Looking over the Fika range, the CBD recovery cream instantly jumped out at me. It came in a conventional pack, but once you open the card box, inside is a slick see-through tube with a metal top, certainly standing out in design compared to most of the other muscle recovery creams I’ve tried.

Fika’s moto is ‘to appreciate the important things in life’, which is something I truly understand right now, using a muscle recovery cream, as I’ve only just recovered from a four month ankle injury that prevented me from doing so much.

How Much CBD Do You Get?

A single 50ml tube comes with 500mg of CBD, however they also offer a cheaper alternative with 250mg of CBD in it.

Each pump contains 2.2mg of CBD, which means you should get approximately 227 pumps before it’s finished. I used around three pumps on each application, being 6.6mg of CBD and plenty to cover the injured area of my foot.

The certificate of analysis highlighted that this is a CBD isolate, meaning it purely contains CBD and no other cannabinoid, while it also showed higher than the 500mg stated on the packaging, happy days.

The terpenes present in cannabis are aromatic oils which are responsible for that fragrance you get, as well as the distinctive flavours. Terpenes are also believed to have various benefits associated to them, while when combined together they work better than on their own.

In the Fika recovery cream, you will find limonene, linalool, mycerene, terpinolene and alpha & Beta pinene.

Limonene has anti-inflammatory properties and is also full of antioxidants, helping to fight off free radicals.

Linalool is antimicrobial and has a number of therapeutic benefits, while it’s also crucial in the release of Vitamin E into the body.

Mycerene is your best friend when it comes to improving sleep, with sedative effects. In the USA, many people utilise THC and mycerene in combination to enhance their sleep (one day we’ll be allowed a greater quantity of THC over here).

If you’ve ever sniffed cannabis and found it smelt piney and citrusy, then terpinolene is most likely the reason. This terpene slows bacterial growth and is anti-fungal.

How Easy Is It To Spread In?

Very easy, it had the texture of moisturiser and was easy to spread into the skin. You want to ensure it is properly absorbed, so I recommend getting a pea sized amount and rubbing it into the area of your body you want to target until it has started to be absorbed. I rubbed it into the skin for around 10 seconds.

It might sound obvious, but don’t apply it to your face, any part of the skin that is broken. If it’s cut, you should wait for the wound to heal up before applying this.

What Is Ylang Ylang Oil?

You might have noticed the slightly odd named ingredient on the pack, ylang ylang oil, therefore I wanted to briefly explain what this is and why it’s included. Ylang ylang oil is derived from the tropical flower Cananga odorata genuine, most often found in India, while the essential oil is often used in aromatherapy.

The list of benefits consist of everything from relaxation to lowering blood bressure, however its main reason for it being included in this recovery cream is due to how it can help relax tensed muscles. It can also be used to help ease joint pain.

Where Can I Purchase It From?

You can order a Fika 500mg CBD Recovery Cream from their website for £42.50. Make sure to have a look at their full product range before putting in an order, including CBD oil and capsules. Also, make sure to use the discount code ‘CBDSLOTH15’ for 15% off!

By Tom Bourlet

Being based in Brighton, I have directly witnessed the CBD industry grow and prosper, albeit witnessing the difficulties around legislation and the lack of transparency. I therefore decided to become a neutral viewpoint offering genuine reviews, advice and guidance.

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