Got pain? Put sugar on it with QR (Quick Relief) Cream™!

Sugar? In a pain cream? Yup. Sounds crazy but it’s true. When QR (Quick Relief) Cream™ arrived at my house, I looked at the ingredients and laughed. The main ingredient is mannitol. I asked my boyfriend, who is a doctor, if he ever heard of mannitol for pain management. He said no, never. We looked and were interested to read that QR Cream is the first OTC pain-relief cream powered by mannitol, and it has just been launched to U.S. consumers this month.

QR (Quick Relief) Cream™ has been available in Canada for a while, so you Canadians are probably laughing right now since this isn’t news to you. Mannitol works by blocking the pain signal that is carried through your pain sensing nerves. If your brain isn’t receiving a pain signal, you won’t feel any pain at all. Here’s a more scientific explanation: “Mannitol, like sugar, opens up the nerve cell’s potassium (K+) channel. When sodium (Na+) and calcium (Ca++) start to flood into the injured nerve cell, mannitol opens-up the potassium (K+) channel and potassium (K+) floods out of the nerve cell, restoring the electrical balance inside the cell. This stops the pain signal immediately. No electric current, no pain signal.” So, unlike anaesthetics, which take away all feeling and leave you numb, mannitol just takes away the pain. You can still feel everything else.

Menthol is the other key ingredient in QR (Quick Relief) Cream™. The menthol helps the mannitol penetrate the skin more effectively. It also is a pain reliever, as it gives nerve cells a ‘cold sensation’ which competes with a pain sensation, alleviating the intensity of the pain signal.

QR Cream

QR (Quick Relief) Cream™ is for use on aching, tingling, or burning pain of the neck, back, shoulder, wrist, finger, knee, foot and nerves, and the itch associated with poison ivy and psoriasis. It relieves pain from arthritis, neuropathy, migraines, shingles, and bug bites. It acts right away, gives long lasting relieve, and absorbs quickly without any greasiness. The coolest part – it has a cumulative effect, so the longer you use it, the less it is needed!

My boyfriend has neuropathy so he used it – and he was absolutely stunned. He said it stopped his pain like nothing has before. He’s taking it to all his doctor friends because he was so impressed. My mom has chronic neck pain and she was blown away by this. She says it’s even better than CBD products. I tried it on my carpal tunnel and I can’t believe how effective it is. This is some seriously great stuff!

QR CREAM™ can be purchased online at Right now, while the regular price is $49.99 USD, there is a special promotional price of $39.99 USD. If you suffer from pain, you will be thrilled at your results. This is some sugar that won’t put pounds on, it just takes pain away! – Lisa


  1. Nina Kasper | 20th Oct 20

    What does this smell like? My boyfriend suffers from carpal tunnel too and as a machinist, he pretty much lives in pain! My only worry is a minty smell, he hates it!!! I really hope this is something that can help him out!

  2. Krystal | 21st Oct 20

    Uh I need this now. I have terrible pain everywhere – I can’t believe I haven’t heard more about this!

  3. Natalie | 21st Oct 20

    Wow this sounds amazing! I have never heard of this product, but this is something that I know so many people who can use it.

  4. Lola Seicento | 21st Oct 20

    I love products like this for my shoulders and back after spending so many hours at my desk, and on Zoom! This sounds good!

  5. Kristi V BeginNails | 24th Oct 20

    I know it mentions the itch associated with poison IVY, but I wonder if it can also help with bug bites itches? This would be a life saver for those prone to getting bitten. 🙂

  6. Angie | 26th Oct 20

    Hi, Lisa – This sounds great! So far, I have been using natural products like arnica and wintergreen oil. I’m waiting for this to come to Amazon so I can buy it. – Angie,

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