Getting a CBD muscle and joint cream is an absolute blessing, as I’ve just started a new workout and my shoulders are already aching like crazy, so I was more than eager to test this out. This is the second product review by this brand, so make sure to also have a read of the Green Roads CBD Gummies.
What Is Included?
The Green Roads CBD Muscle & Joint Cream contains 150mg of CBD within the 30g tube. I would say you get around 30 uses from the tube, meaning 5mg of CBD per usage, however it all depends how lavish you are with your application. If you were to put on a fair amount, I’d say you’d get 10mg of CBD, lasting for 15 uses.
You can find the third party lab reports on the product page, while you should also look at the bottom of the tube to find the matching batch code, to offer you greater transparency and accuracy (something I’m always happy to see).
The lab reports highlight that this is an isolate, containing no other cannabinoids, as advertised on the packaging. They also highlight the present terpenes, of which linalool is the dominant force, which often appears in essential oils such as lemon, cinnamon or tangerine.
Beyond the previously mentioned cannabidiol, you will also find safflower, avocado oil, cucumber extract, lavender oil, matricaria, tocopherol and menthol, amongst the long list of ingredients.
Why Include Safflower?
Safflower oil, or Carthamus Tinctorius, is a flavourless and colourless oil, rich in fatty acids and has also been known to help improve blood sugar levels. It has become a popular muscle cream ingredient thanks to its ability to help fight inflammation. It also has the added benefit of soothing dry skin.
Why Include Matricaria?
Matricaria, from the chamomile flowering plant, with the common name ‘mayweed’, has been used traditionally for helping babies deal with the discomfort of teething. It’s also known for its ability to reduce muscle spasms, which can be very painful for those that suffer from them. It can also help to fight off infections, which is important if you’re training and don’t want to be set back with a frustrating illness.
Why Include Tocopherol?
Let’s quickly break down this long word, it’s the major form of Vitamin E, often found in skincare products. Vitamin E has an important role to play in workout recovery, by enabling cell membrane repair.
Vitamin E is also shown in numerous studies to both inhibit muscle protein breakdown and promote muscle growth, allowing for protein synthesis. This is the most important aspect when exercising, to repair damaged muscles from a hard workout, in order for you to grow.
Why Should I Use A Muscle Cream?
There is nothing worse than aching for days with the dreaded delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). They kick in around 24 hours after working out and remain for a good few days. This can inhibit your follow-up workouts, while generally making your day that little bit harder.
These creams have been carefully formulated to help improve muscle recovery and repair muscle fibres, as well as supporting your joints. Also, if you’re in a bit of pain, these can also help to relax the muscles and allow you to fall asleep, which is critical when it comes to muscle recovery.
How Do I Use It?
It comes in a tube with a twisting lid, which I really liked. This allows you to quickly open it and release the cream without having to take off a lid, or maybe it’s just the child in me that liked twisting it. Head’s up: You need to give it a few pumps the first time you use it before any comes out.
You simply add the desired amount to your hand and then rub it into the area of your body you want to focus on. They also state that you can use it every 4-6 hours. Personally, I worked out, had a shower and then applied it once I was dried off.
Rub the cream in a circular motion until it rubs into the skin. If you’re not showering first, then you might want to quickly wash the area, before dabbing it dry, to ensure your pores are clear and aren’t clogged with excess sebum, to allow for greater levels of absorption.
Where Can I Buy This From?
You can purchase the Green Roads CBD Muscle & Joint Cream from their website for $24.99. I’m also happy to say you can get 10% off when you use the discount code ‘CBDsloth10’.