The use of CBD for pain has grown in popularity since the 2018 Farm Bill was passed. Now that Americans have access to a wide variety of safe, high-quality CBD products, many people are taking advantage of the natural healing properties of CBD to help manage pain. As a result, CBD cream, topical, roll-ons have become an integral part of most cannabinoid hemp product lines.
Delivering a concentrated dose of CBD directly to a muscle or joint pain is the clear benefit of using topical CBD creams. While we have many anecdotal reports suggesting that topical CBD provides instant relief, we are way behind in demonstrating the effectiveness of CBD in treating chronic pain in a clinical setting.
Topical CBD cream
CBD topical comes in a variety of forms. Skin care products used to deliver cannabinoids and nutrients to the skin, and pain reliever creams are considered topical. CBD in a balm, lotion, gel, cream or roll-on should be rubbed into the skin.
Topicals are extremely popular and are proven anecdotally and in animal models. We expect further studies to give us a clearer perspective on topical use of CBD as we move forward.
The topical CBD cream is one of the most popular forms of CBD. However, users need to be aware of how it should be used as CBD cream contains other ingredients. For example, some CBD creams are designed for skin care and contain plant extracts that help fight acne, lighten, and moisturize the skin. Other forms of CBD cream are sunscreen and pain relief cream. They also contain other natural ingredients to provide users with an enhanced experience and added benefits.
CBD topical pain relief
According to a survey by Single Care, 60% of CBD users say they use the cannabinoid to relieve pain. Treating chronic pain or injury is the most popular use of CBD today.
The accessibility and ease of use of topical CBD products like CBD roll-ons give users instant access to natural pain relief. Every time a user feels pain, they can reach for their topic and apply it directly to the source of the discomfort.
CBD oil and foods don’t deliver the instant results we’ve seen from thousands of personal testimonials.
While we don’t have enough research to say definitively whether CBD topicals could be used in place of prescription pain relievers, we have promising studies using animal models.
How do CBD gels work?
CBD gel is another form of topical. Some people prefer a gel to a cream because they like the consistency better. Again, there is no difference in terms of absorption; both are exposed to the skin, which is not very permeable.
Regardless of whether you opt for cream or gel, we recommend finding a highly concentrated product. Much of the CBD does not reach the bloodstream when applied topically. Some experienced CBD users take CBD oil daily to ensure that their bodies are receiving a healthy flow of cannabinoids around the clock to help promote balance.
Topical application of CBD oil
Many CBD users use topical CBD oil in their skin care routine. The oil can be used alone or in combination with a CBD lotion. Additionally, CBD oil can be used similarly to serums, one of the most popular trends in the skin care industry.
Effective, but we need more study
CBD creams help countless users deal with pain on a daily basis. Anecdotes and personal testimonials suggest that CBD cream is effective, but has not been proven in extensive double-blind clinical studies. CBD has the potential mechanism to combat certain types of pain, but finding the right dosage and specific condition is challenging.
We expect more research to be done on topical CBD and pain, but thanks to the cannabis reform, users will have the opportunity to try topical CBD for themselves and see if it’s a viable solution.