I am conscientious about my health and physical fitness. I am a vegetarian and careful about what I eat, avoiding fast foods, processed foods and saturated fats. Other than the occasional glass of wine or bottle of beer, I avoid alcohol and I don’t smoke. I am dedicated to my daily workouts. I typically exercise first thing in the morning for about an hour. My workouts are intense, with the majority of the exercises centered around high intensity aerobics. I might jump rope for forty-five minutes or go for a ten-mile run. I sometimes cycle, choosing a path with lots of hills. I might go through various series of lunge jumps, burpees and jumping packs. I push myself to build strength and stamina, burn calories and work my lungs and heart. My workouts put a lot of stress on my legs, especially my calf muscles. About six months ago, I began having issues with leg cramps. I tried over-the-counter pain relievers and needed to sleep with heating pads wrapped around my legs. While I needed something stronger, I was not willing to take the risks associated with prescription medication. I try to avoid everything other than natural remedies. As I was researching different options, I came across CBD. CBD is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that has proven to alleviate pain and inflammation. It causes no psychoactive effects and no long-term side-effects. I am able to shop at the dispensary in Muskegon for a variety of full spectrum CBD products. Cannabis-infused topicals have made such a difference for me. With no dosing restrictions, I can apply an ointment to my legs multiple times per day. I combine them with a cannabis tincture to also treat the inflammation from the inside.