cbdMD Recover 750mg CBD Inflammation Cream Review

Last updated on October 5th, 2019

4.4

CBD Reviewer Score

cbdMD CBD Recover 750mg Inflammation Cream – Subject C Panel Review

Subject C Reviewer Profile
Gender Male
Age 38
Weight 215 lbs
Height 6’0″
Pre-existing conditions N/A
Chronic Illness N/A

Purchase Experience

cbdMD offers a streamlined purchase experience with a site that’s easy to navigate and fast both on desktop and mobile. I did like that the site menu focused on first actively educating users on the company ethos and what CBD is best for the user. What I didn’t like was that there was no direct link to the CoA, I had to dig through the site and eventually found it under their “our process” page.

The CoA was for the isolate that’s added to all of their products, and not of the final product, which I found odd. However the CoA was very thorough and included a section on terpenes, pesticides, mycotoxin, heavy metal, residual solvents, and microbiological results.

I purchased the 750mg Recover Inflammation Formula (4 oz) for $59.99, comparable to other “premium” brands.

Day One

I purchased the cream to help treat pain in my feet as I had recently become more active and began having dull aches on the soles of my feet, as well as a throbbing pain in my left ankle. I have an old ankle injury that has never healed properly, so I experience a deep, throbbing pain whenever I overwork it.

Today I ended up taking a long walk in work boots between meetings and as a result experienced a lot of ankle pain, along with general foot soreness when I got home. There was enough discomfort to wake me up from sleep that evening, so I thought it would be the perfect time to try the cbdMD Recover Cream.

I applied a quarter sized portion of the CBD cream to the whole foot, gently massaging the foot for about a minute for full absorption as per directions. The cream has a pleasant peppermint smell that reminded me of Vicks vapor rub. It had a slightly oily residue and an instant cooling effect.

Although I did not experience instant pain relief, after 15 to 20 minutes I did notice a significant reduction in overall foot pain that enabled me to go back to sleep.

Time Applied Amount of Pain (1 – 5)
Before After
3:30 AM 4 3

Day Two

I woke up with a tingling sensation on the soles of my feet, but my ankle pain was surprisingly gone. Given the amount of physical activity the day before, I expected to have some amount of lingering pain, but did not experience any. I took my kids to school and had to walk up and down a few hills, which resulted in some soreness. I applied a nickel sized portion of cbdMD Recover Cream to both feet and that alleviated the soreness.

During the day, I took my youngest child to the zoo and walked about 10,000 steps (I began keeping track of my daily steps with a pedometer) in walking shoes. I surprisingly didn’t feel any pain or soreness until the end of the day and it was not as intense as the day before. I applied the cream as directed before going to bed and felt a soothing comfort.

Time Applied Amount of Pain (1 – 5)
Before After
9:30 AM 2 0
7:00 PM 3 1

Day Three

I awoke with a nagging pain in my ankle this morning, so I applied a dime sized portion to my ankle only. I coupled the massaging with some light stretching and it helped alleviate the pain entirely.

I did a fair bit of yard work during the day and experienced some mild soreness in my feet and ankles so I applied a quarter sized portion to my left foot and ankle, and a nickel sized portion to my right foot and t helped to alleviate a bit of the pain.

I still had some soreness on my ankle before bed, so I applied a nickel sized portion to the ankle along with some light stretching.

Time Applied Amount of Pain (1 – 5)
Before After
7:30 AM 2 0
4:00 PM 4 2
9:15 PM 2 1

Day Four

My feet were pain free this morning, but I still had some nagging pain in my left ankle so I applied a nickel sized portion of cream when I woke up, it helped to alleviate the pain.

I went on a small walk (5,000 steps) after eating breakfast and my feet held up okay, but I found that I had pain in my ankle so I applied another nickel sized portion of the cream afterwards.

Prior to sleeping I still had some general soreness in the ankle, so I applied a nickel sized portion of the cream along with light stretching prior to going to bed.

Time Applied Amount of Pain (1 – 5)
Before After
8:30 AM 1 0
1:00 PM 2 1
9:30 PM 1 0

Day Five

Woke up this morning with some discomfort in my ankle so I applied a nickel sized portion of the cream along with some light stretching.

I took a rest day today and kept the days activities light. Still had some mild soreness on my ankle before bed so I applied another nickel sized portion before I slept.

Time Applied Amount of Pain (1 – 5)
Before After
8:30 AM 1 0
10:15 PM 1 0

Day Six

My ankle felt surprisingly fine this morning so I didn’t apply any cream when I woke up.

I went on a small walk after breakfast (6,000 steps) and after showering applied a quarter sized portion of the cream to my left foot and ankle, and a nickel sized portion to my right foot.

I still had some general soreness in my ankle tonight, so before I went to bed I applied a nickel sized portion to it along with stretches.

Time Applied Amount of Pain (1 – 5)
Before After
11:30 AM 2 1
9:45 PM 2 1

Day Seven

I woke up today with some stiffness in my ankle so I applied a nickel sized portion of the cream before starting the days activities.

I went on another walk (6000 steps) today and afterwards applied a nickel sized portion of the cream to my left ankle.

It’s become a routine, but I applied another nickel sized portion of the cream to my left ankle along with stretches before I went to bed.

Time Applied Amount of Pain (1 – 5)
Before After
7:30 AM 2 1
12:45 PM 2 1
9:15 PM 1 0

Conclusion

I generally refrain from using pain medications, but as I’ve gotten older I have begun noticing an increase in joint pain. I have been looking for alternatives for awhile and had settled on trying CBD on the advice of a close friend. This is my first time using a CBD product to treat any sort of pain and I was surprised by how effective it was in treating my aches and minor pain.

From the review, it may seem like the product is not very effective as I had woken up with ankle pain on consecutive days. However, I had just increased my daily activity and know that the amount of pain I would have experienced would have been greater without it.

cbdMD Recover Cream Inflammation Formula has a nice, thick consistency, smooth texture, and has a pleasant, minty smell. The only detrimental thing I could think of was that it did leave a slightly oily residue, so if you are applying to your feet, I would consider wearing socks. I couldn’t recommend this for severe pain as I have no experience with that situation, but I would recommend this product for day to day aches and pains.