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As with anything you plan to put into your body, discuss CBD with your doctor first, particularly if you take other medications. They can help you make sure your liver will have enough room to metabolize it all so as not to diminish the effects of either.

Laferrara was introduced to CBD via friends in the fitness industry who tried it after cannabis was legalized in Colorado in 2014. Now, she’s a devoted user. (A CBDevotee?) “It basically manages and prevents my joint inflammation, that aching kind of feeling, that I’d get after a heavy lift day,” she says.

“Broadly speaking, it does decrease inflammation when it’s rubbed on muscles as an ointment or taken orally,” Dr. Perry Solomon, previous chief medical officer and founding member of HelloMD, told MensHealth.com.

But I’m good to start a CBD regimen?

CBD is everywhere these days, and in a variety of forms. You can find it in capsules, gummies, tinctures, oils, balms, cocktails, cookies—even coffee sold at small-town bakeries. Its market share in the health and wellness space will likely only continue to grow, with some analysts estimating its value will hit $2 billion by 2022.

CBD is one of more than 100 chemical compounds found in cannabis plants, which include both marijuana and industrial hemp. CBD is a close chemical cousin to THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical compound found in marijuana that causes a psychoactive effect (AKA, the stuff that gets you high).

While Laferrara’s anecdotal experience is intriguing, you might remain skeptical. Perhaps the scientific findings will squash some of your CBDoubts.

“Broadly speaking, CBD does decrease inflammation when it’s rubbed on muscles as an ointment or taken orally.”

For our CBD Muscle Rub, we have included a blend of essential oils and added terpenes. This blend will help generate heat in the skin, aiding recovery from aching/strained muscles and joints. The presence of this combination will also ramp up the benefits of the CBD isolate, making Apollo CBD Muscle Rub a force to be reckoned with!

How does CBD isolate work in applications such as balms, salves and bath bombs? By combining CBD isolate with terpene rich plant extracts, we have increased the efficacy of not only the CBD, but also the essential oils themselves. Terpenes are basically the essential oils of plants (aroma emitting phenols), and responsible for its healing qualities. They work in tandem to either inhibit or activate the effects of other compounds within the plant.

The most prominent terpenes in cannabis are also present in many varieties of essential oils and can be absorbed through the skin, ingested, or diffused and inhaled for aromatherapy purposes. If we combine CBD isolate with essential oils such as Lavender (rich in Linalool), Rosemary (rich in Pinene), Mentha Spicata (rich in Humulene), Clove (rich in Caryophyllene) and Camphor (rich in Borneol) etc, we can mix and match to effectively increase the terpene profile of a product and at the same time, enhance the efficacy of the CBD isolate. Combining CBD with specific terpene rich essential oils is like adding nitro to fuel! They will ramp up the efficacy of CBD to a level akin to that of whole plant extract – although the benefits of the other cannabinoids obviously won’t be there.

Apollo CBD Muscle Rub is a natural, vegan friendly (no beeswax) alternative to topical relief products such as Tiger Balm. Our CBD Muscle Rub is based on an ancient Chinese formulation and designed to generate heat for relief from muscle soreness/aches and inflamed joints.

Apollo CBD Muscle Rub is a natural, vegan friendly (no beeswax) alternative to topical relief products such as Tiger Balm. Our CBD Muscle Rub is based on an ancient Chinese formulation and designed to generate heat for relief from muscle soreness/aches and inflamed joints.

Directions for use: Apply as needed. The healing and soothing properties of the combination of oils are activated by heat, therefore it is best to gently massage in to the affected area. Blood flow to the area is increased to assist in healing. Muscle Rub may also be used to stimulate the muscles before training.
Store in a cool dry place, away from heat sources and direct sunlight. As CBD Muscle Rub doesn’t contain beeswax, it will soften and become oily if subjected to heat. CBD Muscle Rub has a low melting point, due to the base oils coconut, olive and cannabis sativa seed oil, but will reset if allowed to cool again. In summer, it is recommended you keep the rub in a refrigerator. This will also preserve the essential oils and help retain potency.

Many consumers find CBD to be soothing and relaxing, but the exact experience you get from a CBD muscle rub depends on several factors. These factors include the type of CBD used in the balm, extra ingredients such as essential oils, the total dosage, and individual differences in the consumer.

CBD products come in various formulas, typically fitting into one of three categories: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. Full-spectrum CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant and contains minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and trace levels of THC. Broad-spectrum includes a similar range of cannabis matter with the THC removed. Finally, isolate is CBD stripped of all other compounds and left in a pure powder form. The presence or absence of these compounds has varying effects on consumers.

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Several pieces of evidence, including those illustrated above, indicate that CBD is useful for soothing inflammation involved with soreness. CBD also suppresses chemokine, cytokine, and the production of T-regulatory cells, all of which slow down the muscle recovery process. By suppressing the inflammatory responses of a workout, CBD allows muscles to recover more rapidly.

Topical CBD products work locally on specific parts of the body, potentially helping soothe pain on areas such as joints or particular muscles. CBD gets absorbed by the skin and doesn’t enter the bloodstream. As such, the balm affects the body similarly to over-the-counter topical creams to relieve pain for a certain amount of time.

It’s not entirely clear whether infused skin-use topicals are genuinely effective, but consumers seem to feel improvements. The Arthritis Foundation surveyed 2,600 patients with arthritis and found that 79% of respondents had considered CBD use or had already used it, either as an alternative to other pain-relieving balms or anti-inflammatory prescription medications such as NSAIDs.