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Feb 26, 2013

Zim's Product review and giveaway!

4 miles on the schedule today.  An uneventful run which is much different than it looks for tomorrow's run in snow.  Ah, spring cannot get here soon enough.  Given that spring is coming, and you will start to ramp up your mileage, I've got a review and giveaway for a product that might fit some of your needs.


A few weeks ago Zim's asked if I was interest in reviewing their products and I said yes.  I'm always looks for product to try to help relieve the pain I sometimes get from running.  Here's what I was sent:

A care package of their Max-Freeze products.  The product is applied to muscles and joints for pain relief.  The product, when applied, gives you some cold, hence Freeze, relief for wherever you have pain.  I've had some occasional pain on my hips, knees and also my foot.  It provides almost immediate relief.  I can't say it takes the pain away and the company does not promise to do that but it does make you feel better for temporary relief.

I even noticed after I washed it off, I could still slightly feel the product so it does get into you to help your muscle.  They sent the same product, Max-Freeze, but in three different forms.  One made for the feet with a roller:
for the feet
They also sent one with a roller that kind of looks like a roll on deodorant, but don't use it for that. LOL.
roll on
And finally, I was sent a cream form:
cream form
Now I can't say I've used these products religiously since if you need to use these all the time, you should really go to the doctor to find out what's really wrong, but I've used them enough to know how they feel when used.  The product goes on quite easily.  It has a Menthol smell that is quite strong so, while it does work, I mostly used it after a workout but before my shower to get relief.  This way I would not smell it at work all day.

According to the company, the product is organic Ilex, Aloe and Arnica along with Vitamin E and Tea Tree Oil - basically nature ingredients.  It is greaseless(which I like) and has a vanishing scent(although it takes longer than I like for the scent to disappear).  The active ingredient in it is Menthol (5% or 3.7%), which is why the stronger smell but also why it helps relieve pain too and gives that "cool" feeling.

So if you have some tweaks and twinges as I've had while running, I think it's worth a try to see if it helps you.  They also offer a heat product that is similar as well.

Interested in trying it out for yourself?

The company has offered to do a giveaway for what I received as well.  Here's the rules:

#1 OR #2 are mandatory to win; you can do both for extra entries:
1) "Like" Zim's on Facebook(see below), tell them on their wall, "Detroit Runner Sent me" and come back here and leave a comment.(1 entry)
2) "Follow" Zim's on Twitter(see below), and tweet the following: "Check out the giveaway from @Detroitrunner1 for free @zimsusa products at"(1 entry)

3)  Follow my blog, like Detroit Runner on Facebook or follow @Detroitrunner1 on Twitter.(1 entry)

See Zim's website, HERE

See Zim's Facebook page, HERE

See Zim's Twitter page, HERE

The contest will end on Wednesday, March 6th at 5pm and a winner will be announced on March 7th.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

* Note - I received a sample package of Zim's Max-Freeze in exchange for this review.  All opinions on this blog post are my own and I was not paid or required to give a particular opinion on the product.


  1. I tweeted! (@AmyZPhD)

    And I follow you on twitter!

  2. I posted on their facebook wall (and liked them)

  3. I like ZIM on facebook and left message that you sent me

  4. I tweeted

  5. I follow your blog & like you on FB!

  6. I liked Zim's on Facebook and posted that you sent me.

  7. I followed Zim's on Twitter and tweeted.

  8. I follow you on Twitter as @ilovepool.

  9. I liked them on facebook and left a message