Welcome to our Elixinol CBD Sports Gel review!
The favorite product from our Elixinol review, the Sports Gel has excellent ingredients, unique texture, affordability, and moderate, yet noticeable results.
We can easily recommend this product to anyone with an active lifestyle who wants to stay in top shape.
Table of Contents
- Elixinol CBD Sports Gel Review
- Scent & Texture
- Pros & Cons
Elixinol CBD Sports Gel Review
We tested the 1,000mg, 3.4oz Sports Gel from Elixinol, which does not come in other concentrations or sizes.
Elixinol does offer other CBD topicals, including a CBD balm and lip balm.
Our team reviews CBD topicals based on their quality, concentration, value, packaging, ingredients, and effectiveness.
Let’s start with the quality of Elixinol’s hemp-derived CBD.
Elixinol CBD Sports Gel
3.4oz: 1,000mg (294.12mg/oz)
Water, SD Alcohol 40-B, Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extraction, Carbomer, Alcohol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Mentha Piperita, (Peppermint) Oil, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Organic), Camphor, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Capsaicin, Butylene Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, and Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract
Elixinol, a vertically integrated company, gets its hemp from registered hemp farmers in Colorado who grow USDA-certified organic hemp.
The organic certification indicates that the hemp is not sprayed with pesticides or herbicides and that many safety protocols are followed to maintain this certification.
After the hemp is harvested, Elixinol uses CO2 to extract oil from the aerial parts of the plant, which include parts exposed to air, such as the stem, leaves, and flower.
CO2 is one of the most popular solvents used to extract hemp oil because it does not require filtration, preserving the purity of the oil and leaving no residue that could be toxic to consumers.
Elixinol formulates its products with primarily full-spectrum hemp extract but also uses broad-spectrum.
In the case of the Sports Gel, Elixinol uses full-spectrum extract.
Elixinol uses the globally recognized third-party laboratory Eurofins to test its products for safety.
The brand also uses Botanacor, another respected third-party lab, to test its products to verify results.
These third-party labs test Elixinol’s products for cannabinoid potency, residual solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, and microbes.
All Elixinol products have QR codes printed onto their labels, allowing consumers to quickly access the brand’s batch testing page.
Consumers can enter the batch number of their product, which is found at the bottom of the bottle on the Sports Gel, to see the third-party testing results.
In addition to its USDA organic certification, Elixinol has earned a cGMP certification and the US Hemp Authority seal from the organization’s certification program.
The brand is also a member of the US Hemp Roundtable, the industry’s most prestigious advocacy body.
The Elixinol CBD Sports Gel contains an advertised 1,000mg of CBD in 3.4oz of product, which comes out to 294.12mg/oz.
According to the third-party results for our particular product, the Sports Gel had 991mg of CBD, as well as trace amounts of minor cannabinoids.
CBC was detected at 12mg total, and CBN was also identified, but below the limit of quantification.
For a topical, this is an excellent concentration of CBD that is high enough to play a substantial role in the overall benefits of the gel.
Many topicals contain a small amount of CBD that makes us wonder if the cannabinoid has any impact on their effectiveness.
That’s not the case here with Elixinol’s CBD Sports Gel.
The Elixinol CBD Sports Gel costs $49.99, which clocks in at $0.05/mg.
One of the aspects of Elixinol that impressed our team the most was the affordability of their products, and that is clearly manifested in the Sports Gel.
CBD topicals can quickly become expensive because of their high-quality ingredients—which the Sports Gel has as described below—despite the fact they often offer less product (1-2oz) and CBD.
Elixinol bucks the trend with this high potency, inexpensive Sports Gel.
The packaging is simple but eye-catching with the Elixinol Sports Gel, featuring a bottle with a white cap that houses a pump lid.
The label provides suggested use information, an ingredients list, a disclaimer, a QR code, and a batch number.
The ingredients in Elixinol’s CBD Sports Gel include: Water, SD Alcohol 40-B, Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extraction, Carbomer, Alcohol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Mentha Piperita, (Peppermint) Oil, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Organic), Camphor, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Capsaicin, Butylene Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, and Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract.
Elixinol has put several premium ingredients in the Sports Gel, like witch hazel and peppermint oil, which both may help reduce inflammation and relieve discomfort.
Scent & Texture
The Sports Gel smells like peppermint with a hint of eucalyptus.
After applying the gel, the scent quickly dissipates.
The gel-like texture is unique among CBD topicals.
It’s smooth and absorbs well, leaving skin only slightly greasy for a brief moment.
From the moment of application, it feels soothing and cooling.
The Sports Gel offered some noticeable benefits, including relieving tension in our muscles and joints.
We used the Sports Gel whenever we experienced any kind of discomfort, specifically on the hip, shoulders, and arms.
Some team members found it useful for relieving discomfort around the hip, while others noticed a difference in soreness after working out, especially on biceps and triceps.
While the Sports Gel is useful, our team believes other products are more effective for relieving discomfort.
Pros & Cons
Pros for the Elixinol CBD Sports Gel:
- High concentration, large size
- Very affordable
- Excellent, high-quality herbal ingredients
- Smooth, soothing texture
- Moderately effective for relieving discomfort
Cons for the Elixinol CBD Sports Gel:
- Other CBD topicals may be more effective
Elixinol CBD Sports Gel
Our team’s consensus favorite product from Elixinol was the Sports Gel.
It’s filled with all kinds of excellent ingredients, which gives it a soothing feel and a pleasing aroma.
The Sports Gel helped us relax tense muscles and improve mobility, which could be useful for athletes and active individuals alike.
Elixinol’s CBD Sports Gel is a unique product in the area of CBD topicals.
It stands out from the crowd with its high potency concentration (1,000mg of CBD) and an affordable price point.
Our team loved the scent and texture, which provided a subtle cooling sensation that soothed our skin.
Finally, we noticed moderate effectiveness for supporting recovery, such as relieving muscle tension and soreness.
With that said, we are happy to recommend the Elixinol CBD Sports Gel.