The Best CBD Balms for Pain ReliefMáire O'Neill
Unless you have been living under a rock you probably know what CBD is. If you do not, CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a chemical compound from the Cannabis sativa plant. This is also known as marijuana or hemp.
CBD is a naturally occurring substance that can be used in products like oils and edibles. When digested it is not uncommon for a person to develop feelings of relaxation and calmness.
What makes CBD different from delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is that CBD is not psychoactive.
CBD balms contains some anti-inflammatory properties that assist in alleviating a person’s pain.
The balms do this through the cannabinoid receptors within the skin.
These receptors are a part of the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system which governs functions such as a person’s ability to process pain, sleep, mood and inflammation.
CBD balms have been proven to assist pain-specific medical conditions such as…
- Chronic pain
- Peripheral pain and inflammation
- myofascial pain
CBD balms can also help improve pain in patients receiving palliative care.
Things to look out for when purchasing CBD balms
- Quality control
- Hemp source
- Extraction method
- Brand reputation
- Type of hemp extract
How to use CBD balms
Firstly, identify your problem area(s).
Secondly, clean and dry off the area.
Next, apply a small amount of the CBD balm on your skin to start.
Then, spend some time really working it into your skin, massaging gently as you go.
Do not forget to wash your hands thoroughly after you have finished applying the balm.
Keep in mind that most CBD balms do not take effect immediately. Some may take an hour or two to reach full effect
You may need to reapply the CBD balm a few times a day for full effect.
CBD balms side effects
Although CBD balms have proven very successful, like most products, side effects can occur. Therefore, you should make sure to read the bottle before applying any balm.
Some side effects may include…
- Sensitive skin
- Skin irritation
- Sticky sensation
Also, it is important to note, most CBD balms are not suitable for facial application.
If you are a person suffering any of the aches and pains listed above CBD balms are certainly worth a try.
Even if you are a person suffering from something not mentioned, you may be surprised how useful CBD balms are for pain relief. You too should give the product a try.
Just remember to always read the bottle carefully before applying.