At this point it’s hard to imagine you haven’t heard of CBD – short for cannabidoil – projected to become a 23-billion-dollar business by 2025. This non-psychotropic extract of the cannibis plant produces a sense of calm and relaxation (for many), but without the high, and has become a cure-all consumed in oil and edible forms. Most relevant for athletes, are the CBD sport creams for both injury prevention and muscle recovery.
Now there is a line of CBD creams formulated specifically for before and after your workout – Muscle MX Activate and Muscle MX Recovery – both of which come in a handy stick form, so no greasy hands. With 250mg of CBD in each application, both also have Peppermint Oil, Arnica extract, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree Oil and lots more all natural and organic, therapeutic ingredients.
Activate, applied before your workout, provides pain relief and inflammation reduction, while stimulating blood flow and increasing circulation. Recovery is designed to help prevent and treat muscle soreness and fatigue, inflammation, and minor aches and pains. Both creams go on smooth, are fast-absorbing, and have a refreshing scent.
CBD products tend to work differently for each individual. We’ve found that ones friends swear by, may not have much of an effect on others. For this athlete however, I’ve been slathering it on before and after workouts all summer, and am passing my fave CBD sport cream – or creams – on to you.