CBD and Summer Fun: The Best CBD for Hiking, Biking, and Swimming

June 30, 2022 4 min read

CBD and Summer Fun: The Best CBD for Hiking, Biking, and Swimming

From splashing around in the lake, to boogie-boarding the waves at the beach, biking down a mountain, or going on an overnight hiking trip…

Summer is perhaps the time of year where we work our body in ways that we don’t in the other seasons.

Which means muscles you didn’t even know you had are gonna ache. And you may even feel some strain or pain in certain areas throughout your body, especially in your joints. 

Now, we all know that over-the-counter meds don’t really cut it these days. They’re full of ingredients that cause a number of side effects.

In fact, more studies are showing just how damaging NSAIDs are for the human body [¹³].

So, what can you use to help address those achy muscles, painful strains, and tender joints?

Topical CBD Cooling Gel

Here’s the thing…

Most of the studies involving CBD have usually come in the form of either sublingual CBD oil –– a hemp-derived CBD oil you hold under your tongue for about 30 seconds or longer ––

or transdermal CBD gels and creams that you apply onto your skin.

The majority of consumers have heard all about the healing properties of CBD oil. But very few are aware of how powerful and scientifically supported that topical CBD can be at addressing bodily aches and pains.

In a study that was published in 2015, scientists discovered that topical CBD gel “significantly reduced joint swelling” and “spontaneous pain” when applied to rats [¹].

They found that doses of CBD gel from as little as 6.2mg to as high as 62.3 mg were the most effective. Thus concluding that high quality topical CBD gel is a “therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviors and inflammation without evident side effects [¹].”

This is great news, especially when it comes to…

Leaf Remedys CBD Cooling Gel Topicals

For years, we’ve heard customers ask: Can I rub CBD oil on my skin for pain? And the answer is yes!

The human body is highly absorbent. So rubbing high quality CBD oil that’s infused with MCT oil can be a highly effective topical CBD product.

But when you combine CBD with other incredibly therapeutic skin care ingredients like the ones below, you end up with a powerful, full spectrum topical gel that penetrates your skin and provides a number of therapeutic and relieving properties…

  • Aloe Leaf Juice –– contains moisturizing and cooling properties for the skin [²].
  • Meadowfoam Seed Oil –– acts as an emollient which helps lock in moisture and protects your skin [³].
  • Menthol Crystals –– powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential [].
  • White Camphor Bark Oil –– studied for its ability to treat wounds and increase elastin/collagen production [].
  • Capsicum Fruit Oleoresin –– used as an antimicrobial and may help reduce pain [].
  • Sweet Basil Leaf Oil –– contains antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties [,].
  • Blak Pepper Oil–– offers antioxidant and antimicrobial abilities [].
  • Roman Chamomile Flower Oil–– used for a number of inflammatory issues, pain, sleeplessness, anxiety, and more [¹⁰,¹¹].
  • German Chamomile Flower Oil –– studied for its antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, and anticarcinogenic properties [¹²].

 

What’s more, our highly effective CBD Cooling Gels are easy to use and can be packed in your backpack or duffel bag for on-the-go use.

So don’t let muscle strains, joint pains, or bodily aches prevent you from hitting the trails and waves this summer…

Instead, embrace those long summer day activities with the reassurance that our topical CBD cooling gel can provide the comfort and relief you need, no matter where you are.

For questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our Leaf Remedys team. We’re happy to help any way we can!

Sources:

  1. Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of arthritis
  2. Effectiveness of Aloe Vera gel compared with 1% silver sulphadiazine cream as burn wound dressing in second degree burns
  3. Novel phytoceramides (Meadowfoam Seed Oil) containing fatty acids of diverse chain lengths are better than a single C18-ceramide N-stearoyl phytosphingosine to improve the physiological properties of human stratum corneum
  4. The Use of Menthol in Skin Wound Healing—Anti-Inflammatory Potential, Antioxidant Defense System Stimulation and Increased Epithelialization
  5. Camphor Induces Proliferative and Anti-senescence Activities in Human Primary Dermal Fibroblasts and Inhibits UV-Induced Wrinkle Formation in Mouse Skin
  6. Antimicrobial and Anti-Virulence Activity of Capsaicin Against Erythromycin-Resistant, Cell-Invasive Group A Streptococci
  7. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Ocimum basilicum L. (sweet basil) from Western Ghats of North West Karnataka, India
  8. Evaluation of the chemical composition, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of distillate and residue fractions of sweet basil essential oil
  9. Black pepper and health claims: a comprehensive treatise
  10. Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with bright future
  11. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Chamomile 
  12. A systematic review study of therapeutic effects of Matricaria recuitta chamomile (chamomile)
  13. The Danger of NSAIDs: Look Both Ways