If play sports or at least exercise every once in awhile, you’re probably pretty accustomed to what comes with being active. Stiff and sore muscles. Most of us just deal with it, embrace the “no pain, no gain” motto, and do our best to tough it out. Whether you run, cycle, lift weights, or do a little yoga here and there, there’s a big chance that a joint afterwards isn’t going to ease the pain of the bumps and bruises.
Aspercreme, Bengay, and Icy Hot are just some of the products we attempt to use in order to take away all the soreness. By far the most efficient and soothing method of them all are cannabis cremes, salves, lotions, sprays, balms, and bath salts. Just a heads up, none of these products will produce a euphoric state, won’t show up in a drug test, or get you stoned in any way.
Small injuries like strains, micro tears, and inflammation within the muscles need to be taken care of within the first few hours of acquiring the injury. Topicals infused with cannabis are perfect for sports related injury and fast recovery. The cannabinoid compounds found in marijuana active your skin receptors and help take away discomfort. Many topicals are a combination of THCA, CBD, and THC that allow for fast acting, effective, long lasting relief.
For soreness and body aches, lotions and creams are easy to apply and absorb quick to create the comfort you’re looking for. Most lotions and creams take effect within 10 to 15 minutes and can last for 6 to 8 hours. Usually infused with CBD, these kinds of topicals can great when taking care of inflammation and tight or sore muscles.
To kick it up a notch and really fight that unbearable pain (joints and muscles), salves and balms target specific areas with more intense pain and soak into the skin much deeper. For sore necks or after long workouts or even that deep-rooted pain that’s been bugging you for while. 5 minutes or less for fast acting relief and keeps you pain free for up to ten hours. Free of overpowering menthol scents, salves tend to have lighter aromas.
Probably the most active of athletes and for those on the go, sprays definitely come in handy. Sprays can help relieve tension in the muscles and alleviate rheumatic joints. Topical sprays can even take care of bug bites, cuts, and athlete’s foot.
To take of any of your body aches or cramps, soaking in the bathtub is always a cherished option. Try adding some cannabis infused bath salts and allow all the pain to melt away. Compared to Epsom salt, these kinds of topicals boost the relaxation and allow you to get a better night’s sleep.