CBD for skiers: Six products to help you recover after a long day on the slopes

CBD for skiers: Six products to help you recover after a long day on the slopes

We’ve all heard those three letters before: CBD. But what is this stuff? What does “hemp-derived” even mean? Does it work? Does it get you high, man? What’s the best way to use it? Well, here at the FREESKIER offices, we’ve been just crazy enough to try these new CBD products out. Since there’s no THC—meaning these products won’t get you “high” like those nugs you bought at the dispensary—these products can be shipped nationwide and used anywhere, anytime.

After nearly an entire season of skiing hard from bell-to-bell and unwinding by the fireside with a variety of CBD salves, gel capsules, vaporizers and chewable gummies, we’ve compiled some information about the products we’ve used most in a round-up, below. If you like to ski long, hard days in the backcountry, bash moguls from bell to bell or just want an extra calm feeling before hitting the hay, consider trying one or more of the products featured in this article.

Flint CBD Vapor — Version 2.0

Straight outta Portland, Oregon, Flint CBD is a by-athletes, for-athletes brand that makes disposable vaporizers in three different flavors: lemon, blueberry and peppermint. Utilizing high quality ceramic cores and metal tubes, these vaporizers provide a smooth puff full of flavor—and the battery is designed to last as long as the CBD cartridge. Flint’s products are produced from organic hemp grown by local farmers in the Willamette Valley south of Portland and the company’s products are triple tested by third-party labs to ensure a clean, healthy product free from THC or harmful chemicals. For those seeking a vaporizer-style CBD dose, look no further.

Floyd’s On The Go CBD Gems

Athletes with a sweet tooth, rejoice! Floyd’s of Leadville, a Colorado-based CBD company, offers nationwide shipping for “on the go” packs of its ever-popular chewable gummy gems. Available in three flavors—raspberry, strawberry and cotton candy—and providing 10 mg of CBD per piece, skiers and mountain-goers looking for a tasty, chewy treat can easily relax and unwind with these FREESKIER-favorites. Other than being unbelievably tasty, the fact that each bite-size piece provides the same dose of CBD means it’s easy to know exactly how much you’re putting into your body—especially if you want to up the ante on your daily dose.

Receptra Naturals Targeted Topical

For specific joint or muscle pain, we have yet to find anything as effective for pain management and relief. Made from pure hemp CBD extracts, Targeted Topical instantly targets the muscles and joints to reduce inflammation and irritation, and when we say instantly, we mean we rub it on and within minutes forget we were was ever in discomfort. The natural scent of jasmine and Ylang Ylang (derived from the Cananga odorata, a plant native to the Phillippines and Indonesia, known for its health benefits) also helps soothes the mind and body and because it’s made entirely of natural ingredients, you can feel good about putting it on your skin.

Mary’s Medicinals Muscle Freeze

Mary’s Medicinals has been in the CBD biz since 2015, using whole-plant hemp extract from plants grown in Loveland, Colorado, in a variety of topical and transdermal products. The Muscle Freeze, featured here, acts like an all-natural Icy Hot as it’s applied directly to the skin wherever you’re feeling aches and pains. A combination of natural plant extracts and activated hemp extract provides a cool, soothing feeling immediately on contact and the long-lasting pain relief that CBD is known to provide. When your lower back feels extra tight after a long day on the hill or your knees need a little extra help recovering, reach for Mary’s Medicinals Muscle Freeze to relieve the pain while you kick your feet up at après.

Plus CBD Oil Hemp Spray

For an immediate feeling of relaxation, Plus CBD Oil’s Hemp Spray is our go-to CBD product. Two squirts on the tongue, hold for 30 seconds and swallow, and you’ll already feel your entire body loosen up and relax. Using CBD is like putting oil in the hinges of your body’s “endocannabinoid system,” a complex network of naturally occurring microscopic receptors that help regulate our bodily functions on a cellular level. Using CBD promotes stability and well-being within this cellular structure, thus allowing our bodies to recover more efficiently. With this oral spray from Plus CBD Oil, you’ll be feeling the effects of your CBD dose almost instantly.

Life Elements CBD Bath Bomb

If you’re seeking the ultimate feeling of relaxation, pop one of Life Element’s CBD Bath Bombs into your tub, light a lavender candle, put some Coltrane on the speakers and drift away into a world of blissful relaxation. Available in different doses of CBD—50 mg, 100 mg and 200 mg—to treat different levels of soreness, these additions to your bath will undeniably help you unwind from a long day of skiing or a training session that totally kicked your butt. The anti-inflammatory goodness of these bath bombs is also complemented with skincare nutrients that leave you feeling silky smooth.


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