Ex-baseball star Frank Thomas – AKA ‘The Big Hurt’ – has teamed up with the producers of a CBD pain cream.
The Major League Baseball Legend and Hall of Famer says he is no stranger to pain having endured six sports-related surgeries.
Thomas partnered with Eco Sciences to develop and release ECODERM that the company claims utilises the healing properties of CBD and other phytocannabinoids to relieve sore muscles.
Thomas, who played for the Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays and most notably 16 years with the Chicago White Sox, tested different variations of ECODERM for more than a year.
He said: “After years of being approached to do endorsement deals, I’m skeptical in ever putting my name on anything unless I have thoroughly tested first.
“To be honest, at first I was completely turned off just by the word ‘CBD’. I have always been a clean athlete, and I associated CBD and hemp with negative connotations.
“But once I met with the team at Eco Sciences and learned that Hemp CBD is a clean product and that hemp extract and CBD contain so many beneficial properties, I was intrigued.”
Eco Sciences says phytocannabinoids, including CBD, contain a multitude of beneficial properties, such as anti-inflammatory and analgesic characteristics.
“So many Americans have misconceived notions about CBD,” said Sam Sugura chief executive officer of Eco Sciences.
“We are proud to partner with a legendary athlete like Frank to help educate people on how these plant-based properties can actually help them have more productive lives.
“This product is backed by extensive research and testing, and we are excited to see it come to fruition and help people live without the ‘big hurt’ in their daily lives.”
An estimated 50 million Americans deal with chronic pain and soreness daily.
Thomas added: “Being the Big Hurt on the field isn’t the only reason why that name is so relevant.
“My sports injuries have been ongoing all my life and have made it hard to move as I got older.
“Finding Eco Sciences and using all their products for the last couple of years has changed my life.
“Together created a custom product for all my aches and pains and want to share it with the world.”