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It is one of the hottest topics of our times. The buzz word cannabis can be seen in headlines across the nation on any given day.
Regardless of personal belief on whether or not marijuana should be de-classified as an illegal substance, there are proven scientific facts regarding the health benefits that can be extracted from certain parts of the plant. For the specific purpose of this post, I will be addressing the chemical compound cannabidiol, or CBD.
Two of the main chemical compounds found in the marijuana plant are THC and CBD. The chemical THC is what causes the experience of being ‘high’, CBD on the other hand, is non-psychoactive, and chock full of incredible health benefits. Among these are:
|Medical Properties of CBD||Effects|
|Antiemetic||Reduces nausea and vomiting|
|Anticonvulsant||Suppresses seizure activity|
|Antipsychotic||Combats psychosis disorders|
|Anti-inflammatory||Combats inflammatory disorders|
|Anti-oxidant||Combats neurodegenerative disorders|
|Anti-tumoral/Anti-cancer||Combats tumor and cancer cells|
|Anxiolytic/Anti-depressant||Combats anxiety and depression disorders|
CBD oil infused products are one of recent trends in the ‘natural supplement/pain relief‘ market. I have always been intrigued by the health benefits of CBD, so when I had the chance to receive and sample Fay Farms Warming CBD Muscle Rub, I was eager to give it a try. *These products are also LEGAL in all 50 states~
The rub is made with all natural/organic ingredients including shea butter and essential oils. My concern was whether the smell would be overwhelming, as many ‘natural’ products can be, but I found it subtle and pleasantly minty.
I have used the CBD Warming Rub several times. It did work to reduce the pain in my hands, neck, and especially my hips. I have been rubbing the product onto my left hip at night before I go bed, and experience a lessening of the discomfort I normally feel. Just make sure NOT TO TOUCH OR RUB YOUR EYES before thoroughly washing your hands, as the product does contain a small amount of cayenne!
Overall, I feel good recommending this product for topical sore muscle relief. The only downside I can see is the price. Their CBD infused products are on the higher end of the price range, but if you mention A Life Well Red in the product ‘comments’ section of the retail order form, you will receive a 10% discount as well as FREE SHIPPING, which would normally be an additional $5.
The Fay Farm, located in Washington state and complete with its small herd of Nubian goats, is a super cool, hip little company! Be sure to also check out their entire line of handmade organic body care products!