Zim’s Max Arnica ~ Natural Pain Relief for Life’s Little Aches, Bruises, and Sprains

By | June 16, 2016


Disclosure: I received complimentary Zim’s products to try so I could share my opinions in this post. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.

Most of you who have been reading this blog for any length of time know that I have ongoing back issues. I ruptured a disc back in 2009 during a fall while we were out hiking. Two years ago, I re-injured it and the pain became excruciatingly unbearable.  The fluid that had leaked out of my ruptured disc had hardened and was pressing into my sciatic nerve. It literally felt like my leg was on fire 24/7. I ended up having 2 surgeries within 2 weeks. I came out of the last surgery hopeful that I would finally be free from pain, but unfortunately that has not been the case. I am very thankful that I am no longer having the horrific sciatic pain (that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy). However due to the procedures I had done, I have been left with chronic lower back pain. I hate to be popping pills all the time, so I mostly just deal with it. However some days are worse than others. Consequently I am always on the lookout for remedies to help alleviate the lingering back pain.

So when I was recently contacted about reviewing new Zim’s Max-Arnica, I was all too happy to give it a try to see if it would help with my aching back.

Zim's Max Arnica is an all-natural pain reliever that effectively relieves pain for hours.  Learn more here.

Zim’s Max-Arnica is a homeopathic remedy – the first homeopathic remedy in the Zim’s line in fact! That means that the ingredients used to create this pain reliever all come from natural sources such as plants and minerals. In fact, when I looked at the ingredient list on the back of the bottle, I recognized all of them.  The active ingredients are all plants – Aloe, Arnica Montana, Calendula Officinalis, and Bellis Perrenis.  I love that it is all natural so I don’t have to worry about putting any harmful chemicals on my body.

We went out hiking over the weekend so I got the chance to put Zim’s Max Arnica to the test.  Hiking was what got me into this mess in the first place – but I refuse to let my bad back keep me from an activity we all love doing as a family. Usually after we go hiking though, my back is extra sore. Between the uneven ground and the small backpack I wear, my lower back is usually not happy by the time we get back off the trail. So it was the perfect time to give Zim’s Max Arnica a try.

Zim's Max Arnica is an all-natural pain reliever that effectively relieves pain for hours.  Learn more here.

Zim’s Max-Arnica comes in a convenient roll-on bottle.  I have tried a lot of products in the past that were messy or left an unpleasant odor on my hands after I applied them to my back.  That’s not an issue with the Max-Arnica.  The convenient roll-on bottle means that I never get any on my hands.  The roller also helps massage the product into the affected area.  It actually felt really good on my back as I was applying it.

Another thing I really liked about the Max-Arnica was that the scent was not over-powering.  A lot of topical pain relievers stink to high heaven, but not this one.  There is a light menthol scent there, but it’s not overwhelming.  Plus it seems to disappear completely after a few minutes.

It is quite cool as it goes on and that gentle coldness seems to penetrate more into the ache as times passes.  It is actually quite soothing and very good at dulling the pain.  It doesn’t get quite as cold as other products do, which is good since some of those hot-cold pain relief products can be quite uncomfortable in my experience.

All in all, I was quite impressed with how well Max-Arnica worked.  It soothed my aching back for several hours after our hike.   I am definitely going to be taking this along when we go hiking in the future so I can apply it as soon as we get off the trail.

My husband doesn’t have the back issues that I do, but he does have normal aches and pains associated with getting older.  Now that we are both in our forties, we don’t bounce back from minor pains like we did when we were younger.  Zim’s Max-Arnica will be great for my husband to use as when he is bothered by any pulled muscles.

Now I realize most people don’t have the messed up back that I do, but Max-Arnica would be great to have on hand for any minor aches and bruises.  Want to give this product a try yourself?  You can purchase Max-Arnica and other Zim’s products at http://www.zimsusa.com/.  It is also available on Amazon.

Enter to win a Zim's USA Prize Pack with $50 worth of healing and pain-relieving products.  The giveaway ends July 3, 2016 and is open to cont. US residents who are 18 and older.

Want to win an assortment of Zim’s healing and pain-relieving products?  One lucky A Heart Full of Love reader is going to win a $50 Zim’s Prize Pack that will include

  • a 3 oz roll-on bottle of Zim’s Max-Arnica for bruises & strains
  • a 3 oz roll-on bottle of Zim’s Max-Freeze for muscle & joint pain
  • a 4 oz tube of Zim’s Max-Freeze for muscle & joint pain
  • a 3.25 oz bottle of Zim’s Advanced Hydrocortisone Spray for rashes, inflammation, and bug bites
  • a 4.8 oz tube of Zim’s Crack Cream for cracked heels and feet

The giveaway is open to any residents of the cont. US who are 18 and older.  You have until 11:59 pm on July 3, 2016 to get your entries submitted through the Raflecopter form below.

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Good luck!

58 thoughts on “Zim’s Max Arnica ~ Natural Pain Relief for Life’s Little Aches, Bruises, and Sprains

  1. Emily Morelli

    I like that the homeopathic pain medicine won’t damage my liver and is applied to the outside of the skin.

  2. pu ye

    I like that the homeopathic pain medicine won’t damage liver

  3. Edna Williams

    I like that they make over 25 products, and I would like to try the Max-Arnica for my sore neck muscles in the morning!

  4. Angie S

    Zims is a naturally based skin product made with no parabens and no mineral oil, AND that it’s not tested on animals. I’d like to try the Crack Creme on my feet, not that they’re totally disgusting, but definitely could use some love!

  5. Wilma P

    Zim’s started over 60 years ago and now has over 25 products. I would really like to try Zim’s Max Foot Crème because my feet tend to be very dry and I think this would be soothing.

  6. Jill H.

    1. the crack cream has a clove like smell from the Myrcia oil.

    2. would love to try this for aches do to fibromyagia

  7. tammy

    the company started 60 yrs ago by a pharmacist . I would like to try the zim max freeze for joint pain

  8. Katrina Brockavich

    I learned that Zims has been around for 60 years! I’m more trusting of a company that’s been around for so long. I’d love to try the Max-Arnica on my knees and legs that get so sore after walking and hiking. Our family loves to hike together too, so I don’t let the aches hold me back!

  9. Emily Ann

    I learned that this brand started over 60 years ago – wow! – and has expanded to over 25 products that have affordable pain relief. They also have natural ingredients! I would love to try Zim Arnica because they seem so natural and healthy for you. They also look like they work well! Which would be great to have a natural way of relieving pain.

  10. Richard

    I learned that they have expanded to over 25 products ranging from lotions and cremes to pain relief gels and diabetic care items.

    I want to try it because it is all natural and I often get sore muscles

  11. heather

    I went to their site and I learned that they have a skin care line and a lip care line and I want to try them. I want to win this one so I can try out their products as they sound super healthy and my skin is so sensitive.

  12. Maryann Royster

    Zim’s has over 25 products ranging from skin care (diabetic also) and pain relief. I like the idea of pain patches, they are alot less messy than creams and with gardening season in full swing I could use the patches on my sore spots.

  13. jennifer dressel

    I learned Zim’s makes a natural vapor product that I would like to try for the next cold season. I would like to try Zim’s Max Arnica because I use the Zim’s Max Freeze and it works awesome

  14. Annamarie V

    I learned that Zim’s provides affordable topical pain relief gel that emphasizes the use of natural ingredients. I sometimes get lower back pain and I want to try the Max Freeze spray because it would be so much easier to apply to my back.

  15. Kristina R

    1. It comes in roll on, rub or gel.
    2. I’d love to try it on my feet and see if it helps with plantar fasciitis.

  16. DJ

    I love that their product are naturally-based and I would love to try the Advanced Hydrocortisone Spray for bug bites, especially this time of the year when the mosquitoes are so bad.

  17. Becky Hackett

    I really did not realize how many different products Zim’s makes. I just purchased the Max-Freeze roll on again today at my local CVS. It is a favorite around my house, works wonders for arthritis.

  18. Maureen

    love the fact that it is natural. My mother recently bruised her arm and she used this product and the bruising went away quicker than if not in use (I feel).

  19. Robin Abrams

    I learned it is Paraben & Sulfate Free. I would love to try the Zim’s Max-Freeze Gel. I have leg muscle pain and would love to see if this helps

  20. Laura

    I learned that they offer naturally-based products from a small town in Ohio and I want to win Zim’s Max-Arnica b/c I have back pain often and I’d like to fix it naturally.

  21. JLin

    Zim’s offer exceptional naturally-based products! Over 25 products that are packed with the best of nature and range from skin care to pain relief gels.

  22. Neha Kaul

    Zim’s Max-Arnica would be my go-to product for muscular pain resulting from fibromyalgia.

    I learned that Zim’s is a 60-year old Ohio-based company producing naturally-based pain-relief gels and diabetic care items

  23. Angela Saver

    I learned that Zim’s was started over 60 years ago by a pharmacist who first created Zim’s Crack Creme. I would love to try Zim’s because it is free of parabens & sulfates & I have back pain that I would love to see if it gives me some relief!

  24. DeAnna Keller

    Zim’s started over 60 years ago with the creation of Zim’s Crack Creme by a pharmacist in Austintown, Ohio.

  25. Miguel

    My back is hurting at this very moment, I wish I had some Zim’s Max Arnica now!

  26. jill rivera

    Zim’s Max Creme – Formula for Diabetics and Other Dry Skin is the product I would like to try. I have use cracked foot cream in the past and highly recommend.

  27. Heather Poindexter

    I love that they are affordable and natural. I want to try the freeze.

  28. Debbie F

    I learned that Zim’s started over 60 years ago with the creation of Zim’s Crack Creme by a pharmacist in Austintown, Ohio.

    And I’d love to try it because it’s homeopathic. I try to use all natural products and don’t want to take any pain killers orally so having something I can put on my sore calves from running would be great!

  29. Riley Johnson

    I learned the company started over 60 years ago. I would like to try Zima because I have knee pain daily from a wreck I had when I was younger. Nothing seems to help and since I don’t want to take pain meds my whole life or have surgery I just deal with it. I would love to see if Zima would help

  30. Christa Bengtsson

    I learned that they make so many products. I really liked to try the Arnica & Aloe Vera Lip Formula SPF 15.

  31. susan smoaks

    i learned that they have this that i want to try Zim’s Max Vapor Mentholated Rub – Jar

  32. Alison

    I did not realize they made homeopathic products and I use Arnica cream all the time for our family. Love to try Zimms

  33. Tara Liebing

    I learned that Zim’s sells Max Freeze Patches with Lidocaine and Menthol. I would love to try Zim’s products because I suffer from a lot of aches and pains.

  34. Kristina Potter

    Max’s Crack crème formula became what was called “Cement Workers’ Lotion.” Years ago cement workers claimed they had lots of dry cracked skin. So Zim developed the all natural crème and many others. I would love to try this on my feet, and elbows. There always cracked and dry. My husbands hands, legs and feet are all the same.

  35. Ramona Kako

    I have tried so many products for my RA. I would love to give these a try.

  36. Elizabeth H.

    I learned that they have things for folks with diabetes. Zim’s Max Creme – Formula for Diabetics and Other Dry Skin

  37. Rose Santuci-Sofranko

    I see that they have a couple of products for Diabetics like me. Their “Zim’s Max Creme – Formula for Diabetics and Other Dry Skin” sounds nice. Also, with Fibro I get muscle strains very easily (my back was out for about 2 weeks recently) and the Max Arnica seems like it might help to ease that. Thanks and God bless!

  38. Barbara

    I learned that Zim’s was created basically in response to cement workers complaints about their cracked skin. I’m interested in trying it for some back and knee pain that I’m having.

  39. Jennifer R

    I visited Zim’s site and learned that you can join their email list to get a 15% off coupon code. I am most interested in trying the Zim’s Max Cold Sore Ointment because I suffer from this problem and the Zim’s Max-Freeze Gel for a sore shoulder that I deal with.

  40. vicki lorenz

    I love the fact that this will not harm your liver!

  41. Sandra Watts

    I would like to try their Zim’s Max Arnica Homeopathic Roll-On. I learned that it is for temporary relief of aches, bruises, and sprains, etc. I certainly have a lot of aches I would not mind trying it on.

  42. Rosey

    I learned they have a roll-on. I’d like to try the menthol rub. What a great site, they’ve got just about everything you can think of over there!

  43. jesse johnson

    My wife suffers from back pain. If your pain relieving products work you would have a long term customer.

  44. laurie murley

    I learned they have 20% off their products right now if you use the word America . I want to try their product because I have heard good things from others about how good they work

  45. Kathryn C

    I would love to start trying homeopathic products. I am happy that this brand is available on Amazon.com as I order from that site often. I am especially interested in the product for bug bites & scratches!

  46. gloria patterson

    I want several things starting with Zim’s Max-Freeze Gel, Max-Freeze Roll-On, Zim’s Max-Freeze Continuous Spray I think these products would really help me. Its hard to believe that this company is over 60 years old and I have never heard of them before…

    I spend a lot of time if the pain reliever aisle

  47. Rose Karam

    I learned that these products are effective for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains. I want to try these because I have a lot of minor aches and pains.

  48. Marie cantelli

    I like that your not putting anything toxic in your body.

  49. Laura

    I learned that Zim’s started over 60 years ago and has expanded to over 25 products ranging from lotions and cremes to pain relief gels and diabetic care items. I would like to try Zim’s Max-Arnica because they sound like great products. I’m most excited to try the Zim’s Crack Cream for my feet!


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