Runners often experience some minor aches and soreness after a long run. This is why I am using X-Jow Pain Relief Gel to help my muscles and joints recover faster.
Similar to products like Biofreeze and Icy Hot, X-Jow gel is designed to provide pain relief and soothe sore muscles specifically those related to sports injuries. This includes runner’s knee, tennis elbow, and minor sprains.
While this pain relief gel is not a bandaid for healing a real injury, it does allow athletes to be able to continue their sport pain-free or to reduce aches and pain post-workout. Always consult your doctor if you are dealing with an injury. This is best recommended for those the more common but less traumatic sports-related injuries like runner’s knee mentioned above—not for treating say a stress fracture.
The Product: What Makes It Stand Out?
X-Jow pain relief gel differs from similar products because it contains natural ingredients. This product combines both Western and Chinese medicine to heal and treat pain. Ingredients include turmeric, saffron, frankincense, myrrh, and other Chinese herbs.
Other ingredients are Acanthopanax senticosus root, which is commonly used in Chinese medicine for its role in aiding the body when under stress when it comes to inflammation.
It also has amber powder, which is said to have anti-aging properties that regenerate the skin. It has also been linked to having effective therapeutic benefits for ailments of the spine and joints.
Its other natural ingredients include those that increase circulation, those that promote wound healing, and those with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
The product itself comes in a 4 oz tube, the gel a liquid substance that has a yellowy-orange color. The smell of X-Jow is a bit minty and it also feels a bit minty on upon contact. This has great smoothing quality that kicks in immediately.
So Does It Work?
This runner was pleasantly surprised by how well this pain relief gel works.
In my case, I used X-Jow to relieve soreness and slight knee and ankle discomfort after a nine-mile run. You need to rub the product to the affected area, massaging it in for three to five minutes.
The consistency isn’t too thick, so it’s easy to rub in. Its benefits kicked in gradually, in that that the cooling properties continue to seep in. At first, there is that instant cooling, but not burning or too “icy” for lack of a better word. Your eyes won’t be tearing, but your muscles will feel like they are at the spa.
Besides this cooling sensation at the core of this product is pain relief.
I found it is that X-Jow does provide pain relief, drastically soothing sore muscles to be able to move freely without discomfort after a long run. The best part is that this was long-term relief that lasted for the remainder of the day, not just a few minutes.
The soothing property did not wear off after a few minutes. I didn’t have to reapply (although it’s suggested to reapply two to three times daily as needed). I like to apply before bed to allow my body to rest and recover overnight.
It also really helped alleviate potential patellofemoral pain syndrome (slight back of the knee pain) I was experiencing following a leg lifting day and that long run the day after that.
After applying and resting, the soreness and slight irritation were gone.
And after a boxing workout the next day, I looked forward to applying the gel to my shoulders. This was like getting a long-lasting massage, taking the edge off my shoulders to alleviate stress at these joints.
After suffering from a major ankle injury years ago, my ankle does act up sometimes during long runs. While this wasn’t the case now, I feel like applying X-Jow after a run is a great way to prevent inflammation to aggravate the old injury.
Best Used For:
- Runner’s Knee
- Tennis Elbow
- Minor aches and pains
- Post-exercise soreness at a targeted area
The biggest problem I had with X-Jow was the application. I appreciate that it is in a squeeze bottle instead of a container. This means just squeeze out the gel and rub in.
But with its menthol, the last thing I want to do is get this stuff all over my fingers then have to pick up my baby. Even with washing hands immediately after I worry that it would somehow get on her.
To combat this I applied with a Q-Tip but found it hard to apply. However, I squeeze some of the gel onto a paper towel then apply and massage in. This method works well for me to ensure the product doesn’t get anywhere it shouldn’t be.
In short, I found X-Jow to be an effective product for treating minor muscle soreness and body aches. I recommend this product for runners looking for products that do aid in recovery.
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**Disclaimer: Never use medications or supplements without first consulting with a doctor. This product is not intended to be a cure, but is an option for those looking for pain relief.