Aqua Freeze Nano CBD Gel is formulated with recovery in mind and contains an entourage of effective natural ingredients. While CBD is the biggest name on the ingredient list, Aqua Freeze also includes menthol, MSM, methyl lactate, and a collection of essential oils. These essential oils include lemon oil, cinnamon oil, clove oil, lavender oil, and peppermint oil.
To understand how Aqua Freeze may aid with recovery, we will briefly examine these ingredients and how they interact. Aqua Freeze is smooth and pleasant gel, not too oily or staining. It is applied topically with a pump action bottle to reduce messiness.
The information below is educational and provides information on the ingredients found in Aqua Freeze Nano CBD Gel. It is not intended as medical advice. The statements regarding the ingredients Aqua Freeze Nano CBD Gel have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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In a review of 132 studies, Frontiers in Neurology found CBD can reduce inflammation in the body and help improve pain and mobility in patients with multiple sclerosis. The study’s authors concluded, “It is anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antiemetic, antipsychotic, and neuroprotective.
Full-spectrum nano CBD was selected for Aqua Freeze to improve potency and speed up its impact. Nano CBD is a CBD molecule coated in liposomes or naturally occurring lipid nanoparticles. The purpose of nanoparticles is to stabilize the CBD and allow it to reach the bloodstream faster than traditional CBD.
The cooling effect of menthol has made it a popular topical for centuries. A natural compound found in the mint plant, it stimulates the cold in receptor in human cells called TRPM8 when applied to the skin or inhaled.
Commonly consumed for its perceived impact on athletic performance, there is more to menthol than just retired athletes hocking Icy Hot on TV or old men laying on a table with Ben Gay slathered on their backs. Menthol has been reported to be effective in relieving pain with mild to moderate muscle strains, according to a study in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.
It is the oxidative stress and muscle damage associated with exercise that result in pain and soreness. This discomfort can serve as an obstacle to pursuing a physical fitness regimen. MSM is a sulfur based ingredient that is widely thought to address pain and inflammation. A study by the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that MSM may not reduce the biological markers associated with oxidative stress and muscle damage from intense exercise, but “Attenuate exercise induced muscle and joint pain at clinically relevant levels.”
An ester of lactic acid and menthol, methyl lactate is a cooling agent commonly found in upscale cosmetics. The industry journal Perfumer Flavorist says, “Menthyl lactate is a high performance cooling agent. The molecule provides a pleasant, long-lasting freshness and a cooling effect on the skin—all without the use of alcohol or menthol.” Methyl lacate does not just tie Aqua Gel formula together by infusing it with even more coolness. Methyl lactate is also a “Cryogenic agent for sports injuries, together with menthol”.
Aqua Freeze Nano CBD Gel contains a blend of natural oils intended to augment the CBD, menthol, and methyl lactate ingredients. It is important to remember that natural and essential oils are not regulated by the FDA. They have many traditional uses.
Lemon oil is a natural ingredient. Most research on lemon oil centers on its potential for stress relief and as a mood improving agent.
A more direct line can be drawn between cinnamon oil and recovery. The International Journal of Preventive Medicine conducted a study on Iranian Taekwondo athletes. The researchers found that compared to the group only given a placebo, study subjects in the cinnamon group showed a decrease in muscle soreness.
Clove oil is another essential oil traditionally used to reduce pain. Cloves have been used for centuries as a pain relief modality. An unexpected bonus, it is also a traditional insecticide! Cloves have been used as a toothache treatment for centuries. What would now be classified as antiseptic properties were attributed to clove long before humans even fully understood what hygiene and infection were. Quite remarkable. In more concrete studies, the analgesic effects of clove have been examined and verified by multiple parties.
Lavender oil is another essential oil that is commonly believed to possess pain relieving properties. A 2015 study found that lavender essential oil is an effective anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It provides pain relief comparable to tramadol according to the Brazilian study.
Peppermint oil has been used for millennia. According the NCCIH, peppermint oil is frequently promoted for digestive issues, muscle aches and joint pain. Extracted from the peppermint plant, it also has natural cooling properties.
CBD and Recovery
Aqua Freeze Nano CBD Gel has a list of all-star ingredients, but Cannabidiol (CBD) is the headliner. CBD is a cannabinoid and a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis sativa plant. Extracted from the hemp plant, which legally contains less than 0.3 percent THC, CBD has been legal for sale since the 2018 Farm Bill.
THC and CBD are just two of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant. There is ample research to suggest that cannabinoids interact with many cellular pathways that are implicated in a range of diseases, but it is the anticonvulsant properties of CBD that first attracted the attention of researchers. In 2018, the FDA approved EPIDIOLEX, an oral solution, for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
Another area of interest has been the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD.
What Happens When You Exercise?
Inflammation and muscle recovery are two areas where CBD’s untapped potential could potentially help millions. Whether you are an athlete, trying to get fit, or simply living your life, muscle soreness and injuries are often a fact of life. This is especially true if you have a set fitness routine.
When you work out specific muscle groups, you are stressing the muscle fibers with microscopic tears. Once the exercise is complete, your immune system identifies the damage and works to repair the muscle. This repair process is not just some lash-up job. The muscle becomes bigger and stronger. These stronger muscles allow for more efficient future workouts.
Apart from the repair and regeneration of muscle, your body undergoes other changes as well. The most obvious are the calorie burn, loss of fluids and hormonal changes brought about by exercise. With our more sophisticated understanding of human physiology and physical fitness, it is only natural that efforts have been made to improve post-exercise recovery.
CBD and Athletics
CBD makes for an interesting case study. It is not prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency, unlike THC, making it a useful potential modality for professional and elite athletes. The current body of scientific evidence has concluded that CBD is generally safe and well-tolerated by humans.
In December 2020, the Journal Sports Medicine published a study that cuts straight to the chase: Cannabidiol and Sports Performance. This meta-analysis and narrative review examined the current body of evidence supporting the CBD’s usefulness in the context of sports, exercise, muscle fatigue, soreness, and recovery.
Sourced from pre-clinical trials in non-athlete populations, the study’s authors observed robust anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and analgesic properties. CBD has also been observed to have anxiolytic (anxiety) reducing properties. This could potentially aid performance as well as recovery. The study’s authors caution that gold-standard studies are required before definitive conclusions can be drawn concerning CBD and athletic performance. But there is ample reason to be optimistic about CBD’s utility.
CBD and Recovery
While there is still room to expand the body of research surrounding CBD and athletic performance, there has already been significant research into the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD. It is in this area that CBD shows the most potential for aiding muscle recovery.
The open access journal Antioxidants (Basel) makes a strong case for CBD. “CBD, like other antioxidants, interrupts free radical chain reactions, capturing free radicals or transforming them into less active forms.”
The molecular targets of CBD are bodies cannabinoid receptors and endocannabinoid system. It is through these pathways that CBD exerts its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects. “The therapeutic potential of CBD has been evaluated in cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, cancer, and metabolic diseases, which are usually accompanied by oxidative stress and inflammation.
For the authors of this study, one of the strongest points in favor of CBD is what it does not do. The lack of psychotropic effects stands in stark contrast to not only pharmaceuticals but cannabinoids such as THC.
The study concluded with this, “In order to find compounds with a greater therapeutic profile and activity than CBD, without any adverse effects, the biological properties of both natural and synthetic CBD derivatives were checked, with the hope of finding the perfect derivative that provides a close to ideal therapeutic effect.” It is this search for a perfect derivative that explains why there are so many competing CBD formulations on the market today.
In Layman’s Terms
All of this scientific language can be a bit much, specifically when we are restricted from making concise conclusions about the structure and function of CBD. The upshot is that there is a lot of research showing that CBD can impact almost every area of recovery, ranging from sleep to metabolism, appetite, and inflammation. Anecdotally, gels and lotions are particularly popular for this purpose.
Aqua Freeze Nano CBD Gel Applications
There is something intrinsically rewarding about a topically applied cooling gel. And thanks to a bigger toolbox of natural ingredients, we have come a long way from a world where slathering of camphor-stinking Bengay all over your body or affixing a Salonpas patch the size of a piece of paper to your back are your only options.
CBD is currently the biggest name in the world of nutraceuticals, but there are many other popular natural ingredients that may be useful to augment muscle recovery as well. Aqua Freeze Nano CBD Gel takes full advantage of this science. The traditional topical analgesic (pain relieving) menthol is merged with peppermint oil, and menthyl lactate to provide a cool and soothing blast where you need it most.
The blend of essential oils is also included in this proprietary formula. Lemon oil, cinnamon oil, clove oil, lavender oil, and peppermint oil have round out the impact of this outstanding product. These extracts of natural plant products have a long tradition of use in recovery situations.
The lynchpin of Aqua Freeze Nano CBD Gel is of course the cannabidiol. A full-spectrum CBD, the nano technology allows users to enjoy quick and potent action. The pump action bottle is just one of the small details that makes this a perfect product for recovery. You can minimize mess while apply Aqua Freeze exactly where it is needed.
Directions for Use
- Wash and dry affected area.
- Massage thoroughly to affected areas.
- May be applied 4 times daily.
- Do not apply to abraded skin (scrapes or burns).
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