Typically, topicals are not at the top of my list of therapeutic products. I prefer to spend my hard earned cash on products that have a track record for easing my pain — and feeling stoned isn’t an objectionable side-effect either. All the moisturizing lotions and cooling creams that I’ve tried in the past have failed to meet my expectations on both fronts.
Unfortunately, my joints are more akin to a 90 year old than that of a 22 year old, so the idea of finding a good salve was appealing to me. One fateful day, I decided to take a gamble, and purchased a jar of Dixie Synergy Relief Balm. A 50/50 blend of THC and CBD, the Synergy is a lot more potent than other topical offerings — the result of THC and CBD having a “greater than the sum of their parts,” entourage effect when combined in a 1:1 ratio.
I wanted to get the most out of the salve, so I asked a nurse friend of mine where she recommended that I apply the salve. As per her suggestions, I rubbed the balm on my wrists, inner elbow, armpit, neck, and on the tops of my feet. To be honest, I was pretty skeptical, but less than five minutes later, I knew I hadn’t wasted my money. It was as if I had been wrapped in a warm blanket of content. The aches in my knees, shoulders, and back melted away and a smile crept on my face. The crushing anxiety caused by my approaching finals lifted, and life was good. I didn’t feel as though I had smoked a joint — there was no mental fogginess associated with the therapeutic effects I was experiencing.
I use the Synergy balm daily, and wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone with aches and pains, or any kind of anxiety.
It’s now my go-to recommendation for people looking for the therapeutic benefits of THC and CBD, without the intoxicating effects associated with smoking or eating cannabis. After extensive testing on myself, I have found that the THC/CBD infused Dixie Synergy Relief Balm offers a nice, therapeutic and general all-over effect, as opposed to a local effect. Because it is transdermal, the cannabinoids are absorbed through the skin, directly into the bloodstream.