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Elevating Athletic Performance and Recovery: The Essential Addition of Dragon Hemp to Your Wellness Routine

Kevin Menard



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In the realm of athletics and other vigorous physical activities, embracing a comprehensive recovery strategy is as crucial as the training itself. Enter Dragon Hemp’s Recovery Tincture and super concentrated Cooling and Warming Balms—each product a testament to the power of blending advanced cannabinoid science with the ancient wisdom of traditional Chinese herbs. This fusion not only sets a new standard for natural, holistic healing but also significantly enhances performance and recovery, making it an essential addition to any athlete's or weekend warrior's kit.

At the core of Dragon Hemp’s effectiveness is the strategic inclusion of cannabinoids, which play a pivotal role in the Recovery Tincture. These compounds interact with the body's endocannabinoid system (ECS) to modulate inflammation and pain—two primary adversaries in the recovery process. Unlike isolated compounds, the spectrum of cannabinoids works collectively to produce an "entourage effect," amplifying the therapeutic potential and making them particularly effective in reducing inflammation, alleviating pain, and promoting a more efficient recovery.

Cannabinoids' efficacy is magnified when paired with select traditional Chinese herbs, creating a synergy that addresses not just the symptoms but the root causes of discomfort and injury. For instance, turmeric, with its potent anti-inflammatory properties, and corydalis, known for its pain relief capabilities, enhance the formula’s ability to manage discomfort. Similarly, frankincense and myrrh improve blood circulation and reduce swelling, while licorice root harmonizes the formula, ensuring optimal absorption and effectiveness of all ingredients. Salvia root and angelica root further bolster the healing process by targeting chronic pain and improving blood circulation.

A Holistic Approach to Recovery

Dragon Hemp’s Recovery Tincture, Cooling Balm, and Warming Balm represent a holistic approach to recovery, marrying the enhanced absorption properties of cannabinoids with the targeted relief offered by traditional Chinese herbs. 

This combination ensures athletes and active individuals have access to a versatile, effective solution for managing both acute and chronic conditions, facilitating optimal recovery, and maintaining peak performance. 

Embracing Dragon Hemp products means not just treating injuries but nurturing the body's resilience for complete recovery, ensuring every workout, game, or adventure is approached with your best self.

Save 10% when you purchase the complete recovery system together with the Aches & Pains Set.

Navigating Recovery: From Acute to Chronic Conditions

Understanding when and how to use each Dragon Hemp product is key to maximizing recovery benefits.

Recovery tincture

Ideal for systemic relief, Recovery Tincture is designed to combat inflammation and pain from within, offering a broad-based approach to healing.

Taken orally (1-2 droppers as needed), the tincture incorporates a proprietary blend of Full Spectrum CBD with Chinese herbs traditionally used to fight pain and expedite recovery, like Angelica Root, Corydalis, Frankincense, Myrrh, and Turmeric.

Super Concentrated Cooling Balm

Specially formulated for acute injuries—sudden, severe conditions resulting from specific incidents—Cooling Balm delivers rapid relief!

Cooling herbs like Gardenia seeds, Red Peony root, Rhubarb root, and a significant 15% menthol concentration work together to soothe overheated tissues, reduce swelling, and minimize inflammation, providing an immediate calming effect essential for acute injury management.

Warming Balm

For chronic pain, which lingers over time due to conditions like arthritis, repetitive stress injuries or stagnation, the Warming Balm is indispensable. 

Infused with heating herbs such as Camphor, Aconite, Clove, and Capsicum, this balm increases circulation, relaxes muscles, and offers a comforting warmth that alleviates long-standing discomfort and stiffness to expedite recovery and improve performance.

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Our Story.

Dragon Hemp is the practitioner-founded apothecary that produces plant-based therapeutics formulated with a proprietary blend of next-generation botanicals and time honored herbal remedies.

For people seeking treatments that give relief & address the root cause to improve sleep, recovery, performance, and general well-being.

Our herbal remedies are innovative and user-friendly, with wellness benefits that are effective & accessible to everyone.

So you can feel like yourself again.

Our Founder.

Kevin Menard, LAc., is the leading practitioner in Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine on the East End of Long Island, with clientele ranging from business executives and fitness professionals to wellness gurus and weekend warriors.

As he cultivated his practice, Kevin began integrating CBD & other cannabinoids, native botanicals, and herbs into his treatments, addressing conditions like pain & recovery, musculoskeletal injuries, insomnia, overall wellness, and so much more. 

Following the promising results from his herbal and CBD-infused treatments, Kevin expanded his work, introducing Dragon Hemp to support patient wellness beyond his clinic's walls.

Our Apothecary.

Our Apothecary in Sag Harbor, New York was conceived as a beacon of rejuvenation and wellness in the Hamptons. Much more than a dispensary, at the core of the Dragon Hemp Apothecary is a commitment to education and understanding the benefits of time-honored herbal remedies synthesized with today’s advancements in cannabinoid research. 

Offering an array of products designed to align with the wellness needs of the Hamptons community, the store seeks to bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern applications, making herbal medicine more compatible with our lifestyles today. Our unique apothecary in Sag Harbor not only represents a physical space but also embodies Dragon Hemp's ethos of premium, all-natural, effective wellness solutions, drawing from the rich heritage of the Hamptons and the innovative spirit of New York.

Not your conventional dispensary, our first-of-its-kind retail location, harmoniously balances tradition and innovation with an emphasis on experience and education. We invite you to step inside and let our herbal experts guide you on an exploration of the rejuvenating power of cannabinoids and traditional herbs in a setting that feels both timeless and contemporary.

Designed in collaboration with renowned Alfredo Paredes Studio, the apothecary embodies a sophisticated fusion of old-world tradition and contemporary application. Known for his 33-year tenure as Ralph Lauren Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Alfredo Paredes, a master of crafting memorable retail experiences, helped transform the space into a shining gem of Sag Harbor. Reflecting the premium, natural, and therapeutic essence of Dragon Hemp, every aspect of the store, including the unique furniture pieces from Paredes' line, contributes to an ambiance of refined tranquility and wellness. The design echoes a classic herbal pharmacy blended with a modern aesthetic, mirroring our brand ethos of contemporizing ancient herbal medicine for today’s applications. Read more about our Apothecary design in Forbes.

Standing out on Main Street in Sag Harbor with the glow of our distinctive neon sign, our unique retail store has become a design destination of its own -- beyond just wellness -- in one of the Hamptons’ most popular villages. Whether you’re looking for potent natural therapeutics to tackle pain & inflammation or legal THC products to enhance mood or improve sleep, our apothecary is your safe haven at 108 Main Street.

Our Products.

Our products are formulated to serve the four crucial daily needs most often seen in Kevin’s practice—Essential Wellbeing for comprehensive health, Rest & Restoration to foster rejuvenation, Aches & Pains for relief from discomfort, and Liniments for body care that enhances both physical and emotional wellbeing.

Available in four versatile forms—swift-absorbing tinctures, targeted balms, discreet gummies, and moisturizers—we ensure a suitable choice for every lifestyle and wellness routine.

Our Ingredients.

We carefully select our organically grown ingredients, emphasizing sustainability to protect Earth's biodiversity. 

We believe in transparency in all our processes, from ingredient selection to the methods used by our CBD farmers, who lead the sustainable agriculture charge and concentrate on ecosystem restoration and carbon sequestration.

We're not just about products but about nurturing an understanding of traditional herbal practices and helping people make healthy decisions. 

With respect, we introduce newcomers to the benefits of age old herbal wisdom. 

Our aim is a future where well-being stems from nature, combining timeless knowledge with today's research.

Discover the distinctive characteristics of each herb in our Ingredient Index.