Pros: Contains menthol and camphor, works average.
Cons: Only works as an average product, no better or worse than other leading brands.
After trying several pain relieving creams on the market, I decided to give Melaleuca Pain-A-Trate Pain Relieving Cream a try. I have a lot of trouble with my knees especially, in the cold winter months. I was able to get some relief from other products but searching for something better. Did this product excel? Read on!
Product Packaging And Information
Melaleuca Pain-A-Trate Pain Relieving Cream is packaged in a 2 oz. light green tube. The cream is also light green and of course has the menthol/camphor scent.
Melaleuca markets this product as a a cream for temporary relief of minor aches and pains to the joints and muscles. It is supposed to provide penetrating pain relief for arthritis, backaches, sprains, strains, and bruises.
Melaleuca Pain-A-Trate Pain Relieving Cream is an exclusive formula and the only one to combine menthol, camphor, methyl salicylate and Melaleuca Oil. It is supposed to give a deeper relief from minor aches and pains.
Directions state to apply Melaleuca Pain-A-Trate Pain Relieving Cream generously with a gentle massage.
Melaleuca Pain-A-Trate Pain Relieving Cream can be purchased online from Melaleuca for $16.00 a tube. Yes, it is a bit expensive!
My Experience With Pain-A-Trate
I didn't find anything special about this product. It contains menthol and camphor, just as most other leading brands. I did not find any better relief using Melaleuca Pain-A-Trate Pain Relieving Cream than from using Bengay or another leading brand that I could have purchased from the drug store for at least half the price of Pain-A-Trate. It is expensive at $16.00 a tube and I expected more from this product. It was a total let down in my opinion.
The scent is no stronger than any other muscle and pain relieving cream on the market. If you are in pain, you deal with the menthol scent. I didn't find any excessive burning from the menthol which some products do have if a larger amount of menthol is present.
Overall, this product didn't stack up to performance or it's expensive price tag.
Active: Methyl salicylate 10%, Menthol 0.5%, Camphor 0.5%
Inactive: Deionized water, Melaleuca Oil, glyceryl stearate SE, steric acid, cetyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, polysorbate 20, triethanolamine, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, methylparaben, propylparaben, diazolidinyl urea, FD&C Blue No. 1, DFD%&C Yellow No. 5.
As with all medications keep this product out of reach of small children and pets. This product is intended for external use only. Avoid any contact with eyes. Do not apply to open wounds. Consult your doctor if condition persists for more than 7 days or worsens.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402-6003
I'm afraid that I can't give this product more than an average rating. It works to a degree, but not any better than any other product on the market. When you pay twice as much, you expect more, or at least I do! I give Melaleuca Pain-A-Trate Pain Relieving Cream 3 Stars.
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