This CBD oil is mother-in-law approved. 

We’ve long heard the benefits of medical cannabinoids for pain and discomfort, but like many others, we’ve kept on pumping NSAIDs – non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – into our guts and cringing at the thought of what we were doing to our insides. On a whim, we tried Arcanum Sports Performance.

Using 100 percent U.S. organic grown hemp from Mary’s Nutritionals in Denver, Colorado, Arcanum has targeted active lifestyles with a heat-activated hemp derivative that contains no THC (the stuff that gets you baked) and packaged it in a variety of deliverable forms that make it easy to use and easy to travel with.

Cannabinoids are effective in addressing pain, soreness, muscle tension and even swelling. They are used to address sciatic nerve pain, arthritis, multiple sclerosis – the list goes on. While it might be new to some, people have been using hemp to treat pain since 2,900 B.C. Modern research indicates that CBD receptors, part of a larger endocannabinoid system in our bodies, are found throughout all of our major organs. Baked or not, your body produces cannabinoids naturally and products like Arcanum allow you to boost the effects of those cannabinoids to provide relief.

The brand Arcanum is taking a step toward athletes and outdoors enthusiasts, corroborating the benefits of a CBD use in sports recovery. For us, all it took was a repeat offender-sore ankle. We rubbed in a small amount of Arcanum Sarco Freeze, and we were impressed. Our ankle wasn’t cured by any means, but the relief within a short period of time was surprising. Adding to that, even our mother-in-law agreed. A small dab on her arthritic finger and the relief made her a believer. How can you argue with that?

Arcanum Sarco Freeze 4.2 ounces: $32