Did you know that CBD cream may be your best option for certain circumstances? Studies have shown that while CBD in an oil-based form is one of the most popular modes of use for the hemp community, there are several instances where CBD cream may be the best case scenario.
Keep in mind, this is not in any way to discourage or disavow cannabidiol oil in any way, it just means that when you’re looking for alternative health and wellness options, you want the one that assesses your situation in the best possible way. Taken sublingually, CBD travels directly into the bloodstream, and, while many consumers prefer this direction, others may find CBD salve to be the most effective. Here are three reasons why topical cream in the form of cannabidiol may be the best form of utilization.
Apply CBD Cream Directly To The Area
As mentioned before, hemp oil, when taken orally, travels through the consumer’s bloodstream. This has been known to be one of the most chosen ways to consume this oil, however, there are some instances in which that wouldn’t be adequate, depending on the user.
In a previous post, I mentioned that hemp cream has its own benefits because of the direct application it can bring the user. By applying it directly to the distressed area, you are essentially signaling the cream to do its job at this specific location.
One example is the study done by Dr. Jeanette Jacknin which demonstrates how directly applied cream to the body can nurture skin disorders. It is in this direct application process where the CBD cream can provide the most benefits. You’re getting all of the advantages of this botanical in one definitive area of concern.
Perfect for High Impact Workers and Athletes
CBD has been known in the sports industry for it’s healing properties. One of the first occurrences of this happening in the sports world was in the mixed martial arts (MMA) arena when Nate Diaz was given a warning by the USADA for vaping CBD. What Diaz claimed was this:
CBD helps with the healing process and inflammation, stuff like that. So you want to get this for before and after fights and training. It’ll make your life a better place.
Once more studies were done, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from its list of prohibited substances. High profile athletes like Diaz legitimized hemp based products. Those who use their bodies in strenuous ways, like athletes do, can also benefit from them as well.
During high impact workouts or activities, the body endures many different forms of punishment. Whether you consider yourself an athlete or are someone who goes to work every day doing a job that calls for this form of high impact work, CBD cream can help. Studies have shown that hemp based products reduce the swelling and pain associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in rats. This is where hemp cream could make a perfect alternative to orally consumed CBD oil. Spot treatment using topical CBD cream is an extremely helpful option when used properly and consistently.
What The Experts Say
Although there are many who either use CBD orally or topically, sadly our society, in its entirety, is not yet fully informed about the relieving power of hemp based products. It all comes down to a lack of education about this wondrous natural substance. However, if you look closely at the different studies of hemp products you will begin to see a trend happening.
Here are the studies and opinions by the experts about CBD based products.
- Harvard – CBD could be an option for managing anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.
- CBD could be used as therapy for epilepsy.
- Hemp could help children with seizures, typically Dravet syndrome.
- CBD could weaken the fear response in people with PTSD.
The education is out there if we really wanted to learn more about it. Clearly, scientists and medical professionals have done the work already. It is appalling to me that more people aren’t taking advantage of the benefits that hemp based products can bring.
It doesn’t really matter whether you decide to try CBD oil or CBD cream, what makes a difference is that you use something that works for you. Yes, many people prefer the oil based remedies, however, you may be different. There’s not that much difference in the two except the modes of use and targeted application. Take some time to research which option would be the best one, and go for it. Relief is right around the corner and you don’t need a doctor’s prescription pad to find it.