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Cannabis Rub for Sore Muscles

May 29, 2022
Are you searching for information about cannabis edibles for beginners? Wondering how long it takes for edibles to kick in? This article will tell you everything you need to know to get started!

Whether you’re recovering from exercise, recuperating from an injury, or simply dealing with the aches and pains of everyday life, cannabis rub can help. 

The active ingredients in cannabis, called cannabinoids, work with receptors in your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS helps the body maintain balance in several vital processes, including regulating inflammatory and pain responses. Phytocannabinoids, such as CBD, THC, and CBG, can help reduce inflammation by boosting natural endocannabinoids and interacting directly with ECS receptors.

In 2017, the National Academies of Science Engineering Medicine studied over 10,000 cannabis-related research papers and confirmed that cannabis can significantly reduce muscle spasms and pain symptoms. Cannabinoids, either taken internally or in topical form, may provide a healthier alternative to potentially harmful NSAIDs or addictive opioid pain medications.

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What Is Cannabis Rub?

Cannabis rub is a type of topical product that you can use to relieve localized inflammation and muscle soreness. Cannabis rubs combine a cannabinoid extract infused into a carrier like coconut or MCT oil. Must rubs also contain a thickener, such as beeswax or shea butter and other pain-relieving agents like menthol, eucalyptus, or aloe vera.
Since hemp products are federally legal, we mostly hear about CBD’s potent ability to reduce inflammation. However, all cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe sore muscles. You’ll find cannabis rubs infused with CBD, THC, CBG, or a combination of cannabinoids. Most experts agree that full-spectrum cannabis topicals are more effective as they contain a host of other beneficial compounds like terpenes, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids.

Choosing a High-Quality Cannabis Rub

The first thing you should do when shopping for any cannabis product is to examine the official lab report, called a Certificate of Analysis (COA). A third-party lab-issued COA will confirm that your cannabis rub is sufficiently potent and contaminant-free.
Next, you’ll need to make sure that the rub you choose doesn’t contain any ingredient that gives you an allergic reaction. It’s also a good idea to apply your cannabis rub on a small test spot before using it on larger areas.

How Can Cannabis Rub Help for Sore Muscles?

  1. Plan ahead: The effects of edibles last longer than when you consume cannabis. The effects from THC edibles can last over 6-8 hours. That’s why we advise eating edibles for the first time on a day when you won’t have many responsibilities.
  2. Choose a familiar setting: Your surrounding environment can profoundly affect your edibles experience. You may want to conduct your first edibles experiments in your home or at another place where you feel safe.
  3. Start low and go slow: Seasoned herb lovers are well acquainted with this rule. Years of prohibition meant that determining the potency of cannabis edibles was mainly guesswork. Today, many of us have access to precisely-dosed edibles. Beginners should take an initial dosage of 2.5 to 5 mg. After two hours have passed, you can safely gauge the effects and take another 2.5-5 mg if desired.
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