Getting older has its perks, from increased confidence, wisdom, contentment and cute and giggly grandchildren. There is much to enjoy in our golden years. If you’re set in a routine, it can be daunting to try something new, but one thing to consider bringing into your daily repertoire are CBD muscle rubs.
Topicals are growing more popular across the board particularly for older adults. Topicals refer to any CBD product that goes on top of the skin, including muscle rubs, patches, balms, creams, lotions and even bath bombs for those much needed evenings soaking in the tub. They’re a leisurely and accessible way to reap the benefits of CBD without having to worry about the psychoactive effects of THC products. Topicals can either be mixed in with your everyday routine for an easy wellness boost or occasionally used for an indulgent night-in.
Whatever the case, here’s some information about CBD topicals and why they are a favorite of many older adults who are experiencing joint stiffness and generalized muscle pain.
CBD topicals can soothe discomfort and promote relaxation
As we age, our bodies naturally succumb to discomforts that may not have been present before. Some of these may include constant dry skin, soreness or general aches and pains. While these discomforts are an entirely normal phase of the aging process we often find ourselves having to make more time for maintaining these discomforts and inconveniences in an effort to keep them at bay.
CBD works with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system, or ECS, which helps to regulate your appetite, mood and even sleep patterns. Without taking CBD, your body’s ECS still assists with your overall well being. When you take CBD, these THC-free benefits from the cannabis plant work with the ECS to help encourage comfort, relief, and good sleep to name a few. That is why many folks turn to CBD for help with stress relief and overall mood balance.
When you use a CBD topical, you engage with what is called “localized relief,” meaning the topical benefits the area it is applied to directly. Hemp-derived CBD products such as the Social CBD Muscle Rub can help alleviate discomfort for many people at the applied area. Added ingredients such as aloe, tea tree oil and menthol can also provide a cooling effect for irritated areas, offering immediate relief. Similarly, the CBD Muscle Balm Stick is a no-mess, easy-to-pack alternative for days with extra malaise.
CBD topicals are customizable to your routine
While there are plenty of older adults that find benefits of CBD topicals through consistent, routine use, there are some that use topicals for special occasions or on days where stiffness and general discomfort rear their ugly head.
If you’re an active older adult that participates in sports such as golf, where you are on your feet for long periods of time, you may find products like our CBD Foot Cream a blessing on active days. If you’re less active than you used to be, you may benefit from a special occasion CBD topical such as a CBD bath bomb or CBD shampoo. Many of us like to enjoy CBD as a treat rather than a routine staple.