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Winter Weather and CBD: What it Means for Your Aches and Pains

Updated: Mar 19, 2019

Blizzard warnings and winter storm watches have encompassed the headlines here in Denver, CO lately. Earlier this week, a storm system moved into the region and rapidly intensified over the eastern plains of the state. Local reports are called for downed trees and up to 18 inches of snow in some areas. Not only did this storm wreak havoc on the streets of Denver, but the cold weather came with its own special set of health risks as well. The infamous bomb cyclone in Denver served as a reminder to the incredible health benefits of CBD. Our team at Outch stocked up on both the Salve and Roll-On to get us through the blizzard and here’s why:

1. CBD is naturally rich in fatty acids and emollients, much like olive or avocado oil. This means that it acts to soothe and hydrate your skin. This is especially important during the winter months when skin tends to dry out, often causing irritation and pain. You can bet that we kept our skin moisturized during the Bomb Cyclone!

2. Dry skin, sinus infections increase during the colder months due to the drastic changes in winter temperatures. As sinus infections lead to congestion issues, aggressive headaches, and flu-like pain, topical CBD – like our Salve – can stand in to alleviate some seasonal symptoms. The same goes for the common cold. CBD has been proven to fight the inflammation in your head, sinuses, and throat. There have also been studies illustrating the ways that CBD can boost the immune system, fighting off infections.

3. We love winter sports, and nothing says it is time to hit the slopes like a bomb cyclone! While some of us at Outch love to push the envelope, we do realize the toll it takes on our bodies. CBD oil can be used to reduce the feelings of soreness and decrease muscle fatigue after a day on the mountains. Our Extra Strength Roll-On is ideal to keep on hand during the winter months.

While cold weather may have some drawbacks, CBD can help fight off winter aches and pains.