Muscle Bliss®: The Athletes' Guide to Using CBD Sports Cream for Recovery and Performance

by Michelle Thibault on September 16, 2022



Athletes understand the importance of rest and recovery after a strenuous workout or competition in order to keep their minds and bodies in the best shape possible.
However, sometimes our muscles require a little extra push to return to peak performance, and that push can come in the form of a CBD sports cream.
If you want to try CBD sports cream but have questions about the benefits, we can help. Continue reading to learn how CBD sports creams work and how to begin enjoying the benefits of a topical CBD product after every training session.
Muscle Bliss® CBD sports cream is excellent for on-the-spot treatment because it works its way through the skin layers to reach specific targets such as muscles, joints, local inflammatory cells, and pain receptors. According to research, using a topical CBD solution improves absorption and significantly reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviors.



Phytocannabinoids are exogenous cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant. We know them as CBD, CBN, CBG and THC. These cannabinoids fit like a lock and key into existing receptors within the Endocannabinoid System.
While CBD doesn’t directly interact with CB1 and CB2, the primary receptors of the ECS, it exerts powerful indirect effects as an antagonist to molecules that serve as CB agonists (such as THC) that activate these receptors. Sounds complicated? Let’s explain this further.
Recent findings on CBD displayed  its high potency as a CB2 receptor antagonist and that this antagonism stems mainly from its ability to induce inverse agonism at this receptor. An inverse agonist is a substance that binds to the same receptor as an agonist but induces a pharmacological response opposite to that of the agonist.   There is evidence that CB2 receptor’s inverse agonism can ameliorate inflammation through inhibition of immune cell migration and that CBD can potently inhibit evoked immune cell migration, which can be developed as a new class of anti-inflammatory agent. This mechanism partly explains why CBD can reduce symptoms of inflammation such as swelling, pain and redness.
Beyond the endocannabinoid receptors, CBD activates other receptors and ion channels that have a plethora of positive effects. Read on to know more.




One molecular target of CBD has been revealed by a comprehensive study investigating glycine-mediated synaptic transmission that mediate neuropathic pain and inflammation. Results of the study highlighted the role of CBD in modulating presynaptic Glycine receptors contributing to its anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. Again, these receptors are activated during any strenuous physical activity which explains the typical body soreness we feel post-workout.
CBD also acts as an agonist to ion channels particularly members of the TRP channel superfamily (TRPV1, TRPA1, TRPV2, TRPV3, TRPV4). A particular focus has been on Cannabidiol’s interaction with TRPA1 and TRPV1, to alleviate neurogenic inflammation, edema formation and inflammation-induced mechanical and thermal hypersensitivity. In short, by having a strong affinity with these molecules, CBD is able to lessen the body’s perception and experience of pain.
Another study demonstrated long-lasting therapeutic effects when CBD was applied topically. The transdermal administration also showed no psychoactive side-effects making topical CBD as a potential effective treatment for both acute and chronic pain relief, making it a safe, effective, and versatile pain reliever.
Muscle Bliss® CBD sports cream combines Full-Spectrum CBD with time-tested pain-relieving extracts of Arnica, Calendula (Marigold), Chamomile, Camphor, Comfrey, combined with the hydrating properties of Shea butter and Aloe Vera to create the Absolute Recovery Sports Cream while keeping your skin soft and moisturized.
Are you familiar with the Bliss Formula Remedy® tincture? Even better.
People often get the best results when they combine their oral tincture with topical products for a post-workout regimen that includes physical recovery while maintaining mental focus and motivation.


Important takeaways:

Topical CBD penetrates deep into muscle tissue and interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system to relieve muscle aches and joint stiffness in the affected area.

Many CBD creams contain additional ingredients with heating or cooling properties that can help soothe the skin, such as camphor, arnica, and aloe.
CBD sports cream for pain can help reduce swelling, relieve inflamed or aching muscles, promote muscle recovery, and improve skin hydration.
User Tips: Apply after washing. Following a workout, the best time to apply topical CBD is after a shower. If it's not feasible, ensure that the application area is thoroughly cleaned with soap and water. This will eliminate any excess dirt, sweat, oil buildup, or skin moisturizers that were previously applied. This will ensure that there are no barriers between the CBD cream and your skin, allowing for maximum absorption.





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