November 2020 - MUSCLE MX
CBD & The Mental Game
  • November 25, 2020
  • Ben Bechtel

It’s easy to think that athletics is all about the body. Lifting weights, running, and all other forms of training focus on specific muscles in the body to help improve their performance. However, sports of any kind often require more attention and mental focus than most people realize.

Professional athletes – or even amateur players – can experience significant mental distress when they’re about to play a high-stakes game. Anxiety and stress can upend the best physical training athletes can subject themselves to unless they know how to manage it.

According to some research, one easy way to help with game-day stress is to try CBD. Continue reading “CBD & The Mental Game”

7 Reasons to Make RELAX Drops Part of Your Routine
  • November 17, 2020
  • Ellen Anderson

Anyone who is new to the CBD market is likely to be overwhelmed.  Thousands of products are available, all promising the same benefits.  Additionally, there are many terms to learn; it can be intimidating.

Muscle MX’s RELAX Drops are tinctures that are easy to use, highly versatile, and made with the highest standards. Before we break down the reasons why this is the ultimate oil for your daily routine, let us explain what CBD drops are.

CBD Drops: What They Are and How They Work

“CBD Drops” is another term for Cannabidiol oil, which comes in a dropper bottle.  Its formula mainly consists of hemp extract and a carrier oil, although other beneficial ingredients may be added to it.

CBD oil has a few unique properties:

  • It is mostly taken as a tincture, which allows the compounds to absorb through the sublingual tissue in the mouth.
  • Fast absorption.
  • Easy to control each dose.
  • Can be used topically as a spot treatment for problem areas, as it absorbs efficiently through the skin.
  • Can ingested in food, which offers longer-lasting effects.

CBD drops are best taken daily, as this supports the body’s endocannabinoid system, which keeps us physically and mentally balanced.

Reasons to Use RELAX Drops

Now, let us get into the main reasons why this product is the ultimate option for anyone ready to try CBD oil.

Reason #1: CO2-Extracted, Lab-Tested Hemp

The most important It all starts with quality hemp, and that is exactly what we have prioritized when formulating these drops.  You will be able to verify that the quality and purity levels are up to your standards as we make our third-party lab reports easily accessible.  This means that we send each batch of hemp to an unbiased testing facility to make sure that it is up to par.

Further, we use the CO2 extraction process, which is the most exceptional method for extracting hemp compounds.  This process uses pressurized CO2 to gently lift the compounds from the plant material without damaging their structural integrity.  This results in a product with high bioavailability, meaning that you will get a more effective experience overall.  Further, it maintains their chemical stability so that the product will remain active and effective for a long time after purchase.

Reason #2: CBN for Added Relaxation

If we are going to call our product “RELAX,” then clearly, we have gone above and beyond to make sure that it is as calming as possible.  One way that we did this was by adding CBN isolate to the finished product.  CBN is known for providing a uniquely tranquil and blissful sensation to the user.

Reason #3: Ashwagandha for Better Stress Management

For those unfamiliar, ashwagandha is an Indian herb used for stress-relieving purposes.  It is an adaptogen, which means that it aids in managing stress more efficiently by helping regulate cortisol production in the brain.  We have made sure that each dose of our RELAX Drops contain an ample dose to help provide a calming effect without making you feel drowsy.

Reason #4: Amazing Flavor

Many people want their CBD drops to taste as good as they feel, which is why we have created delicious flavor from natural ingredients.  This makes every dose that much more enjoyable to take, and the clean ingredients will ensure that you can still feel good about taking the product daily.

Reason #5: Clean Formula

Other CBD brands loads their products with fillers and additives which bulk up the formula without any added benefits.  Worse, some of these fillers and additives may be toxic, and should not be consumed long term.  We believe in transparency with our customers, and you will find a list of ingredients that are as clean as they come.

Reason #6: Fast-Acting and Long-Lasting

CBD drops are a happy medium, kicking in quickly while offering activation in the system for a relatively long period of time.  Most people report a peak of CBD within 30 minutes of administration, and the effects can last for up to four hours.

Reason #7: The Ideal Milligram Strength for Daily Use

RELAX Drops have a CBD strength of 1000 milligrams total, meaning that each dose gives you about 33 milligrams.  This is ideal for most people, both experienced and at beginner level.  You can increase or decrease your dosage as needed.

How to Use the RELAX Drops

Using these drops could not be easier.  Simply fill the dropper attached to the cap with the oil, and then pour it beneath your tongue.  Hold it there for 60 seconds, and then swallow it.  During that 60 seconds, most of the CBD will absorb through your sublingual tissue and into the body.  The effects can take 15 to 45 minutes to peak, and then can last for a few hours.  You can take multiple doses per day if you so choose.

Grab Muscle MX RELAX Drops!

They are a great way to unwind after a long day or prepare for bedtime.  As you can see, this formula provides you with your daily dose of hemp, plus a known adaptogen that can enhance feelings of calm.  Try it for yourself by ordering a bottle today.

CBD for Backpackers
  • November 4, 2020
  • Ellen Anderson
CBD for Backpackers

As we learn more about CBD and other compounds native to the hemp plant, we are discovering ways it can be useful to the human body. May consumers typically associate CBD with sleep and relaxation, however, hemp’s chemical composition is very multi-faceted. CBD works with the body’s endocannabinoid system which regulates bodily systems and processes that impact overall wellness. Therefore, it is not surprising that backpackers and other outdoors enthusiasts are beginning to discover CBD gives them a helpful boost.  For backpackers looking for a holistic way to boost their energy, motivation and physical well-being, CBD is a great addition to their routine. However, choose your CBD wisely and use it properly to get the most effective results.

Hiking requires energy, a positive mood and a body free from pain. While hiking is an excellent form for maintaining overall well being and staying in a healthy weight range, motivation to put your hiking boots can wane.

Injuries ranging from minor spasms and pulled muscles to stress fractures can be caused by running. Those who are injury prone typically do not warm up or allow themselves to recover thoroughly following a strenuous session.


Why are More Backpackers Taking CBD?

#1 Effects on Mood – Stress, anxiety, or depression can affect your state of mind and play an enormous role in your motivation to go for a hike. CBD may be able to balance the hormones in the brain that play an important role in our mood. There are cannabinoid receptors in your brain that are triggered when you ingest CBD. Since this is part of the endocannabinoid system, once the receptors are activated, they bring balance to nearby neurotransmitters, such as cortisol and serotonin.

#2: Effects on Pain – Pain is one of the greatest disruptors when it comes to maintaining a regular hiking regimen.  Hiking requires that our joints and muscles are in good shape.  Additionally, there are many hikers who overdo it and pay for it later in the form of a muscle strain or cramp. The good news is CBD may be able to help. When used before a backpacking session, CBD can give the endocannabinoid system what it needs to regulate pain within muscular and joint tissue. When applied after a hike, it can aid in the body’s crucial recovery process.

#3: Potential Energy Boost  – A more recent discovery is that CBD may play a role in regulating our energy levels, both physically and mentally.  Knowing the regulatory nature of the endocannabinoid system, this does not come as too much of a surprise.  To backpack the desired distance, we must have a good supply of energy to get us through the entire way.


Using CBD as a Backpacker: How to Get the Most out of this Cannabinoid for Athletic Purposes

Tip #1: Choose the Right Delivery Method(s) – It is important to be knowledgeable on the different CBD delivery methods available and how they differ.  Topicals are great for targeting localized areas, and they can activate quickly while being long-lasting.  Edibles take up to two hours before peaking in the system but can be long-lasting as well.  Tinctures can activate within a half hour and can last for a couple of hours.

Tip #2: Time Your Intake Properly – If you want CBD levels to peak in your body during your hike, it is important to know when to take your dose.  This depends on the delivery method you have chosen. Use the information above to determine when is the best time to consume or apply your product.

Tip #3: Be Consistent with Your CBD Usage – The endocannabinoid system is a complex system consisting of cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. When we feed the body cannabinoids, this system disperses them as needed and stores the rest for later use. The endocannabinoid system functions best when it has a steady intake of cannabinoids that can be stored. Users are encouraged to maintain a daily regimen rather than only taking CBD as needed.

Tip #4: Quality Comes First – It is imperative that you buy your CBD from a trusted manufacturer. The CBD varies tremendously when it comes to quality and purity. It is recommended to only choose products from a brand with a reputation for delivering high-quality hemp goods. Look for third-party lab reports on the manufacturer’s website to verify the legitimacy of the products’ claims.

Tip #5: The Milligram Strength Makes a Difference – The proper milligram strength differs for each specific body. A certain milligram strength for one person can be too much or too little for another. Experiment with dosages until you find what works best for you. Typically, higher strengths are ideal for those with higher body weights or those with more severe issues.


The unique properties of compounds found within the hemp plant, especially CBD, may be able to help with many of the common issues listed above.



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