Did you know that an Alpaca can accurately spit at objects over six feet away? This is just a little fact that I’ve learned first-hand over the last five years since moving out to Parker and starting up a little hobby farm with my girlfriend. Along with picking up some interesting little fun facts about our animals, I’ve also inevitably picked up my fair share of bumps and bruises along the way. After a long day of shoveling horse manure, I always find myself with some muscular tension and I usually end up bashing one of my extremities in one way or another. I’ve never been very keen on taking any pharmaceuticals unless it’s absolutely necessary, and I’ve found that a nice bowl of indica and a beer tend to whisk away any of the aches and pains from the daily grind. However, sometimes I find myself in a little more pain than I would like, and until lately I’ve usually just grinned and bore the discomfort. As of late however, I’ve found a new way to sooth what ails me, and it came from the help of a familiar green friend, in the form of Mary’s Nutritionals’ Elite CBD Compound.
Several weeks back now I had the fortune of meeting up with the folks from Mary’s Medicinals over at the High Times Cannabis Cup. Having already tried their patches in the past, I already knew how efficient and effective their products are. During my visit to their booth, they were showcasing their new Mary’s Nutritionals line, which includes several phenomenal products intended to be marketed nationally. One product in particular that caught my eye was their Elite CBD Compound. Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is the cannabinoid that is responsible for much of marijuana’s pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. If you want to learn more about CBD click here. What makes the compound form Mary’s Nutritionals so unique is that the crop that is used to produce their Cannabidiol is selectively bred to be so low in THC that it can be grown as an industrial hemp crop. Since the product isn’t manufactured from a medical or recreational harvest and contains no THC, it’s legal to purchase in any state regardless of whether that state has legalized marijuana use or not. That’s a pretty big deal. As a strong advocate for marijuana’s healing properties, I knew I had to try some of this compound for myself.
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Mary’s Nutritionals’ Elite CBD Compound is an all-natural topical compound unlike other balms and salves in the cannabis industry, having a proprietary blend for an inside-out approach to healing, sourced from Colorado-grown hemp flowers.
I procured myself a jar and now all I had to do was wait until I bashed a finger, stubbed a toe, or strained my muscles. I didn’t have to wait long; after planting my garden for the year I came inside to find that I had rather abused my wrist and also had very efficiently battered the heel of my hand. I opened up my little jar of CBD Compound, and started by taking a whiff. The smell is an extremely pleasant mix of menthol with a rich buttery-ness, and a hint of lemon. I scooped up a dollop on my finger and applied the compound to my wrist and palm. I would categorize the consistency to cold butter (definitely a salve as opposed to a cream or a lotion). When applied to the skin, the minty scent really comes out and is refreshing and invigorating. The compound is a little greasy, however the excess evaporated surprisingly fast and left my skin feeling pretty darn good. The first effect I noticed was a tingling that I attributed to the menthol in the compound. Over the next 15 minutes or so the sensation grew into a pleasant pain-relieving dullness that I would akin to taking a mild pain reliever. The pain relief was very pleasant, and lasted for roughly 45 minutes to an hour. In that time it allowed my muscles to relax and after I started to notice the pain in my palm again, the soreness in my wrist had simply melted away. Another little application to my palm was all I needed to make the pain vanish again.
If you couldn’t tell already, I’m a huge fan of this salve; it gets the job done, and you just a little bit goes a long way. One thing to keep in mind though is that since the compound does contain menthol, be conscious of where you are applying it. While the tingling sensation was very welcome on my wrist and palm, I’m sure it wouldn’t have been so nice if it was close to my eye, or really in any extremely sensitive area, like an open abrasion. As long as you’re aware of where to apply, this is a great analgesic and it is revolutionary in the field due to its availability to anyone regardless of their state’s viewpoint on cannabis. I know now I’ll have my trusty CBD Compound in the future to help me out with any injuries I may sustain while I’m outside working. The alpacas are getting sheared soon, and while there isn’t a cannabis product to keep me from getting spat at, I will at least have Mary’s Nutritionals CBD compound to help me out if I get kicked.