My wife heard a commercial on the radio about this product called Vinoprin One Hour Pain Relief, and always being the wonderful person that she is, told me about it when she got home. Just a small back story about me, and why I decided to give this a try was that in October of 1998, I had a large and approximately 4000 pound passenger van fall on me while performing a rescue while I was working with Cleveland EMS.
I have tried the traditional NSAID’s, Neurotin, and many other prescriptions to try and help relieve pain that still troubles me all these years later. I worked an additional 13 years past that accident, and the pain was always there, and got worse. I always tried not to get attached to narcotics, and it was not an option for me to take and be able to still perform the duties as a Paramedic with a clear head.
I also sustained injuries while I was in the U.S. Army during the years 1987-1992. So for me to add something else to the list of things to try, to help relieve some of those pains I have accumulated over the years was why I tried this product.
So what is in it?
Each Vinoprin One Hour Pain Relief softgel is standardized to contain at least 150mg of humulones (alpha acids), the active ingredient. In addition, small amounts of peppermint and ginger oils are added to counteract any possible GI upset. Vinoprin One Hour Pain Relief is non-GMO, free of milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten and soy. Hops (Humulus lupulus L.) is GRAS (generally recognized as safe) as food ingredient (21 CFR 182.20).
So does all of these ingredients work? I had a mixed experience with it. Some days, I did have relief from some of the basic pains in my joints and muscles that hurt on an ongoing basis that keep me from some of even the most simplest movements. Did it help the chronic pain I have in my back? Not so much. I know “that” pain, is a much more intense pain, one that I have carried with me ever since that van fell on me back in 1998.
So while I think it might work well for some, and not so well for others, you have to figure in the possibility of long term benefits versus cost. Cost can be a reason that purchasing this again could be an issue. While I was supplied a bottle to evaluate for the purpose of this review, since the benefits did not outweigh the cost in this case, I will not be purchasing this again for my own use.
Does this mean it’s not right for you? only you can judge that for yourself. As always, even though I am a Paramedic, I am not a Doctor, and any type of medication or supplement that you do take should be discussed with your personal physician to decide if there would be any conflicts with what you are taking, and how it can affect your health.
So have you tried Vinoprin before? if so, what was your results? What do you take to help relieve some of your pains? Share your thoughts below.
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