Dealing with pain is never pleasant. Even mild pain can make your day miserable, making it feel almost impossible to perform normal daily activities. While prescription and over the counter pain medications can provide some relief, they often come with harmful side effects. Cannabis cream, on the other hand, provides effective relief without the downsides of conventional medications.
Types of Pain
Pain comes in many forms, including:
- Stiff joints
- Sore muscles
- Pain and swelling following an injury
- Insect bites and stings
- Headaches and migraines
Your pain may range from mild to severe, and can even vary from day to day (or even throughout the same day). No matter what, it can interfere with your daily life.
How Cannabis Cream Can Help
While conventional pain relievers can help, they often have unwanted side effects. For instance, some NSAIDs can cause stomach or kidney problems. Additionally, others can cause liver damage or increase your risk of stroke.
Cannabis cream provides effective pain relief without the harmful side effects. When you apply the infused-cream, the THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids absorb directly into your skin, your body’s largest organ. Your skin houses an abundance of CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are a part of your endocannabinoid system. The cannabinoids bind with the receptors to provide effective targeted pain relief.
Other Benefits of Cannabis Cream
In addition to lacking the side effects of conventional pain medications, cannabis creams have another significant benefit. Unlike other forms of cannabis, including smoking, vaping, and edibles, there is no risk of getting high. Furthermore, even creams infused with high-THC strains won’t cause any psychoactive effects.
The THC in the cream can’t penetrate deep enough to reach the bloodstream. As such, you can use cannabis-infused creams at any time of day without having to worry about them interfering with your daily tasks.
Other benefits of cannabis cream include:
- A more discreet way to alleviate pain
- Fast-acting, site-specific pain relief
- No negative impact on your lungs
- No dry mouth or red eyes
Getting the Most from Your Cannabis Cream
Since cannabis creams provide localized relief, you first need to determine where you’re experiencing pain and inflammation. The following steps can help to ensure that you get the most out of your cream:
- Clean the area thoroughly to remove dirt, dead skin cells, and germs, all of which can affect absorption
- Apply a generous amount of cream to the location and use firm but gentle pressure to rub it in
- Avoid using excessive pressure, as this can make your pain worse
- Apply a second, and even third, coat if necessary
Cannabis creams often have additional ingredients to aid in pain relief, such as menthol and capsaicin. These ingredients can irritate your mouth, nose, and eyes, so be sure to avoid touching your face after you apply your cream.
If you’re looking for effective, targeted pain relief without the negative side effects of conventional medications, cannabis-infused creams can help. They can’t eliminate your pain, but they can make it more bearable, allowing you to function normally throughout the day. For more information, and to find the best creams for your needs, be sure to speak with the budtender at your local dispensary.