5 Reasons to Use Cannabis Topicals to Ease Your Pain
There are a lot of reasons that you might want to consider cannabis topicals as an alternative to other pain relief options – especially if you’re someone who suffers from chronic pain. If you’ve already found relief through cannabis, then perhaps you have been skeptical of topicals – but often topicals are better for pain relief than smoking or vaping.
Pain Relief Right Where It Hurts
The biggest benefit of using cannabis topicals for pain relief is the localized relief that it can provide. While smoking or vaping will provide relief, relax muscles and lower inflammation, nothing will compare with introducing that THC right where it hurts. Our skin as cannabinoid receptors – and THC can be absorbed quickly through the skin – providing fast acting relief for most aches and pains.
You Won’t Get a Head Buzz
Another great benefit for many is that you won’t get a head buzz like you would from smoking high THC cannabis to get the same relief. Some might choose CBD as an alternative when looking for relief without the buzz – but the two cannabinoids working together in tandem (as they do in most cannabis topicals) will always provide the best relief. This way you don’t have to miss out on anything – and you can still be clear headed as you go about your day.
Put the OTC Pain Relief Meds Away
Long term use of over the counter pain medications like Tylenol, ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen is dangerous for your body; and when those stop working doctors prescribe stronger medications that are even worse for you, even if they make the pain bearable. Turning to cannabis is a healthier alternative, with no known long-term side effects and no known deaths from consumption, is becoming a popular alternative, and topicals are usually preferred for pain relief.
More Convenient for Work or School
If you are in need of pain relief while you go about your day – especially if you might need to medicate throughout the day during work or school – then smoking isn’t the best option. While vaping is slightly more convenient, nothing will be easier than having a topical that you can simply reapply when the need arises, regardless of where you are.
Bonus – It’s Great for Your Skin
On top of all the above benefits, you can also add to the list the fact that cannabis topicals are great for your skin. With a combination of antibacterial properties, antioxidants and vitamins C and E cannabis is not only perfect for pain relief but also for keeping your skin healthy and youthful.
Evergreen Organix offers a full line of cannabis topicals – including their own Herbal Pain Relief Salve – all of which are available in licensed dispensaries to consumers 21 and older or who hold a valid state medical marijuana card. Use WeedMaps.com to find Evergreen Organix topicals and other products in a dispensary near you!