Founded in 2013, Mary’s Medicinals has become an industry leader in precisely dosed cannabis topicals. Their line includes transdermal patches, a topical compound, capsules, and gel pens, each tailored for specific uses with an exact dosage of cannabinoids.
The award-winning transdermal patches come in seven different versions with varied doses and cannabinoids. These resemble patches to quit tobacco, but rather than nicotine, these are rich in CBD, THC, CBN, and even THCa. Time-released, they are intended for twelve hours of wear to achieve the full effect, and they begin working almost immediately. Cannabinoids are lipophilic, meaning they attach themselves to fat, which explains why people can fail a urine analysis months after smoking cannabis. Due to their lipid-binding nature, the patches are effective on venous parts of the body – wrists and ankles are recommended – as they can be less effective on the shoulder or buttocks.
The pens are great for those seeking to manage spiking pain levels. Each squeeze is a metered 2 mgs of either CBD or THC, and absorbs rapidly. These are a transdermal as well, causing the cannabis to spread throughout the body rather than just the area that it touches. The topical compound, on the other hand, offers localized relief and deeply penetrating cannabinoids assist with soreness and inflammation.
The 5 mg capsules are formulated to be highly bioavailable, digesting quickly while integrating virtually all of the cannabis into the system. The CBN capsules have found a dedicated following with those suffering from insomnia. Sedative and tranquilizing, they may also relieve muscle pains.
Know your Cannabinoids
Cannabinol (CBN) – Receiving lots of press lately, CBN has demonstrated efficacy in managing pain, aiding with sleep, and helping with spasms.
Cannabichromene (CBC) – An anti-bacterial and fungal agent, CBC is the second most common cannabinoid. Recent studies have shown it may promote brain growth as well.
Cannabigerol (CBG) – The building block for the rest of the cannabinoids, CBG is converted into other compounds during growth. It has been shown to be anti-inflammatory as well as promote bone growth.