As i’m regularly training BJJ by body goes through some tough experiences and often aches and hurts of a few days after. I’ve always been on the lookout for products to help me recover quickly, and a few months back I stumbled upon Martial Herbs, a company that specialise in natural supplements. I got in touch with Alex, who kindly sent me a bottle of their recovery oil for me to review, so if you’re looking for a natural recovery supplement, then this might just be the product for you.
The Martial Herbs recovery oil arrived to me a few months ago and the first thing that caught my attention were the ingredients, Nigella Sativa, Almond oil and lavandula augustifolia. After being a bit sceptical about the lack of ingredients I decided to do a bit of research online, here I found that Nigella Sativa (Also known as black cardamom oil) is quite the miracle drug and is used as a natural alternative to anti-inflammatory.
When I first opened the bottle I was hit with the pleasant aroma of lavender (the other ingredient, which is also known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties). I also noticed that a little goes a long way with this product.
After taking a 4 week break from jiu jitsu because of circumstances beyond my control, i hit the training hard and my body suffered for it. I regularly applied the oil after showering and then three times a day as directed. When I first tried the oil I immediately felt a soothing sense on my aching muscles and with only two or three applications of the oil my aches and pains dissipated, where normally they would last for a few days.
I also decided to use this oil in the bath to see if it would be effective as a soak and the results were outstanding, my body felt refreshed and the morning after I had no aches and pains.
Overall I would rate this product 4 out of 5. It did exactly what it said on the tin, helped recover my muscles ready for my next training session. The only reason I did not give it a full 5 out of 5 is the price, £18 is a little pricey, but you won’t be running out of this product any time soon. You can purchase the product here!
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