Many of us have experienced the horrible pain of muscles cramping or being sore. Whether it is from vigorous exercise or from sitting in one position all day, it can really be an uncomfortable feeling.
If you don’t want to take prescribed medication every time you feel an ache or pain, then you can definitely invest in a CBD-infused muscle rub. Cannabis is filled with therapeutic properties and one such property is cannabidiol, a cannabinoid extracted from the hemp flower. Watch this video to fully understand this extraction technique.
This fragrant topical cream is used to soothe sore muscles without taking any chemically induced medication. It’s a purely natural product that serves its purpose by connecting with natural cannabinoid receptors found within our body. As part of our very complex endocannabinoid system, cannabinoids can help create homeostasis and balance within our bodies. Which ultimately results in pain free muscles.
When you have to trust the people making these products, it can be difficult to believe that components within a muscle rub can connect with receptors in your skin. It’s therefore important to understand exactly how a CBD-infused muscle rub is made.
What Exactly is a CBD-infused Muscle Rub?
CBD-infused muscle rubs, balms, salves, or topical creams are fragrant substances used to soothe pain in muscles. Cannabinoids, extracted from hemp plants, are mixed with other ingredients like eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, aloe vera, and other soothing oils. It’s then stored in a quaint glass pot like the ones you at online sites like Cheef Botanicals dispensary.
They come in different fragrances and pot sizes. The active ingredient within the rub, known as a cannabidiol, is what gives the rub its potent function. It’s much stronger than other ointments or salves because it can penetrate much deeper into the skin.
Considering that this product is made purely from oils and cannabidiols, it penetrates deep into the skin and connects with cannabinoid receptors found within the skin. Once the receptors have been connected with the cannabinoids it sends signals to the endocannabinoid system. This is where the magic happens.
How Does it All Work?
The rub isn’t absorbed in the bloodstream, it rather connects with the endocannabinoid system through the skin. The entire system works a little bit like a lock and key. The receptors, known as CB1 and CB2, connects with the cannabinoids. Once a connection is made, the entire endocannabinoid system is unlocked. When unlocked they both serve a greater purpose in maintaining balance and improving overall physical health.
Most CBD infused rubs have such high levels of cannabinoids, that when it connects with the receptors in the skin, it enhances the natural production of cannabinoids within the body. As a result, the CB1 and CB2 receptors communicate with the endocannabinoid system and the relieve of pain is achieved.
The active ingredient, cannabidiol, also have anti-inflammatory properties which is great for treating joint pain. Learn more about the active ingredient Cannabidiol here: https://www.worldofmolecules.com/drugs/cannabidiol-molecule.html
How to Use a CBD-infused Muscle Rub
Before using the rub, you have to ensure that the affected area is clean and that your hands have been washed. Skin should be cool and not warm from sitting in the sun or sweating after a gym session. It’s best to wait for your skin to calm down before you use the product.
It’s important that you don’t use the product on irritated or injured skin. Especially not a patch of skin that has an allergic reaction to something you’ve eaten or rubbed against. The product is only made for external use. Don’t use it near the mouth, ears, genitals, or eyes.
Once the skin is prepped and ready you can gently rub a thin layer onto it. Most CBD-infused salves are designed to target a specific area. So, the closer you rub the salve to the sore muscles the better effect it will have.
Once the product is on the skin, you can gently massage in circular motions. This promotes blood flow and will allow the active properties to penetrate deep into the skin.
The salve can be applied a maximum amount of four times each day. Always wash your hands after use.
You can sit back and wait for the salve to do what it’s made for. To read more on topics like this, check out the health category.