What Are Marijuana Topicals Better For Pain?
You may have in some point experienced muscle pain and muscle strain and by instinct, you use your hands to rub or massage the area. Topicals are meant to be applied over the area where there is pain, strain, and inflammation. The natural healing and soothing properties of cannabis topicals can penetrate deep into the skin to relieve deep muscle pains and strains.
And since it’s not taken orally or inhaled, the chances of suffering from any side effect is low. You can use marijuana topicals as much as you want each day to relieve pain.
What Are Marijuana Topicals Made Of?
Marijuana topicals are potent extracts of very powerful cannabis strains. The buds and the plant parts of these potent strains are prepared and made into extracts that remove the THC or the psychoactive component of cannabis. CBD and terpenes are retained in the manufacturing process.
Carrier oils are added to the remaining components to create healing topical oils or creams. It is common to find cannabis oil with eucalyptus oil which is one of the most widely used oils for muscle massage and pain relief.
How Do You Use Marijuana Topicals
Marijuana topicals are available in different forms. The most common are creams that are applied to the affected part to relieve pain and discomfort. These creams are easy to use and can be purchased over the counter in most medical cannabis dispensaries or from online shops that sell CBD cream products.
Another form is a spray which is just the same formula as a cream but in fine liquid form. Sprays are perfect for pain relief and are very practical to use. You can carry one in your bag or purse and just spray away the pain. And just like marijuana creams, sprays are also available from local dispensaries or you can buy one online without any prescription.
There are other unlikely products made from cannabis extracts such as wellness roll-ons, lotions, soaps and shampoos. There are no indications for using topicals but if you have sensitive skin or are allergic to the product’s components then consult your dermatologist beforehand.
Also, never use topicals on inflamed, broken or open skin. Topical pain remedies will not work on chronic pain and in some health conditions as well. And if the pain, discomfort or inflammation becomes worse, discontinue the product and consult your doctor right away.