For those looking for natural relief from pain due to sports related injuries and an overtly active lifestyle, CBD products derived from hemp are gaining in popularity. However, the rise of hemp based products has resulted in a flood of low quality products into the market that will not produced the desired healing results. The Ministry of Hemp website offers these pointers in selecting quality hemp based products.
Following are some recommendations of high quality CBD products designed to help ease pain and reduce inflammation.
Please note that CBD products can often be ordered online and transported across state lines, thus making them an ideal travel accessory to help on heal after one’s next adventure. If the product was purchased at a dispensary and contains high-THC cannabis extract, the product can only be used in the state where it was purchased. Check each state’s policies for details.
Life Elements CBD & Honey Ache and Pain Relief Stick uses non-GMO CBD oil derived from organically grown hemp in Colorado.This stick can be directly applied to any area that aches for a slight cooling and warming sensation. These sticks are available in a .50 oz. and 2 oz. sizes. Also, try their Everyday Skin Repair to help heal any cuts and scrapes. Other CBD products include a Lip Goo lip balm, a Sugar Scrub body scrub, and a Bliss Ball bath bomb.
Frogsong Farm sponsors several athletes who use their products: Lisa Chulich who is a professional rock climber, Jeffrey Samuels who is a pro beach volleyball player, and Megan Winnick who is an amateur MMA fighter. On her blog Chulich writes about using their CBD for a recent MCL tear. Their Rubbit is a soothing topical salve crafted using organic and all natural ingredients available in .05, 1 oz. and 2 oz. sizes. Their Rubbit 250 contains 250 mg of CBD per ounce, while the Rubbit 500 contains 500 mg of CBD per ounce. Also, they manufacture an organic olive oil tincture that can be applied under the tongue, mixed with food and drink or applied directly as a massage oil. These drops come in 1 oz. and 2 oz. sizes with 300 mg of CBD per ounce. Those wanting a stronger dose can try their Drops Plus which contain 750 mg of CBD per ounce.
Empower BodyCare’s line of Hemp CBD products pack a powerful punch to help manage serious pain. Empower® Topical Relief Oil (9mL and 30mL roll-ons, 15mL pump bottle) consists of a blend of the highest quality essential oils and carrier oils infused with organically grown hemp-derived Cannabidiol (CBD). This oil absorbs quickly into the skin and can be conveniently applied whenever and wherever necessary, as it smells of a delightful blend of lavender, bergamot, and mint. For all over body relief, take a bath in their soaking salts; a blend of Epsom, Pink Himalayan, and ethically-sourced Dead Sea Salts, infused with highly concentrated Topical Relief Oil. At 30mg of CBD per 4 oz soak with the uplifting aroma of lavender and bergamot, these salts are sure to relax anyone.
Empower’s latest product, Topical Relief Lotion is made with 86% organic ingredients, has an uplifting aroma of Lemon Verbena, has 175mg of CBD per bottle, and is highly effective for pain and inflammation. This product is especially appropriate for those who suffer from nerve pain, as Lemon Verbena is known to reduce nerve sensitivity to pain.
For extended relief, try Nana’s Secret’s CBD Comfort Patch. This CBD infused transdermal patch contains 25 mg of CBD made from cannabis extract and can provide relief for up to 12 hours. Apply this patch to the back of the hand, under arm, neck, back, knee or any other exterior area of the body in need of extra comfort.
CBD Protein Powder
For those who like to use protein powder as part of their workout regime, WillPower Products offers ReGen(PCR), an industrial hemp dietary supplement protein powder available in cinnamon cocoa and vanilla flavors. These powders are made with high quality industrial hemp oil sourced in Colorado. In addition to 20 mg cannabinoids, this powder provides 20g grass fed whey and 6g BCAA’s per serving.
For another option also made in Colorado, try Floyd’s of Leadville’s CBD Recovery Protein Supplement. Available in vanilla and chocolate flavors, this protein supplement containers 27g of protein, 25mg of CBD and 8.5g of Branched-chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) along with whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, and hydrolyzed whey protein.