Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
The smell of SeaBeDee’s 400mg Muscle and Joint Relief Cream is welcoming, and almost reminiscent of a light, peppermint-flavored dessert. The sweet smell isn’t too strong or perfumy, but it does have a menthol scent that sticks around for about 15 minutes.
Overall, the sweet smelling cream is definitely discreet enough to be used everyday.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
We didn’t really taste it and we assume it’s not recommended (even though the ingredients are exceptionally natural).
This muscle rub could easily be described as “delicate” as it goes on thin and feels light and airy, which is a nice alternative to many greasy muscle rubs. The thinner consistency was definitely appropriate for every use we encountered, and although thicker creams definitely have their place, the ability to use very little and achieve great coverage (and relief) sets SeaBeDee’s Muscle and Joint Relief cream apart.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
This little jar of muscle rub fit perfectly into the pocket of our gym bag, which is an added bonus to it’s impressive effects on post-workout inflammation. A particularly vigorous afternoon leg workout onset aching knees before we passed the first red light home, and this cream came in handy immediately. The arnica and menthol helped instantly take the edge off those dull aches.
It took about twenty minutes to feel the full extent of pain relief, presumably the amount of time it took for the CBD to take effect in the body. We followed up with SeaBeDee’s Inflammation Blend tincture and there was no need to redose until the next day.
One product tester decided to put this cream to a different sort of test, applying it to aching wrists and elbows during a tendinitis flare. She claimed about the same 20-30 minutes for a full onset, but added that it relieved the full ache as well as any relief cream she’s tried before.
Although only comparable in terms of effects, she also added that this cream outlasted drugstore alternatives by double, providing relief for over 6 hours after application. Although reapplication may be necessary during the day, especially for chronic pain and inflammation, the bottle is small, durable, and quite handy if you want quick, all-natural relief.
Best used for
This cream is pretty multi-functional and could be used to help fight pain, soreness, and inflammation in the joints and muscles. We used it against general soreness as well as chronically inflamed joints and experienced great results each time.
The thin nature of this cream would potentially make it appropriate for soreness in any area. You could apply it between your toes if that’s where you really needed it! The cream may be especially useful to athletes or anyone who experiences joint and muscle pain frequently.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
This topical did a great job relieving pain and inflammation in a jiffy, but offered particularly lengthy effects when we combined it with a tincture by the same brand.
Technically, any high quality tincture would make a great pair, but we used SeaBeDe’s inflammation blend to further boost the effects. You could essentially pair this topical with any systemic CBD product to lengthen the effects, so SeaBeDee’s gel capsules may also be a great option.
This jar of muscle and joint relief cream contains 400 milligrams of premium CBD and costs $47.95. That means that this cream costs roughly $0.12 per milligram of CBD. Because it spreads thin and very little goes a long way, we are confident in saying this is a great value for the price.
In comparison, a similar product, Hemp Bomb’s Pain Freeze Cream, cost approximately $0.30 per milligram of CBD, and only contains 50mg of CBD per bottle.
There are multiple other CBD muscle rubs or joint relief creams that compare to SeaBeDee’s creamy version, many of which we have tried for ourselves. This cream is incredibly effective, and the only reason we see to opt for an alternative would be for a different type of bottle (like a pump top with metered applications), which may be more convenient for travel.
An alternative that may be perfect for fighting muscle and joint pain on the go is cbdMD’s CBD Freeze Pain Relief Roll On, which offers a similar level of relief, but in a convenient roll-on bottle.
SeaBeDee 400mg CBD Muscle and Joint Relief
2018 US Farm Bill Compliant
3rd Party Lab Tested for Purity and Potency
Suggested Use: Apply desired amount to your sore muscles and joints, then rub in thoroughly. *Avoid contact with eyes.
Ingredients: Water, Sweet Almond Oil (prunus amygdalus dulcis), Shea Butter (butyrospermum parkii), Emulsifying Wax NF, Stearic Acid, Avocado Oil (persea gratissima), Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid, Arnica Montana (Heterotheca inuloides), Menthol, Proprietary Essential Oil Blend, CBD.
Store in a cool dry place away from heat and light. Keep out of reach of children.
Consult your doctor before using this product.