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CBD muscle rub can be an amazing pain-relieving solution for your sore muscles and aching joints!
It’s the home remedy that people around the world are turning to more and more for natural pain relief from both chronic and acute pains.
If you’re looking for a natural treatment you can use all day, every day, CBD muscle balms and rubs could be just the thing for you.
Below, we’ll dive into how it can work for you and how to use your CBD muscle rub the right way…
How CBD Muscle Rub Provides Pain Relief
CBD Muscle rub is a product typically made using CBD (derived from the cannabis plant) mixed with ingredients like peppermint, eucalyptus, or tea tree oil. These various ingredients are combined to form a topical treatment that you apply directly to an injured or painful area.
Muscle rubs are typically formulated specifically with your muscles in mind. For example, in addition to the pain-relieving CBD, they’ll often contain:
Menthol, derived from peppermint, which can provide pain relief, cooling, and will soothe injured or sore muscles.
Tea tree oil, which acts similar to menthol and has a cooling property that can reduce the heat caused by muscle injuries.
Capsaicin, derived from red hot chili peppers, which can stimulate blood flow to the injured or sore area.
There are a wide range of oils and natural ingredients used in these muscle rubs, but suffice it to say, they deliver natural pain-relief, soothing, and cooling or heating (depending on the treatment) to your muscles.
But while these natural ingredients are highly effective, it’s the addition of CBD to the muscle rubs that really make them work.
You see, the CBD derived from the cannabis plant works on the endocannabinoid receptors that are an important part of your nervous system. The CBD actually decreases the pain signals sent via these receptors to your brain. Think about it like “turning down the volume” on the pain. The pain doesn’t actually go away, but thanks to the decreased pain signals, your brain only registers some of the discomfort.
This makes CBD highly effective as a pain-relieving solution. It won’t actually deal with the injury or accelerate healing (that’s often where the other added ingredients in the CBD muscle rub come in), but it will make your body essentially less sensitive to the pain.
CBD products tend to come in one of three varieties:
CBD isolate -- Isolate is just CBD, and it has been stripped of all compounds (including THC). It’s typically in powder form. Sometimes, CBD isolate powder is mixed into a CBD muscle rub in order to deliver concentrated pain relief, though it’s not as commonly used as broad- or full-spectrum CBD.
Full-Spectrum CBD – Full-spectrum CBD is CBD that has been extracted from the cannabis plant, but it typically contains traces of THC, minor cannabinoids, and terpenes, which are other active ingredients in cannabis.
Broad-Spectrum CBD – Broad-spectrum CBD also contains trace amounts of other active ingredients found in cannabis, but has had all the THC removed.
For those looking for natural pain relief WITHOUT the high, broad-spectrum CBD is the most commonly used form of CBD. Many CBD products do use full-spectrum CBD, however, as the addition of trace amounts of THC can provide more effective pain relief—provided the user knows that there is a small “high” effect as well.
A lot of research has gone into the effectiveness of using CBD—not just when taking orally, but specifically when used topically. The Arthritis Foundation ran a survey of 2,600 patients and found 79% of those who responded had either already used CBD or were considering using it as a means of treating their pain.
To use your CBD muscle rub right is actually incredibly simple:
Step 1: Locate the source of your pain. Muscle pain can often be caused by tiny tears in your muscle tissue, or in the connective tissue (ligaments and tendons) around the muscle. The first step to treating the pain is to locate its source. Thankfully, that’s always going to be very easy—just move the muscle and see what hurts!
Step 2: Apply CBD muscle rub. You’ll probably only need a fingernail-sized amount of muscle rub to get the job done. Rub the balm directly into the painful area, using slow, gentle kneading strokes. Giving your muscles a little massage can double the effectiveness of the CBD rub.
Step 3: Give it a few minutes. CBD will take effect typically within 5-25 minutes, depending on the intensity and cause of the pain. For minor muscle aches and soreness, you’ll usually experience noticeable pain relief within just a few minutes of application. For deeper or chronic pains, it may take a bit longer for the CBD to be fully absorbed into your body and act on your nervous system to turn down the intensity of your pain.
The beauty of CBD muscle rub is that it’s 100% natural and provides an easy, accessible solution for managing your pain. Give it a try today and see how it works for you!
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