Rachel Rapinoe, Kendra Freeman, and Brett Schwager’s CBD brand Mendi takes self-care for athletes to the next level with its line of full-spectrum and THC-free CBD products. Mendi recruits from a deep bench of professional athletes to share their personal stories of enhanced recovery and improved performance, using Mendi’s offerings as a key part of their wellness regimens.
Website profiles detailing the product preferences of sports luminaries like Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird, and Merritt Mathias entice everyone from weekend warriors to professional athletes to reap the benefits of Mendi’s formulations. Products are available in either the “Core” or “Base” line categories, with Core formulations containing less than .3% THC and the Base line no THC at all for those subject to stringent drug testing.
After sampling Mendi’s full spectrum gummies and Lemon Balm & Rose Bath Salt, I can confidently say that Mendi is getting a lot of things right on both counts, at least according to my melty, blissed-out muscles. A tough week of home renovations put these products to the test, and they passed with flying colors.
With most other gummies, I typically need at least two (one, and then a follow-up dose an hour or so later) to unwind and unclench from the day’s exertions, but with Mendi’s gummies, one did the trick. I was experiencing naggingly achy shoulders and lower back pain from painting, and the next day I woke up pain-free. Flavored with concentrated fruit juices, I didn’t feel like a kid sneaking handfuls of Lucky Charms before bed, and the sugar content didn’t send me into the stratosphere.
I saved the bath salts for when the last coat of paint had dried, the final trim nailed into place, and the last drifts of drywall dust swept away. Lemon balm and rose geranium (not rose, as the front of the pouch, suggests- the two are different plants) share a therapeutic mission of calming the nervous system and providing pain relief. The scent of this bath salt is pure heaven, and in combination with the Epsom salt I added (as recommended) and the formulation’s own salt blend would have been enough to turn my knots to mush. But the addition of full-spectrum CBD seemed to prolong the effects of the soak well into the following day. While I’m far from a professional athlete, I am an active person who demands a lot from her body, and I found Mendi’s gummies and bath salts to be a perfect way to give back and restore myself for the next hurdle on the home front.