Whether you’re an athlete, do physical labor, or are just an active person in general, you’re no stranger to aching muscles. Treating pain from muscle pulls and strains have run the gamut from aspirin, to ice, heat, stretching, massage, and topical ointments.
Cannabis-infused creams and ointments now make the claim that they can be used to effectively treat muscle soreness. But can they?
CBD has long been confirmed as an effective pain reliever for many conditions. The differentiating factor in a topical however, is between ingesting or inhaling the product versus absorbing it through your skin. CBD patches are effective as topicals because they are able to reach through the dermal layer of your skin and administer the CBD into your bloodstream. Creams and ointments cannot do this.
Because CBD helps elevate your natural levels of pain-relieving signals, while also limiting the release of proinflammatory signals in your muscles, topical CBD could have a noticeable pain-relieving effect.
Scientific studies of topical CBD are still ongoing, and some positive results of pain reduction have been found in animals according to the Journal of Pain Research. The need for more peer studies among people is clearly needed, and until those are done, there isn’t much scientific fact to confirm that topical CBD is any better – or worse – than the other muscle ointments on the market today.
For more questions or to try topical CBD for muscle pain, visit Your CBD Store – Sauk Valley’s first and only dedicated CBD store.
Your CBD Store of Sterling
2900 E Lincolnway #20D