ICY HOT vs CBD - What Works Best?

Updated: Jan 10




If you golf frequently, chances are, you are going to encounter pain. Golf can be the cause of the pain (incorrect posture, over-excursion, repetitive motion...) or golf can accentuate the pain of an existing condition (back pain, joint pain, arthritis...).


For decades golfers have fought through the pain with OTC pain relievers, topical creams and ointments to distract them from the pain just long enough or just enough to get through a round of golf.


Do you use ICY HOT or other Menthol Products for Pain?

For many, products like Bengay and ICY HOT are a pre-round must but do you know how those products work?


WEB MD states: “They work by causing the skin to feel cool and then warm. These feelings on the skin distract you from feeling the aches/pains deeper in your muscles, joints, and tendons.”


WHY CBD is a Better, Natural Choice for Pain Relief


CBD works to minimize pain, not distract you from it. There’s a lot of science behind CBD but the main reasons CBD stands out from topical or even OTC medicines is that it naturally:

  • Raises the natural endocannabinoids (increase your pain-relieving endocannabinoid levels)

  • Reduces inflammatory response (limits the release of particular proinflammatory signals, resulting in less pain)

  • Desensitizes pain receptors (TrpV1 pain receptors when activated, get hot & desensitizes nerve endings that signal pain)


Which is Best Topical or Oral CBD?

Topical CBD solutions like the ROLL ON or EXTRA STRENGTH ROLL ON are by far the most popular CBD products for golfers.


These topicals are convenient, allow you to treat specific areas of pain and do not require ingesting the CBD. The natural compounds used in these roll ons seem to be a healthier solution and better for your skin than the aforementioned menthol or capsaicin solutions, in fact, CBD poses some inherent benefits for the skin.


However, to capture the full wellness benefits of CBD it is recommended to regularly consume CBD through an edible (like a Gummy) or with an oil tincture. When ingested, the CBD can fully interact with cannabinoid receptors throughout the body.




Digesting CBD, as with a gummy, requires the CBD to be processed through the digestive system and then distributed to the bloodstream.


Sublingual use of CBD, as with an Oil Tincture bypasses the digestive system and is absorbed almost immediately into the bloodstream and can provide quicker relief of symptoms.


CBD OIL TINCTURES


Icy Hot and Bengay have been a bandage for pain management and may have pulled you through your rounds in the past decades but with the advent of CBD there are far better, healthier and more effective solutions to manage aches, pains, and arthritis.


When using any product for your body, it is important to know the source and have confidence in the quality of products your put on or in your body. We have opted to highlight products from ENVEED for this article because they truly stand behind a higher standard. In fact, ENVEED is the only golf CBD brand to be fully verified by VivAssure an independent purity and compliance verification organization.


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