Avexia Pain Relief Balm
Ranked 5 of 7 in Topicals for Relief
Activation time: 4/5
Overall score: 4
Head High Low
Body High Low
Blair nabbed her Avexia Pain Relief Harmony 1:1 CBD/THC Topical as part of a pre-order pickup at Windy City Cannabis. There wasn’t any line or wait, she was in and out in less than five minutes, and she found the staff to be relaxed and friendly.
The jar itself is black, and it has a genuine wooden top, which is a nice touch. Product info is printed in white on the side, and the jar is easy to open.
As 2oz topical jars go, the Avexia Pain Relief Harmony Topical is a little on the bulky side. We blame the wooden cap and thick sides since the jar itself doesn’t contain all that much balm.
Whatever the reason, this isn’t the easiest topical to take with you on the go. Forget rubbing this greasy Avexia balm on your back or shoulders in the car or in your office chair — the mess would be legendary.
The generic menthol aroma of the Avexia Pain Relief Harmony 1:1 CBD/THC Topical won’t impress any connoisseurs. According to Blair, it smelled just like you’d expect an average topical to smell — minty.
There weren’t any other notable aromas, and Blair didn’t detect any notable essential oils or other natural aromatic substances in the ingredients list. Since the Avexia Pain Relief Harmony Topical is oil-based, its aroma tends to linger.
With a relatively greasy texture, the Avexia Pain Relief Harmony 1:1 CBD/THC Topical spreads easily. Take enough time to properly rub it in, and you may feel the effects of the Harmony 1:1 CBD/THC Topical in as little as 10 minutes, and they might last two hours or more.
Cannabis topicals aren’t designed to get you high. Accordingly, Blair didn’t note any intoxication when using the Avexia Pain Relief Harmony 1:1 CBD/THC Topical. Searching through reviews for this product, it appears that other users have also noted the Avexia Pain Relief Harmony Topical’s lack of intoxicating effects.
Instead, Blair reports that this Avexia topical provided potent pain-relief and muscle relaxation effects. When applied topically, THC activates your CB2 receptors more than it activates your CB1 receptors. While the brain’s CB1 receptors get you high, the peripheral nervous system’s CB2 receptors regulate pain and inflammation.
CBD, for its part, doesn’t interact very much with either your CB1 or CB2 receptors. Instead, it interacts considerably with the TRP and 5-HT receptors, which are critically involved in inflammatory and neuropathic pain respectively.
Delivery is key when it comes to the effectiveness of cannabis topicals, and without proper transparency, it’s difficult to establish the exact methods Avexia uses to topically deliver THC with its Harmony 1:1 CBD/THC Topical. Popular sentiment, nevertheless, appears to peg this topical as reliably effective.
Cannabis topicals can be relatively pricey for what they have in them. With ~200mg total cannabinoids, that $45 price tag might seem high to frequenters of flower and concentrates.
It’s a fact that the topical delivery method is categorically different from inhalation or even oral ingestion. Still, I think that Avexia could easily double the cannabinoid concentration in its Harmony 1:1 CBD/THC Topical — this move would also make the balm’s price seem much more reasonable
Blair found that a reasonably-sized dab of the Avexia Pain Relief Harmony 1:1 CBD/THC Topical provided the effects she desired for around two hours. You might want to apply a larger dose of balm to cover a wider area, and you should reapply every 3-4 hours throughout the day for consistent effects.
Avexia is a cannabis brand with multi-state placement. One of the states that imports Avexia products all the way from Lone Tree, Colorado is Illinois and Blair was able to find the Avexia Pain Relief Harmony 1:1 CBD/THC Topical at a local Chicago dispensary.
Branded as a health and fitness company, Avexia is primarily focused on developing cannabis-based relief and recovery solutions for athletes. This makes sense coming from a company that mostly makes topicals.
A lot of money has gone into Avexia, and the Avexia Pain Relief Harmony Topical looks, reads, and feels like a polished product. Transparency is a bit of an issue, however, and the ingredients in this athletic relief balm aren’t as natural as they could be.
This all-natural topical cannabis formulation lends a therapeutic touch to any relaxation routine. Blair found that the Avexia Pain Relief Harmony 1:1 CBD/THC Topical did the trick when it comes to pain relief and that it didn’t get her high. She recommends this Chicago cannabis topical to anyone looking for an alternative to pharmaceuticals or just something different.
Let’s cover some Avexia trivia that might spark your curiosity:
In addition to topicals, Avexia also produces a wide variety of other products including tablets. Avexia Relief 14:1 tablets contain 2.5mg CBD and 0.18mg THC. Like other cannabis capsules, these tablets generally activate within 30 minutes and offer effects that last around three hours.
Verano Brands is the owner of the cannabis brand Avexia. Some of this company’s other brands include Swift Lits (pre-rolls), Sunrock Shatter (high-purity concentrate), and Purple Punch (top-shelf flower).
Verano, in turn, is owned by highly capitalized, Arizona-based Harvest Health & Recreation. Like many other cannabis brands, Avexia is the result of hot capital being poured into the blossoming weed industry as fast as possible.
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written by Samuel Popejoy, video by Blair Borland