Friday, October 29, 2010

Review + Giveaway: RUB-A535 Natural Source Arnica

(Sorry - this giveaway is open to readers in Canada only.)

I was recently invited to review a sample of RUB A535’s NEW Natural Source Arnica.


"Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret"

New topical gel-cream from RUB A535 incorporates natural healing properties.
 


Arnica is a natural source that provides effective relief for sore muscles, inflammation and bruising and has been used for medicinal purposes since the 1500s. According to the University of Maryland Medical Centre, it is often the first remedy used today to treat bruising and swelling. RUB A535 has incorporated the healing properties of this therapeutic plant into its new RUB A535 Arnica, a topical gel-cream used to help treat swelling, bruising and muscle aches and pains.

Natural Healing Benefits of RUB A535 Arnica:

· RUB A535 Arnica contains a natural source ingredient used to ease sore muscles, stiffness and bruising

· Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of Arnica, this topical cream is especially effective for treating bruises and swelling from falls or blows

· Once applied, the gel-cream provides fast and effective relief to affected areas, focusing directly where the pain is

· When applied, the gel-cream has a refreshing soothing feel without an intense heating or cooling effect

· The fragrance free gel-cream has added benefits of both a gel and a cream. The gel provides fast absorption while the cream creates a light, non-greasy feel on the skin





I find this to be one of those products that is difficult to review objectively. Did it make a big difference in reducing aches, pains and swelling, or was it the R.I.C.E. therapy? I'll never know for sure, but I do believe they work well together.

I received this product just in time for my recent marathon. If there was ever a time that I need relief of sore, stiff, over-worked muscles, this is it.

What I can say with certainty:
  • the cooling sensation feels wonderful
  • there is an immediate soothing effect once applied
  • it looks a little funky when squeezed from the tube - but don't let that deter you!
  • it has a bit of a medical smell, but the aroma doesn't linger once you rub it in
  • it is non-greasy and doesn't leave any residue behind


I've been using it liberally on my feet, legs and back and thoroughly enjoy the cold, soothing sensation. Ahhhhhh, relief!

Win a RUB-A535 Prize Pack:
(Canada only - your odds are good!)
To enter:
1. Let me know why you would like to try Rub-A535.
2. Visit the website and tell me something you learned.
3. Bonus entry for followers!
4. Share this giveaway with another Canadian blogger; if someone mentions your name, you get a bonus entry!

Winner will be selected Thursday, November 4th!

28 comments:

TNTcoach Ken said...

Oh Canada......... that's all I know, does that make me Canadian enough????????? LOL

Laura said...

I'd love to try...cause I'll try anything at least once...
(and anything that highlights us Canucks..Take off eh..)

Laura said...

I was surprised to read how many people have arthritis..and it did freak me out a bit...

Laura said...

I follow...

Aneta said...

yay for canadians!!!

i follow u!

Aneta said...

i like it bc i like the weird tingly feeling it gives. lol

teacherwoman said...

Sounds interesting. Too bad I am not in Canada! :) Happy Friday!

Deb said...

I'd love to try it since I always hesitate to buy something in the store when I'm not sure I'll like it after spending the money.

Yay for a Canadian giveaway!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Finally! A giveaway for Canadians! YAY Marlene!

I'm a follower!

Deb said...

I learned that A535 has a HUGE array of products. I always viewed them as really only having one thing.

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

My legs are ALWAYS sore and just reading your description about how soothing it is sounds blissful!! pick me pick me pick me!

Erin said...

I'd love to try it on my arthritis and my stiff cycling legs.

Erin said...

I'm a follower.

Deb said...

I'm a follower! Yours is one of the blogs I've followed for the longest. :)

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

I learned about the dual action patch! Something I think I need for my knee ;)

Erin said...

Nova Scotia has the largest proportion of people with some form of arthritis. I wonder why that is...damp air?

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Good lucj with your giveaway. Have a great weekend!

Valerie said...

I would like to try Rub-A535 because my calves are always very tight.

Valerie said...

I am a follower!

Valerie said...

I learned that Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis involving the spine.

lindsay said...

Rigged.

By the way, my iPhone wanted to auto-correct me the other day as I commented on Red's blog. I was typing vajayjay and it suggested "Canadian".

Amy said...

I learned that A535 is involved with the Special Olympics team

Amy said...

I always like to try new natural products!

Amy said...

I'm a follower (and I'm Canadian!)

Quinton J said...

NICE LEG!

ShutUpandRun said...

About time there was a giveaway for Canandians! We US-ers need to be edged out every once in a while. The product sounds great.

PS: This is not an entry. I have never stepped foot in Canada but hope to someday.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

WHAT! A giveaway JUST for Canada! Am I reading that right?! Well, sure then throw my name in the hat ;) HOpe you're feeling better.

Oh, and of course, I'm a follower ;)

Forward Foot Strides said...

Sweet! I'd like to try it because well, my muscles get sore sometimes!