Dr. Frank is the creator of the product Dr. Frank’s Joint Pain Relief Spray for Dogs & Cats. You may have recently seen teh advertisement on T.V or run across his website at petpainspray.com or mypetspainrelief.com. He also sells another version of the spray, but for humans at nopainspray.com . Dr. Frank advertises his Pet Pain Spray as a homeopathic cure for arthritis pain, that magically cures it within a couple weeks. The official listed ingredients are HPUS Byronia Alba 6C, Calcarea Carbonica 30C, Calcarea Phosphorica 6C, Causticum 30C, Mercurius vivus 30C, Rhus toxicodendron 6C, Ruta graveolens 30C, Silicea 6C, Sulphur 6C.
6 C means that it was diluted six times by a factor of 100 so the final dilution will be .000000000001 , which is 1 part per 1 trillion! So small I don’t think it could even be detected by many commercial water chemical testing devices. What is the point if all the ingredients are extremely diluted? All the ingredients are so diluted it’s basically nothing except the following inactive ingredients: Distilled Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate and Natural Flavors.
Even if the concentrations were higher to be effective, you would have to take a leap of faith to first believe that a homeopathic remedy of these ingredients can be effective. The product has Rhus Toxicodendron, which I know some have tried to use to help relieve arthritis pain. Although Rhus toxicodendron is actually the stuff in poison ivy. I’m not sure if using poison ivy is exactly a good idea though. Of course according to Dr. Frank, it won’t cause poison ivy outbreaks because it’s too diluted which we already know. Everything in the product is too diluted to work. Some like White Bryonry Vine or Mercurius Vivus (derived from Mercury), are potentially dangerous poisons. Once again he says the Mercurius Vivus is too diluted to not cause problems.
The disgruntled chemist took a No Pain Challenge of the human version (No Pain Spray) to see if it worked. After 2 weeks, he found it did not relieve his arthritis. Dr. Frank offers a 30 day money back guarantee, but that is not enough time usually to figure out that it wouldn’t work and send it back. Remember, supplements do not have to be proven to work for them to make far reaching claims. I should also note that right now Dr. Frank has it setup that if you order a bottle, he will automatically bill you next month on your credit card for next month. The only way to stop it is to cancel. That shows he how shady his tactics are, so beware! If you want something effective you could either try asprin or I would look at Cosequin , since it’s ingredient is backed by many studies for helping arthritis.