You know I love to try new things that might help relieve pain or make life easier, and you know I’m a huge fan of CBD oil (or hemp oil extract). So, when offered the chance to try this latest product I couldn’t say no.
I have been given this Limitless Lotion as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.
Limitless Lotion, from Liberty Lotion, is NOT a CBD-based lotion. Liberty Lotion makes a variety of CBD-based products including tinctures (internal) and topicals. But, Limitless Lotion is different. Limitless lotion is a pain-relief lotion that while it doesn’t contain CBD oil is a Cannabimimetic; meaning it contains compounds that mimic the effect of CBD. Specifically, Limitless Lotion contains Boswellia Serrata extract. Boswellia respectively contains a compound called Incensole Acetate which mimics the effects of CBD. On their website they suggest that it can help those of us with Fibromyalgia and arthritis, as well as those with acne, psoriasis, and even cuts and bruises feel and heal better faster.
From their website:
“Limitless Lotion works on far more than just topical conditions: our water-based transdermal absorption formula carries the active ingredients in Limitless Lotion deep into body tissues, delivering relief from pain and inflammation both on and below the surface. Our customers tell us that Limitless Lotion also helps to heal and prevent conditions such as acne, psoriasis and rosacea.”
What the heck is Boswelia Serrata extract?
Boswelial Serrata (aka Indian Frankincense) has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years as a treatment for arthritis. Clinical studies have confirmed it’s value in the treatment for osteoarthritis and joint function. Studies have also confirmed that Boswelia Serrata can help improve other chronic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. It may be a good alternative to NSAID‘s. Some evidence even shows it may be helpful in reducing Cluster Headaches. WebMD has quite the list of illnesses that it may be used for.
What else is in Limitless Lotion?
In addition to the Boswelia Serrata, Limitless lotion also contains a couple of other interesting ingredients that I don’t typically see in the lotions I’ve used. Specifically, Limitless lotion contains Colloidal Silver (which is often promoted as having anti-bacterial and other properties to treat illnesses like Lyme disease), as well as Willow Bark Extract and Arnica.
Colloidal Silver may be why this lotion works so well on topical issues like psoriasis and acne. The use of colloidal silver is very contraversial; however, most products introduce colloidal silver as something to be ingested. This product only uses it externally and the creators believe that doing so creates strong benefits for healing and reducing inflammation. Willow Bark Extract has pain relieving qualities similar to aspirin. Arnica is commonly used in Fibromyalgia and chronic pain topical treatments. It reduces swelling/ inflammation / pain and may also act as an antibiotic. You can see how the three of these together could help reduce inflammation and also improve topical conditions like psoriasis and acne.
Does Limitless Lotion Work?
Unlike some other CBD-based lotions that I’ve tried, Limitless lotion doesn’t necessarily have an immediate effect. However, with regular use I did see some decrease in symptoms including muscle tightness and overall aches and pains. I used it prior to going to bed a couple of nights when I’d been tight for several days or following a migraine and I found that doing so allowed me to wake up feeling much better and in a lot less pain.
The smell is very mild. I can’t even really tell you what it smells like, which is good. No overpowering scents here as there are with many cbd-based products. It’s closer to a typical unscented lotion “scent” than anything else.
The texture is also pretty basic. The lotion comes in a pump bottle similiar to some facial moisturizers (not the big pump like most lotions). The instructions say to use one pump per 2×2 square of skin. So, if you are trying to cover any larger area of skin it’s going to take quite a few pumps, making this a harder lotion to use as a regular lotion.
Overall, it’s a good product and worth a try.