Did you overdo it at the gym again? Before you reach for that ibuprofen, consider using a CBD pain relief rub to do the trick. That’s right, the latest “it” ointments on the market for combating muscle soreness are infused with cannabidiol, the marijuana compound that has been proven to fight inflammation without the high.
7 Reasons Why You Should Try a CBD Pain Relief Rub
1. Cannabis Muscle Rub is Proven to Help with Inflammation
A study in the Journal of Pain Research confirmed that topical use of certain cannabinoids can reduce pain in animals with inflammation or neuropathic pain. While we know you aren’t a lab rat, this is the currently the best evidence we have since the FDA doesn´t test with cannabis products.
2. CBD Rubs are Safer than Using Ibuprofen or Pain Killers
Sure, over-the-counter drugs like Advil and Motrin can relieve short-term pain from sore muscles backaches and at higher doses can reduce the inflammation behind chronic conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. But recent studies have questioned their safety, enough so that in 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strengthened warnings on the drugs’ labels about their risk of heart attack and stroke, reports Time magazine.
3. CBD Rubs Won’t get you High, but they´ll Really Relax Your Mind and Muscles
Though a CBD rub lacks THC, the psychotropic that gives marijuana its special kick, these rubs can promote the production of pleasure hormones which help calm the mind and body.
4. CBD Pain Relief Rub is Safer than Pain-Relieving Ointments like Ben-Gay
Strong chemicals found in pain-relieving ointments like Bengay can cause allergic reactions, burns, or dangerously flood into your bloodstream. Those with methyl salicylate (found in Bengay), which can be toxic in large doses, can build up on your skin and interact with other aspirin-based meds that your taking and cause you to go into cardiac arrest, warns CNN.
5. Relief from Nature in a Jar
Most CBD rubs pride themselves on containing ingredient lists straight from mother earth, so that they´re deemed safe, chemical wise. In fact, Gregory Gerdeman, Ph.D., neurophysiologist who researches cannabinoid biology and pharmacology at Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, FL told Shape that since rubs are formulated to be topical and not transdermal there’s no risk of getting high. “When it comes to cannabis-based topicals for muscle soreness or other pain relief, there’s absolutely no reason why it should be a big deal to try.”
6. CBD Rub ProvidesDirect Relief Through Your Skin
Topical application of cannabinoids allows them to be absorbed directly into the affected area for faster and more focused relief.
7. CBD Rubs are Organic, Safe and Healing
Unlike other OTC creams and gels for pain relief, many CBD rubs claim to be 95% naturally derived with ingredients. Botanika Life offers CBD products made from the finest virgin hemp in an array of innovative forms. Each product is non-GMO, THC-free, and safe for every member of the family. The tinctures and sprays are designed for consumption, while the salve, pain roll-on and pain lotion are designed for topical use.
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