New methods of cannabis consumption are bringing us further away from the notion that marijuana belongs solely in a bong or joint. Cannabis-infused topicals are becoming a new model for healing and pain relief.
Topicals are revolutionizing perceptions of marijuana with their accessibility, safety, and efficacy. In addition, it invites even the most unlikely patrons into the world of medical cannabis. In addition to THC, CBD, THCA, and other cannabinoids, topical producers may also select ingredients and essential oils for additional relief. As a result, ingredients such as cayenne, wintergreen, and clove are also widely used.
Cannabis-infused lotions, salves, oils, sprays, and other transdermal methods of relief work by binding to a network of receptors called CB2. So, check below for two favorites for muscle and joint relief.
Receptra™ Targeted Topical
Receptra attacks muscle and joint irritation with their creation, the Receptra™ Targeted Topical. Physically demanding lifestyles put our bodies through a lot of stress in our everyday life and that can limit performance. In addition, our bodies experience pain from age, overuse, and injury. With this topical, you can instantly fend off muscle and joint irritation, to keep your body in go mode! Grab it while you can ONLINE.
- 400+mg CBD per 1.25 oz
- Instantly targets muscle and joint irritation
- Naturally scented with soothing jasmine and Ylang Ylang to relax your mind and body
- Protects and strengthens skin
- Non-toxic, non-addictive and non-psychoactive
Recommended For: Those who need immediate relief from muscle and joint irritation resulting from active lifestyles. Whether your muscle and joint irritation is a result of a lifetime of physical exertion or a regular fitness routine, Receptra Targeted Topical will be your trusted total comfort.
BioCBD Plus™ Muscle & Joint Relief Topical Oil
BioCBD is setting a new standard for CBD topicals. Their belief is built on CBD not being the full answer. As a result, they combine CBD with all-natural ingredients to create fast-acting results. BioCBD Plus™ Topical Oil is scientifically formulated to penetrate deep into muscles and joints to go directly to the source of pain and discomfort.
- Hemp Oil
- White Willow Bark
Wintergreen Dragon Rub by Dragon Elixir
Wintergreen Dragon Rub Topical via DragonElixirs
Wintergreen Dragon Rub is an all-natural ingredients remedy for sore muscles and joint pain. Apart from cannabis, this rub contains wintergreen and rosemary essential oils, combined with organic coconut oil. This product can also help relieve migraines, treat minor burns and skin irritation.
What makes the Wintergreen Dragon Rub good for muscle and joint pain relief is the combination of ingredients. Similar to cannabis, rosemary also has an anti-inflammatory property, while the wintergreen plant has been used for thousands of years as a cure for sore muscles.
This rub can also help improve circulation, which is why it can be used on the head as well to help eliminate headaches.
Cannabis infused organic coconut oil
Wintergreen essential oil
Rosemary essential oil
Suitable for: treating muscle and joint pain, improving circulation, reducing inflammation, soothe skin rashes, treat burns
Comfort Balm by Restorative Botanicals
Comfort Balm via Restorative Botanicals
Comfort Balm is a fast-acting pain relief topical for muscle and joint pain created by Restorative Botanicals.
It comes in two different versions: the original and the advanced formula.
The original Comfort Balm contains naturally occurring phytochemicals from hemp combined with 7 different essential oils. The hemp oil is extracted from cannabis that originated from Colorado. The base of the product (apart from the hemp oils) is olive oil with added bee wax.
The Comfort Balm6 contains the same ingredients, the only difference being the concentration of the phytochemicals. As the name suggests, this balm has six times the amount of phytochemicals from hemp than the original Comfort Balm, hence providing quicker results.
Both product deeply penetrates the skin and provide a warming sensation. The company claims that these balms can provide users with long-lasting results.
7 active essential oils
Suitable for: joint and muscle pain relief and overall body comfort
Baba Salve by Omm Remedies
Baba Salve via Omm Remedies
This ancient Indian remedy created by Omm Remedies has a quite versatile list of uses. It is a combination of CBD oil, essential oils, and whole plants. Baba Salve can provide pain relief not only for muscle and joint pain, but also for many other conditions such as a migraine, period cramps, and bug bites. This rub is also suitable for people who have eczema since it has strong soothing properties.
Organic Coconut Oil
Organic Essential Oil
Suitable for: Migraines, Menstrual Cramps, Deep Muscle Pain, Joint Stiffness, Arthritis, Inflammation, Swelling, Minor Abrasions, Eczema, Fibromyalgia, Bug Bites
Raw Cannabis Balm by Awakened Topicals
Raw Cannabis Balm via Awakened Topicals
Raw Cannabis Balm is the winner for best topical in the Emerald Cup. Created by Awakened Topicals, this products can provide an effective joint and muscle pain relief. The ration between CBD and THC is 1:1, yet the formula is still non-psychotropic.
Created with all natural ingredients, this topical rub will give you deep muscle pain relief. It is gentle to the skin, so it is suitable for use even by those with a very sensitive skin. The main difference between this rub and most of the others is that the Raw Cannabis Balm uses the whole cannabis plant.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Whole Plant Cannabis
Whole Leaf Aloe Vera
Myrrh Gum Resin
St. John’s Wort
Vitamin E Oil
Essential Oils of Lavender and Vetiver
Suitable for: Joint and muscle pain, inflammations
Synergy Cool by DixieElixirs
Synergy Cool via DixieElixirs
DixieElixirs is a company that offers a wide array of products, anything from edible such as gummy bears, mints, tarts and chocolates to topicals and tablets.
This particular topical, the Synergy Cool balsam contains both THC and CBD at an equal ratio. Still, this balm is non-psychotropical and has no effects like THC would through oral consumption or smoking.
The Synergy Cool balm contains a blend of essential oils, including mint that provides the cooling sensation. It is not only beneficial for muscle soreness, but also for keeping your skin looking youthful.
Over 20 essential oils
Suitable for: Hydrating damaged skin, muscle cramps, itching and irritation, promoting blood flow, skin repair and rejuvenation
Rub by Whoopi and Maya
Rub Medical Cannabis Body Balm by Whoopi and Maya
Coming from the company founded by Whoopi Goldberg, Rub by Whoopi and Maya is a medical cannabis balm developed mainly for menstrual cramps. However, this product can also be used for other types of pain such as muscle and joint pain due to the properties of cannabis to battle inflammation and provide relief from pain. The rub is created by mixing different plants which are known to have healing properties and its base is bee wax.
Apart from being effective on menstrual pain, this balm is effective for all menstrual cycle related issues such as period cramps and back pain, PMS, back pain etc.
Avocado seed oil
Apricot kernel oil
Sun grown cannabis flowers
St John’s Wort
White Willow Bark
Suitable for: muscle and joint pain, menstrual and PMS related pain, as well as general body aches.
As you can see, these medical cannabis topicals can be quite beneficial for your health and they can be a quick and easy solution to sore muscles and painful joints. All of these products are deep absorption products meaning that they are able to tackle the painful areas efficiently. So next time when you are tempted to reach for the painkillers, consider trying one of these instead.
As an extra, check out what conditions medical cannabis can treat!