We have gotten lots of great reviews about the CBD Clinic line of topical creams for pain. People are reporting less pain and better range of motion!
When CBD is applied topically it, has different therapeutic effects than when it is taken via tincture, edible, or inhaled by vaping or smoking CBD flowers. Topical application only affects the area upon which it is applied, interacting with local cannabinoid receptor addressing the area of pain directly.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, one of the many compounds found in cannabis. We have a natural endocannabinoid system, which is involved in several physiological processes including pain sensation, mood, memory, energy, appetite, and metabolism. CBD interacts with many receptors in the endocannabinoid system. CBD is balancing and regulating. The dosing of CBD can vary from person to person.
Some points of interest about using topical CBD creams:
- CBD is non-psychoactive.
- CBD will not make a person “high.”
- CBD is not addictive.
- CBD typically does not show up on blood tests, but it’s a good idea to mention CBD when doing a drug test to err on the side of caution.
- CBD is anti-inflammatory.
- CBD is balancing.
- One cannot lethally overdose on CBD.
- Topical CBD should not have drug interactions since it does not go through the digestive system. Oral or edible routes of CBD administration go through the gut and interact with the same pathway (CYP 450 pathway) that metabolizes many pharmaceuticals.
- Topical CBD is safe and effective to address muscular aches and pains.
Acupuncturist, herbalist, Maya abdominal practitioner, and reflexologist Christina Morris is the founder of Element Natural Healing Arts. Writing about health and wellness gives her an outlet to express her care and concern for her beloved community. She believes everyone can achieve better health and happiness–emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually.