Should I use CBD Gel for muscle recovery?
Posted on September 14 2020
Regular exercising, while rewarding, can take a real toll on the body. While stretching and hydration can help to ease the recovery process, sometimes muscles need a bit of extra TLC. Enter Sports Gel. This carefully crafted CBD topical artfully combines broad-spectrum hemp extract, arnica, capsaicin and camphor to deliver results with a formula that feels great and gets your body moving. Let’s break down the ingredients that give Sports Gel its power.
The Functional Ingredients in Our CBD Sports Gel
Arnica, more than just a flower
Arnica—the mountain daisy—grows in Siberia, central Europe, and North America. The bright yellow flowers are used to create creams, ointments, and gels. It’s commonly used for muscle pain, bruising, and swelling. Arnica has shown promise as a treatment for joint discomfort and swelling. The arnica flower is the perfect complement to the array of essential oils in the Sports Gel.
Capsaicin is hot stuff
Capsaicin has long been used in sports gels and salves. It’s the stuff that makes chilis spicy, but when you apply it to your skin, that heating quality can help relieve pain. Capsaicin works by blocking pain messages to your nerves, but the heat is relaxing, too. Heads up—that spiciness could irritate skin. Just like with chili peppers, wash your hands after you use it and keep the gel clear of your face.
Camphor is a real Swiss Army knife of a topical ingredient. It’s antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and can act as an analgesic (pain killer). It might also help reduce signs of aging. It acts similar to capsaicin in quieting those pain messages to your nerves. It’s kind to sore muscles and helps them relax. You might know camphor by its smell; it’s used in mothballs and those gels to help clear a stuffy nose.
And of course, CBD
As we know, CBD in and of itself has many different benefits. It is antioxidant, meaning it may help protect against free radicals like UV rays, pollutants in the air, etc. It is also the perfect workout companion to help layer into your pre- or post-workout routine. When used as a topical, CBD can provide targeted relief for discomfort. It also may help with inflammation from exercise-induced muscle stresses and soreness.
Good for your skin, too
We’ve created a non-greasy gel with fast absorption for all skin types. It’s 100% plant based—no harsh solvents, toxic chemicals, or synthetic colors and fragrances. All good stuff that’s good for you. Our Sports Gel is made from a signature blend of essential oils, including eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, grapefruit, chamomile and sassia bark extract to nourish your skin. Plus, it smells and feels great.
Each of these ingredients come together to help your body move more effectively through the day. And after all, a body in motion is a beautiful thing.
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