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how to use cbd ointment

How to use cbd ointment

If you’re ingesting something that only has CBD in it and no THC, you won’t have significant effects in the brain. This is why CBD is often referred to as being “non-psychoactive,” although that’s clearly a bit of an oversimplification because it does do something to the central nervous system.

What is CBD?

The studies we do have about CBD for pain are all animal studies. For example, in a 2017 study published in Pain, researchers gave rats an injection into one of their knee joints to model osteoarthritis. Rats then either received doses of CBD or saline directly into an artery in the knee joint. Results showed that, after receiving CBD, rats showed less inflammation in the joint area and fewer pain-related behaviors (like shaking or withdrawing the affected paw or not being able to bear weight in that paw) compared to those that received saline.

Here’s what the research says about using CBD for pain.

It’s totally possible (and actually pretty likely) that any effect you get from a commercially available topical CBD product is a placebo effect or related to some other aspect of the product. But there are a few things going on here that are more complex than they seem.

Remember all that talk about the ECS and how it helps regulate pain? There are a couple of ways it might achieve this. First, the endocannabinoids in your body naturally help regulate the sensations of pain that you feel, and CBD elevates the number of pain-fighting cannabinoids in your system.

When we apply CBD directly to the skin in a balm or cream it is able to absorb through the skin and bind with the cannabinoid receptors near the location of your ailment. Think of it as a precision drop of body-helping soldiers right at the location you need them most.

“Topical” is a fancy word for a cream, balm, lotion, salve, or any other sort of substance that is applied directly to a particular part of the body with the intention of treating that specific area. Generally, the substance has some sort of medicinal element, like CBD, that is delivered to the desired area through its application.

Pain management

What’s even better is that some researchers have found that CBD might treat or prevent the most dreaded skin condition known to teenagers everywhere: acne. Turns out that when CBD is absorbed into the skin it tends to inhibit lipid synthesis, limiting the amount of sebum your skin produces. In other words, it prevents your skin from overproducing the oils that clog your pores and ruin your junior prom.

First, CBD is not psychoactive in the way that its rowdier cannabinoid cousin THC is, meaning it won’t give you a feeling of being “high.”

Will topical CBD get me high?

Regardless, using CBD as a relaxation tool certainly won’t hurt you, so why not give it a shot, and let me know how it worked when you do!

What’s amazing is that we have found cannabinoids that are produced in plants that can interact with our own ECS and help it do its job. We call these plant-based chemicals “phytocannabinoids.” They are kind of like vitamins for your ECS.