If you’ve ever led an active lifestyle or have been in athletics, names such as Bengay or IcyHot are familiar staples in relieving soreness and aches after a workout or strenuous activity. If you haven’t heard of topicals that contain cannabis extracts you’re missing out on the best kept secret to all-natural pain relief.
Topicals that contain cannabis such as lotions or balms are non-psychoactive which is ideal for those who do not want to experience a “high” sensation. Cannabis derived topicals can take on several different forms and potencies depending on where you get them and how they are made (for an in depth look at how topicals work check out our blog). Cannabis topicals tend to be categorized by their cannabinoid content as either a THC extract, CBD extract, or a combination of both.
It has long been known that THC has analgesic properties.
This makes it perfect for any number of common muscle injuries such as sprains or knee injuries. Topicals are an ideal delivery method of pain relief for those who have site specific pain and they can assist with other symptoms that may accompany pain such as nausea. Products like Mary’s Gel Pens are perfect for on the go application for whenever you need relief.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties are very potent, the effects of which are several hundred times that of aspirin. This makes CBD topicals ideal for treating all types of pain and inflammation as well as other inflammatory issues like back injuries. CBD only products like Muscle Freeze are made to combat the swelling and heat of inflamed muscles which makes it ideal for days that you pushed yourself too hard at the gym.
Topicals that contain both THC and CBD can be the best of both worlds. In a study conducted on patients with intense pain, patients reported experiencing the onset of analgesia within three to five minutes of application with greater pain relief than what they had previously experienced in their pain levels. Products like Proper Lavender Balm are the pinnacle of cannabis topicals. With 100mg THC and 100mg CBD, you get the pain relief of THC and the anti-inflammation of CBD so you can get back to you, before the aches and pains.
For a full list of available topicals check out our online cannabis menu.