THC Muscle Rub: How Weed Can Help With Muscle Recovery

Physical exertion during a workout can put a lot of stress on your muscles, which can cause tiny tears (micro-tears) to develop. Although it may sound bad, this process is actually normal. Your muscles will heal and become stronger. However, you’ll need to build muscle recovery into your routine for this to happen.

What is muscle recovery? In short, it’s the process during which your muscles repair, rebuild, and grow stronger following overexertion or injury. It can’t occur if you don’t allow it, though. Without it, you may not see the desired results from your workouts. Continued stress can lead to inflammation and more significant pain. Additionally, your risk of severe injuries increases if you don’t take proper care of your muscles. 

Generally, muscle recovery requires time. Your muscles will repair themselves naturally if you allow them to rest. During this time, it’s not uncommon to experience some muscle fatigue or soreness. A THC muscle rub can help ease your discomfort.  

What Is a THC Muscle Rub?

The cannabis industry has grown substantially in the last several years. Cannabis is becoming increasingly popular, and more states are legalizing it for medical and recreational purposes. We’ve also seen the introduction of numerous different types of products, including cannabis-infused topicals. 

THC muscle rub is a type of cannabis topical, an infused cream, lotion, balm, or similar product meant to help alleviate muscle soreness. Along with the cannabinoids and terpenes of a particular strain, it may also contain additional ingredients to help reduce pain during muscle recovery. Unlike other cannabis products that require you to inhale or ingest them, you apply THC muscle cream directly to the skin over the muscles you want to treat.

How Does a THC Muscle Cream Work?

Your body has what’s known as an endocannabinoid system (ECS), a vast and complex cell signaling network. It plays a vital role in regulating numerous functions and processes, including mood, sleep, appetite, immune system function, and the reproductive system, to maintain internal balance. It also plays a role in pain and inflammation management.

A major component of the ECS is the CB receptors, which reside all throughout your body. When the ECS senses an imbalance in one of the systems it regulates, it triggers the production of endocannabinoids. These neurotransmitters then bind with the appropriate CB receptors to restore homeostasis. 

THC and other cannabinoids also bind with your CB receptors, activating them similarly to your naturally occurring endocannabinoids. Your body has two main types of CB receptors — CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors reside mainly in your central nervous system. CB2 receptors reside where your nerves reach (the peripheral nervous system), which includes your skin and muscle tissues.

When you inhale or ingest cannabis, cannabinoids enter your bloodstream and travel to various locations throughout your body. As a result, these methods of use tend to produce a range of effects. When you apply a cannabis topical like a THC muscle rub, on the other hand, the cannabinoids (and other active ingredients) absorb into your skin. They bind with the CB receptors right there, providing localized relief from pain and inflammation.  

Benefits of Topical Weed Muscle Recovery

The main benefit of a THC muscle rub is that it may provide effective relief from pain and inflammation during muscle recovery. There are several other benefits to consider, too:

More Targeted Relief from Muscle Soreness

Unlike inhaled or ingested cannabis products, THC muscle rubs work right at the application site. Rather than experience a range of effects you may or may not want, you have more control over your treatment. In other words, you get relief from muscle soreness where you need it most.

THC Muscle Rub Won’t Get You High

Typically, the THC in topical products doesn’t penetrate the skin deep enough to enter the bloodstream. If it does, the absorption occurs very slowly. As such, these products don’t trigger the mind-altering effects that smoking or edibles can. Research also shows that they don’t cause positive results on drug tests. 

Discreet Treatment 

Cannabis-infused muscle rubs look just like any other cream or lotion. They don’t emit the tell-tale odor of cannabis, either. As such, you can use them without drawing unwanted attention your way. 

Tips for Selecting a Quality THC Muscle Rub

Not all THC muscle rubs are the same. The following tips can aid you in your search for quality products that meet your unique needs:

Read the Label

A THC muscle cream is only as good as the ingredients in it. Any product you buy should feature full-spectrum cannabis extract derived from the finest flowers. Don’t hesitate to research different brands and avoid any products that make promises or medical claims. Reputable dispensaries like VidaCann will carry only the highest quality products from trusted brands.

Pay Attention to Other Ingredients

Topicals contain more than cannabis extract. Be sure to scan the ingredient list for anything that may cause you skin irritation or allergic reactions. Even if everything looks good, consider doing a spot test to check for potential issues before you apply a full dose to the affected area.  

Try a Few Options

Don’t be afraid to experiment. A THC muscle rub that works well for one person may not be the best one for you. Try a few different ones to see which one(s) you like best. 

Talk to a Budtender 

Are you still unsure of what THC muscle rub might be right for you? Strike up a conversation with a budtender at your local dispensary. The best budtenders have a wealth of knowledge on the products they sell. They’re more than happy to share what they know and guide you toward the best products for your needs. 

Shop VidaCann for Your THC Muscle Recovery Needs

Are you ready to find pain relief to aid in your muscle recovery? At VidaCann, we carry a wide range of the highest-quality cannabis products in Florida, including fresh flowers, vapes, tinctures, edibles, and topicals. Browse our menu online or visit us in person at your nearest Florida VidaCann dispensary today!

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