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If you’re an athlete, you know how debilitating it feels when your body is sore and you don’t feel like you can work out to your maximum potential. While there is no substitute for rest (or medical attention for an injury), CBD can potentially ease minor aches and pains to help you perform on the court, field, or gym.

Potential Benefits of CBD for Athletes

Research on the benefits of CBD is still new, but early studies find CBD to have analgesic properties to relieve pain, such as sore muscles or minor bruises. CBD may also have anti-inflammatory properties to ease inflammation. Some people also find CBD to aid in sleep, making it easier to relax and recover after a challenging training session.

CBD Products to Try

There are tons of CBD products targeted at athletes on the market, and it can feel overwhelming to know which products to choose. At Good Earth Organics, we strive to provide our customers with top-quality, lab-tested products for the purest and safest experience. We love the following rubs, salves, and gels for pain relief.

Good Earth Organics Relief Rub

Our Relief Rub combines full-spectrum CBD, CBG, and Delta 8THC extracted from organic hemp to soothe minor body aches and pains. This soothing pain relief cream uses a cooling formula to absorb and relieve without greasy residue. You can choose from 800mg or 1600mg, depending on the severity of your pain. 

Good Earth Organics Cibadol Full-Spectrum CBD Salve 

Our Cibadol Full-Spectrum CBD Salve soothes muscle tension and joint stiffness. It is an all-natural topical cream formulated to provide fast and powerful relief throughout the body. This CBD salve is also great for relieving skin irritation that you may experience from excessive sweat or dirt during a workout. 


The NAYSA CBD Roll-On Gel provides instant relief for minor aches, sore muscles, swelling, strained muscles, tensions, and stiffness thanks to CBD and menthol. The easy-to-apply roll-on stick makes it easy to throw in your gym bag and use throughout your workout if your body needs extra attention. 

NAYSA CBD Intensive Relief Rub

The NAYSA CBD Intensive Relief Rub is formulated with premium hemp-derived CBD to effectively relieve the toughest body aches and pains. You can choose from the 500mg or 1000mg strength, depending on the intensity of your discomfort. This relief rub also contains emu oil, which many people use to reduce inflammation and muscle soreness. 

When and How to Use CBD as an Athlete

CBD relief creams and gels primarily all work the same way. Liberally apply the topical to the affected area and massage it into the skin until it is absorbed. Most CBD creams are okay to use throughout the day as you need them, but always be sure to read the instructions before reapplying. 

You can apply CBD pain relief creams at any time of day, but the most effective times are before a workout, after a workout, and before bed. Using CBD cream before an exercise can help loosen muscle tension and makes a great addition to your warmup. If you’re prone to minor body aches and pains after a workout, apply CBD directly after exercise to relieve the body before it gets tense. If you have trouble sleeping after vigorous physical activity, try CBD before bed to help you relax and enjoy a whole night’s recovery. 

Have questions about CBD products and which may be right for you? Stop in our storefront in Little Rock, send us a message, or call us at 501.398.9868.

Scott Campbell

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