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About Our Key Beneficial Ingredients: Arnica

As firefighters, we are constantly battling the effects of inflammation, high stress, as well as navigating active recovery time more frequently. Subsequently, having sustainable yet powerful ingredients in our Rescue 1 CBD wellness products is clutch. 

In fact, there are other ingredients besides cannabidiol (CBD) that also make their way into our products; another key beneficial ingredient in our products is arnica

You may recognize arnica in many medically crafted products and ointments, so keep reading as we talk about some basics of why we love this compound!


Learning about the History of Arnica

Firstly, Arnica is a perennial herb, and is part of the sunflower family. The name comes from its genus which is the Greek word arni or ‘lamb’ (in reference to its soft, hairy leaves).

 Arnica is widely used as a homeopathic medicine to treat inflammation and is widely becoming a more commonly known ingredient in recent years. While more common these days, it wasn’t until 1981 that German researchers discovered and isolated a compound in the plant they named ‘helenalin’.  

According to The Journal of Biological Chemistry:

“In traditional medicine, alcoholic preparations from flowers of Arnica montana and Arnica chamissonis ssp.foliosa are applied externally to treat hematomas, contusions, sprains, rheumatic diseases, and superficial inflammations of the skin. The secondary metabolites that mediate the anti-inflammatory effects are sesquiterpene lactones of the 10α-methylpseudoguaianolide type like helenalin, 11α,13-dihydrohelenalin, chamissonolid, and their ester derivatives.” 

As you can see from the above, arnica in topical forms is commonly used only on the skin to reduce pain and swelling associated with bruises, aches, and sprains. With more and more opportunity for natural wellness research these days, we hope that in the near future we will find out more about this amazing compound.


Arnica & CBD: A Great Combination

Secondly, in one of our previous blogs, we discussed the efficacy of the CBD compound in combatting inflammation. When it comes to the combination of arnica and CBD, to us this is the absolute perfect match — enhancing the overall effect of our stellar products to bring you unmatched levels of comfort — before, during, and after your shift. 

In the world of legal hemp and CBD, perhaps one of the most important things to remember is practicing safe/responsible consumption and always making sure you know what you’re putting in your body. 

Therefore, when choosing the most optimal CBD products to aid in your daily life, why not choose trusted products that maximize their potential effects? The double threat of arnica & CBD (in addition to our other beneficial natural ingredients) is just what you have been looking for. 


Cannabidiol Awareness & Natural Wellness with Rescue 1 CBD!

In conclusion, if you are not familiar with this ingredient, we hope this blog offered some necessary illumination to get you excited about arnica’s self-care prowess! 

As we have mentioned in our previous blogs, in addition to our excellent products, we always want to provide our consumers with the most pertinent CBD-related educational resources and information to stay as up-t0-date as possible. 

So, stay tuned for more blog content that focuses on our other beneficial ingredients (such as menthol), the latest in hemp research, questions about at-home drug testing, and the benefits of broad spectrum, as well as tips for the modern firefighter to get the best out of their CBD experience. 

*Always be sure to consult a physician before making any changes to your health or fitness regimen.*



The Anti-inflammatory Sesquiterpene Lactone Helenalin Inhibits the Transcription Factor NF-κB by Directly Targeting p65* – Journal of Biological Chemistry (

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