CBD Topicals by fourfivecbd
From itchy feet to an aching back, your body can take a beating when you live an active lifestyle. As professional rugby players, fourfivecbd founders George and Dom have spent more hours than they care to remember trying to find the right gels, ointments, and balms that could help them bounce back from a tough day out on the pitch or in the weight room.
Then they discovered CBD topicals — a diverse array of CBD-infused products that can be applied directly to the skin. This was a revelation for the two teammates, but they saw a lot of room for improvement. So they set to work making their own line of fourfivecbd CBD Topicals, and it didn’t take long for these to become a huge hit with athletes and office workers alike.
Types of CBD Topicals
When George and Dom started brainstorming what they wanted in a CBD topical, they knew two things right away:
- They wanted to use all-natural ingredients.
- They wanted tested professionals to be able to use fourfivecbd CBD Topicals without having to worry about testing positive for banned substances.
Then they set out to create a unique line of topicals that would meet all the needs of everyone from professional athletes to weekend workout warriors. They ended up with two different types of CBD topicals:
- CBD Joint Gel
- CBD Muscle Rub
The recipe for each topical varies somewhat, but they’re all completely free of artificial chemicals and preservatives. Instead, you’ll find ingredients like:
This form of CBD oil is sometimes referred to as ‘pure’ CBD, because all other organic compounds are removed after the oil is extracted from the hemp plant. That includes THC, the compound that produces cannabis’ intoxicating effects. While ‘regular’ CBD oil still doesn’t contain anywhere near enough THC to get you high, CBD isolate offers added peace of mind for those who want to avoid THC altogether.
If you’re a serious athlete (or even a casual one), there’s a good chance you’ve used a topical product with menthol before. That’s because this cooling compound, which is typically made from mint, is famous for its soothing effects.
To deliver extra calming and healing effects, fourfivecbd CBD Topicals are made with a range of essential oils like lavender, tea tree, and pine. People have prized essential oils for their therapeutic properties for thousands of years, and we thought they’d make a perfect addition to our topicals.
Your skin is your body’s first line of defence, and few things strengthen it better than Vitamin E. Not only does it help relieve irritation and promote healing, but it also leaves your skin looking and feeling better than it was before. That’s not a bad side perk, in our opinion.
What are CBD Topicals Good for?
There are a ton of different types of CBD topicals on the market, and like you might expect, people use them for many different reasons. At fourfivecbd, our topicals are designed to help you reach your peak performance, not win a beauty contest (although they certainly won’t hurt in that regard, either). Here are some of the benefits and uses of our CBD topicals:
Provide Localised Relief
When you’ve got a sore shoulder or a swollen knee, sometimes you want a product that can get straight to work on the problem area. CBD topicals allow you to target those areas directly, delivering speedy results right where you need them most. Applying CBD topicals to the skin will alleviate pain and inflammation in the affected area.
Help Boost Recovery
Athletes know that competing at the highest level means more than giving it your all on the day of the match—it also requires taking care of your body after training or even on your days off. Another great benefit of using CBD topicals regularly is that they act as ‘preventative maintenance’ so minor annoyances don’t hurt into major ones.
Promote Healthy Skin
Living an active lifestyle can put a lot of wear and tear on your skin. Chafing, sunburns, rashes—these are just a few of the problems that can pop up when you’re pushing your body to the limit. CBD topicals are a great way to stay comfortable in your own skin, so you can stay in the game.
How Do CBD Topicals Work?
Unlike other forms of CBD such as tinctures or capsules, CBD topicals are applied straight to your skin (no matter how good they might smell, don’t try to eat them!). There, they provide localised relief to problem areas — without getting you high, in case you’re curious. But how exactly do they do that? Here, it’s helpful to understand two key terms:
- Endocannabinoid system (ECS) – The ECS is a network of receptors found in every organ of your body, including the brain, stomach, and skin (which is actually your body’s largest organ). Scientists have been studying the ECS for years, and while they’re still figuring out the specifics of how it works, extensive research has shown that the ECS plays a major role in many bodily functions.
- Cannabinoid receptors – The ECS does its work when special cells called cannabinoid receptors are activated. These receptors can be activated by cannabinoids produced inside your own body — called endocannabinoids— or by cannabinoids from the hemp plant like CBD, called phytocannabinoids. There are two main types of receptors, called CB1 and CB2. When combined, the CB1 and CB2 receptors make up our ECS. The CB1 receptors are concentrated in parts of the brain responsible for mental and physiological processes (i.e. memory, high cognition, emotion, and motor coordination), as well as throughout the CNS. CB2 receptors are mainly found in the peripheral tissues including parts of the immune system, spleen and gastrointestinal tract. So CB1 and CB2 are modulated by the body’s own natural endocannabinoids, namely Anandamide, and can be supplemented by phytocannabinoids like CBD.
So, in a nutshell, CBD topicals work by modulating the CB2 receptors in your skin. And when they do, you can reap a wealth of rewards for both your body and mind.
How Are fourfivecbd CBD Topicals Better Than the Rest?
Like we said before, there are a lot of other CBD topicals that have hit the market in recent years. If you’re a savvy shopper, you might be asking why our topicals are the right ones for you (we know we’d be asking the same question if we were in your shoes). So here’s a rundown of why fourfivecbd CBD Topicals are the best option for people living an active lifestyle:
Certified Free of Banned Substances
Our CBD Joint Gel and CBD Muscle Rub have both been certified to contain no banned substances by BSCG, one of the world’s premier testing agencies. They examined our products for the smallest traces of hundreds of different banned substances and their final verdict? Our topicals are clean as a whistle, so you will be too.
Packed Full of Natural Active Ingredients
We know that you’re careful about what you put into your body, so we’re careful about what we put into our products. Whether that’s powerful essential oils, plant-based fragrances, or beneficial organic compounds, we take great pride (and care) in crafting top-quality topicals.
It doesn’t matter how great a topical might work—if it leaves a greasy residue on your skin for the rest of the day, you’re probably not going to look forward to using it. That’s why we specially formulated our topicals to absorb into your skin in the blink of an eye.
Independent Lab Testing
In this industry, it’s all too common for CBD products to contain harmful contaminants (and less CBD that it says on the bottle). So we get every batch of our topicals tested by a third-party laboratory, and put the results on every product page so you can see for yourself that they’re pure.
CBD Topicals: A Quick FAQ
By now, you probably have a solid understanding of how CBD topicals work and why many athletes (or other active people) find them useful. But you have a few key questions still, so let’s answer them here:
Will CBD topicals get me high?
Nope — cannabis only gets you high when it contains a large amount of THC. All fourfivecbd CBD Topicals are made with CBD isolate, which contains zero THC by definition. That means it’s impossible for our products to make you feel high.
Will CBD topicals show up on a drug test?
Our CBD Joint Gel and CBD Muscle Rub are guaranteed to be free of banned substances, so you don’t have to worry about testing positive on an anti-doping test. Regular drug tests are designed to detect the presence of THC, so in theory you should be good on that front as well. It’s worth mentioning, though, that some outdated drug tests have been known to yield false positives. So it’s best to proceed with caution if you’re extra-concerned about staying on the safe side.
Can CBD be absorbed through the skin?
CBD can be absorbed through the skin by applying a CBD topical directly onto your skin. When you apply a CBD infused cream or lotion onto your skin, the cannabinoids from the hemp plant penetrate the sebaceous gland through the hair follicles. Once the CBD is absorbed, cannabinoid receptors are activated and soothing abilities are triggered in the affected area.
How much of a CBD topical should I use?
Scientists haven’t yet developed official guidelines for dosing with CBD topicals, but you can determine the right amount through a simple process of experimentation. Just apply a small amount to the affected area, wait for 15-20 minutes, and see how you feel. If you need extra relief, you can apply more.
Is It Safe to Use CBD Topicals Multiple Times in One Day?
Yes, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that CBD is a non-toxic substance with no potential for addiction or abuse. That means you can apply your CBD topicals as often as needed.
Can I use CBD Topicals if I’m not an athlete?
Totally, CBD topicals have a lot of different uses and benefits. Besides being great for athletes and people with active lifestyles, CBD topicals can be used to help manage pain.