Natural Products from The Happy Labs Put Moods in the Right Groove

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Organically grown, non-GMO, fully traceable CBD pills crafted for energy, rest and relaxation.

Humans have relied on the healing properties, mood impacts and other benefits of plants for centuries. Coffee beans and green tea are known for boosting energy, while chamomile and lavender can help relax and unwind a stressed mind for better sleep. The Happy Labs has created a product line up crafted to harness the power of plants, including Cannabidiol (CBD), to help adjust moods and feelings. 

The Happy Labs products are unique because each hemp plant is traced from seed to shelf and each product features a QR code giving consumers access to certified lab tests results specific to their product batch. All CBD used by The Happy Labs is derived from organically grown U.S. hemp. The seed is certified by the state’s agriculture department, and The Happy Labs CBD products are made with either CBD isolate that has 0% THC or full-spectrum CBD oil with < 0.3% THC.

“As with any industry, the CBD industry has its bad seeds,” said The Happy Labs CEO Chris Gross. “Companies have been found to have higher levels of THC than they are claiming on their labels, questionable chemical additives and in some cases less CBD than advertised. We wanted to have full transparency so that our consumers know exactly what is in the products they are consuming and have full confidence that what is printed on the label is what is inside the packaging.”

The Happy Labs product line currently includes:

Pick Me Up Pills – Designed to add pep and vigor, each pill contains 60mg of caffeine (equivalent to one shot of espresso) in addition to vitamins B6 and B12, vitamin C and 30mg of CBD. 

Chill Pill – When a meditation or yoga session is not possible, the Chill Pill is crafted using herbal supplements passionflower and valerian root as well as 30mg of CBD to help create a sense of calm relaxation. 

Good Night Pills – On nights when sleep seems like it will never come, this blend of 10mg of melatonin, chamomile and 30mg of CBD should help the body relax, the eyes get heavy and usher in a peaceful night’s rest. 

For people interested in the potential health benefits of CBD on its own, The Happy Labs also offers Full Spectrum Gel Capsules with 30mg CBD in each capsule and Pure CBD, a 0% THC CBD oil that contains approximately 30mg of CBD per 1ml dropper. 

The Happy Labs Pick Me Up Pills, Chill Pills and Good Night Pills are available now. Each tin contains 25 pills for $60. The Full Spectrum Gel Capsules (30 capsules) and Pure CBD (30 ml) are available for $75 each. Shop now at www.thehappylabs.com

Stressed out? Can’t sleep? Having trouble focusing? Your troubles are almost over!

If you are anything like us, someone in your house is a terrible, terrible sleeper. As for me, there are two of them. My spouse and my youngest son are both terrible sleepers. We have tried so many different remedies, medications, oils, yoga, massage, pressure points- you name it. Nothing worked, and definitely nothing worked well.

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We recently tried TOUCHPOINTS™. I know you will love this new and effective method of helping to create calm, sleep as much as we do (created by neuroscientist Dr. Amy Serin).

TOUCHPOINTS™ are new breakthrough wearable devices that use BLAST (Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation-Tactile) technology to help to reduce stress by over 70% in as little as 30 seconds. The devices are non-invasive, drug free and have shown great success not only for day to day anxiety and stress, for cravings, to promote restful sleep, deal with anger, and help us to focus and therefore increase performance.

What a great holiday gift. Who wouldn’t want your significant other, close friends, family members and even kids more relaxed and less stressed?  It’s great for those with PTSD as well. This is the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year as everyday pressures, workloads, social situations, and family dynamics (not to mention reading the news) create stress on an ongoing basis.

The original TOUCHPOINTS™ work with an app and have six settings; the new, basic model has three settings and does not require an app, making it easier for children with ADHD or autism to use them in school or elsewhere more easily. Parents and teachers both rave about their effectiveness. TOUCHPOINTS™ basic and original are available at www.ilovetouchpoints.com and numerous other retailers and are reasonably priced to make them accessible, one of the goals of the company’s founders, Dr. Amy Serin and Vicki Mayo.

With school beginning, and many students (and their parents) are stressed out about heading back to school–without considering that cutting-edge neuroscience offers a quick, easy solution.  TouchPoints are a non-invasive, wearable devices that are worn on either sides of the body (on the wrists, pockets, socks, etc) and use patent-pending neuroscience technology shown to reduce stress by up to 70% in just 30 seconds.

Two models are available:

  • TouchPoints Basic: Manually controlled with three settings (sleep, calm, anger). This model is perfect for elementary and junior high students. ($160)
  • TouchPoints Original: Controlled via smartphone (iOS and Android compatible) with six presettings (calm, focus, sleep, performance, anger, and cravings). High school and college students prefer this model. ($250)

Here is a case study to show how TouchPoints can be used to manage stress, hyperactivity, lack of proactivity and focus while at school. As you are curating the best back-to-school gadgets for the 2018 semester, please consider adding TouchPoints to the list.

You can visit www.thetouchpointsolution.com to learn more. You can use the code EQUALITY for $30 off your purchase.

Bright Ideas for a Brighter Kids Smile

As a parent, it can be challenging to convince your children that brushing their teeth can be fun. With your kids home from school since forever and until who knows when, now is a great time to get them motivated. Heck, you have nowhere else to be! Kidding, but…only sort of.

  1. Maintain a Good Oral Hygiene Routine: Have your child brush their teeth morning and night with Firefly’s Ready Go Power Toothbrush to teach them the dentist-recommended time for proper cleaning of two minutes.
  2. Create a “shared vision” between parents and children. Create a shared vision with children by modeling your own brush time behavior and letting the child pick out his or her toothbrush color and toothpaste flavor. It’s also important to create a shared vision between parent and pediatric dentist during the initial dental visit to help reinforce good oral hygiene habits at home.
  3. Make it Fun: Let your child choose their favorite flavor or favorite character with Firefly’s Natural Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste. It even comes with a mystery prize.

Firefly’s NEW! Ready Go Power Toothbrush ($6.98 at Walmart and Walmart.com)

The Ready Go Power Toothbrush combines Firefly’s famous Light Up feature with a soft rotating head that brought an innovation to kids’ oral care. The stop light timer counts down from green to yellow to red, helping children brush for the dentist recommended time for proper cleaning of teeth. This toothbrush has a soft rotating head that blasts away plaque, preventing gum disease and tooth decay. It has a massaging action which effectively cleans between teeth while stimulating gums.

NEW Natural Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste ($3.48, Walmart and Walmart.com)

Carefully crafted for kids, this toothpaste is clinically proven to strengthen a child’s enamel while reducing bacteria and plaque buildup that cause cavities. There are no “nasties” (no artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, dyes, or SLS/sulfates) and the less mess airless pump leads to more controlled dosage and a cleaner bathroom. What’s even more fun? The new toothpaste includes a FREE mystery prize with every purchase.

Unusual Uses of Kratom

Kratom is a versatile herbal supplement. You can use kratom for various purposes. Kratom grows in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. All these places have different regions where kratom grows. The people there use kratom for many purposes

If you would like to try out kratom, you can find it here https://www.authentickratom.com/. Different strains have different uses. Some are usual while some are unusual and not so common. Today, we will learn about the usual and unusual uses of kratom. So, let’s get started!

Unusual Uses of Kratom

Kratom is a drug that can be used for a lot of purposes. You can use the leaves, and powder of kratom to make a lot of things. To get the most out of your kratom powder, you should use it in every way possible.

Using kratom for pain relief and stress relief is common. But, using it for other purposes is relatively new. So, what are these purposes and how can you get the most out of kratom? Let’s find out!

Kratom Incense

You can make kratom incense using kratom powder. Incense is used for relaxing and so is kratom. So, why not combine the two things?

Many people make incense from kratom. You can find many vendors that sell kratom incense. You can also find incense kits to make kratom powder.

Why Make Kratom Incense?

Kratom incense gives a relaxing aroma. Using makko, you burn the kratom incense and it releases smoke. The smoke is what gives the effects of relaxation and calms your mind and body.

Many laborers in Southeast Asia use kratom as incense. It gives them energy, relieves body pain, and relaxes their mind.

The reason why you should make kratom incense is that it is one of the best materials for relaxation. Many kratom strains are best for relaxing purposes. The best strains for this purpose are the red and green vein kratom strains. If you use one of these strains to make your kratom incense, you will get the best experience from it.

How to Make Kratom Incense?

Making kratom incense is easy. Follow the steps mentioned below to make kratom incense from kratom powder:

  • Mix kratom powder, other herbs powder in a bowl. Add the makko powder in the bowl.
  • Add water in the mixture until it reaches a dough-like consistency.
  • Roll the dough on bamboo sticks to ¾ of the length. Wrap wax paper on the sticks.
  • Set the sticks aside for 12 hours. Turn the sticks so that every side of it gets dry.
  • When the sticks dry, light them up and use them.

Kratom Tincture

You can make kratom tincture at home using kratom powder. Kratom tincture is a new form of kratom. Many vendors sell kratom tincture. But what’s better than making it yourself?

If you have some extra kratom powder, making a tincture from it is its best use. Making kratom tincture is not hard; it is easy and fun. You can make kratom tincture in only a few hours.

Why Make Kratom Tincture?

The purpose of kratom tincture is to enhance the effects of kratom. When you mix kratom powder in ethanol, the mixture becomes potent. You get more intense effects than any other form of kratom.

As kratom tincture is highly effective, you don’t need a high dosage of it. Even low doses of kratom tincture give you intense effects. It also works faster than other kratom forms. Moreover, the effects of kratom tincture last for 8 hours.

Even kratom extracts don’t give you such intense effects. So, if you want to experience the intense effects of kratom, you can make kratom tincture.

If you use kratom leaves and grind them at home, it will be more potent. But it is fine if you make a tincture with kratom powder too.

How to Make Kratom Tincture?

To make kratom tincture at home, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Add 4 ounces of kratom powder and 1 liter of ethyl alcohol in a glass jar. Mix the two things thoroughly so that kratom powder is mixed with ethyl alcohol.
  • Add citric acid to the mixture. Use a pH strip to check the pH of the mixture. The pH of the mixture should be 4. Stop adding citric acid once the mixture’s pH has reached 4.
  • Seal the jar and put it in a dark and cold place. The temperature of the place should be very low to get the best quality kratom tincture.
  • After a week, take out the mixture. Strain it to get rid of the powder.
  • Put the liquid into a tincture bottle and your kratom tincture is ready to use.

How to Use Kratom Tincture?

You can use kratom tincture in various ways. It depends upon your preference. But the following ways are the most common ones to use kratom tincture:

  • Swallowing
  • Adding to Food and Drinks

Swallowing

There are two ways of swallowing kratom directly. The first one is simple; swallow the desired dosage of kratom tincture.

The other one is called sublingual dosing. In this method, you put the desired dosage under your tongue for 30-60 seconds. After that, you swallow the rest. This method is more efficient than swallowing without keeping under your tongue.

Adding to Food and Drinks

You can add a few drops of kratom tincture to food and drinks. Most commonly, people add kratom tincture in coffee and tea. You can also make brownies using kratom tincture. Check out some other kratom recipes here.

Common uses of kratom include:

Kratom is a great pain reliever.

  • It reduces the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • You can use kratom for opioid withdrawal.
  • It improves your sleep quality. You can use kratom for insomnia.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to get the most out of your kratom powder, what are you planning to do with it? Do you think kratom tincture is good for you or will you make kratom incense?

If you have extra kratom, you should use it in any way possible.

Helpful Tips To Avoid Motion Sickness When Traveling

Motion sickness is a feeling of nausea triggered by movement, which occurs during traveling via vehicle, boat, train, and even plane. Common symptoms include nausea, dizziness, headache, vomiting, sweating, and a general feeling of irritability. It is caused by a mismatch between what we see or feel and what our bodily senses perceive. It can also occur when the inner ear, the part responsible for balance and equilibrium, has an infection.

It is estimated that one-third of people are vulnerable to motion sickness. While it is not life-threatening, it can make your traveling experience unpleasant. Fortunately, there is something that can be done to avoid it or lessen its impact. Here are the top tips to prevent motion sickness and guarantee a healthy travel experience.

Watch Your Diet Before and During Travelling

Avoid eating heavy meals before and during traveling as they may trigger the sickness and make you uncomfortable. Instead, eat light and plain food or snacks. Light snacks such as dry crackers are known to ease stomach upset. Also, avoid foods with a strong odor. Greasy, fatty, acidic, and spicy food should also be avoided. Additionally, avoid taking too much alcohol before or during your traveling as it may worsen your discomfort. Drink water instead.

While you should avoid heavy meals, avoid traveling on an empty stomach, which may worsen the discomfort.

Find the Right Position

Position yourself where there is the least motion or discomfort. If on a vehicle, always get a front seat and opt for the window side. It allows you to enjoy the scenery and stay calm. On a ship, select the lower cabins near the center of the ship. This region experiences less movement and therefore prevents the trigger of motion sickness. The middle area of a plane is the calmest; go for this position. Choose the window seats on a train as they experience fewer bumps and also enable you to see the horizon. Positioning yourself right helps you avoid the turbulence that may trigger motion sickness.

Use Motion Sickness Wristbands

These wristbands are designed to guarantee healthy travel by helping relieve motion sickness symptoms, especially nausea and vomiting. The bands are worn to apply pressure on a point on the inner forearm known as the Nei Kuan spot. Although more studies are required, it seems acupressure may be an effective way to manage nausea and vomiting. You can wear these wristbands on your next trip to evade the discomfort of motion sickness.

Look to the Distance

When traveling, looking out to the distance helps the senses achieve congruence, preventing motion sickness. Check out the horizon or fix your gaze at a particular distant object. If you are prone to motion sickness, avoid acts such as reading while traveling as it increases the mismatch between your inner ear and your sight. It may eventually trigger motion sickness. Instead, try looking out the window to help the body gain calmness.

Take Ginger

Ginger is very useful in easing stomach upset. It is often recommended as an anti-nausea medication. Its components, gingerols and shogaols, help alleviate vomiting and nausea. These components work in the stomach, intestines, and in the nervous system to control nausea. Taking ginger can, therefore, help you avoid motion sickness. Try chewing the ginger root or taking ginger-flavored tablets before or during traveling. 

Chew Gum

Another effective way to curb motion sickness is to use chewing gum. The movement of jaws during gum chewing is known to work well with the inner ear, helping in attaining congruence in your sensory system. Additionally, most chewing gums contain flavors such as peppermint and ginger. These additives help prevent and relieve motion sickness symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.

Use Motion Sickness Medicine

There are several over the counter drugs, available from pharmacies, that you can take to counter motion sickness. Drugs such as Bonine, Antivert, and Dramamine work well in preventing motion sickness. If you always experience extreme sickness, consult a medical expert for recommendations on the right prescription drugs for you. This is important since some medications have serious side effects. Most of these medications should be taken one or two hours before traveling. 

Traveling should be fun and exciting. However, motion sickness can make your trip miserable, ridding you of the comfort you should be enjoying. The above tips will go a long way to ensure you have a comfortable and healthy trip.

To Write Love on Her Arms Announces Shares World Suicide Prevention Day Video #WorthLivingFor #WSPD20 @TWLOHA

The mental health non-profit To Write Love on Her Arms has shared an inspiring new video as part of its “ Worth Living For Campaign” to honor World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10) and National Suicide Prevention Week (September 6 – September 12). The video features appearances from US Women’s National Team star Ashlyn Harris, artist Morgan Harper Nichols, actor Chris Sullivan (This Is Us), Jon Foreman (Switchfoot), Dustin Kensrue (Thrice), Mark Vollelunga (Nothing More), surfer Caroline Marks, producer Moore KismetLevi The Poet, and more. To watch the video, please visit: youtu.be/cXSLMF3GdYE.
 
On the video, TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkowski shares: “This video is a collection of faces and voices from around the world, friends of the organization and folks we’re yet to meet, all sharing what they’re living for. We hope it inspires others to consider and share their reasons to stay alive. Ultimately, that’s the goal-inspiring people to fight for healing and recovery. We believe there’s so much worth living for.
 
Additionally, TWLOHA will be simulcasting on   Twitch,  Youtube, and Facebook today at 2pm ET to revisit highlights from the “Worth Living For” campaign and share points of continued engagement. Beginning at 3pm, viewers can also tune in to Instagram as Tworkowski is joined by Twinnie, Selema Masekela, Hunter Hayes, Tonya Ingram, and Jon Foreman for a series of conversations.
 
This year marks TWLOHA’s 9th annual campaign to honor WSPD and NSPW.The campaign statement was inspired by words written and performed by artist Levi The Poet. When asked what the statement represents and what the organization hopes to achieve through the global campaign, Co-Executive Director Lindsay Kolsch shared:
 
This year has been hard for so many people – disruption and disconnection, uncertainty and changes – have become a part of our everyday lives. We know that people need other people and that connection is important not to us just as humans, but to our mental health as well. We want this year’s campaign to focus on the things that bring us hope, the things that are worth living for – collectively and personally. We believe that having this conversation and connecting those struggling to  mental health resources can be life-saving.
 
People can participate by purchasing the organization’s World Suicide Prevention Day pack, joining the conversation online using #WorthLivingFor and #WSPD20, and tagging @TWLOHA, and by donating to the campaign. TWLOHA will directly invest every dollar from the campaign into sponsoring 3,500 counseling sessions and supporting 45,000 searches for free or affordable mental health care using their FIND HELP Tool.
 
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, TWLOHA has donated over $2.6 million directly into treatment and recovery and answered over 210,000 emails from over 100 countries.
 
To get involved, go to www.worthlivingfor.com.
 
For more information on To Write Love on Her Arms, please visit: www.twloha.com.
 
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My Child Needs Glasses: Tips For Picking The Right Kind

Do you remember the first time you realized you needed glasses? More than likely it was your parents who suggested maybe you needed to use them. Now you are in the same position, only this time you are the parent and you know your child like the back of your hand. That is why understanding if your child needs glasses and what to look for when searching for the right pair is crucial.

With the advancement of technology, gone are the days of only being able to go into an eye care center to purchase a pair of frames. Now you can shop online at any of your favorite online stores. Before you go on an eyeglasses shopping spree, here are a few things you need to know about determining if your child has poor vision and what to look for when picking out glasses for your child.

Signs To Look For

This can be really tough to see, especially if your child is at the pre-verbal stage or have cannot quite read the eye chart just yet. All the ways the doctor would normally test for eyesight cannot be used. Not to worry. There are still telltale signs that you can look out for.

Squinting

If you notice your child squinting a lot while they are walking or looking at something up close or far away, your child may need glasses. When your child squints he or she could be experiencing a refractive error. This only affects how your child’s eyes focus on an image, showing up blurry. Your child squinting is a way your child may be trying to self-correct the problem. After a while of too much squinting, that can cause other problems down the line, so if you see your child squinting, get him or her some glasses.

Tilting Head Or Covering One Eye

Another way your child might be self-correcting is through tilting his or her head as well as covering one eye. Doing this helps adjust the angle of vision as an attempt to increase clarity. It is sometimes an indication of eyes that are misaligned. It can even be a sign that your child has lazy eye, formally called amblyopia, one of the most common eye disorders among children.

Sitting Too Close To The TV Or Holding Devices Too Close To Eyes

This is a telltale sign that your child may have some vision issues. If you notice your child is often holding cellphones or tablets too close to their eyes, lower their head while reading and sitting too close to the television, your child may have myopia. Myopia, more commonly referred to as nearsightedness, allows for those who have it to see things bigger and clearer when they are close up while seeing things from a farther range is more difficult.

Rubbing Eyes Excessively

Your child rubbing his or her eye constantly may be a sign that your child’s eyes are experiencing eye fatigue or strain. It could be a sign of a variety of vision issues like allergic conjunctivitis. Keep notice if you see your child doing this.

Frequent Headaches Or Eye Pain

Headaches and eye pain are both signs of overexertion of the eyes in an effort to improve focus of blurred vision. If your child is frequently complaining about headaches and eye pain, listen to your child. They may have some vision issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible.

Tough Time Concentrating On School Work

Paying attention and engaging in schoolwork can be hard when you are not able to see the lesson plans and notes on the board in the class. It is difficult to know what is going on in class when you can barely see anything. If you notice that your child has displayed at least one other sign and he or she is having issues in school, it could be a vision problem. Kids need have to quickly and correctly switch their visual focus from near to far on a variety of things around the classroom like chalkboards, computer screens, textbooks and tablets. Your child’s lack of motivation to engage in schoolwork may be a symptom of poor vision.

After reading all of this you may be convinced that your child needs to see a doctor. Book the appointment with your child’s eye doctor and see what he or she has to say. They may discover a deeper issue, or they may just give you a prescription for frames. If the latter, here are some things to consider when shopping for glasses fit for a kid.

Polycarbonate Lenses

Polycarbonate is an impact-resistant material that can also be found in safety goggles. They do not shatter on impacts like regular glass or plastic lenses. This lens material is thinner and lighter to the touch than plastic lenses. Thinner and lighter means a better cosmetic appearance and more comfort. They also have built-in protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Making sure your child’s lenses are made with this material reduces the likelihood of eye injuries, especially if you have a particularly active child.

Scratch-Resistant Coatings

Make your child’s glasses last longer by getting both polycarbonate lenses with scratch-resistant coatings. The extra layer of protection this coating provides gives your lenses superpowers that make it even more resistant to scratching. Keep in mind that opting for scratch-resistant coating will give you a better scratch warranty. Remember that lenses of all kinds, no matter how many protective coatings you put on, are not completely scratch-proof. With scratch-resistant coating as well as the warranty, you will get the most of your money as your child’s glasses will last a longer.

Tints

Tints are not necessary, but adding photochromatic lenses is a great opportunity to lump you child’s eyeglasses and sunglasses into one item. Photochromatic lenses, or tinted lenses, automatically darken when your kid goes outdoors into the sun. When your child comes back indoors, they glasses automatically lighten back up. This is a very convenient feature because your child does not have to choose between wearing sunglasses or being able to see.

Silicone Nose Pads

It is imperative that your child has comfortable nose pads, otherwise your child may never want to wear his or her glasses. Silicone nose pads are the most comfortable because they are soft while having a non-slip surface. This helps keep eyeglasses stay in the right position on your child’s face.

Spring Hinges

These are put on your child’s glasses to allow the frame’s temple to bend outward when your child puts his or her glasses on or off. This allows your kid to be a little rough with their pair of frames without breaking them. You can also opt for flexible frames, but keep in mind that these are typically more expensive.

Warranties

You want to make sure you are going to doctor offices or opticals that give warranties out for kids’ eyeglasses for at least a year from your purchase date. Remember that your child is still growing and they may outgrow these frames within a year, so asking for a two-year warranty is not needed. Ask your doctor for more information about the different warranty options you have.

3 Great Topical Cannabis Products for Pain Relief

Topicals have become the next big trend in cannabis products, and it’s not surprising when you consider all the benefits that absorption through the skin can bring when you’re using cannabinoids for health and wellness, rather than recreation and relaxation. Topical applications require a much, much higher dose before they enter the bloodstream, so even when THC is part of the equation, they typically don’t intoxicate. Much of the time, they’re not even detectable in consumption tests. CBD topicals are also in high demand, because the direct application to the site where it’s needed provides better relief at low doses, making the formulas that use them far more effective for local pain and stiffness than an oral dose of the same amount of CBD in most cases.

Many chronic pain patients swear by topicals and use them in addition to oral doses for complementary relief on bad days. Because they don’t contribute to the effects of oral doses because the CBD doesn’t penetrate to the bloodstream, it typically does not change the expected side effects patients are used to. This makes it easy to stay on routine while enjoying extra pain coverage. Whether you’re treating acute pain and stiffness due to a pull or muscle overuse or you’re treating something long-term that regularly stresses your muscles and joints, there are a few really effective ways to get that topical cannabinoid dose you’re looking for.

1. Bath Products

Bath bombs, shampoos, and other products designed for your bathing time are a good way to get relief when you have time to really let it soak in. Especially in the cases of bath bombs and oils, which allow you to sit and soak and slowly absorb the medicine into your pores, providing all-over relief without intoxicating side effects. This is great for general soreness and fatigue, but the distributed dose is not always what people are looking for when there’s a single specific site of joint or muscle pain. That’s okay, though. Finding the place for this product means having better general support for fatigue, so your treatments for acute aches and pains are more effective.

2. Creams and Lotions

For direct applications with a higher dose, CBD sports cream and pain relieving balms are the best way to go. They’re designed to be worked into the skin like a traditional cooling menthol balm, so they’re a little thicker than a standard lotion. You can calibrate the amount you apply to the day’s aches and pains, targeting the exact site of muscle strain or long-term pain that’s become aggravated. Like the bath bombs, even these higher doses of CBD typically don’t penetrate to the bloodstream, so those who experience slight sedative effects from oral doses or smoking typically do not experience them from these creams.

3. Time Release CBD and THC Pain Patches

Last but not least, those needing both the higher dose to a direct area and the benefit of long-lasting exposure your skin can absorb over time will find it in pain patches, which are available from select manufacturers in various cannabis-friendly states and recreational markets. CBD patches are more widely available because of fewer restrictions on their status, and they’re very effective on their own or when paired with other treatments like oral analgesics. Topically, CBD use is as safe as any other over the counter and just as low in side effects. Like with any new products, though, you do need to make sure you’re not allergic to anything in the formulation, because while CBD is benign topically, different manufacturers use a variety of other herbal supplements in their custom pain relief blends.

Fast Daily Relief Without Intoxication

CBD is generally preferred for pain control during working hours by cannabis patients because it doesn’t intoxicate. At most, it’s described as having a mild sedative effect at high doses, causing light drowsiness. That can still be an issue for some users, though, and providing direct topical relief means dodging those oral side effects whenever you don’t want to deal with them. It also means being able to safely add to your dose without changing the side effects, so topicals provide additional relief when an oral dose alone isn’t enough but you don’t want to double down either.