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Muscle Recovery Cream vs. Relief Wrap - What's the Difference?

November 04, 2019 6 min read

The CBD world is just getting bigger by the day, with more consumers than ever before taking part in a daily routine that involves cannabidiol or another hemp-derived product.  As it gains popularity, we're happy to keep releasing new and innovative types of CBD products, including different methods for applying that CBD topically.

CBD Topicals have been growing in popularity as one of the most common types of CBD products, with CBD salves and other hemp-derived salves, balms, and creams lining the shelves in your local department store or gas station.  Countless types of topicals are springing up, specialized for areas of the body from your face all the way to your feet with a focus on just about anything in-between.  Some are more effective than others, however, especially when the accuracy for the product's cannabinoid content level comes into play.

our topicals stand out

Two of our newest releases are our Muscle Recovery Cream and our Relief Wrap.  But when it comes down to which you should get for a specific ailment, what's the big difference?  In fact, the differences between the two may surprise you.  Packed with Full Spectrum CBD and their own, unique and creative blend of other active, natural ingredients, our Topicals couldn't be more different.

Today, we're going to look in-depth at both our CBD Relief Wraps and our CBD Muscle Recovery Cream to analyze the difference between the two and share why you might consider using one over the other depending on your needs.  Let's dive in!

do cbd topicals ACTUALLY WORK?

Before we can observe the differences between two of our most popular topicals, we want to answer a common question: do CBD Topicals even work?

There are a few preliminary studies that point to the answer being "yes," but everyone is different; so what works for you may not work for someone else.  Resaerch indicates that the cannabinoid receptors located across our skin may be how cannabidiol and other cannabinoids can provide benefits even through topical application.  That being said, other active ingredients can come into play when it comes to these topicals; increasing their efficacy and making them ideal for target areas across the body, generally centered around inflammation, soreness, and other types of pain.

muscle recovery cream

Ideal for those with active lifestyles, our CBD Muscle Recovery Cream was formulated with Full Spectrum CBD paired with sever other natural ingredients to delivery the ultimate recovery experience.  We don't pretend to make medical claims when it comes to any of the ingredients in our products, but these have been shown to at least provide a series of potential benefits that works when the compound is applied topically.  There are other essential oils and beneficial ingredients that stick our for us and for the rest of our community.

organic aloe VERA leaf juice

Often known to be used in carious cosmetic products, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice has long since been known to nourish, exfoliate, hydrate, revitalize, and clarify the skin.  Beyond moisturizing, aloe vera is rich in antioxidants and vitamins that help repair the skin in the long-term (reinforcing that consistency is key when it comes to just about any topical product).

meadowfoam seed oil

Non-greasy, Meadowfoam Seed Oil is a moisturizing and soothing ingredient that's often used as a viable binder to help retain the relaxing, yet, refreshing scentthat comes from our Muscle Recovery Cream.  Thanks to its high-antioxidant composition, it's used in a lot of anti-aging products to help deliver nutrients deeper into the epidermis and essentially form a barrier that locks in moisture to the skin longer and easier.

white camphor bark oil

A multi-use essential oil, White Camphor Bark Oil is best known for its anti-inflammatory properties, in addition to being potentially antispasmodic and a decongestant.  This combinations helps calm the nerves and lessen discomfort throughout the entire body, alleviating certain types of pain and inflammation.

capsicum fruit oleoresin

To work in opposing effect to the menthol we also infuse into the formula, Capsicum Fruit Oleoresin is well-known for its warming sensation.  It alleviates minor discomforts and has even been used as a temporary pain reliever for sprains and strains.

menthol crystals

The warming sensation from the Capsicum Fruit Oleoresin works in opposition to the cooling sensation the Menthol Crystals in our CBD Muscle Recovery Cream.  A powerful combination, menthol has been known to ease muscle spams and muscle tension while working as an anti-inflammatory.  The warming and cooling sensations works together to help ease muscle soreness and lessen the time it takes for muscle recovery.

It's these ingredients paired with our Full Spectrum CBD that has our users feeling lighter and more in-control of their day even after a strenuous workout; able to take care of the soreness before it ever becomes a problem.  Though everyone has varying results, we're still happy to see the benefits that some of our users can share as a result of our CBD Muscle Recovery Cream.

relief wrap

Available in a 3-pack, our CBD Relief Wrap is formulated to help relieve discomfort throughout certain areas in the body.  Each wrap contains 50mg of our Full Spectrum CBD along with several other organic ingredients to not provide comfort against the daily stresses of life, but also to protect against such occurrences from happening so frequently.

Where the Relief Wrap and the Muscle Recovery Cream differ is that while the cream works to help your muscles, joints, and skin recovery, the wraps are there for on-demand comfort.  This is one reason we sometimes recommend using the cream and wraps in combination with each other, for those with particularly severe or chronic symptoms that need more intense relief.

camellia sinensis leaf extract

Sourced from green tea leaves, this extract ingredient is rich in antioxidants that are known to potentially target free radicals in the skin, especially the ones that are attributed to UV-induced skin damage.  The Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract could help stimulate micro-circulation, which helps to balance skin health and help with an even skin tone.  After continuous application of a green tea extract, like this one, even research implies that skin is measurably more elastic and naturally-producing more collagen.

licorice root extract

The anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties contained in Licorice Root Extract are what really got our attention with the ingredient. The combination can help reduce redness in the skin and keep swelling or inflammation to a minimum.  It does this by allowing the skin to repair itself faster through reducing the number of bacteria on the skin.

scutellaria baicalensis root extract

Tremendously versatile, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract could have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, hypoallergenic, and event anti-ultraviolet peroperties that help protect against Sun damage and inhibits the spread of melanin.

polygonum cuspidatum root extract

Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, this guy is best known as one of the ingredients that work to reduce inflammation and decrease any oxidative stress throughout the body.

centella asiatica extract

Finally, another extract found to increase collagen production, the Centella Asiatica Extract is great for promoting new cell growth and even improving blood circulation.

The important trick to remember is consistency is key.  (Read: CONSISTENCY. IS. KEY) So you may not experience any benefits from any of the ingredients we've mentioned until you remain consistent with the cream or relief wrap for long enough.  Everyone is different, but most of our users start to experience more noticeable results after the 4-week mark.

so what is the difference?

As you can see by the variation of ingredients for both our Muscle Recovery Cream and Relief Wrap, there are quite a few differences between the two.  While all the ingredients are beneficial and you might find the easiest solution to be to get both products and use them in tangent with each other, some users may find benefits best with just one of th two products we've mentioned today.

As for what is better?  Well, we'll leave that for you to decide.  As it stands, we've carefully formulated each type of product to work well for its intended functions, providing relief where it counts to a growing community already.  When it comes down to which topical can help you the most, we can't give you answer for which will satisfy more of your needs.  We've laid this guide out to put the power of deciding in your hands, listing each of the benefits, ingredients, and other properties that each product possesses.

We hope this guide was beneficial with helping you understand the differences between our CBD Muscle Recovery Cream and our CBD Relief Wrap.  For some, a combination of the two can be the most powerful answer; while others may just benefit from one or the other.  We're just happy to keep providing high-quality CBD products that continue to help our users.

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