Young or old, CBD topical relief rubs have become a popular holistic treatment for sore and achy muscles and joints. CBD topicals are fragrant lotions that you can apply to your skin, soothing your trouble areas in one application.
As you know, or maybe you don't, CBD products are derived from the hemp plant. And yes, the hemp plant is part of the cannabis family. But not to worry, cannabis doesn't have the same negative connotation that it once did.
Cannabis has been used medicinally for thousands of years. The therapeutic benefits date back to around 500 BC, where it originated in Central and Southeast Asia. Since then, recorded history shows various medicinal and even spiritual uses of the plant.
And today, many consumers are jumping on the bandwagon of CBD and medical marijuana because it works!
CBD Topical Relief Rubs for Pain & Inflammation
Pain, unfortunately, is a part of daily life for way too many people. Consider this. In 2019 the CDC reported that more than 20% of U.S. adults experienced chronic pain over three months, and 7.4% had chronic pain that limited life or work activities.
And although there are plenty of remedies for pain relief – including lotions, sprays, steroids, over-the-counter drugs, and opioids—many patients complain about the side effects.
With the opioid crisis, it is more important than ever to find holistic therapies to help relieve pain and inflammation. Thankfully, nature provided a gift of therapeutic ingredients and healing properties in many plants, cannabis being one.
What is Pain & Inflammation
There are four major types of pain.
- Inflammatory pain is an abnormal inflammation caused by an inappropriate response by the body's immune system- like gout and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Nociceptive pain results from tissue injury- like arthritis, mechanical back pain, or post-surgical pain.
- Functional pain is pain without obvious origins- like irritable bowel syndrome or fibromyalgia.
- Neuropathic pain is caused by nerve irritation- like neuropathy, radicular pain, and trigeminal neuralgia.
Typically we hear of acute and chronic pain. Acute pain is often from disease, inflammation, or tissue injury. It's a self-limiting plain that usually goes away. But if not taken care of, it may result in chronic pain. Chronic pain is persistent pain that lasts weeks to years. It's a pain that may be caused by inflammation or dysfunctional nerves.
Inflammation goes hand in hand with pain.
Inflammation is your body's natural response to protect itself from damage. It's caused by your immune system releasing white blood cells to protect the affected area. Inflammation is essential in helping with the healing process. However, too much inflammation can cause a lot of pain.
How CBD May Help with Pain & Inflammation
Full disclosure. There is not a ton of research on the efficacy of CBD products. But then again, there is not much research on the effectiveness of popular pain relief rubs and sprays like Bengay, Icy Hot, Tiger Balm, or others.
What we do know is that these popular relief rubs are non-addictive with few side effects. As well as these products either work for you or they don't. It's that simple. And what we need to learn through research is what compounds work best together and how much active CBD needs to be in each rub to be most effective.
The great thing about CBD topical relief rubs is that they are non-addictive, non-toxic, have few if any side effects. And when combined with other functional treatments like chiropractic care or physical therapy and diet can safely, effectively, and non-addictively produce relief from pain and inflammation.
CBD relief rubs are topical and only penetrate your top layer of skin and do not pass through the skin to enter your bloodstream.
We know that when you feel any annoying stab of pain, CB1, and CB2 receptors on your skin cells have already fired off signals to help soothe the pain. These receptors spend their days responding to chemical messages that help our skin nurture a healthy balance.
When you use CBD, it bypasses the CB1 and CB2 receptors and heads straight for a neurotransmitter middleman. This middleman's job is to block signals for pain by working through agents called anandamide and 2-AG. By sidestepping the CB1 and CB2 receptors, CBD can quiet the pain.
One study reported that topical cannabinoid treatments reduced pain in animals suffering from neuropathic pain or inflammation. And another study says THC and CBD-infused topicals can relieve pain for arthritis, muscle soreness and multiple sclerosis (MS).
Cannabinoids, like CBD, are also believed to be anti-inflammatory. One of the ways CBD may help reduce inflammation is by inhibiting an eicosanoid enzyme called COX2. CBD appears to affect a class of molecules essential to the inflammation process called cytokines.
CBD tends to reduce the effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which reduces inflammation.
However, it is essential to note the human skin has low absorbency. Due to this low absorption rate in the skin, CBD topicals should be applied liberally for optimal results.
How to Find a Reliable CBD Topical Relief Rub
CBD Topicals are a tremendous on-the-spot treatment. They can provide targeted relief for everyday aches and pains.
CBD Relief Rubs Help:
- Relieve joint aches and discomfort
- Eases tension in the body
- Soothes sore muscles
- Absorbs into the skin working quickly to bring relief
Quality CBD products don't mask pain or inflammation. Because of the high concentration of cannabinoid receptors on your skin, they actually make the pain go away for a little while.
When you use CBD topical relief rubs, it's best to establish a routine for topical results. The more consistent you are with the application, the more the product will keep your aches and pains at bay. CBD relief rubs for pain and inflammation should be used for acute flare-ups and preventive measures between pain and inflammation episodes. This means that every 4-6 hours, you would be applying a CBD topical to your specific area that needs relief.
Why You Should Try Our CBD Intensive Relief Rub
There's no risk to trying a CBD relief rub as long as you get it from a quality source, like us! When you find a quality relief rub, the worst thing that could happen is that it may not work as well as you had hoped. Everybody is different. Every pain level is different. What works for some won't work for others.
If one brand doesn't work for you, try another as it could be anything from the blend of ingredients to the CBD's strength. The goal is to find a CBD topical product that works for you and brings you a level of comfort and relief that helps you groove through the day and sleep through the night.
Molecular CBD Intensive Relief Rub + Emu Oil is here to help. Our topical is blended with 10% EMU oil and 500 mg of CBD oil. This combination gives you a powerful and effective pain and inflammation relief rub that works quickly.
Emu oil is made from the fats of an Emu. [Don't worry, no emus were hurt in the process of making this product.] Emu oil has been used in Australia for over 40,000 years to relieve minor aches and pains, help wounds heal faster, and protect skin from the elements.
Our CBD relief rub blend is crafted to be the best:
- Sourced from 100% Organic Hemp
- Grown and Formulated in the U.S.A.
- Cannabinoid Profile: CBD
- Zero THC, or non-detectable (ND) THC
- Lab-tested to verify purity, potency, and safety
- Tested to be pesticide-free and free from harsh chemicals and metals
- Airless pump for easy and sanitary application
No matter if you use ours or find another brand you love, the key is to find one that works best for you!
Again, CBD topical relief rubs are a natural, safe, and effective way to treat pain and inflammation. As you begin your pain management routine, remember to:
- Learn as much as you can about CBD.
- Talk to your doctor before adding any oral holistic medicine to your practice.
- Always buy your CBD from a reliable source that provides lab-tested CBD products.
- And start any new holistic treatment (like CBD) with low doses and increase your quantity until you have achieved your optimal results.