Mary’s Medicinals is a pioneer in the medical cannabis industry. It’s easy to see why LHS wanted to include the brand in their portfolio. Mary is not a particular person. Instead, she “is truly everyone…Mary is that part inside of us that strives for a better quality life.” Mary’s Medicinials is best know as the developer of the Trasndermal Cannabis Patch. They were also first-to-market the useful benefits of THCa and CBN, and discovered harvesting techniques for the isolation of CBC. In the creation of Mary’s products, thoughtful consideration is given to increased effectiveness at low doses, and also to replenishing vital terpenes that are typically lost in the production of most cannabis products. Their passion for cannabis is evident from their website.
I decided to try Mary’s Muscle Freeze. Unlike the Elara 1:1: Cream, this topical is CBD only. The infused topical combines full-spectrum CBD and other whole plant nutrients to provide quick pain relief and a soothing, cooling effect (it has a similar smell to Icy Hot). Relief can last up to 4 hours per dose.
I sprained my ankle badly about 5 months ago (never do box jumps early on a Saturday morning). I’m in physical therapy, and I only have about 65% of my regular movement / flexibility. My ankle is sore if I walk on it too much, or do something to tweak it. Even after PT it can ache. I tried this ointment to see how it compares to the Elara 1:1 Cream. The first thing I noticed, is this product is a lot more oily. The primary ingredient is Canola oil, and it also contains Apricot oil, Sesame oil, Grapeseed oil, Mineral oil, Sunflower oil, Safflower oil, Sesame Seed oil, Jojoba Seed oil, Olive oil, and Mango butter. I love all the other plant based oils (I’m sure they have their own medical benefits), but I’m not a fan of how oily this product is. I had to be careful not to get the Muscle Freeze on my couch or my clothes after applying it to my ankle. Also, it definitely has a strong menthol odor and an intense cooling effect. Sometimes I enjoyed that aspect, while other times I did not. Cannabis extract is the last ingredient of this topical and I’m not sure how much CBD is present, as the label or website did not provide a breakdown.
I used the Muscle Freeze for about a week, but ultimately went back to the Elara 1:1 Cream. I noticed similar results and I preferred the viscosity of the 1:1 cream, and the smell of lavender vs menthol.