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Does CBD cream work for pain?

Does CBD cream work for pain?

Topical cannabis products can be used for a variety of reasons, including pain management. However, when using CBD cream or other topicals, it is important to recognize the actual benefits that are possible. Inflammation, for example, is definitely treatable with CBD. 

What is CBD?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol, and it is one of many components present in cannabis that can have beneficial effects on your body and health. There are many ways to consume or use CBD, including edibles, tinctures, vapes, capsules, gummies, or topical creams. 

The benefits of CBD are numerous. It’s possible to have a positive impact on insomnia, anxiety, depression, muscle soreness when consumed orally, and alleviating any symptoms associated with inflammation. 

What is CBD cream?

CBD cream is moisturizer or balm that has been infused with CBD. It is sometimes called a topical product, because it is applied to the skin and contains medicinal ingredients. Many CBD creams contain useful moisturizing properties, or cooling and heating effects that make them useful for massage of sore muscles. 

Where can I buy CBD cream?

You can buy CBD cream in a variety of places, not just dispensaries. Of course, dispensaries do generally carry topical CBD products, as well as other products like bath salts and balms. But because CBD is not a psychoactive component in cannabis, it is possible for CBD to be sold in supplement or alternative health stores which wouldn’t sell cannabis products otherwise. 

When you’re choosing a CBD cream to use, there are many different options. On Lucky Herbz, there are a few options related to whichever health issue you are trying to address. Be sure to choose one based on its moisturizing properties and the possible add-ins like menthol and heating or cooling properties. 

Can I make CBD cream at home?

Yes! It is definitely possible to make CBD cream at home. You can find many recipes online for homemade moisturizers and balms using the scents of your choice. The simplest version of CBD cream that you could make at home would require one cup of coconut oil, one ounce of wax emulsifier, one fluid ounce of CBD oil, and 1-3 drops of your chosen essential oil to scent the cream. Mix those ingredients together to create a salve which you can apply to your skin as a topical cream!

If you do decide to make CBD cream at home, make sure that you store the cream or salve in an airtight, clean container and store it in a cool, dark place. 

How does CBD cream work?

Your body has a system called an endocannabinoid system. It is made of molecules called endocannabinoid receptors, and there are enzymes that help transfer the molecules to the receptors. This system is mostly in your brain and your nervous system, but it also exists in your skin. When CBD makes contact with your skin, it sends signals to this system that scientists believe play a role in the homeostasis and health of your skin. It’s also shown potential for alleviating skin disorders like psoriasis and eczema. So far experiments on rats have shown a considerable reduction in inflammation with topical use. 

At this time, studies are still limited and the evidence behind topical CBD is just starting to emerge. There is, however, a ton of anecdotal evidence where people claim to have reduction in not only skin ailments, but generalized pain like arthritis, when they use the CBD topicals.

What does CBD cream work for?

CBD is very effective for pain that is related to inflammation. There are many conditions that cause inflammation and therefore pain, like arthritis or fibromyalgia. When topical creams are applied to painful areas affected by conditions like this, the CBD can absorb and help to combat the inflammation.

CBD creams are not necessarily effective for muscular pain caused by exercise, or other non-inflammation related pain. The reason why CBD and other cannabis topicals alleviate that sort of pain is more likely due to the massage rather than the medicinal properties of the cream. If you like to use cannabis topical creams for that purpose, there are a variety that have amazing scents, so you can definitely find one that you like that also has moisturizing properties.

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