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 popular for reducing joint pain, inflammation, and sore muscles.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, most commonly known as CBD, is a naturally occurring compound found in hemp and cannabis plants that is 100% non-intoxicating and will not cause a sensation of feeling "high". CBD contains many therapeutic properties that can help to manage a variety of ailments and improve your overall health and wellness.
What are the benefits of CBD?
-alleviates joint pain
-Improves quality of sleep
How Does CBD Work?
The human body contains a special system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, pain, immune system response and more. This system consists of cannabinoid receptors known as CB1 & CB2 and endocannabinoids that the human body naturally produces. CBD is believed to interact with the endocannabinoids and the cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body. CBD also interacts with other receptors outside of the ECS, such as Serotonin (regulates mood) & Vanilloid (regulates pain perception, body temperature, inflammation).
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 sublingual (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. Just like with CBD Oil, capsules and gummies are also used to relieve achy joints.
How do CBD topicals work?
Studies suggest that CBD topicals 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. Another way that researchers are finding out how CBD topicals work is by interacting with the TRPV1 receptors found in our skin. These receptors are known to mediate pain perception and inflammation.
Applying CBD creams directly to the skin may result in a larger amount of CBD to reach the affected area.
CBD products, like creams & roll-ons, can help with a variety of pain sensations, including:
Arthritis-related pain. A 2016 animal study found that applying topical CBD may help with arthritis-related pain and swelling.
Nerve pain. A small 2020 study looked at the effects of topical CBD oil on pain. Many people in the study, all with nerve damage, reported having reduced pain levels. They described feeling a dip in sharp, intense, and cold and itchy pain sensations.
Jaw pain. A 2019 study looked into how topical CBD may provide relief from a specific kind of facial pain that mainly affects the jaw. The study found that people who applied topical CBD about two times a day experienced a lot less pain after 2 weeks.
CBD topical application can be used for the following:
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 and muscle pain as it can be applied directly to the joint and then massaged in until absorbed.
How much CBD should I apply?
If you are using a cream or salve, apply a nickel to quarter size or enough to cover the affected area and massage in. Apply as needed throughout the day.
If you are using a roll-on applicator, apply enough to cover the affected area and massage in for deeper penetration. Use as needed throughout the day.
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.
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CBD Emporium carries a selection of CBD creams, roll-on and salves that are easy to use, 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 Topical Application
Distribution of cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and 2 (CB2) on sensory nerve fibers and adnexal structures in human skin.
Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of arthritis
Attenuation of early phase inflammation by cannabidiol prevents pain and nerve damage in rat osteoarthritis.
Disclaimer Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. A Doctor's advice should be sought before using any supplemental dietary product. These statements have not been evaluated by the Health Canada. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Do not operate heavy machinery if you have taken a large dosage of CBD