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CBD Topicals

The best CBD balms and creams for joint pain are typically formulated with additional botanical and herbal extracts that synergize the pain-relieving anti-inflammatory effects of cannabinoids. Look for CBD balms and creams made with other natural ingredients like arnica, menthol, peppermint, and capsaicin. CBD topicals made with soothing botanicals like lavender and hemp oil are recommended for those with soft or sensitive skin.

Research suggests that topical administration of CBD is limited by the skin’s ability to absorb the compounds. This means that CBD balms and creams will work best when applied frequently in small amounts versus in large amounts less frequently.

While higher potency CBD topicals such as balms and creams may have a stronger effect, most people generally report equally beneficial relief from average level potency CBD topicals (25mg-50mg of CBD per teaspoon). What may be more important in finding relief than potency is the holistic effect of additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and other botanical ingredients that boosts CBD’s properties.

How long CBD cream will last you depends on your circumstances and how much product you have. A larger product doesn’t necessarily mean it will last you longer, because if it isn’t providing adequate relief you may find yourself having to use more and more. For example, A 300 mg bottle of CBD cream with 50 mg of CBD per teaspoon of cream may last one person anywhere from 12 – 24 applications.

CBD is the best thing to add to your skin and beauty routine. It may even replace a few other products you’ve been using. Skin health is regulated by endocannabinoids within the skin that control how cells are generated and die, as well as how they store fat and even hydrate.

CBD may improve your skin’s ability to control outbreaks and other types of itchy, inflamed, and painful skin conditions.

Since each person varies in their response to cannabinoids such as CBD it is difficult to compare it with other over-the-counter pain relief medicines. What works well for one person may not work as well for another person, which is why it’s important to find a solution that works best for your needs.

Both CBD and lidocaine are safe and effective compounds, while other types of pain relievers and anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDs may have more harsh side effects over the long term.