Intrigued about CBD and how it can help your running and recovery? Here's our round-up of products to help you do just that
The medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant have been used for centuries to heal and restore health. In ancient times, herbalists and physicians cultivated cannabis extracts to help cure everything from the common cold to indigestion, and in the last few years the active ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) which is found in the plant has created a major buzz in wellness circles.
There are so many health concerns that CBD is thought to help address. From helping you to sleep better after a long run or before a big race to melting away post-workout pain, this wonder ingredient can help to turbocharge training.
Here’s our round-up of some of the latest CBD products to help running recovery.
1. Cheerful Buddha CBD Infused Chocolate
Your perfect post-run healthy indulgence. Made with the finest sustainably sourced single origin cacao and precision infused with UK hemp-derived CBD oil, Cheerful Buddha’s 70% dark CBD chocolate is the ultimate go-to recovery snack. A Great Taste award winner, it delivers all the benefits of high-quality CBD in a deliciously smooth and rich luxury chocolate. Buy it online or from WHSmith Travel stores nationwide.
Available in Plain, Mint and Orange flavour.
£5.95 | cheerfulbuddha.co.uk
2. Ardoa CrossPro CBD Muscle & Joint Recovery Cream 50ml
High in CBD, anti-inflammatory and 100% plant-based, CrossPro Topical is specially formulated to aid in sports related muscle, joint and skin recovery. It combines 18 nourishing botanicals, selected for their therapeutic benefits, with 750mg of pure CBD isolate to create a powerful addition to your post workout routine.
Get £5 off + free shipping with code WRUNFIVE at the checkout.
£34.99 | ardoamarket.co.uk
3. Mission C Pre-Workout + CBD Heating Muscle Balm
Mission C’s Pre-Workout + CBD Heating Muscle Balm is the perfect way to prep your leg muscles before any training run or big race day. Infused with Pure Isolate CBD plus Arnica, Camphor, Menthol and natural essential oils, this luxurious balm intensely heats the muscles, stimulating blood flow while reducing inflammation and providing the required energy boost for your best performance yet.
£34.99 | missionc.com
4. Fourfive CBD Thermal Joint Gel
Designed to keep you moving, this CBD Thermal Joint Gel is the perfect post run saviour. Combining 300mg of premium CBD with active ingredients such as glucosamine, arnica and menthol, this innovative formula is 100% natural and paraben free. Apply the joint gel as and when needed and feel the warming effects on aching joints.
£30 | fourfive.com
5. Runk CBD Foot Cream
Our feet are what keep us going throughout the miles, so why wouldn’t you want to look after them? They’re often forgotten about, so it’s time to put them on the front foot (pun intended). Runk’s CBD Foot Cream is thick and buttery, and full of natural oils, to provide an intense moisturising treatment for dry and cracked heels. Use after a run to keep your feet in tip top condition! The CBD element can help relieve pain with its anti-inflammatory elements.
£14.95 | runk.co
6. Holistic Herb CBD Oral Drops
Holistic Herbs THC Free CBD Oral Drops use a unique delivery technology, Total Bioavailability™, to enable better absorption into the bloodstream. Model, racing driver and TV personality Jodie Kidd uses these drops as an alternative solution to treat her anxiety and pain. She takes the drops each morning and evening, and through the day as necessary when she has an important meeting or she’s travelling through crowded areas. If it works for Jodie!
Available in single & double strength in 15ml, 30ml & 60ml.
£26.99-£74.99 | holisticherb.co.uk
7. Papilio CBD Tiger Balm
For centuries, Tiger Balm has been used to bring relief to tired and aching muscles, to ease headaches or as a decongestant. Combining the wisdom of this ancient recipe with the beneficial properties of CBD, this premium quality balm quickly soothes by massaging just a small amount at the point of discomfort. The perfect addition to any runner’s recovery kit!
£29.95 | papilioproducts.co.uk
8. Runk CBD Joint Relief Cream
Made with natural ingredients to provide pain relief, Runk’s CBD Joint Relief Cream is designed for runners to help the post-run issues. Created with CBD which has anti-inflammatory elements, use this cream to help ease tired muscles and joints post-exercise.
£14.95 | runk.co
9. HBHM CBD Oil
HBHM CBD oil helps you achieve your running goals. Like training, consistency is key. When taken daily, CBD oil can aid relaxation and improve sleep quality. Its anti-inflammatory properties can also relieve aches and pains and support training recovery. HBHM CBD oil includes only 3 ingredients ensuring the purest product; CBD isolate, MCT oil and natural flavouring.
Claim your exclusive 15% discount by entering WOMENSRUNNING at checkout.
Available in mint, melon and unflavoured.
£45 | hbhm.com
10. Charlotte’s Web CBD Calm Gummies
Charlotte’s Web Calm CBD Gummies were formulated to help you meet life’s stressful situations with ease and better focus. Counter everyday stress while supporting calm and relaxation with a botanical blend of lemon balm and full-spectrum hemp extract by the world’s best-selling CBD brand. Enjoy the delicious lemon lime flavour, made from real fruit juices. Vegan, gluten-free and USDA organic. Claim your exclusive 10% discount by entering WOMENSRUNNING at checkout.
£49.99 | savagecabbage.co.uk
11. Honey Heaven Organic Full Spectrum CBD Balm
Awarded the Best CBD Balm Award winner at the Beauty Shortlist Wellbeing Awards 2022, this organic CBD balm is designed to be applied topically to the points of pain on which you really want to focus, offering a natural remedy for aches, pain, inflammation, eczema and psoriasis. It is made up of 100% natural ingredients, including organic Virgin Hemp Oil, organic Fractionated Coconut, organic Vitamin E, organic Beeswax, and CO2 Extracted Full Spectrum CBD and pure CBD Distillate extract 1000mg.
£35 | honeyheaven.co.uk