Fairwinds Flow Gel

Product Spotlight: Fairwinds Flow

Topicals and Pain Relief

By Ethan Bresner

The Pain Game

My body hurts a lot of the time. I’ve worked in the service industry for most of my life. What that means is that I’ve taken a lot of over the counter pain killers throughout my life. Sore feet and back aches are just a part of my standard day. There are a lot of folks like that out there. Whether it’s because you’re a runner or a food runner, life is exhausting and sometimes our bodies don’t like the things we do to them.

While I certainly will not diminish the purpose of over the counter anti-inflammatories, nor will I point you to the almost limitless examples of their sometimes negative effects caused by overuse (you have google I would imagine), I will say that in my personal experience, taking 1600 mg of ibuprofen a day, is for sure not good for you.

Service Industry aches and pains

Topicals for Pain

Prior to discovering Fairwind’s Flow Gel though, that’s what I did. For years. I can honestly say I almost never take anti-inflammatories for standard daily pain any more. That certainly might not be everyone’s experience, but it is absolutely mine. My basic opinion is that the less pharmaceutical drugs I take on a regular basis, the better off I am. It’s what my body tells me. Yours may be different, but hey, this is a cannabis-blog post not an academic journal so I get to say things like that.

Topicals for the Daily Grind

My feet and back especially hurt a lot of the time. I’ve been working in restaurants and bars since I was 15, and that’s a lot of time to spend on your feet. At one of those positions I slipped a disk in my back. Pretty much everyone with a back injury will tell you, once your back is a little jenky, it never really goes all the way back. I’ve tried a lot of things for pain relief: acupuncture, massage, exercising, not exercising, bed rest, long walks, icy hot, every anti-inflammatory known to man, turmeric extract, even opioids under the care of a doctor.

I will say, that pretty much none of those strategies were effective long-term for me. Even the ones that worked were often hard to practice regularly or expensive (or both). Even the over the counter stuff adds up. I suppose if you’re more responsible than me, you buy your ibuprofen on-line but more often than not I was buying them at the corner store where they were wildly expensive because I had just run out and my back was killing me.

Fairwinds Flow Gel Review

So one day I was at the pot shop and I was talking to the budtender. He asked me how I was doing, I told him my back was killing me, and he recommended I give Fairwind’s Flow Gel a try. The price tag seemed kind of high to me, but that was because I had no idea a) how effective it was and b) how long that little jar would last me.

The texture on it is a little sticky but not too bad. I certainly wouldn’t want to put it on my face or anything but on my back or my feet or whatever else old man hurt I have at the moment, it’s just fine.

And then the miracle hit. About five minutes later, my back just didn’t hurt. I mean don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t like I was floating or anything, but the pain relief provided was easily that of 800 mg worth of ibuprofen, but honestly probably a lot more. And unlike using opioids, I felt unaffected.

It wasn’t like the pain didn’t bother me, there just wasn’t any. I started using the ointment pretty regularly on whatever my aches and pains were. I found that even using the product daily, one jar lasted me easily a month, and these days even longer. You don’t really need much. I do find it more effective when I really massage the ointment into the affected area as opposed to just kind of smearing it on.

Topicals for Pain

Here’s the best part:

They sell it at all three Kush 21 stores! Priced at either 40$ – $45 depending on which Kush 21 location you go to. It may seem like a lot to spend on pain relief, but it’s honestly as cheap as buying medicine over the counter, and much cheaper than paying someone to stick needles in you or rub your back.

There aren’t many products that I’ll say this about: but this particular product changed my life. I went from someone who was in relatively large amounts of pain on an almost daily basis to someone who was not. I literally used CBD products (including this one) as my primary form of pain relief medication after a ligament surgery where I had to have screws put in my hand. It’s that effective.

So if you’re tired of hurting all the time, you’re in luck. A little dab will do you, and it will do you just fine.

For more info on what topicals can do for you check out this post: CANNABIS TOPICALS: A SMOOTH TRANSITION and stop into Kush21 to find the one that’s right for you!

Ethan Bresner

Ethan Bresner

Cannabis Culture

Ethan Bresner is a bartender and freelance writer living in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst with a degree in Literature, Ethan decided to pursue his passion for cooking, eventually returning to school to get a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales. After many years working in kitchens on both coasts, he transitioned to bartending. When he isn’t working, he spends most of his time exploring with his dog, ‘The Lady Dogmeat’ whether that means checking out a Mexican restaurant an hour away or exploring some of the beauty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

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