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How Topical CBD Works for Athletes, Outdoorsmen, and Gym Goers

How Topical CBD Works for Athletes, Outdoorsmen, and Gym Goers

You know that when you push your body to maximum performance, the recovery process is equally important – that includes which products are part of your routine recovery program. Topical CBD creams, lotions, and salves are quickly gaining popularity in the ever-expanding CBD product market. With the main benefit being targeted relief for sore muscles and aching joints, topical CBD is becoming a favorite among those in the fitness and outdoor industries – those who are pushing their bodies and in need of daily muscle and joint support.  

How Topical CBD Works 

Here’s a fun fact: skin has its own Endocannabinoid System (ECS) - responsible for maintaining homeostasis on our precious outer layer. As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, the ECS is one of the most powerful and vast receptor systems in the human body tasked with managing the immune, cardiovascular, and neurological functions. 

Since the skin has the largest concentration of CB2 receptors in the body, the uptake of CBD via our outer dermal layer can be beneficial in skin cell development and renewal, as well as helpful in maintaining the delicate balance of the skin’s homeostasis. The skin’s natural inclination to accept CBD makes it a favorable pathway when focusing on the healing and growth of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints just beneath the skin. CBD targets the specific area to which it is applied, ultimately influencing cannabinoid receptors in the skin, muscle tissues, and nerves to support health and relaxation that goes beyond skin deep. 

How to Find a CBD Topical that Works 

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – not all CBD is created equal. Become just as vigilant about your topical CBD products as you are the food you eat.

Read your labels: minimize the amount of synthetic ingredients to maximize CBD effectiveness.

Natural ingredients are your friend: pick full or broad spectrum CBD topicals made with essential oils (vs synthetic fragrances) for an enhanced effect.

Check testing protocols: quality brands like Soothe Organic will pride themselves on their ingredients and won’t be shy to share their lab-tests (you can find ours here). Since the CBD industry doesn’t require many testing standards, like food, it’s important to see what quality checks your chosen CBD brand is doing.  

    Keep in mind that the effectiveness of the CBD topical you use will vary depending on the potency of the product and the quality of ingredients it contains.   

    If you’re looking to integrate topical CBD into your daily wellness routine, but can’t find a brand you favor – you've come to the right place. Soothe Organic takes pride in our products and ingredients, ensuring every salve, oil, and cream is held to a high standard leaving you with results. 

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