For the review of Receptra Targeted Topical, we gave a 1.25 oz container to Nana H, a 70 year old grandmother who suffers from arthritis pain in her hips and knees (and who happens to be the mother of one of our founders). Who better to test a targeted topical pain reliever than someone who can benefit the most? These are Helen’s personal impressions of the trial. ~ G2CBD Staff
Sells in a 1.25oz with 400mg of CBD or 2.5oz with 800mg of CBD
Priced at $39.95 – $68.95 for 1.25oz and 2.5oz
What Stands Out Positively About Receptra Targeted Topical?
Scent and texture
I tried the Receptra Targeted Topical for 10 days to see how it would affect my arthritis and joint pain. This topical cream contains 400mg of CBD. The directions indicate to use it on clean, dry skin, so two times a day I rubbed the product on my knees and hips after a shower. According to the website, the camphor opens up pores to absorb the CBD more effectively, and so does a hot shower.
My first reaction: the texture was very soothing and the scent was a natural aroma of jasmine and Ylang Ylang. The cream itself is made up of of coconut oil, beeswax combined with the smooth shea butter. It felt very pleasant going on – not at all greasy or sticky like some pain rubs.
Compared to a product called Bengay, which I have regularly used to control my pain, I found Receptra did not stain my clothes. Even better, it was not a strong smell that filled the room. The thought of using a product made of natural ingredients was appealing to me. It gave me the confidence that I was using a safe product.
Receptra Targeted Topical is not a cure-all for joint disease – nothing is going to cure worn-out hips and knees except for surgery. But using it daily did gradually improve movements in the areas that are affected. The positive effects seemed to increase the longer I used it, rather than getting less effective.
Not sure if it is cost effective, since I was in a trial size. A small 1.25 oz can goes pretty quickly using it every day, and many older people will probably be inclined to use it sparingly (I would have been if I were paying for it).