What is CBD Cream for Pain?
Consumers looking to reap the potential benefits of cannabidiol (CBD cream for pain), the wildly popular non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, will likely run into not only CBD oil, but also a variety of CBD creams and other topicals.
In fact, since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp-derived CBD products on a federal level in the U.S., placing them under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration, the health and wellness market has been inundated with an array of CBD-infused topicals.
While medical marijuana remains inaccessible in many states, the emergence of CBD has given many people a legal way to seek therapeutic relief. Consumers unfamiliar with the purported medical benefits of CBD, though, may wonder, “What does CBD cream do? How can it help my condition or ailment better than CBD oil?”
CBD-infused topicals include lotions, salves, creams, and transdermal patches that are applied on the skin for relief on the surface or even deeper in muscle tissue. CBD cream, as the name implies, is a cream-based topical that contains CBD. Most beauty creams are generally made up of about half oil and half water.
“CBD cream for pain is a topical cream infused with the phytocannabinoid CBD,” said Emma Chasen, co-founder of Eminent Consulting, a cannabis education and consultancy firm. “It may contain the isolated compound CBD; a distillate that contains CBD as well as some other minor cannabinoids; or a broad spectrum oil that contains CBD, minor cannabinoids and terpenes. It can be used to reduce pain and inflammation and/or help in the management of skin disorders when applied topically.”
CBD Cream for pain, Salves and Lotions
The difference among CBD topicals such as creams, salves, and lotions really lies in the consistency of the product. As in non-CBD infused products, it’s really up to consumer preference.
Since creams are thicker, they may be more beneficial for very dry skin. Salves, on the other hand, are made with oil and wax, and without water. Creams may absorb faster than salves, so they may be preferable for muscle pain.
What is CBD Cream for pain used for?
When topicals are applied to the skin, they can potentially benefit not only the surface of the skin, but also below. When CBD is applied topically to the skin it penetrates both the dermal and subdermal layers of the skin.
The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that regulates appetite, mood, and pain and pleasure sensations. Cannabinoids such as THC and CBD can activate our body’s endocannabinoid system by binding to cell receptors in the skin, muscle tissues, and nerves. This interaction explains why the most common CBD cream uses are for chronic pain or inflammation.
“There is research to support that phytocannabinoids, like CBD, interact with receptors and other enzymatic factors within our skin that modulate pain and inflammation,” Chasen said. “Because the skin is actually quite thick, when you apply CBD cream, the CBD soaks into the skin but does not make it to the bloodstream. It interacts with CB1 receptors — if THC is also present — and other receptor families such as the TRPV receptors and factors such as PPAR-gamma and COX-½ and TNF-alpha. With these interactions, CBD can modulate the pain and inflammatory response.”
The Problem with Buying CBD Cream for pain Online
So far, you probably know that CBD products and especially creams can be found basically everywhere. In any shop you go into, you can find CBD creams. Of course, you can also order them online as well.
However, we noticed a list of drawbacks from buying CBD creams from Online Websites. So, if you want to make an informed decision that will lead to a purchase, here are the disadvantages of buying CBD creams from online websites.
You don’t know what you get until it arrives in the mail.
The product you got online might not be the same as the picture you saw.
Not enough information on the CBD cream.
You don’t get a person to explain how to apply or use the cream.
You never know when you are getting your order and so on.
If you need to return your product “Good luck” getting hold of customer service. If they answer their phone.