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Benefits of CBD for muscle recovery
Clinical trials using cannabinoids to treat dermatological conditions are currently in progress with existing research showing CBD to have anti-inflammatory, anti-pruritic and analgesic properties.
CBD works by interacting with receptors located in the human skin which form part of the endocannabinoid system – a molecular signalling system intrinsic in our overall health.
If the results of the clinical trials were replicated in humans, CBD balms would prove to be a natural, safe, and effective option for athletes to reduce inflammation and pain without having to rely on pharmaceutical medication which often comes with unwanted side effects.
Top CBD balms in available in the UK
Because of CBD’s proven safety and hypothesised efficacy and efficiency, manufacturers have pressed ahead and infused this cannabinoid into muscle repair and recovery balms.
They are of course restricted from promoting CBD’s benefits which is why these products contain already proven natural essential oils and herbal shown to have anti-inflammatory and painkilling qualities.
500mg CBD 50 ml
Poko CBD is a unique blend of herbs and essential oils infused with 500 mg of lab-tested full-spectrum CBD. Available in three different variants to satisfy different preferences.
400mg CBD 60ml
Tribal balm offers Calming clove and 100% natural Huna CBD. It makes light work of tight muscles and sore joints and leaves you refreshed and ready for action. For a warm fuzzy feeling check out Huna Warrior Rub
580mg CBD 60ml
CBDfx Overnight balm is formulated using 150 mg of organic CBD, essential oils and all-natural ingredients to aid rest and recovery. This balm is ideally used before you go to sleep when the body does the majority of its healing.
Sports Recovery Balms 60ml
£34.49 400mg CBD
£66.01 800mg CBD
Equilibrium Sports Recovery balm contains natural anti-inflammatories such as tea tree oil, almond oil, and grapeseed oil which can reduce inflammation and swelling following strenuous exercise.
Equilibrium CBD Extreme Sports Recovery contains the highest CBD dosage on this list at 800mg and is packed full of natural anti-inflammatory essential oils. This is the ideal balm to help recovery from DOMS, Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness.
CBD Asylum CBD
Muscle Balm 100ml
500mg | 18.30mg CBD
1000mg | 21.99mg CBD
Asylum CBD was designed to be easily absorbed by the skin to provide quick relief to muscle pain. The wintergreen, peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil help reduce post-exercise inflammation and the pain associated with it.
ECS Topical CBD Balm
This restorative muscle balm is scientifically formulated to help relieve fatigue and muscle soreness. Made from natural and organic ingredients including CBD hemp oil, organic hemp seed oils, organic beeswax & organic Shea butter and it is not tested on animals.
This balm is the perfect solution for joint and muscle aches providing targeted pain relief. Ultracalm CBD Muscle Balm is ideal to use after a workout and relieving back pain.
How to use CBD balms
Apply a small amount of your CBD balm directly to the site of pain or discomfort and massage in gently. Ideally, this should be done immediately after a workout and again just before you go to sleep at night.
The human body does the majority of its healing during the non-REM phase of sleep and so it is recommended to apply a CBD balm before you go to sleep to allow it to fully absorb and work.
The global CBD skincare market is expected to reach $1.75 billion by 2025 due to increased interest in the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids such as CBD in dermatology.
CBD moisturisers and eye creams, in particular, are proving to be in high demand, as are natural remedies such as topical balms for muscle and joint recovery.
CBD has been shown, primarily in animal and cell research, to exhibit a vast array of desirable benefits which sports athletes and everyday fitness enthusiasts have added into their recovery routine.