The number one reason why people use cannabis for medical purposes is to alleviate pain. Roughly 60% of all registered medical marijuana patients use it for pain. However, pain isn’t the same for everyone and smoking marijuana might not alleviate certain types of pain.
For instance, joint pain or bruising on the skin is more effectively treated using topicals or salves.
While smoking cannabis would provide some sort of relief, it wouldn’t nearly be as effective as directly treating the affected area.
This is why CBD creams are and other cannabis-infused creams are so great for pain management in specifically targeted areas. Not to mention that the skin (your largest organ) is covered with cannabinoid receptors, making it an effective treatment option without the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
What is CBD Cream?
CBD cream is a topical ointment infused with Cannabidiol (CBD). Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid found within the cannabis plant.
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound with analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties to name a few. This makes it an excellent topical treatment for sore muscles, bug bites and scratches alike.
In essence, the cannabinoids are extracted from the cannabis flower and then processed. There are a wide variety of methods of extraction and depending on the plant, the cream could contain CBD, THC and other cannabinoids.
The extraction is then infused with a base oil like coconut or even beeswax in certain instances.
Eventually, the base oil is mixed with other therapeutic herbs and substances like aloe, arnica, neem and so forth.
Who should use CBD Cream?
Technically, everybody should have some CBD cream at home for any potential medical problem. However, we find that people that are physically active or do sports benefit the most from CBD cream.
The cream truly helps with muscle soreness — it allows the muscles to rest after a workout.
Additionally, people with stiffness in joints or people who are in recovery from an accident can also greatly benefit from using this cream.
Considering that it is safe for children to use, it can also help healing bug bites, scratches, and light bruises.
All in all, it’s a general purpose cream that has multiple benefits. It’s really something that should be in everyone’s medicine cabinet.
Is it safe?
Of course, it is. CBD is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for lowering the euphoria of THC.
The FDA recently approved a CBD-based drug for children. The safety profile of CBD is incredibly high.
Additionally, considering that the CBD will be absorbed through the upper layer of your skin, you won’t ever feel high…even if it contains THC.
Where can I buy it?
There are plenty of different suppliers of CBD related products online.
You just need to make sure that you do your homework in seeing whether or not your supplier is legitimate or not.