per month (constant price).
- RF forces buyers to sign up to auto-shipping (otherwise they can't buy the product).
- TP doesn't have any auto-shipping program.
- RF doesn't offer any discount on larger orders.
- On the other hand, TP does.
- In this way, you can get it for about $16 per bottle.
For this reason – I think Turmeric Plus is a much better alternative.
There's no surprise it's my #1 recommendation for inflammatory pain, considering its price.
In terms of formula, it actually has a classic one (which is clearly strong).
So it definitely works – there are enough testimonials claiming so.
Overall – if you don't want to spend a small fortune on Relief Factor, I strongly recommend you this alternative.
Relief Factor has an incredible price strategy (in the worst way possible):
- affordable first month cost
- you have to join their auto-shipping
- price becomes huge from the second supply
Considering it's nothing better than many similar supplements – I definitely can't recommend it.
That especially when there's a much better alternative for 75% less money.
#7 – Availability (6 out of 10)
Relief Factor can't be bought anywhere outside its official website:
- not available on Amazon or Ebay
- not sold on local/online pharmacies
Now – that's not necessarily a bad thing itself.
But since all user opinions are hidden on all websites – I couldn't have a positive opinion on it.
Plus – if you ask me, selling it only on its official website is a way of forcing you to go for auto-shipping:
- if you don't, you can't place any order
- in case it was available on Amazon, this wouldn't be possible
That's another extra reason why I don't recommend Relief Factor.
If you want to buy it – you can only get it from its official website.
And in this case, you will have to join their monthly shipping (which I don't recommend).
#8 – Relief Factor In 3 Conclusions
Here's how I would sum up my opinion on this product (in 3 ideas).
1. No Opinions
No matter how hard I searched – there was almost no real opinion on this product:
- I only found 2-3 experiences with it
- they were comments to promotional reviews
- all were rather negative
In most cases, this is a sign the producer wants to hide real people's opinions.
That's because they're usually negative.
I can't guarantee this is the case of Relief Factor as well.
But its lack of real opinions is definitely a bad sign.
2. Many Pills Per Day
This is a crucial aspect for me as a user:
- Relief Factor normally requires 4 pills per day
- however, the quantity is higher in the first month
- you need to take 12 pills/day in the first week
- starting from the second week, you can reduce it to 8
Now – 4 pills per day is a huge number.
So what could I say about 12 pills per day?
Most anti-inflammatory supplements require 2 on a daily basis.
Honestly, how could this compare to 12 (for the same effect)?
3. Tricky Price
Relief Factor doesn't have a standard price (as most supplements do):
- first 3 weeks supply costs around $20 plus shipping
- in order to buy it, you have to sign up for their auto-shipping
- from the second supply, it costs $80 plus shipping
Honestly – I don't know who could agree to pay $80 per month for a product like this.
I'm saying this because the market is full of quality products under $40.
So don't fall for this price trap.
$80 for an anti-inflammatory supplement is way too much.
My Verdict – Worth Or Not?
Short answer: Definitely not.
If you ask me – it's pretty close to a scam:
- Ingredients aren't extremely powerful and effective.
- You need 4 pills per day (or even 12 in the first week).
- No positive authentic opinions.
- Price offer is very tricky.
- Extremely expensive on the long term ($80 per month).
- You have to join their auto-shipping to buy the product.
Now – I'm not saying everything is bad about Relief Factor.
It definitely has positive things as well (its formula itself isn't bad).
But overall – I think it's more on the bad side than on the positive one.
For this reason, I couldn't recommend spending $80 per month on this supplement.
That especially when there are so many cheaper alternatives that work even better.
So what do I recommend instead?
A turmeric supplement called Turmeric Curcumin Plus:
- lowest price on the market
- strong formula and high dosages
- work for any kind of inflammatory pain
Compared to Relief Factor – this product is a much better alternative (in terms of quality/price).
So that's my personal suggestion.