A week ago I posted about the Medterra CBG + CBD oil, which I’d certainly recommend giving a read, while now I’m testing out their topical treatment with the Medterra pain relief cream.
How Much CBD Do You Get?
Depending on which one you pick, they offer the pain relief cream in 500mg or 1,000mg of CBD. This is a decent level compared to many of the competitive pain relief creams, with the majority having either 300mg or 500mg of CBD.
The product I’m testing contains 1,000mg of CBD, while the lab report highlights that this is a CBD isolate, having slightly over the required figure in batch C1160.
Why Include Arnica?
A quick look over the front of the packaging and one of the most prominent highlights is the presence of arnica, a herb commonly used for treating bruises and pain.
Arnica has anti-inflammatory properties, helping the tissue to repair.
Arnica is commonly used in topical treatments to help muscle aches, especially for post-workout treatments in order to avoid DOMS.
If you have stiff joints or sore muscles, then this is certainly worth a try.
How Did It Feel?
The first thing you notice when you apply it is the scent, with the menthol smell filling the air with ‘mintiness’.
It comes out as a cream, unsurprising considering the name, but good to know as these are much easier to spread than CBD balms, meaning you can easily rub it into the skin.
I’d recommend rubbing into the targeted area for a good 20 seconds. I spoke to a dermatologist a while ago and they highlighted that most of these topical treatments take around 20 seconds of soft rubbing in circular motions to sufficiently rub into the skin, yet most people stop after 2-3 seconds of rubbing.
After about 10 seconds, you start feeling a soft tingling, again being the menthol, as is common with topical treatments that contain this ingredient, making a ‘cooling effect’.
I wasn’t directly dealing with any severe aches or pains to test this against, but I used it each day after my weight training session and I didn’t have any form of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).
Whether this is a direct result or a happy combination of some good stretches afterwards, who knows, but I’m not complaining as I hate that ache the day after.
Will This Show Up On Drug Tests?
Drug tests are designed to show up levels of THC, the cannabinoid that is responsible for ‘getting you high’.
The difference between hemp and marijuana, both forms of cannabis, is the levels of THC, as if it has under 0.3% THC then it counts as hemp, above that number and it’s marijuana.
However, even if there is just a small amount of THC in the product, this could still show up in a drug test. However, according to the lab report on the Medterra website, it shows this product to be THC free.
Of course, if you are drug tested, I would always ask the brand directly to ensure the product doesn’t contain any, but Medterra print on the packaging directly and show in the certificate of analysis that this is THC free.
What Else Does This Product Contain?
I’ve talked about the active ingredient’s arnica (7%) and menthol (4%), as well as the presence of cannabidiol, but this product contains a number of other ingredients, including shea butter, aloe vera juice, peppermint oil, coconut oil, rice bran extract, sunflower extract, jojoba oil and rosemary leaf extract.
Shea butter will moisturise the skin, while the presence of essential oils will offer a number of benefits, including reducing inflammation and soothing the skin.
Where Can I Purchase This From?
You can order yourself a tube of the Medterra Pain Relief cream from their website for £49.99 for the 1,000mg version, or if you’re working to a tighter budget, you can order the 500mg tube for £31.99.
I’m very happy to say you can enjoy 15% off with the discount code ‘CBDSLOTH15’.
As they offer free shipping on purchases over £49.99, you tick the box with this product, however I’d still recommend having a look at the Medterra Immune Boost before completing your order, a great supplement complete with Vitamin C, elderberry, echinacea and ginger root.