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If you struggle with pain and inflammation, whether chronically or from acute injury or repeated activity and exercise, you have likely heard a bit about CBD. Research has shown CBD to have incredible promise treating a variety of conditions, but inflammation is a particularly promising one.
How does CBD affect inflammation?
We experience inflammation because, when we’re injured or have damaged tissue, our immune system signals the brain to drive fluid to that area and increase inflammation around the tissue. When we take CBD, though, the cannabinoid compounds engage the CB2 receptors in our body’s endocannabinoid system to block the signals for inflammation sent to the brain and instead redirect our macrophage repair cells that normally begin increasing inflammation to reverse the process and reduce it.
Inflammation usually results in pain, too, so the fact that CBD acts to reduce inflammation also means it cuts down on pain. But it’s not just from its inflammation reduction that it does so—the CBD compound additionally interacts with CB1 receptors in the body. One function of CB1 receptors is to send pain signals to the brain. CBD inhibits those signals so that our brain doesn’t get the message.
Many professional athletes have come out in support of CBD, citing its great ability to reduce their inflammation and pain and aid in recovery, with some signed on to full endorsement deals or even starting their own CBD companies.
Topicals for inflammation treatment
CBD in nearly any form has been shown to have a beneficial effect on inflammation, and Cannabinoid Balance products are no exception. (Or rather, because they’re so good, perhaps they are.) Taking a Cannabinoid Balance tincture or gummy will likely still influence inflammation levels. However, the best way to bring down inflammation using CBD is through topical ointments and creams. Studies in 2016 and 2014 indicated substantial symptom relief with the use of oral and topical CBD, specifically citing its anti-nociceptive effects. Topicals are especially effective for fighting inflammation because the CBD goes directly into the bloodstream of the affected area—it doesn’t need to route itself thereafter being ingested, as it would in tincture and gummy form.
Cannabinoid Balance to the rescue
Thankfully, Cannabinoid Balance has a topical product specifically to help with pain and inflammation: Cannabinoid Balance Pain Relief Cream+. It’s a fast-acting, effective, broad spectrum CBD topical cream to help ease inflammation and pain from sore muscles and joints. Because topical application—combined with our NanoZorb™ technology-enhanced CBD—allows for rapid absorption into the bloodstream in and around the affected area, users typically feel relief in a matter of minutes. In addition to pain and inflammation, Cannabinoid Balance Pain Relief Cream+ helps alleviate symptoms associated with circulation issues, dry and sore skin, arthritis, and tendonitis.
Inflammation in pets
As we all know, humans aren’t the only ones to experience pain and inflammation—our pets can, too. Cannabinoid Balance Pet+ is a broad spectrum CBD tincture specifically designed for pets who suffer from chronic inflammation, arthritis, joint pain, nausea, anxiety, high blood pressure, and digestion problems. See our previous post about CBD and animals to learn more about CBD’s effects on animals and how it can help.
Whether you suffer from pain and inflammation or are looking for symptom relief for other conditions, such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, or a host of others, Cannabinoid Balance has a range of products to support you. All of our products are 100% organic, all-natural, U.S.-grown, non-GMO, free from pesticides, and produced to the highest standards in order to ensure their utmost safety, quality, and effectiveness. Learn more about our brand values and the other products we offer here.