I’m sure you don’t need to be told that a growing number of people who suffer from chronic pain (or here and there pain) are turning to CBD to manage it. Research tells us that there’s growing evidence to suggest that CBD can be an effective and promising way to treat multiple types of pain.
For those among us who’ve tried traditional painkillers but haven’t experienced relief, or for those who want a more natural remedy as opposed to something potentially addictive, CBD became federally legal at just the right moment. If *you’re* interested in using CBD to treat manage pain, you’ve got a host of options ranging from topicals to tinctures to vapes (and beyond).
Decision fatigue? That’s what we’re here for! We’ve rounded up the eight CBD products we swear by that could help you manage that pain.
Vape for Ache
There are a bunch of CBD vapes out there, but Wildflower’s ACHES vape is made specifically with pain relief in mind. Aside from full-spectrum CBD, the vape is packed with lavender and peppermint essential oils, too (which makes for a yummy taste). By vaping CBD, you’ll feel results fast—within five minutes, normally. And this pen was designed specifically to help reduce inflammation and lessen pain. Wildflower customer Crystle says, “My body is FULL of aches and pains. Ranging from PMDD, migraines, IBS issues, and just stress-related pains in general. This works wonders for me.” As an added bonus, you’ll feel some nice CBD-induced relaxation and calm when vaping, too. Perfection.
A Classic Drop
Using tinctures is one of the most popular ways to consume CBD. Bloom Farm’s Relieve tincture is a great option for pain because it has a nice concentration of full spectrum CBD—600mgs of it, to be exact. The dropper has clearly marked measuring lines ranging from .25ml to 1ml to take the guesswork out of dosing. Once you figure out the dose your body responds to best, you can easily measure out each dose. You’ll also experience an overall sense of relief and calm mentally, too. Just stop, drop, and go about your life.
Spray the Pain Away
When you’re experiencing muscle pain, you want it to go away ASAP, right? Meet Apothecanna. Their easy-to-use CBD spray is great for hard to reach areas, and it has a fast acting, cooling formula. On top of cannabis, the spray contains other plant ingredients that act as anti-inflammatories and pain relievers, including arnica, juniper, and peppermint. Apothecanna customers swear by the magic of this spray to help with everything from arthritis to migraines to fibromyalgia. It’s an all-time hit in the Miss Grass office too, and that says a lot!
Double The Plant Power
Apothecanna doubled the amount of cannabis compounds from their original Relieve collection to make this Extra Strength creme. Like their pain relieving spray, the lotion contains arnica, juniper, and peppermint to reduce inflammation and swelling. Rub this creme on the painful area and experience a lil’ relief—that will last. Apothecanna customer Robin says, “This lotion works really well in my fibromyalgia muscle aches and spasms as well as my other orthopedic issues. I just gently rub it in over the area that is hurting and get relief in about 10 minutes for three to four hours.”
Super Concentrated Healing Stick
If stick applicators are more your style, try the Wildflower CBD+ stick which is concentrated with 500mg of CBD. We love that this stick allows for super easy and mess-free application. It’s also very moisturizing, made with a base of coconut oil and shea butter. Along with the CBD, arnica works to relieve pain no matter the cause, as well as helps to fade bruises. Peppermint helps promote calmness and reduce headaches, which is great for migraine sufferers. You’ll never stick to your sheets at night after applying again.
Another great option for a pain stick is this one created by Dr. Kerklaan, a chiropractor who branched into developing CBD products after seeing all the benefits of cannabis firsthand through his patients. The stick contains 180mg of full spectrum CBD, peppermint, lavender, and eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is a natural analgesic (a.k.a it’s a pain reliever) with anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, it can also calm skin irritations! Our saviour.
From the creators of your fave CBD luxe gumdrops comes a fan-favorite CBD tincture. Lord Jones’ broad spectrum CBD retains the plant’s original terpenes and phytocannabinoids, making for a powerful formula. If you don’t like the taste of plain tinctures, this one is available in either peppermint or lemon flavor, and they’re sweetened with stevia. Legit yum. The bottle is packed with 250mg of CBD, and each full dropper delivers a 10mg dosage.
Uncramp Your Style
This cream by Dr. Kerklaan is formulated specially for pain associated with PMS and period aches, making it perfect for use on your abdominal area and lower back. The formula helps relieve tension and ease cramping—just what people with painful periods need. The tube contains 120mg of CBD as well as soothing vanilla and verbena. This is a great natural option if you always find yourself reaching for pills every time that time of the month rolls around. As one Dr. Kerklaan customer exclaimed in a review, “Toss out Midol–make way for Dr. Kerklaan!” It’s pretty much true.