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Do You Have an Alter Ego?
Are your weekends a lot more active than your week days? Office worker during the week and super athlete on Saturdays and Sundays? Spending all day gardening, remodeling, or cleaning and feeling it the next day? Is your weekend basketball tournament leaving you stiff and sore by Sunday night? If so, you are not alone.
Pain starts at the source of an injury or inflammation and signals there is something wrong in our bodies. This is an important signal and can keep us from doing more damage to our bodies – if we listen to it and take extra care of ourselves.
There are two types of pain – acute and chronic. Acute pain is pain that comes on suddenly and has a specific cause. Acute pain usually lasts for less than 6 months and resolves once the underlying cause is treated. A sprained ankle or sore hamstring from your most recent marathon are examples of acute pain.
Chronic pain will last for more than 6 months and exists even after the initial injury has healed. Chronic pain can be mild or severe on any given day and can impact your quality of life.
Pain and how you experience pain is a very individualized experience. What is very painful for one person may be mild for another. Your emotional state and overall health can also play a role in how you feel pain.
Over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be your first line of defense against those sore muscles and joints. While they can successfully relieve mild pain, long term use can create potentially severe side effects.
Oral pain relievers travel through the digestive tract to be absorbed into the blood stream where they travel throughout the entire body. Oral pain relievers are generally safe but can cause stomachache and gastrointestinal distress such as gastritis, ulcers and bleeding in the stomach or bowels.
Topical pain relief can be applied locally to the affected area and can be an effective option when the source of pain is close to the surface. Knees, ankles, feet, elbows and hands are ideal locations for topical pain relief. Topical medications can penetrate closer to the joint while allowing full range of motion.
Topical pain relief products with CBD can actually make the pain go away for a period of time. The skin has a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors and CBD is a cannabinoid. Cannabinoid receptors are associated with pain sensation, appetite, immune function and more.
Cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system. The cannabinoids and their receptors work like a lock and key. The locks are the receptors CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are abundant in the central nervous system – the brain and nerves of the spinal cord. CB2 receptors are found in immune cells, the gastrointestinal system and the peripheral nervous system.
The keys to these locks, or receptors, are endocannabinoids. They tell your body when to stop or start processes. Disruption of the endocannabinoid system causes disfunction in our bodily systems.
Over 100 cannabinoids have been identified. Two of the most well-known are CBD and THC. Many people confuse THC and CBD. While they are both cannabinoids, they work differently in your body. THC is best known for its psychoactive properties. CBD does not have psychoactive properties but can help reduce pain and relieve feelings of anxiety.
Since the skin has a large number of cannabinoid receptors, and CBD is a cannabinoid that works with these receptors to reduce the sensation of pain, it would follow that applying CBD topically can relieve pain. With this in mind, Native Remedies has created CBFreeze+ Pain Relief Roll-On.
- The Roll-On bottle allows for easy application right at the site of your pain. No need to worry about excess product on your hands, apply just where you need relief.
- Natural menthol crystals provide a cooling sensation
- Organic Aloe Leaf Juice helps moisture and heal the skin with no greasy feel.
- 20 all-natural oils each provide their own healing properties
Jeanne says “This CBFreeze roll-on is truly AMAZING and is the best one I’ve ever tried! Unfortunately, I have arthritis in my knees and ankle which means I get chronic pain in these areas. I have tried 6 other products, and this is the only one that relieves pain at a very deep level. I even started golfing again. The relief is amazing!”
Keep doing what you love and feel better with CBFreeze+.