How to Support Your Active Lifestyle with Menthol and CBD-Infused Creams May 13, 2024 – Posted in: Uncategorized

As an active individual, whether you’re a pickleball enthusiast, golfer, or avid gardener, you know the importance of maintaining your body’s well-being to continue enjoying your favorite activities. Finding natural and effective ways to support your body can make all the difference. One such method is using menthol and CBD-infused creams. These products can be a game-changer in your daily routine, helping to maintain an active lifestyle by soothing your muscles and joints.  So, how do you support your active lifestyle with CBD-infused creams?

The Role of Menthol and CBD in Muscle and Joint Care

Menthol is a compound found in peppermint and other mint oils. Its primary benefit in topical applications is the cooling sensation it provides, which can be soothing when you feel discomfort in your muscles or joints. This cooling effect is often described as relieving because it temporarily overrides the discomfort signals sent to the brain.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound derived from cannabis plants but does not produce the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana. In topical forms like creams, CBD is valued for its potential anti-inflammatory properties, which can be beneficial in managing signs of inflammation and tenderness. When applied to the skin, CBD can interact with local cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate pain and inflammation.

Best Practices for Using Menthol and CBD Creams

To get the most out of these creams, incorporate them into both your morning and evening routines:

Morning Application: Apply the cream in the morning to help prepare your joints and muscles for the day’s activities. The application can be particularly beneficial if you tend to feel stiff when you first wake up. The menthol will give you a refreshing start, while the CBD works to keep inflammation at bay throughout your day.

Evening Application: After a day of activity, applying the cream can help soothe your muscles and joints. The evening is a crucial time for your body to recover, and the ingredients in the cream can support this natural process, ensuring you are ready for another day of activities.

Incorporating the Cream into Your Routine

Using the cream is simple and can be made a part of your daily self-care regimen:

Get Clean. While it may be tempting to use the cream right after play, you’ll get the most out of your application right out the shower after removing sweat, dirt, or other lotions that may hinder absorption.  As well, pores are most open right after a warm shower, aiding in maximum absorption.

Apply Generously: Use a generous amount of cream and massage it into the skin over your muscles and joints. Stono Creek’s CBD Relief Cream features a metered-pump application bottle,  dispensing about a dime’s amount of cream in each pump. This allows for a measured and mess-less application.  Start by massaging a smaller amount into skin and continue re-applying as desired.

Allow to Absorb: Give the cream time to absorb fully before fully applying clothing.

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HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR ACTIVE LIFESTYLE WITH MENTHOL AND CBD-INFUSED CREAMS

Stono Creek’s Relief Cream combines the cooling benefits of menthol and the soothing properties of CBD, along with other natural ingredients like arnica for its potential to help reduce soreness and inflammation, and the temporary discomfort that goes along with it.

At Stono Creek, we are committed to using high-quality ingredients.

Here’s a closer look at what goes into our Relief Cream:

Aqua (Water): Ensures the cream spreads smoothly and hydrates the skin.
Methyl Salicylate (Wintergreen Oil): Provides a cooling effect and helps soothe discomfort.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter: Moisturizes deeply without clogging pores.
Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol: These are emulsifiers derived from plant oils and help to blend the cream into a consistent texture.
Glyceryl Stearate Citrate: A skin conditioning agent that helps maintain the soft and smooth feel of the skin.
Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil: Known for its refreshing aroma and soothing properties.
Menthol: Delivers a cooling sensation that helps to relieve feelings of tightness or soreness.
CBD Hemp Extract: Works by interacting with local cannabinoid receptors to reduce signs of inflammation.
Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice: Offers skin soothing and hydrating properties.
Organic Tapioca Starch: Provides a silky feel to the cream without the use of synthetic silicones.
Glycerin: A humectant that draws moisture into the skin.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: Derived from coconut oil and glycerin, it’s used as an emollient and replenishing ingredient.
Xanthan Gum: A thickening agent that helps stabilize the cream.
Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract: Acts as an antioxidant, preserving the integrity of the formula.
Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil: Offers cooling effects and improves the sensation of depth in muscle and joint care.
Organic Arnica Extract: Traditionally used to reduce bruising and soothe muscle aches.
Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid: Natural preservatives that help maintain the freshness and efficacy of the cream.
Citric Acid: Adjusts the pH of the cream to ensure it is skin-friendly.

 

Additional reading to learn about how CBD works when applied topically.

Topical CBD has shown promise in various studies, particularly in managing discomfort associated with musculoskeletal issues. A study reported by the Journal of Cannabis Research highlighted that participants with chronic lower extremity pain tolerated CBD well and experienced functional benefits during the trial period. This indicates potential relief for those with similar types of discomfort, making it suitable for active individuals such as pickleball players or golfers​ (BioMed Central)​.

Additionally, CBD’s mechanism when applied topically is beneficial for targeting localized areas without the systemic effects that might come from oral consumption. CBD can help manage discomfort by interacting with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system without the euphoric effects associated with THC, its psychoactive cousin. This interaction is crucial for easing discomfort in a way that does not affect mental clarity or lead to dependency, making it a favorable option for pain management in a clinical and non-clinical setting​ (Discover Magazine)​.

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