ProSports Response: Reviews with Q&AJuly 24th, 2012
I liked the product quite a bit. A friend of mine, who is also a runner, tested it as well.
One of his concerns was the smell. He thought it was very over powering (but did agree that it smelled fantastic) I love the smell so I had no issue with it.
The next day, there wasn’t the usual stiffness that you get from other topical applications. And, I have a nagging hip joint issue on which it worked wonders.
I like the fact that it is wheat-free as I am trying to transition to that lifestyle.
Questions: Regarding application, how many sprays? Are you supposed to rub it in?
A ‘spray’ is about enough for an adult’s forearm, you want to cover the skin of the affected area. Spray on and use your fingertips to spread Pro Sports around the area. Wipe off any excess after a moment, the rest will absorb into the skin. Wash your hands with soap and water after applying, there are some places on the body where the tingly relief feeling isn’t so relieving. You can apply Pro Sports during a run, the oils will not sweat out like topical creams or rubs.
I have tried the Pro Sports Response on a number of occasions. I use it on my big toe and it does provide some relief. I also used it on my quads after the Ottawa Marathon and it really helped in dealing with the muscle soreness I had in my quads.
While it won’t ‘cure’ an issue, it certainly is a great product that provides pain relief. I really like too that it is non greasy. The only downside is the odor which I find a bit strong. But as mentioned in the instructions, you can always wash away the smell while still reaping the benefits.
Question: What is your advice for anyone who finds the smell too overpowering?
The essential oils have their natural scent. They aren’t watered down so there is great fresh smell of camphor, menthol and eucalyptus. If you find it interferes with your perfume or cologne you can wash the skin where it was applied about 20 minutes after applying. The active ingredients have already penetrated the skin and are working to ease your pain. Try putting it on first thing in the morning, having breakfast and jumping in the shower. You’ll get the relief throughout the day and it isn’t interfering with the scent of your personal products.
This product has a great smell and provides a cooling type sensation to the area which is sprayed and rubbed into the skin. It feels like it is penetrating below the skin surface.
My husband has chronic back pain from two back surgeries on a bulged disc. He works very hard on our acreage and comes in a night with a plethora of aches and pains. He has really given this product a test.
· Swollen aching wrist – swelling went down within hours and felt great in the morning
· Shoulder – restricted range of motion. For two days could not even raise arm up. Tried the Pro Response and there was a marked improvement in range of motion and pain relief. Took two days.
· Back pain from overdoing construction work. Relief in the morning. This was amazing as nothing relieves his pain.
I have aches and pains from lots of running and working on our property as well.
· Lower back pain from lifting – relief by the morning
· Slight muscle ache on inside of thigh after a half marathon. Hurt to lift leg. Applied the product and also used my “stick” for self massage, got relief within a few days.
1) Does the product provide short-term or long-term benefits?
A bit of both. Technically, Pro Sports is intended for short-term relief of pain and occasional use, much like regular OTC medications. We have heard from users who found significant long-term effects, and it’s even lead to them using less Pro Sports because of the improvement. Swelling may have decreased, and as a result of less pain and inflammation they may see an increase in their range of motion.
2)Pro Response says there are 250 sprays in each bottle. My husband John and I have already gone through one bottle and it certainly was not 250 sprays. We were really trying to give the product a good testing and I am not mistaking sprays with applications?
We’ve tested this at the office, (we have a permanent cloud of the scent in the building, but that day was especially fresh) and come up with 250. It’s based on the amount the pump should disperse on each ‘spray’ vs the size of the bottle. Each pump might be slightly different, and it works out as an average.
3) Very achy knees after long runs. Took no anti-inflammatories for a week. Applied the product to my knees, skin and area felt great, but absolutely NO relief of joint pain. Knees became very sore?
Unfortunately, there may be aches that Pro Sports Response can’t fix. Some areas of the body (like hands and knees) require more than one application for Pro Sports to get into the joints. It performs best in areas with flesh and muscle, encouraging blood and oxygen movement to the affected area, and hopefully speeding healing.