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March 28, 2021

CBD & Fitness: A Perfect Match for an Active Lifestyle

Throw it in your gym bag. Keep it in your purse. CBD has become essential for individuals with active lifestyles. Designed to help you maintain movement and vitality, CBD can be used in a variety of ways to keep you feeling your best. Topicals, like a CBD salve, work to soothe the body and reduce discomfort associated with sore joints and fatigued muscles, because sometimes ice is not enough. Here are a few of the main reasons why people are using CBD salves for their workouts.

CBD Salves Can Reduce Inflammation

CBD can help reduce inflammation, especially after a particularly strenuous workout. BLNCD’s Relief + CBD Salve has been celebrated by athletes and fitness experts since its launch over two years ago. When applied topically, CBD can inhibit inflammatory molecules, which relieves tension and inflammation in the tissue, shortening the time of recovery. For professional dancer, Laura Osterhaus, the impact was undeniable. As she shared, “I’m a professional dancer and extremely active, so CBD salve has been a key component in my body care practice as of late! I use it morning and night for quick application to aching spots and feel a fast-acting sense of relief!” 

For BLNCD co-founder, Andrea Frey, a focus on ingredients and texture was paramount. “We took our time pairing CBD with other active botanicals for maximum effectiveness. For ease of use, the texture was equally important. We crafted that perfect buttery texture to melt into the skin and absorb quickly. Not only is it easy to apply, but the manner of application also ensures maximum impact on sore, aching muscles.”

CBD Salves Can Have a Wonderful Scent

Terpenes are considered the building blocks of essential oils, which not only provide therapeutic benefits, but also an organic scent. When coupled with cannabinoids, such as CBD, the therapeutic effects of the terpenes are enhanced by what’s known as the entourage effect. BLNCD’s particular formula uses a cooling blend of organic and wildcrafted herbs, essential oils and CBD that work together synergistically. Beyond their therapeutic benefits, the essential oils give BLNCD’s Relief + Salve an invigorating herbal aroma with notes of fresh mint.

CBD Salves Are Versatile  

The same salve you use to reduce inflammation and recover sore joints and muscles can also be used for headache relief or to cool down post-workout. Just apply to the back of the neck and shoulders to melt away tension headaches and cool the body. Simply taking a few deep breaths from the open jar can help reduce stress and improve alertness.

Whether you’re an athlete, dancer, yogi, or someone who simply lives with too much tension, it’s worth giving CBD a go. You’ll be amazed at what it can do! Frey also shared her commitment to a clean organic product, “Our BLNCD CBD Relief Salve in non-GMO, cruelty free, and contains no artificial fragrance, fillers, or chemicals. It’s important to look out for these things when shopping for quality CBD products.”

If you’re new to CBD, it’s worth a reminder that no matter how much CBD salve you rub on your body, you will not get high from it.

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