Ateevia is an anti-inflammatory cream invented by a doctor here in the USA and refined by his grandson (also a doctor) for maximum safety & potency. The result is an all-natural, plant-derived topical cream to treat acute & chronic pain.
Ingredients include: pumpkin seed extract, sunflower seed extract, borage, poke root, safflower oil.
Ingredients DO NOT include capsaicin and menthol, so no potential skin irritation from those and no strong scent.
The brochure packaged with it seemed to include a lot of ‘active adults’ or… senior population. But there is a picture of a swimmer too, so it is useful for athletes!
I applied it to my chronically aggravated shoulder. No, it’s not a sports injury… it’s a problem that comes from sitting at a desk and using a mouse all day, every day. My first reaction was to the smell. It’s not bad, but I wouldn’t call it good. The best I can come up with is that it smells like salad. Not an oily vinaigrette salad dressing… more just like raw greens and veggies. That’s probably due to the natural ingredients, but “salad” is the only word that comes to mind about the smell.
It rubs in nicely and isn’t greasy. It was strange because it didn’t have a cooling or tingling effect like other pain relief creams (again, no menthol/capsaicin) so I was kind of concerned that it wouldn’t work. But after a little while I noticed that my shoulder seemed to move a little more freely with less pain. And after a few days of using it that knotted area definitely feels better. I don’t think it’s completely healed, but I’m definitely experiencing some relief!