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CBD: Fighting Pain & Inflammation Without the Ice Bath

Whether you are just a beginner or a competing athlete, every time you engage in physical exercises, your body is broken down. Learn how CBD can help.
Verlota Author
Published: September 3, 2019
Categories: Active

If you’ve ever seen any sports movies, you’ve probably witnessed the typical movie scene of someone taking an ice bath post-workout/activity to recover from the pain of their exercise. You’re might be like me, and had flinched at the sight of this, or you might be one of the unlucky ones that have felt that icy pain yourself (and to that I commend you). I think I speak for everyone when I say I’d much rather skip the dreaded ice bath. So you may be ready to change up your routine for healing from pain and inflammation. Whether you’re over using the cold or heat packs, or the synthetic medicinal treatments, we come bearing a newly popular, plant-based medicine with all the benefits and the glory of recovery.

Pain, Inflammation and CBD

Are you someone who has a job with demanding hours, where you’re constantly on your feet? Whether you’re in nursing or a server at a restaurant, you do not want to feel like your pain and inflammation gets in the way of doin’ your thing! In the work world, it can feel like there is no time to take breaks. As someone with an active lifestyle, those days you need to take between your workouts can feel like three steps forward and one step back. If you suffer from day-to-day pain and inflammation, it can feel like it rules over your life. It is the obvious elephant in the room of your life that you so want to tame enough to take back out to the wild. Thankfully, it is time we introduce you to CBD, the one that will not only calm your elephant down, but have you running around in the wild in no time (or at the gym, I guess that’s more normal… but we’re not here to judge either way).  

Plant-based Medicine with no risk, lots of rewards

Plant-based Medicine with no risk, lots of rewards

If you’re looking for a plant-based medicine and treatment that provides no risk of addiction, overdosing, that keeps your joints happy, CBD could be your next gym buddy! Whether you’re looking for a natural remedy, or you are someone who does not want to face (or no longer face) the repercussions of synthetic drugs, CBD is a great choice to aid your pain and inflammation. Nowadays, life can seem so busy and quick-paced that we do not have time to sit around and wait to heal. Instead, we just gotta go out and do it!

CBD is the herbal, natural medicine that covers all the bases. From healing pain, inflammation, to aiding our anxiety, sleeping patterns, focus, and much more. A common favorite ranging from health practitioners to their clients, this healing herb offers a low-risk way of treating muscle and joint pain and inflammation.

The in-between days from the gym can feel like it brings up not only emotional annoyances but physical annoyances. During your resting/in-between days, you feel the pain from your last gym/active day, and you feel the annoyance of just wanting to push through the pain to get your next strengthening exercise in. With CBD you can not only cut down your recovery time but cut down those in-between days. CBD could bring you closer to your strong self by eliminating the pain and inflammation you would typically feel, and even heal you for to show its benefits in the long run.

Plant-based Medicine with no risk, lots of rewards

Will using CBD for pain or inflammation make me feel high?

This is the most common misconception among the new federal circulation of CBD. No, CBD is only one of the hundreds of compounds found within the cannabis (marijuana) plant, and it will not get you high.

CBD is most commonly linked to the cannabis plant due to the fact that CBD is a compound found within the plant, and those who have heard or tried cannabis typically associate it with the psychological “high”. This is actually a common mistake belief linked to the stigma surrounding marijuana.

Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid – any group of closely related compounds which include cannabidiol and the active constituents of cannabis. CBD is one of the two most prominent compounds found within cannabis, the other being THC. THC is responsible for the “high” that is commonly associated with cannabis. CBD and THC are two separate entities with different effects, CBD can not evoke the “high”, only THC does that.

CBD can help with pain and inflammation

Sometimes other companies that make CBD products can have low or even high levels of THC. This is something to be aware of when looking to purchase your new CBD product, that you’re looking for THC-free products. Motus offers THC-free products that treats pain and inflammation and is an excellent choice when looking for a product that will have all the positive healing benefits, all without the high.

How does CBD help fight pain & inflammation?

With the spark of CBD oil taking the health world by storm, you may ask how this can help an active individual or someone living with chronic pain. CBD is virtually side-effect free in comparison to other pain-relieving products, and not only does it help to block pain and reduce inflammation but CBD has many additional benefits.  Some additional benefits could be aiding with building muscles, weight management, skin irritation or injuries, improving focus and mental alertness, improving your quality of sleep and treating anxiety as well as stress disorders.

With all the supplements on the market, nothing is as versatile, safe and naturally potent as CBD. CBD allows for a naturally empowering experience during your active routines.

CBD & sore muscles

CBD is intended to target two parts of the body, the area of which your pain, inflammation or soreness occurs (such as your back or knees) and the central nervous system. When the nervous system detects certain stimulation or damage to the nerves or cells, it sends a pain signal to the brain. CBD works with your endocannabinoid system which is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoid receptor proteins are expressed throughout the vertebrate central nervous system. CBD impacts your CB2 receptors, which can be found within the immune system and deals with are involved with the regulation of appetite, immune system functions and pain management. These receptors work in response to the body’s pain and inflammation. CBD effects your brain in an indirect way. It entices the body to make more of its own cannabinoids rather than attaching directly. By doing this it creates a positive, healing effect on the pain that you may experience and inflammation responses.

Cannabinoids can work with the brain to promote the release of neurotransmitters, which are the chemicals in your brain. They play a role in modulating the body’s natural inflammatory response, which are the two things we’re concerned about when talking about CBD for the treatment of pain and inflammation.

A study conducted in December of 2017 tested the Attenuation of the early phases of inflammation by cannabidiol and how it prevents pain and nerve damage in rat osteoarthritis. This investigated joint inflammation, blood flow and found that CBD had positive effects on reducing these issues. Between the early studies on animals and anecdotal reports from people who have incorporated CBD into their arthritis treatment, the study had seen all positive effects on the treatment of pain and inflammation.

There have been many studies done to find the correlation between the testing on animals versus humans. This has been an old scientific approach, and here at Motus Active thankfully, we can assure you that our products are cruelty free.


With the success of using CBD to fight against your pain and inflammation you could see great progress in your long term recovery. Being able to build your muscles and exercise your joints on the days that you would usually take off to recover could double or triple the speed of your recovery. For example, if you usually go to the gym every second day due to your pain and inflammation, and you begin going everyday, you’ve just doubled your strengthening days.

Motus Active CBD and muscle pain

What negative effects can CBD cause?

The beauty of this naturally derived, plant-based healing method, is that there is no need to worry about the negative side effects that typically comes from taking synthetic medication.

Natural treatment of pain and inflammation

There is no risk or loss that comes with trying CBD as there are no addictive qualities and no ways of overdosing. As opposed to NSAID’s (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and opioids, CBD could be a great alternative if you’re looking for a plant-based medication with no harsh side effects while having equally potent benefits. With synthetic medication you can potentially have the benefits of treating pain and inflammation at the cost of all the negative side effects that come with it. Instead, if you choose CBD as your plant-based alternative medicine you could not only receive treatment for your pain and inflammation without the negative side effects, but instead have the many other benefits that come with using CBD. Some other bonus healing features of CBD could include treating anxiety, depression, improvement of focus, improve sleep quality, and more.

What methods of CBD are popular for treating pain or inflammation?

Motus Active offers four different CBD methods for the treatment of pain and inflammation. Our products range from our Total Body Capsules, CBD Power Drops to our topical Power Freeze CBD Roll-On.

The Total Body Capsules are the recommended treatment and prevention of muscle pain, inflammation, injury, anxiety or stress related to physical exertion. In any active lifestyle or fitness routine injuries, muscle soreness or strain on the body are common occurrences. With the use of these capsules, it will allow you to worry less about these strains. Capsules are designed as a way to have a continuous accurate dose of your supply of CBD. This allows you to get consistency in the effect of CBD and the most out of your supply. With the use of Total Body Capsules, you could cut down on recovery time, support muscle growth and nourish both the mind and body.

Motus Active’s CBD Power Drops works great whether you’re an individual who is a professional or amateur athlete, a sports enthusiast, or committed to an active lifestyle. CBD can keep you performing at your best and maximum efforts with the treatment it has on pain, inflammation, cramping, and spasms and fitness-related injuries. The healing power it has can allow you to take your game to the next level. The Power Drops are more versatile in terms of application as you can ingest them orally, under the tongue, mixed in food or drink, or topically.

The Power Freeze CBD Roll-On offers a quick-relief method and is intended to be applied directly, topically to the area where the pain and inflammation are occurring. Whether you pushed yourself too hard at the gym, you’re feeling the strain of a hard-fought game, or just to support your day-to-day active lifestyle, the Power Freeze brings you back to being able to reach your fitness goals and perform at your best. This remedy helps to stop muscle cramps, pain, swelling and spasms in their tracks. Power Freeze was designed for a convenient way of applying CBD to allow for on-demand relief from pain and inflammation. This has been widely used by athletes, fitness professionals as well as health and wellness experts.

How Do I Know Which CBD Method is Best For Me?

No matter your chosen method of taking CBD, the benefits and healing effects will be the same. The reason for versatility in the chosen CBD methods all comes down to personal preference and being able to better manage the measurements of your intake. Although you cannot overdose from CBD, the consistency with the dosages would be better monitored within capsules as they’re pre-made to allow for getting the most accurate dosage. CBD is quick to take its effects whether it is ingested or applied topically. However, in terms of scaling your dosages and the duration of its effects will range from your chosen method of use. When CBD is applied topically, it is typically a shorter lasting effect compared to ingestion. CBD droplets when applied under the tongue is the fastest acting, longest lasting and the most potent.

Why Do People Take Oils Under Their Tongue?

A very popular way of taking any sort of plant-based medicine is through oils and applying them through a dropper under the tongue. By taking the CBD Power Drops using a dropper and applying them under your tongue, you are putting the oils in the fastest acting and most potent area of your body. Although this is a commonly suggested method to those relying on drops or quick dissolving tabs within the medical community, some may wonder why do we do this? The common answer that you will hear is because it is absorbed into the body faster. Now were going to take a little dive and answer why that is.

Since we know the common answer to why we take oils under our tongue is because it is absorbed by the body faster, we should drive into what is under your tongue that allows the absorption to occur faster. When you place CBD, or any oil/quick dissolving medication under your tongue, it is absorbed into the mucous membranes that connect almost directly to your bloodstream. Since the plethora of capillaries exists there which is what allows for any substance that comes in contact with it to go on a fairly direct route into your bloodstream.

Why does it work faster? It is because when you take pills, it has to go through your gastrointestinal tract. This is a not so ‘fast-tract’ (I thought that was clever), as it travels through the stomach, then to the liver where it endures more filtering. After all this, it finally arrives at destination where it can be processed into the body to begin its healing properties.

Holistic CBD treatment for pain and inflammation

Since that is a long way for a medication to travel compared to the almost direct travel to the bloodstream that comes from having oil under the tongue. This could be a preferred method in terms of quick, fast action. The reason people usually do not turn to this method over capsules is due to the consistency that capsules offer and the taste that oils can bring.

Not only is putting CBD oil faster ingested when placed under the tongue it allows for a more potent job. As well, in general, when placing CBD under the tongue, it typically takes less quantity to allow the healing qualities to come into effect. The reason that this is a preferred method is also due to the fact that it is more efficient when compared to the route that the digested track takes.

Overall, once again this comes down to personal preferences on how you would like to take CBD, what is more important to you, whether it is taste, dosage, speed of activation or potency. Either way, it is more important to treat your pain and inflammation, and no matter what method of taking CBD you choose, you’re on your way to healthier, more active lifestyle.

CBD for pain and inflammation

Now That I Know About Treating My Pain & Inflammation with CBD, Where Do I Go From Here?

Luckily, you are one giant step into your recovery process. Now that you have learned about CBD you are ready to try your new plant-based remedy. Motus Active offers the three main products discussed above as a method to treat your pain and inflammation. On our page we offer our hemp-based, THC-free, Total Body Capsules, CBD Power Drops and Power Freeze CBD Roll-On. You can find these under our shop page, as well as further details and reviews of our products. Congratulations on taking the first step on your healing journey, educating yourself, and from here, now we can take another step forward to apply what you’ve learned.

Written By

George Philips

George is a Boston based health writer with over 10 years experience. He has worked for various news outlets and online publications throughout North America. Over the last few years George has focused on the evolving health industry of cannabinoids.

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