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October 6, 2019, Author: Contributor

We all know the dull ache and stiffness after a weekend at the show – the “good” pain that is a reminder of the hard work put in. Recovery after a hard ride can be just as important as the ride itself – and we found some amazing post ride recovery essentials!  

EarthSALTS Soak 

EarthSALTS Soak is made for riders by riders – natural, rejuvenating bath salts to sooth tired, stiff and aching muscles, speed up muscle recovery and reduce and relieve inflammation. Made from pure Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salts) and infused with 100% organically farmed essential oils (Lemongrass and Eucalyptus), EarthSALTS help to regulate elecrolytes in the body, enabling muscles and nerves to function properly whilst also flushing toxins form the cells, helping to ease muscle pain.  

R170 for a 1.1kg Pouch 

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Bath Bombs By Addison 

Addison is a 7 year old ‘kidpreneur’ who produces handmade bath bombs in a variety of colours and shapes. Packed with Epsom Salts and essential oils, these bath bombs are not only a useful post-ride recovery remedy, but an equally playful and enjoyable addition to bath time! 

R45 (Large), R20 (Small) or R120 for 3 Large bath bombs

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Fulvic Excel 

Whilst not necessarily a post-ride remedy, but more of a long-term solution, Fulvic Acid is the key to regenerative nutrition.  It assists in healing and is essential for vitamin and mineral absorption within the body. It has anti-inflammatory benefits to ease joint pain and mobility and reduces lactic acid and muscle fatigue for improved recovery, rehabilitation and performance. 

R350 for 120 Capsules   

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Heatywheaty Wheatbags 

Locally made in SophiatownHeatywheaty Wheatbags are made to ease general aches and pains as well as aid in post-injury recovery. They are both microwaveable and freezable – making them a perfect choice for both hot and cold therapy. 

 R190 (Large) 

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Ultimag is a combination of essential Magnesium and Zinc. Magnesium is an essential dietary mineral responsible for metabolic functions – including the production of energy and oxygen use. Magnesium is beneficial in reducing lactic acid build-up during vigorous exercise. 

R96.99 for 30 tablets 

*Available from various retailers. Prices may vary.