Recent studies have demonstrated the potential of cannabinoids to treat chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia, such as stiff muscles and tender points. Around five million Americans are thought to have fibromyalgia, a hard-to-treat condition with an array of symptoms, including headaches, fatigue, sleeping difficulties and depression, as well as pain. The National Pain Report found in a 2013 that roughly two-thirds of fibromyalgia patients consider marijuana a “very effective treatment” for the illness. The survey also revealed that the vast majority of fibromyalgia patients prefer cannabis over prescription medication.
Smoking and vaping cannabis (inhalation consumption methods) do provide relief, as do edibles and tinctures which are taken orally and sublingually. However, many find that topicals tackle fibromyalgia better than all other types of cannabis treatment. The localized pain relief offered by balms, salves and cannabis creams ensure is ideal at combatting muscle stiffness and tender areas.
Cannabis topicals work because the skin contains plenty of cannabinoid receptors, which cannabinoids (THC, CBD etc.) interact with. CBD and THC are pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory compounds, but have a myriad of other benefits, too. In this post, we’ll show you 10 fantastic cannabis topical products that will give you genuine relief from your fibromyalgia.
1) Sagely Naturals – Relief & Recovery Cream
The hemp-based CBD products made by Sagely Naturals are legal in all 50 states, since they contain no psychoactive THC. A group of expert chemists were the brains behind this stunning cannabis topical, which consists of menthol and peppermint for added anti-inflammation relief. The CBD eases stiff muscles, aches and pains and acts as an anti-inflammatory. Meanwhile, this cream is a good skin hydrator thanks to the presence of argan oil and safflower seed.
2) Manna Molecular Science – Cannabis Transdermal Patches
Transdermal patches have emerged as a popular way of getting cannabinoids into the skin – no doubt companies have taken note of the success these patches have had in weaning addicted smokers off nicotine. The cannabis transdermal patches developed by Manna Molecular Science, however, are intended to deliver precise dosages of cannabinoids like CBD and THC to the user, mainly to treat chronic pain and inflammation. The unique benefit of Manna Molecular Science’s patches is that they can be made to contain personalized cannabinoid profiles, to deliver the best possible relief from symptoms.
3) Apothecanna – Extra Strength Relieving Body Creme
A premium pain-easing topical, Apothecanna’s potent body creme is packed with juniper, peppermint, arnica and more essential oils, ramping up its therapeutic potential. Users report a cooling effect from this topical, and relaxing properties which can be maximized by applying it as part of a full body massage. If you need quick relief from your fibromyalgia pain, simply rub this body creme into the worst-affected areas.
4) Be Tru Wellness – BODY Pain Relief Cream
Another THC-free topical, this hemp-derived CBD cream from be Tru is suitable for fibromyalgia patients all across America. CBD is the main ingredient in this topical, but the lavender, menthol and rosemary play a crucial role too in making this cream the powerful pain reliever that it is. A cooling sensation is noted by users following application of BODY Pain Relief Cream.
5) Om Body – Lion Balm
Om Edibles is the world-class company behind the cannabis-infused topical Om Body. This balm is infused with essential oils, cocoa and shea butter, beeswax and also THC, a cannabinoid which doesn’t produce psychoactive effects when used as a topical. As with all topicals, just rub your Om Body balm into the parts of the body experiencing the most pain and inflammation.
6) Prana Topicals
Check out Prana for cannabis-infused body oils, roll-ons, transdermal patches and massage oils. These products contain the two power cannabinoids, CBD and THC, making them ideal for all-round relief and skin rejuvenation. Prana’s CBD roll-on was runner-up at the 2017 Emerald Cup in the ‘best CBD topical’ classification. In addition to CBD and THC, most Prana products also feature juniper berry, eucalyptus and roman chamomile. No wonder these totally natural solutions have been a commercial success.
7) Papa & Barkley
All the topical products in the ‘Releaf’ range from Papa & Barkley are potent pain relievers, and therefore excellent treatments for fibromyalgia. Choose from massage oils, transdermal patches, bath salts and balms, all of which are infused with a 3:1 ratio of THC to CBD. Papa & Barkley have experimented with ratio cannabinoid ratios in effort to find the ‘right ratio’ for pain relief. Past research has shown THC’s anti-inflammatory properties to be 20 times more potent than those of aspirin. Only high-quality marijuana is used in Papa & Barkley’s products, while the salts and coconut oil serve only to amplify the pain relief they provide.
8) Mary’s Nutritionals
You’ve probably heard of Mary’s Medicinals – well, Mary’s Nutritionals is the company’s line of hemp-derived CBD-only products. Focussed primarily on pain relief, Mary’s Nutritionals manufacture cannabis-infused creams like ‘Muscle Freeze’, which treat inflammation, muscle pain and soreness. For those in need of slow, consistent relief, their transdermal patch ‘Elite Patch’ releases a steady 10mg of hemp-based CBD across an eight to 12-hour period. Fibromyalgia patients who experience pain in their temples may want to try the gel pen from Mary’s Nutritionals.
9) Carter’s Aromatherapy Designs (CAD) – CBD Pain Cream
The 2017 Emerald Cup winner in the ‘best CBD topical’ category just had to make the list. Carter’s Aromatherapy Designs (CAD) have come up with a pain relief topical effective for several conditions, such as back pain, arthritis, psoriasis and, of course, fibromyalgia. CAD’s cream is made using cannabis extract from sun-grown, pesticide-free marijuana in California.
10) Whoopi & Maya
Famous actor Whoopi Goldberg and Om Edibles founder Maya Elisabeth have teamed up to develop a new range of cannabis-infused topical and edible products. Whoopi & Maya’s original goal was to manufacture cannabis products to deal with menstrual cramp pain but have also been adopted by those seeking relief from general stiffness, pain and cramps. Their best-selling bath salt ‘Soak’ contains THC, aloe vera, a list of essential oils and calming lavender – this one is best recommended before bedtime. ‘Rub’, a pain relief balm, is infused with both CBD and THC, ginger, white willow bark and the heralded St John’s wort herb.
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