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Unleashing Your Potential: Enhancing Triathlon Performance with Recovery Tincture

Kevin Menard



Time to read 9 min

Triathletes epitomize dedication, blending swimming, cycling, and running into a single, grueling sport. This demanding versatility pushes their bodies to the limit, creating unique stressors that require exceptional recovery strategies. We are proud to partner with with EventPower – Long Island's leading producer of triathlons and duathlons – to sponsor all of their races for the 2024 season.

For athletes committed to pushing their limits, understanding the profound benefits of Chinese medicine (TCM) and Western perspectives can be a game-changer in their performance regimen. Enter Dragon Hemp Recovery Tincture—a revolutionary blend of full-spectrum hemp and potent Chinese herbs designed to reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery.

In this article, we will explore the science behind these ingredients, how they work synergistically to enhance performance, and provide practical tips for incorporating the tincture into your training routine.

The Power of Synergy: Hemp and Chinese Herbs

The Recovery Tincture stands out due to its synergistic formulation, combining the anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties of full-spectrum hemp with the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicinal herbs. This blend is not merely a fusion of ingredients but a strategic amplification of their benefits, tailored to meet the heightened needs of triathletes.

Full-Spectrum Hemp

Full-spectrum hemp is known for its rich profile of cannabinoids, including CBD, which interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system to reduce inflammation and pain perception. This interaction is crucial for athletes, as it aids in quicker recovery from the micro-tears and trauma experienced during intense training. Studies have shown that CBD can significantly reduce inflammation and muscle soreness, making it an essential component for athletic recovery (MDPI).

Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Each herb in the Recovery Tincture is selected for its specific healing properties:

  • Corydalis (Yan Hu Suo): Traditionally used to move qi and invigorate blood, this herb helps alleviate pain and improve circulation. Research supports its analgesic effects, making it a valuable tool for managing pain (PubMed).

  • Turmeric (Jiang Huang): Known for its curcumin content, turmeric offers potent anti-inflammatory effects, essential for post-exercise recovery. Curcumin has been extensively studied for its ability to reduce exercise-induced inflammation and muscle damage (MDPI).

  • Frankincense (Ru Xiang) and Myrrh (Mo Yao): These resins are celebrated for their joint pain relief and blood invigorating properties. Both have been used for centuries to treat various inflammatory conditions, and modern studies confirm their efficacy in reducing joint pain and swelling (Frontiers in Pharmacology, Journal of Inflammation Research).

  • Salvia Root (Dan Shen): Enhances blood flow, which is crucial for nutrient delivery and waste removal in athletes. Improved circulation supports faster recovery and muscle repair (MDPI).

  • Angelica Root (Du Huo): Targets joint and muscle aches, particularly beneficial for the lower body stress experienced by triathletes. Angelica root is known for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, making it ideal for treating musculoskeletal pain (PubMed).

  • Licorice Root (Gan Cao): Harmonizes the formula and mitigates stress, promoting adrenal health. Licorice root's adaptogenic properties help balance the body's response to stress, which is crucial for athletes undergoing intense physical training (Herbal Medicine).

This holistic approach ensures that the body’s recovery processes are enhanced, inflammation is managed effectively, and performance potential is maximized.

Health Benefits from Dual Perspectives

From a TCM Viewpoint

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) focuses on the balance and flow of energy (qi) throughout the body. The herbs in the Recovery Tincture work collectively to restore this balance, specifically addressing the stagnation and deficiencies that occur with rigorous physical activity. By enhancing qi and blood circulation, the body’s natural healing capabilities are activated, promoting faster and more effective recovery. TCM emphasizes holistic healing, ensuring that the entire body is in harmony, which is essential for sustained athletic performance (Journal of Sports Science and Medicine).

From a Western Medicine Viewpoint

Western medicine values the biochemical properties of these ingredients. The cannabinoids in hemp interact with the body's pain and inflammation pathways, offering natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits. Meanwhile, the antioxidants and bioactive compounds in the herbs provide cellular protection against oxidative stress, enhance immune response, and support joint and muscle health. This dual approach ensures that both immediate and long-term recovery needs are addressed, providing a comprehensive solution for athletes (MDPI, Sports Medicine Open).

Tailored for Triathletes

Triathletes face unique challenges due to the diverse nature of their sport. The combination of swimming, cycling, and running increases the risk of joint and muscle stress, necessitates heightened cardiovascular resilience, and requires rapid recovery between training sessions and events.

Improving Recovery

Recovery is critical in triathlon training to prevent injury and ensure consistent performance improvements. The Dragon Hemp Recovery Tincture, with its anti-inflammatory and circulatory benefits, helps reduce downtime and enhance the quality of training sessions. By alleviating muscle and joint pain, athletes can maintain a higher training volume and intensity. Studies have shown that effective recovery strategies, including the use of anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving compounds, can significantly improve athletic performance and reduce injury rates (Journal of Athletic Training).

Enhancing Performance

Efficient recovery not only prepares the body for subsequent workouts but also improves overall performance. Reduced inflammation leads to better joint mobility and muscle function, allowing athletes to perform at their peak during each leg of the triathlon. The natural compounds in the Recovery Tincture support joint health, reduce muscle soreness, and enhance endurance, all of which are critical for triathlon success (Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy).

A Formula Designed for Champions

Triathletes require more than just physical endurance and skill; they need a recovery solution that matches the intensity and diversity of their training. The Dragon Hemp Recovery Tincture is not just a supplement; it’s an integral component of a triathlete’s regimen, designed to support their ambitious goals.

Powered by the ancient principles of TCM and cutting-edge cannabinoid science, this tincture offers a natural, potent solution to the challenges faced by triathletes. By choosing Dragon Hemp, triathletes are not just recovering faster; they are investing in their body’s long-term health, ensuring that every training session builds towards optimum performance.

Incorporating Dragon Hemp Recovery Tincture into their routine can help triathletes not only meet their immediate recovery needs but also sustain their peak condition throughout their career, embodying the true spirit of resilience and excellence. This is the power of nature, backed by tradition.


Triathletes demand the best from their bodies, and their recovery regimen should be no different. The Dragon Hemp Recovery Tincture, with its unique blend of full-spectrum hemp and traditional Chinese herbs, provides a comprehensive solution that addresses the specific recovery needs of these elite athletes. By reducing inflammation, enhancing circulation, and supporting overall joint and muscle health, this tincture helps triathletes recover faster and perform better. Embrace the synergy of nature and tradition with Dragon Hemp, and unlock your full athletic potential.

Kevin Menard

Kevin Menard, LAc.

Kevin Menard, LAc., is the leading practitioner in Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine on the East End of Long Island and the visionary founder of Dragon Hemp Apothecary.

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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.

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, 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.

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