I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.
Invigorate lotion is for pain that has hemp extract, magnesium and MSM in it.
“Invigorate starts with an infusion of herbs such as turmeric, valerian, devil’s claw, Manjistha and Arjuna and those are steeped in organic Grape Seed Oil for over six weeks. Then, the infused herb oil is added to organic Hemp Oil, Hemp Oil Extract, Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Oil, Clove Oil Extract, and Borage Oil, essential oils such as Sandalwood and Rose Otto from the Kazanlak region of Bulgaria, and combined (emulsified) into a truly delightful pain relieving lotion. The scent is bold and bright with tones of citrus and deep notes from rare woods but what lies underneath is an even bigger story. ”(Product description-dead link) Invigorate
If that description doesn’t tempt you I don’t know what would. It sounds delicious. And it really is quite refreshing to use.
MSM is important for joint health and in particular is good for osteoarthritis. I have been using the lotion on my hands, since suspect that I have arthritis in them due to severe morning pain. So in the morning I loosen them up by rubbing this lotion into them.
Now magnesium oil on the other hand is great for aches, especially associated with fibromyalgia and it is a great way to absorb it as well. I actually have magnesium oil by itself as well. Having it in a lotion is wonderful.
Signs of magnesium deficiency
• Loss of appetite
• Behavioral changes
• Restless leg syndrome
• Abnormal heart rhythms
• Low blood pressure
• Muscle cramps
• Muscle spasms
Here is an post on Fibromyalgia and Magnesium. Remember it is an important one for us and because of IBS a lot of us have digestive issues with Magnesium Citrate. So it is great in lotions, oils and Epsom salts as well as other pill forms. Not to mention lotions are great for specific problem areas.
Turmeric itself is a strong anti-inflammatory agent, so that is nice to see it included in the mix.
The MSM content intrigues me, but I don’t officially have arthritis. So truly it is the magnesium that I value the most in this product and the other anti-inflammatory properties. Like I said I like magnesium oil as is and that is because magnesium pills upset my digestive system so I like to use the oil or Epsom salts for my magnesium, which I need for the fibromyalgia. I like the Invigorate lotion a lot for that alone. I have been using it regularly on my fibromyalgia ache zones. So like a regularly daily sort of treatment. More like a routine sort of treatment. On the zones that are particularly achy that day.
I would likely even recommend it more for arthritis conditions, to be honest due to the anti-inflammatories and the MSM. I can see that be a nice regular lotion for arthritis maintenance as well. Like I have been doing with my hands in the morning.