CBD, cannabidiol, also known as hemp oil, is extracted from the hemp leaves of the Cannabis Sativa plants. During the processing, CBD is separated from THC (a psychoactive portion of the plant) and is purified to be used in different contexts to treat various health conditions. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive effects and can be used safely as an alternative medicine. CBD cream is formulated by infusing CBD into a topical base. CBD in cream form is used for skin care and as a pain reliever.
CBD cream for pain relief
CBD cream relieves pain by directly targeting the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). ECS, itself, naturally produces some cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids and is responsible for regulating certain body processes, including sleep, pain and immune system. CBDs act upon the CB2 receptors present in the body by binding with these components.
Use of CBD cream supplements the natural regulation of body processes by activating these receptors and enhancing the natural regulation. Further, CBD also has anti-inflammatory properties that help in pain regulation. CBD is capable of healing multitude types of pain within the body. These including muscle spasms and soreness, arthritis and joint pain, tendonitis, headaches and migraines, and menstrual cramps.
Medical evidence on the role of CBD for pain
There is plethora of research suggesting the credibility of CBD topical formulations with regards to pain management. The findings from these studies have provided positive results regarding effectiveness of CBDs. For example, a study on rat models to test the effectiveness of CBD against arthritis, reported a significant decrease in inflammation, as well as significant reduction in pain just after 4 days of treatment with no side effects.
Another study demonstrated clinically significant reduction in pain symptoms among adult patients treated with cannabis or cannabinoids. With growing interest in alternative methods of healing and positive results from the research, CBD cream holds promising future for treatment of pain.