My weight training days feel like a distant memory at this point, something I’m perennially planning on getting back into, however I have been upping the cardio, doing 20k steps per day and jumping on the bike regularly, so some muscle balm for my lower back, hamstrings and quads sounds a treat.
Of course, this is no normal muscle balm, this is one of the top selling products by the illustrious British brand Supreme CBD, so I was very excited to test it out. If you haven’t seen my recent articles, make sure to have a read of the reviews of the 4,800mg gummies and 3,000mg CBD oil.
Don’t Jump The Gun
After taking off the lid, you see a pump which you push down on to squeeze out the balm. Now, I can be a little hasty at times, a little impatient maybe, so after a few pumps I was confused why nothing was coming out.
So this is a heads-up not to jump the gun, with these types of products they sometimes require a good few pumps before anything comes out. I’ve had this in the past with a number of other balms, so I’ve learned my lesson, but this is a notice so you don’t start emailing the brand to complain about a faulty product when really it just took 10 extra pumps at the start.
How Does The Strength Compare?
The CBD muscle balms I’ve tried over the past 4 years have predominantly fallen into four different strengths, 250mg, 300mg, 500mg and 1,00mg, so this being a 1,000mg tube makes it at the top end.
The tube is 50ml, which would mean you get 20mg of CBD per 1ml of balm. Make sure to rub it into the skin in circular motions for 20 seconds after application, a tip provided by a dermatologist in the past.
How Did It Smell?
Two key essential oils that are included in this product are the Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil and Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil.
Eucalyptus tends to have a woody, earthy scent, while rosemary oil (the other name for it) has a herby, fresh scent.
But the scent that undoubtedly was the most noticeable was cinnamon, my hand smelled of a hot cross bun, perfect in time for Easter.
The important factor however was that there wasn’t an intense scent afterwards. The aroma being nice shouldn’t be key, as this is about achieving results with achy muscles and pains, however you also don’t want a lingering smell afterwards, fortunately this didn’t leave one.
When Did You Use It?
During the testing, I would exercise, jump in the shower, then apply it after getting out. They highlight that you can use it multiple times throughout the day, no more than 4 times in a 24 hour period, so I used it a couple of hours apart through the evening after exercising.
I woke up without DOMS or any aches in my legs or lower back, which is always a positive. I’m not suffering from any serious injuries, so I couldn’t give it an ultimate tester, but I made sure to cycle my ass off, enough that I would normally get aches at the end, so I’m certainly happy to wake up the next day feeling fresh and with no lingering issues.
A friend of mine is a former footballer who suffers from extreme amounts of pain daily, so I plan on doing a follow-up post in a few months, as I’ll be providing him with all the CBD muscle balms I have and he can do an ultimate battle-off, keep your eyes peeled.
You can get muscle solutions in various different forms, such as balms, creams and various lotions. There are two types of CBD balms.
There are those that are in a pot and you have to dip a finger in to what is quite a hard substance and you hope you’ve got the pertinent amount, or there are the other balms, that easily come out of a pump system providing you with consistent dosages.
I’m relieved this is the second option, as it simply makes life easier. The balm easily rubbed into the skin and was easy to come out.
How Much Does It Cost?
You can order the Supreme CBD Muscle & Joint Balm for £29.99 from their website. I’m also delighted to say you can get a 30% discount with the code ‘SLOTH30’! With 30% off, that would make it £20.99.