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Can CBD Creams Help Reduce Pain?



CBD has become increasingly more popular as an all-natural alternative to conventional medicine and when it comes to those nagging aches and pains, targeting the affected area can be vital, which is why CBD creams & roll-ons are becoming more popular for reducing joint pain, inflammation, and sore muscles.



What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, most commonly known as CBD, is a compound found in hemp plants that is 100% non-intoxicating and will not cause a sensation of feeling "high". CBD contains therapeutic properties that can help to manage a variety of ailments and improve your overall health and wellness.



What are the benefits of CBD?

  • Relieves stress

  • alleviates joint pain

  • reduces inflammation

  • Improves quality of sleep



While there are many forms of ingesting CBD to relieve joint pain, such as CBD oil, gummies & capsules, the key difference between an ingestible and topicals is how your body metabolizes the CBD.


CBD oil is taken sublingually (under the tongue), this allows CBD to absorb through the membranes in the mouth and directly into the bloodstream. CBD Oil is a fast-acting way to get CBD absorbed into the body and is helpful for reducing general pain, inflammation and stiff joints.


CBD capsules & gummies are broken down in the digestive system and then absorbed into the bloodstream. CBD capsules and gummies are used to relieve general pain, inflammation and stiff joints.


How do CBD topicals work?

Studies suggest that CBD topicals (creams, roll-ons, salves) work by interacting with the CB2 receptors found in our skin. Your skin is the largest organ you have, it also has the highest amount of CB2 receptors - making CBD topicals a great option for targeted relief.


Applying CBD creams directly to the skin may result in a larger amount of CBD to reach the affected area.


CBD Creams, Roll-ons & Salves can be used for the following

  • Joint pain

  • knee pain

  • Lower back pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Sore muscles





While more research is underway, what we do know thus far is promising. A study in 2016 done on rats stated that "topical CBD application has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviors and inflammation without evident side-effects"


Arthritis is the most common type of chronic pain condition in Canada. While there are many different types of arthritis, it's in inflammation that most pain conditions have in common.

CBD has anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin - making CBD creams a great option for joint pain as it can be applied directly to the joint and then massaged in until absorbed.


How to choose a CBD topical

Our advice is to be mindful of the amount of CBD in the product and the ingredients. Some creams are made for pain relief, while others are made for skincare.


Shop CBD topicals (creams, roll-ons, salves) for joint pain relief here


How much CBD should I apply?

If you are using a cream or salve apply a nickel - quarter size or enough to cover the affected area and apply as needed throughout the day.


If you are using a roll-on applicator, apply enough to cover the affected area and use as needed throughout the day.


CBD Emporium carries a selection of CBD creams, roll-on and salves that are easy to use and are made with all-natural ingredients and lab tested - we source our CBD products from some other the best CBD brands in North America.


Studies on CBD

Distribution of cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and 2 (CB2) on sensory nerve fibers and adnexal structures in human skin.