Relief Factor Review

2.75/5 (16 votes)

If you pick a few random articles about anything wellness related, there’s a high possibility that they mention inflammation. But why is it such a buzz-word and everything has to be classified as inflammatory or noninflammatory?

Inflammation is the body’s attempt to protect you from stress, whether it’s from your diet, lifestyle or environment. It’s the process through which white cells try to remove the harmful stimuli and begin the healing process.

Heart disease, cancer, arthritis, obesity, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer, insulin resistance, and many other conditions are linked to inflammation, sometimes even caused by it. In fact, any disturbance in your life can lead to inflammation, from a simple cold or bump in the knee to the death of someone you love or a broken heart.

It may seem like the bad guy in this scenario, but remember that every time you experience pain or swelling, your body kicks in and tries to heal itself.

Joint Pain and Inflammation

One of the most common forms of inflammation is the inflammation of joints. When the cartilage of a bone is damaged, it rubs against the other bone in the joint, causing pain. Most likely you’ll notice damage to the cartilage once you reach 40, especially on the weight-bearing joints including the hips, ankles, knees and spine. However, depending on the lifestyle you lead, like your weight or activity level, you can experience joint pain in your 20s or 30s as well.

While there are prescription drugs for treating inflammation, some people prefer to avoid the chemicals they contain and their possible side effects, and opt for natural and low-risk supplements.

One such supplement is Relief Factor which claims to be one of the best products on the market. It promises to reduce the inflammation leading to joint and muscle pain.

What makes Relief Factor so great? Should you take it? This review will help you answer these questions and decide if it’s worth purchasing.

About Relief Factor

Relief Factor is a joint supplement that helps in treating inflammation and pain coming from aging, exercising and other everyday activities.

According to the information on the website, Relief Factor is the result of 15 years of clinical practice. It all started with doctors wanting to provide an all-natural solution for people dealing with chronic injuries.

Relief Factor is 100% natural, made of botanicals and fish oil that improve not only the health of your joints but other systems in your body as well. The creators claim that this supplement will work regardless of age. However, if the damage has been there for some time, it’ll only take longer for the results to show.

How to Use It

The Relief Factor kit contains two soft gels and two capsules.

The company claims that the right dosage depends on your condition, metabolism, and inflammatory response. They recommend starting with three packets per day, ideally taken with meals for better absorption. Take four packets for severe pain, one in the morning, one in the evening, and two during the day. Lower to 2-3 packets per day as the pain diminishes.

You should start seeing results after three weeks of use.

How Does It Work?

The Relief Factor pain reliever combines four natural, high-quality ingredients that are known for the positive effect they have on people’s health. They are powerful antioxidants that have been shown to fight inflammation.

The soft gels contain Omega-3 (DHA and EPA) fatty acids that help lubricate your joints, making it easier for you to move. It also provides your body with a healthier inflammatory response and boosts the tissue repair.

The capsules contain Curcumin, Resveratrol, and Icariin.

Curcumin, or turmeric, is an oriental spice used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It goes through various biochemical pathways, providing support to many systems in the body, including musculoskeletal. Curcumin can reduce pain and soreness, promoting a healthy inflammatory response.

Relief Factor is said to use a particular type of Curcumin which provides phytosomes, a complex of natural ingredients that can increase the absorption rate up to three times.

Another main ingredient in Relief Factor is Resveratrol, which is well-known for its antioxidant properties. It helps normalize stress levels, support blood vessels’ health, and reduce inflammation.

Icariin works by maintaining the optimal levels of nitric oxide in the body, promoting blood flow and normal healing. It also supports the normal production of anti-inflammatory factors.

Outside of these main ingredients, Relief Factor also contains cellulose, silica, vitamin E from soy, stearic acid, and fish from sardines, anchovies, and mackerel.

Are the Ingredients Clinically Tested?

Omega-3 fatty acid is the element that has the most evidence to attest to its impact on joint lubrication and overall health.The other three, although well-known in the wellness world, aren’t backed up by as by as much scientific data regarding their anti-inflammatory abilities.

Is It Safe to Use?

In the beginning, you may get an upset stomach if you are not used to taking herbal supplements. Take the pill with food and probiotics to avoid this side effect. Omega-3 may also lead to loose stool until your body gets used to the supplement.

A few users reported mild symptoms of dizziness, nosebleed, and dry mouth, but again, they disappear once the body adjusts to the changes.

According to the manufacturer, Relief Factor shouldn’t affect the efficiency of prescription meds, but it’s better to check with your doctor before using it, though, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have food allergies or pre-existing medical condition.

How much Does It Cost?

The company offers a 3-week QuickStart kit for $19.95. Each month after that, you will pay $79.95 + $6.95 shipping and handling for a 60-packet monthly supply.

You can cancel the subscription at any time by contacting their customer support before the next delivery. If you received the package, just write “refused” on it. They will issue a refund minus the cost of shipping if the package is unopened. Otherwise, they’ll charge you the return shipping costs.

Relief Factor doesn’t have a money back guarantee and is expensive compared to other similar products.


Relief Factor seems like a decent product you could use to reduce joint and muscle pain caused by inflammation. The big plus comes from the fact that the 100% natural ingredients work with the body to repair the damage, instead of masking it as most prescription drugs do. And, although you’ll start with a high dosage, that decreases as the pain lessens.

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October 18, 2017 1:03 PM

I didn’t like the fact that they lure consumers in with their 3-week lifestyle program and then auto charge This is shady trading as far as we are concerned. Even worse after continuing using it, after the three weeks in the hopes it will help me and it DID NOTHING! You cannot return the remaining bottles for a refund, as I HAD NO RELIEF, with this product! However, many other similar supplements will allow you to send opened (and even empty), containers back for a full refund Relief Factor is a rip-off!

Jen D.
March 2, 2018 7:36 PM

I’ve been taking it for several months and my doctor just said my liver enzymes are now elevated. Never happened before. She thought maybe from tylenol use but I don’t take much tylenol. I checked on line and found that the ingredient Japanese fleece flower goes by many names and has caused liver damage in people. I’m scared and I’m stopping it. Beware!

September 7, 2018 3:18 PM
Reply to  Jen D.

I used to be a distributor for It Works and a loyal customer of mine actually contacted me saying her liver levels were also increased. Her dr suggested to stop taking it. But there is dandelion root and milk thistle will help with the liver.

July 28, 2019 1:38 PM
Reply to  Jen D.

this flower is not in the list of ingredients in relief factor, at least not by that name. What ingredient in relief factor are you referring to?

Kate Butler
October 25, 2018 5:38 PM

Many negative reviews about Relief Factor here. All I can say is, I didn’t know how much agony I was in until I stopped using it. I’m 55 years young suffering from arthritis in most joints, especially where I’ve had sports injuries; multiple broken bones & sprained ankles over lifetime. In constant pain, I’d start limping by early evening. Kept hearing commercials about RF, but, skeptical as everyone else, sounded too good to be true. No longer able to take Ibuprofen and other over counter drugs, I ordered 3 week start up hoping for ANY relief. After 3rd week I did notice a dulling of overall pain. Continued taking RF as directed over three month period. Was able to ride my bike, go up & down stairs with less struggle. One day I realized I was actually walking like a normal person! Individuals heal in individual time. Gratefully, I’m considered the typical customer who saw results by end of trial. (If you’re looking for neon lights after first pack, you’ve already convinced yourself product isn’t gonna work.) This is the only company I’ve known to claim a product likely to give results during a certain period of time. If you don’t want it at the end of 3 weeks, just cancel. The $19.95 +shipping isn’t gonna lose the farm. If you don’t cancel, company assumes, as they state, you’re happy with product and keep sending unless they hear otherwise from you. During 3 week period I received at least two email from them asking how RF was working for me. Who does that? Usually, companies lure you in with a free or dirt cheap $ first month offer. But you don’t see results for 60-90 days. That second month charge, the REAL charge is a doozy. You can cancel at any time, but they still got a chunk of cash out of ya. Totally understand money thing! That’s why I cancelled initially. Just couldn’t afford it at time. However, had I realized how much agony I’d be returning to, I would’ve begged, borrowed or stolen to keep supply coming! If you add up what you spend on over counter pain relievers & pharmaceuticals the monthly price isn’t so bad. My priority was to cancel, buy ingredients individually and save $79.95 a month. That ingenious idea would’ve been closer to $125 a month, not to mention inconvenience! If you’re priority is pain relief, RF is a must for you. If you’ve tried it and it didn’t really do much, then maybe you don’t have level of pain you thought (a good thing!). But to out and out bash Relief Factor and they’re business practices is unfair. If I went with reviews I’ve seen here and other sites, I’d still be in agony. While weeding through reviews to make a decision as to whether or not you should order Relief Factor, be open minded. It might not work for everyone, but if it’s helped others as it’s helped me, I strongly recommend… Read more »

January 30, 2019 4:45 AM
Reply to  Kate Butler

Relief Factor is overpriced, over hyped, and the subscription sales approach is scammy. Do NOT give them your credit card number. It has no clinically valid (double blind) tests to back it up, and they use dozens of made-up internet blogs, links and biased reviews from no-name websites to manipulate google searches. The whole first 2 pages of google search results are no-name websites with stories like “Relief Factor Exposed” and then go on to promote the product, while trying to sound unbiased. Businesses are learning how to manipulate the internet to improve their marketing and minimize any negative publicity. Don’t fall for it.

March 4, 2019 11:57 AM
Reply to  sam

Simply not true. I have used it for several months and had NO problems with the company or my cc. It contains proven ingredients so don’t bash it unless you try it first.

janis shouse
November 4, 2018 5:37 PM

why do they have to charge an arm and a leg , many of us canot afford this price every month so i guess i will be one that suffers and take advil for my pain, i can’t afford this they say on tv it is 19 dollars

April 30, 2019 1:33 PM

Relief Factor did absolutely nothing for my joint pain and discomfort–truly a waste of money. I took relief factor for over a month with no relief whatsoever– ZERO, NADA, NOTHING.

Dan Stump age 68
June 24, 2019 8:08 PM

I have been using Osteo Bi-Flex Triple strength with Vitamin D and Glucosamine Chondroitin HCI – 1500 mg. Boswella serrate Extract- 100 mg. Chondroitin/ MSM Complex – 275 mg. Vitamin D- 50 mcg( 2,000 IU) Seems to do a good job at the dosage of 2 per day. If I run out I notice more pain and stiff joints. I also take an anti-inflammatory Nubumatone and some Omega 3 on the side + a good multivitamin. Try to eat some Fish regular as well. The Osteo Bi-Flex cost about 25.00 for 180 tablets at the Grocery Store. Sounds like the others would just be more of the same? I think I’ll just stay with what I know helps. Not dirt cheap but much less than Relief Factor.

holley duffield
November 22, 2019 2:09 PM

I have used over 100 packets of ReliefFactor, but have not had any relief for my back pain. The product seems to be a scam.

July 3, 2019 12:28 AM

I tried the 3 week starter pack with no results and stopped the subscription. $20 for the first 3 weeks, $95 per month after that auto pay until you cancel and return the unopened package by writing REFUSE on the label and drop it at the P.O. Note that I took all 3 weeks exactly as prescribed with food and never missing a dose. Like others I don’t like the business of locking you in to a monthly subscription with your credit card but you can easily get out of it. I’m 70 years old with a variety of common aches and pains including arthritis and a recent foot surgery. They did not change at all.

carol lyle
May 14, 2019 5:25 PM

Migraines increased, much gas and stomach pain, loose stools. feeling unwell with no pep. Symptoms subsided within 3 weeks of starting the regimen. Never again. Very sick/ miserable and disappointed. I also burped up the icky fish oil.

Robert Schummer
September 23, 2019 3:28 PM

This company has devised a clever, fraudulent scheme with their so-called three week quick start program. Just try to cancel your order, as they promise you can do. They ship the order anyway, so they can hold on to your money. When you call their company, you are not allowed to speak with an agent. You are told to leave a message, but they do not return phone calls or e-mails. They are corrupt at their core. Pat Boone, whom I admire, should be ashamed of himself for becoming un-equally yoked with such a corrupt organization. DO NOT DO BUISINESS WITH THIS COMPANY!

November 7, 2019 9:55 AM

I’ve cancelled a couple times just due to the finances and the cost and have always talked to a person and the subscription stops immediately! It does work for my husband and will have to struggle to put back in the budget or find something comparable.

Robin McCracken
October 16, 2020 10:16 AM

Relief Factor is a complete SCAM. Got my startup package of cheap pills ($19.95) and before I knew it my credit card was charged another $89.95!! I canceled the minute it showed up on my credit card. 2 days later, I get a email saying your package is on the way.
I have 90days to return this package with the words “Refused” written on the front.
Total SCAM

Mary Triola
July 1, 2020 11:37 AM

I did not find this product helpful. I will not be ordering it again. Do not charge me or send me anything.