Capsaicin Active Sport Hot Rub

If you’re gonna workout hard or play hard, you better have something to help those sore muscles recover, especially if you have swelling due to various injuries. I generally avoid sports rubs, not so much because they don’t work (they help to some extent), but they stink to high heaven. Who wants to walk around smelling like camphor or like a medicine cabinet.

I did find one sport rub that I did like, from CBD Essence….CBD infused Active Sport Rub. Not only does it have CBD, but it is also infused with capsaicin. Yes, capsaicin is the active part of peppers, it’s what makes it “hot”. Just so you don’t panic, CBD is the non-pyschoactive part of weed. You won’t get high. Both capsaicin and CBD are used to alleviate pain. CBD is also a well known anti-inflammatory.



Product CBD infused Active Sport Rub

Price $ 41.00

Amount 8 oz



Ingredient profile  Water, Aloe Barbandensis, Vegetable Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Myristyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Sunflower Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Horse Chestnut Extract, Bay Leaf Oil, Lemon Eucalyptus Oil, Bergamot Oil, Rosemary Oil, Pulegone Free Peppermint Oil, Carbomer, Calendula Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Passion Fruit Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Acai Palm Fruit Oil, Ethylhexlglycerin. Capsaicinoids Incl. Capsicum Oleoresin .05% and Cannabinoid’s incl. Cannabidiol 1%

Nope, you don’t need a ton of capsaicin or CBD to get the benefits.

The Good It reduces swelling and pain with only a small dab. You really don’t need a lot. The CBD infused Active Sport Rub gives a warm/ heated sensation and actually has a mild and pleasant smell, so you won’t stink all day long. It’s also non greasy. There are also other ingredients such as shea butter and jojoba amongst others, that are good for the skin and won’t leave rough dry spots.

The not so good Okay, Here we go. It is long lasting, but the heating effects can take as much as half an hour to be felt, it does burn a little and can be a little uncomfortable (it’ll go away). Don’t be tempted to add more because you don’t feel anything at first. This was a mistake I made, which resulted in some pretty intense heat, I put a whole dollop on.


  • Contains both capsaicin and CBD
  • Reduces swelling and pain
  • Non greasy
  • Fragrant smell


  • Capsaicin not felt immediately
  • Can feel “hot” if large quantity used
  • Effects of capsaicin delayed by as much as half an hour
  • Will aggravate cuts and bruises

Final thoughts The CBD infused Active Sport Rub is a great pain relief and anti-inflammatory rub, for any bumps/knocks, due to swelling. So, if you train and play hard, this is definitely something you could try. It is non greasy and doesn’t stink (mild pleasant smell). Just remember, do not put on cuts, bruises or sensitive areas…it has capsaicin, after all.


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  • Ken Van Someren says:

    This article really has me thinking.  You have done a great job of detailing what it can do for a person, and what some limitations are.  Knowing it doesn’t stink is a bonus. 

    if it takes 30 minutes to feel the heat does it give any instant relief?

    I have a knot by my shoulder blade but no bruise, caused when sleeping, will this rub help?

    Does it have any benefits to neuropathy?


  • Adamu2 says:

    After reading the caosaisin muscle rub ,I found it interesting to get for my healthy purpose.I heard of it from people but I don’t really knew it works like you just mentioned. This will be okay for me for either swelling or pain areas if the body, am also fascinated by the smell. I will give this capsaisin muscle rub a trial for  my after match uses. Thanks for the review. Best regards 

  • Kenechi says:

    I work out hard almost each day and I also do sports alot. Sports rubs are good but most times I stay away from them because the ones I have tried made me stink almost all day. They don’t have mild smell. However, I have just learnt that this CBD Essence Active Sport smells nice and mild. I will love to try it out and see the results by myself. 

  • Fortune says:

    Your review on Capsaicin is really appreciated. I am not really familiar with this Capsaicin but I know about Cannabinoid and how effective it is from the experiences of people that have used it. I read through your review that it work for swollen muscles from injury and also as a pain reliever. I will recommend this product to my friend to use for his swollen foot and muscle strain. Thanks for sharing. 

  • Stew says:

    It sounds different from other muscle rubs and i’m glad it doesn’t stink.  

    I don’t use rubs very much because I’m hung up on weather they really work.  Your skin is a protective barrier so how do herbs get beyond it and into your blood stream for successful pain relief.  I could very well be wrong and it’s just an opinion. 

    Is there any medial evidence this works?

    • admin says:

      It won’t get into the blood stream…It will help with surface swelling and inflammation.There are however many testimonials by the public and various athletes that swear CBD rubs for muscle and joint pain relief. The exact mechanism by how it works is not really known. Try it…if it doesn’t work for you, at least you know. Maybe with this one you might have found something for you….But you’re right, I should be a little more careful in my wording. I’ve modified accordingly.

  • Daniel says:

    I have heard so many times about capsaicin but I did not know about this benefits that it has for our body. I know that hot peppers contain it and that it can be used as a fat burner because it provoke thermogenesis. I should give it a try because I have pain in muscle after hard training.

  • Shannon says:

    I’m totally going to try this stuff for my hands.  I’ve been developing arthritis in my fingers and wrists over the years, I guess from being on my keyboard a lot, and I really like the idea of using natural products.  I’m not familiar with Capsaicin.  Do you find the heating quality of the pepper ingredient to be uncomfortable?  Just curious because you said it was pretty hot.

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