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Prior to The Running Event I had never heard of activated hemp being used as a recovery or performance aid, nor had I ever heard of the brand Arcanum. We received 3 of their products in our swag bag for TRE, but I don’t think any of us actually knew what to do with them. The following day when we got to visit The Running Event, the Arcanum booth was the first one we visited and we learned a lot of great information. If you read my previous posts about TRE, you know what I mentioned that the Arcanum representative was by far the most effective speaker. She delivered valuable information, without overselling her product. After speaking with the representative, I was eager to give them a try.
When hemp is heated at high temperatures, it’s bioavailability increases, meaning it is able to enter the circulation in the body and have an active effect. This activation creates an increase in the effectiviness of the cannabinoids and other healing ingredients in the Arcanum formulation. Activated hemp has been shown to support recovery time and performance by upregulating your cells, allowing them to communicate and carry on the reactions necessary to help the body recover faster and smarter.(via Arcanum website www.arcanumedge.com)
First product I tried was the Sarco Breeze, which is a moisturizer and sports massage oil. Its features:
· Hydrates your skin and good for all skin types
· Facilitates muscle recover and soothes aches
· Designed for full body use
· Addresses soreness, discomfort, overuse, irritation
I took the Sarco breeze with me when I traveled for my last race of the 2018 calendar year, The Kiawah Marathon. It was a marathon so I figured I would have a good amount of soreness to give the product a good test. After finishing my marathon and showering, I broke it out. My calves were really sore and I had cramped up after I finished the race, so I decided to start there. I am not exaggerating when I say, I felt an immediate difference once I applied the Sarco Breeze. I am not saying the soreness, immediately disappeared but I could feel the tingle letting me know it was starting to do its thing. I would say about an hour after applying the product, my calves felt like new. The soreness had subsided and I could walk around with that looking like I just ran a marathon(you know the walk. Lol) I later applied to my quads and hamstring areas, to get them back fresh. I was impressed with the response. This is also good to use if you are receiving and giving a massage to/from your significant other.
Next up, was the Sarco Freeze. Some of its features/benefits:
· Immediate cooling relief
· Addresses soreness, discomfort, overuse, irriatiton
When you are impatient and won’t relief instant, you reach for the Sarco Freeze. I slept wrong one night, and I woke up with a little back pain. Before I reached for some icy hot that I had in the cabinet, I grabbed the Sarco Freeze to give it first crack and the pain. It was easy enough to apply and within maybe 3-4 minutes the cooling powers powered up and my pain was gone. I only wish I had discovered the powers of activated hemp sooner.
Last up and Arcanum’s newest product was The Quill. This seemed to be the product the representative was most excited about, since it is really an item that could be used on a daily basis. Features/Benefits:
· 50 precise 2mg doses of activated hemp in every application
· Relief in as little as 5 minutes
· Dermal delivery for more accurate dosage control and better absorption
· Targeted delivery system of transdermal nutrients
The representative showed us that The Quill is most effective applied to the inside of your wrist and rubbed in using your other wrist(similar to how you see ladies apply their perfume). The amount of time before you can start to notice a difference can vary based on the individual, but for me I think it took about a week and a half of daily use before I felt a little different. I felt a little more energized each morning and also noticed that I wasn’t getting as sore after workouts or runs. I looked at it has daily maintenance and made sure I applied my daily dosage, just as if I was taking daily vitamins.
I think all three of these products are worth a try. I know you may not know a lot about activated hemp but the stuff just works. Do your own research if you must, Arcanum even has some good information on their websites and you won’t get popped for using performance enhancing drugs. Lol. If I had to pick a favorite of the products, I would probably go with Sarco Breeze. I think the fact that it could be used all over your body and works great for massages, won me over. Give Arcanum as try and get the Arcanum Edge.