Over the past month I’ve been applying the Orange County CBD Muscle & Joint Gel after each workout, the lastest post-workout item in my CBD muscle recovery collection.
How Much CBD Do You Get?
The tube contains 800mg of CBD. A full tube is 50ml, while a single squirt is approximately 1ml, meaning you will get around 16mg of CBD each time.
Why Take A Topical Treatment?
CBD oil is amazing and has numerous benefits, however this product is aimed to target a specific area of the body where the muscles have been worked and the CBD (along with the other ingredients) get to work on relaxing and easing any tension.
The main aim is to fight delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which are a constant irritation when working out (albeit a sign of a good workout).
How Do I Apply It?
You push down on the top to spray out a small amount of cream, before rubbing it into the skin. I used a few pumps each time to ensure I covered enough of the area I focused on, e.g. my chest and triceps after the workout focused around that area. Make sure to thoroughly wash your hands afterwards and keep it away from your eyes.
Why Use Eucalyptus?
The main reason this ingredient is included is because of the cooling effect it can provide to the worked area. This helps with reducing inflammation or any pain you might feel, while it has commonly been used throughout history as an essential oil for muscle soreness.
Why Use Rosemary?
Rosemary doesn’t just belong on your roast potatoes (oh great, now I’m thinking about roast potatoes), it is a great addition to this product in order to help soothe muscle tension. For centuries it has been used in an oil form to help maintain healthy joints and increase recovery time, hence it commonly being included in muscle recovery scrubs and lotions.
Why Use Cinnamon Bark?
This aromatic spice isn’t just a useful kitchen ingredient, albeit it does add a nice smell to the gel, but its main purpose for being included is around its ability to ease muscle soreness and reduce oxidative stress. It’s also has anti-inflammatory properties, which provides obvious benefits.
Why Use CBD?
I’ve highlighted plenty of the other ingredients, but the most important one (and the reason you’re opting for this product over your general recovery lotions) is CBD. It has incredible anti-inflammatory properties, helping to ease muscles after a hard workout. It’s also been shown in some studies to lower blood pressure as well as easing soreness. If you’re into weight training, you’ll know the stress hormone cortisol is our worst enemy, however CBD is anti-catabolic, helping to regulate quantities of cortisol in the body. This is actually just the second CBD muscle rub I’ve used, after trying the Vitlete everyday athlete recovery.
Where Can I Purchase The Orange County CBD Muscle & Joint Gel From?
A bottle of this muscle recovery gel can be purchased from the Orange County website for £35. While you’re there, you might want to also have a look at their incredible tasting gummy bears which are available for £40.