If you read the ingredient list, often everything in the jar is straight from mother earth. As long as that's indeed the case with the cannabis cream you have your eye on, the formula is immensely safe, chemically, says Gregory Gerdeman, Ph.D., neurophysiologist who researches cannabinoid biology and pharmacology at Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, FL. And since hemp pain relief creams are formulated to be topical (absorbing into the top layer of skin) and not transdermal (which would pass through the skin and into your bloodstream) there's no risk of getting high, explains Gerdeman. (P.S. Here's How Marijuana Affects Athletic Performance.)
Let's start simple: Endocannabinoids are natural signals in your body that help maintain homeostasis by detecting and regulating hunger, pain, mood, and memory. (They're actually part of your post-workout exercise high.) CBD helps elevate your natural levels of pain-relieving endocannabinoids by blocking metabolism as they're moving around your body.
What Is Hemp Pain Relief Cream?
So do you need CBD? All of the experts here agree that until there's more peer-reviewed research, all claims should be looked at as marketing hype and not evidence-based. (Or, they can be anecdotal. Read what happened when one woman tried CBD for anxiety.)
"The pain and stiffness that comes post-workout or from overexertion certainly has a pro-inflammatory component to it, so it's reasonable to think CBD or other cannabinoids might have benefits, but we have no research to support this yet," adds Gerdeman.
Chances are if you're on this website and reading this story you currently have an achy muscle or seven somewhere on your body. You might be familiar with foam rolling, warm compresses, or even ice baths as a means of easing muscle soreness, but what about hemp cream for pain relief?
If you have plant allergies, you might want to use hemp-based CBD ointments instead of those produced from cannabis. Marijuana cultivators tend to use pesticides and other herbicides that could irritate or even worsen skin conditions for those who are particularly sensitive to these chemicals.
Patches typically offer a range cannabinoids with a split 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC, but you can choose patches based on your condition and the effects you wish to receive.
What’s the Difference Between Cannabis Ointments, Creams, Salves, Balms, Oils, Lotions & Patches?
There are a few reasons why topical cannabis products are making their way into mainstream cannabis culture.
Once applied, the ointment can take anywhere from 1-48 hours to provide relief, depending on the dosage, how often it’s used, and severity of your condition.
CBD ointment is a safe, easy-to-use topical agent that can be applied to almost any bodily area to relieve several problems like soreness, inflammation, and irritated skin. When applied to the skin it doesn’t create the “high” effects that cannabis ingestion does via smoking, vaporizing or eating edibles.
CBD weakens cortisol secretion and decreases blood levels. This provides pain relief, relieves inflammation, and regulates appetite, making CBD pre-workout and post-workout products extremely popular. It is a powerful antidepressant and it produces therapeutic effects without getting you high, which makes it perfect for treating athletes and people who want to keep their mind clear.
Also known as linalool, terpene is an unsaturated essential oil that has cooling and pain-relieving properties. It can also relieve depression that might occur after you’ve suffered a serious burn.
On top of all that, CBD oil is a traditional ointment for first and second degree burns and chronic pain. That’s because it contains terpenes.
Most of us don’t think of skin as an organ, but that’s exactly what it is. In fact, it’s the largest organ in our bodies. So it comes as a surprise that, while there are reliable medicines that target ailments in specific parts of our bodies, we lack effective methods to treat one of the most disruptive injuries people can suffer from – serious burns. Or at least it used to be that way. Recent studies have discovered that everyone’s favorite plant has healing properties.
If your goal is to treat a burn, then CBD salve or cream is the most effective choice. However, if you need CBD for a different reason – stress relief, for example – you may want to consider a CBD oil tincture.