Chances are you’re no stranger to muscle aches, especially if you live a very busy lifestyle. What if we told you that cannabis creams might help provide relief?
There is a new type of topical ointment available in a retail pharmacy in New York City, New York, and it’s infused with the cannabidiol (CBD) from marijuana. Manufacturers claim it can help alleviate acute pain and muscle soreness. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning, some researchers view it as the golden child of medicinal use.
Science has confirmed that cannabis is an effective pain killer reinforced in a massive new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. There is a big difference between ingesting cannabis or its individual chemicals orally and absorbing it through your skin.
A study analysis in the Journal of Pain Research confirms that the topical use of certain cannabinoid topicals can reduce pain in animals with inflammation or neuropathic pain. But for the vast majority of chronic pain and most certainly for acute pain like post-workout, the scientific jury is 100 percent still out.
The ointment is created through infusing high-quality cannabis blossoms into some kind of quality oil e.g., coconut or olive. This extracts the active compounds which are either CBD, THC, or both depending on the type of hemp used. This oil is then mixed with other therapeutic herbs like arnica or lemongrass essential oils that are well-known pain relievers.
Reading the ingredients list on bottles, often, everything on it is straight from mother earth. As long as this is the case with the cream/ointment that you are interested in, providers of pharmaceutical services say that the formula is chemically safe. Although there is still much research to be done to prove CBD-infused pain killers’ efficacy, there is still no scientific evidence to support the idea that a CBD-infused topical cream is any more effective than other topical pain relievers e.g., Tiger Balm, BenGay, etc.