With the added workouts I’m taking on and the aim to have dropped a hell of a lot of weight by September so I can squeeze back into a suit for a friend’s wedding, this feels like an ideal time to test out a CBD muscle rub to help ease all the aches and pains.
How Easily Does It Rub In?
You can rub it into the skin with absolute ease. I’ve found a few muscle rubs recently are relatively hard to the touch, which does make it difficult to get a decent amount on the hand and rub it in, but this wasn’t the case with the AMG CBD Muscle Rub.
I applied a pea sized amount onto my fingers and rubbed it into my lower back predominantly (due to some lower back pain I’ve been feeling recently), as well as whatever muscles I was training that day.
Considering I’m doing full body training three days a week, not to mention 3 HIIT sessions per week and a 3 hour walk on my day off from training, it got heavily used up!
They do recommend storing it at under 25 degrees Celsius, but considering I live in the UK, that shouldn’t be too difficult.
How Much CBD Will You Get With Each Application?
The tub contains 300mg of CBD, while the tub is 45ml.
I got approximately 20 uses of the CBD muscle rub, which is 2.25ml per time and contains 15mg of CBD. Of course, the amount you use is dependent on how much you apply on each time and also how much CBD you want at a time.
According to the lab report, this purely contained CBD, with no other cannabinoids showing up in the results, meaning this also contains no noticeable trace of THC.
Considering the intensity of my workouts and the lack of resting time, I’m happy to say I was fully recovered before each session and felt ready for another one. At one point when my lower back was aching a bit from deadlifts, I did apply a bit extra and it seemed to work for me.
The Product conforms with EU legislations and amendments: (EC) NO 396/2005 of 23 February 2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin and amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC.
It also meets the conforms of EU legislations and amendments: (EC) No 1881/2006 of 19 December 2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs.
What Else Does This Product Contain?
The moment you open the tub, you get that Vicks smell. The reason for that is the presence of menthol, which has a distinctive aroma.
However, menthol isn’t included for its identifiable odour, it is a common ingredient used in muscle rubs as it can help ease muscle aches and pains, working as a counterirritant. You should notice your skin feels cooler relatively quickly, which can help to distract you.
One very interesting study found that the joints range of motion actually increased following application of an external menthol gel.
Another ingredient included is pine essential oil, which has anti-inflammatory properties, helping also to alleviate those aches in the muscles. This is of course the pines you get on your Christmas tree, however they’ve long been used to help people with joint stiffness.
Another ingredient is calendula officinalis flower, or marigold, which is a yellowy orange flower you find in a lot of gardens across England.
Studies on mice have shown how it can reduce exercise induced muscle soreness and considering I’m trying to reduce the delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), this sounds like a great ingredient to include.
Some other key ingredients include sunflower seed oil, olive oil, grape seed, candelilla wax, lavender, Vitamin E, tea tree and niaouli leaf oil.
Where Can I order This From?
You can purchase the AMG CBD Muscle Rub from their website for £34.99.
I’m happy to say you can enjoy 50% off everything on their website with the discount code ‘TOM50’.