The cream is safe and has none of the side-effects associated with the most widely used medications and over-the-counter pain-relief creams:
- It does not affect the brain the way many narcotics, anti-seizure medications, marijuana derivatives, and antidepressants do.
- It does not cause constipation as narcotics and antidepressants do.
- It does not harm the kidneys, raise blood pressure, increase the rate of heart attacks or cause bleeding stomach ulcers as occurs through the use of anti-inflammatory medications. It does not harm the liver the way Tylenol and alcohol do.It does not burn when it is applied or injure and destroy your skin nerves like capsaicin-using creams do.
- The only, very rare side effect of QR CREAM™ is a skin rash.
Pain creams containing capsaicin cause an initial painful burning sensation, which ends when the pain in the treated areas disappears. However, some clinical studies show that the prolonged use of capsaicin cream damages or kills nerve fibers that control sweating, blood vessel tone and the sense of heat or cold. (Click here for medical journal article supporting this statement).
Pain creams using menthol as an active ingredient make the treated areas feel cool. For this reason menthol is used to counter the burning sensation caused by Capsaicin creams. However, the use of high percentages of menthol can produce a burning sensation near open wounds, or in areas where the skin is very thin and sensitive such as the anus or the vagina. Some people get an allergic reaction resulting in red, itchy or bumpy skin. To avoid these potential problems caused by menthol, QR CREAM™ contains only a very small amount of it. (Click herefor medical journal article supporting this statement).
Camphor, if accidentally eaten, say by a child, or applied over too large an area can be a deadly poison. (Click here for medical journal article supporting this statement).
Pain creams or gels containing salicylates have substances in them like ASA or aspirin. They do help relieve pain but can cause severe rashes or allergic reactions and other side effects including blood problems. They can be deadly if they are accidentally ingested. (Click here for medical journal article supporting this statement).
Local anesthetic containing pain creams shut down pain signals by anesthetizing the painful area but at the same time, they also cause the loss of sensation like touch, heat, cold or vibration – as is the case when dentists freeze an area in the mouth. Because of the absence of sensation, a prick, a burn or other minor injuries can be aggravated. Applying too much local anesthetic, or applying it under occlusion can injure the liver or even stop the heart. (Click here for medical journal article supporting this statement).