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CBD, also known as a cannabidiol, is one of several compounds which can be found in and extracted from the cannabis plant. This form does not have the effects associated with the recreational drug which is produced from the same plant and can offer great health benefits without the potentially harmful side effects which can be experienced with the drug. Increasingly, people are using CBD balm in the UK for pain management.
Is CBD balm a permitted substance?
For many years people have reported experiencing considerable relief from chronic joint pain when using CBD products, but it was not possible to access them legally in the UK. The demand for these products, particularly from customers desperate for relief from the pain and debilitating challenges of conditions such as arthritis and epilepsy, has put pressure on the government to commission research and examine restrictions. In 2018, legislation relating to the sale and use of CBD products was updated, which has allowed people to take advantage of the benefits which products such as CBD balm have to offer.
There has been extensive debate about advocating the medicinal use of cannabidiol, largely due to its provenance. However, as there is greater awareness of the fact that this is a separate form of cannabis, which does not have the same properties as its illegal relation, CBD is becoming more widely accepted as a useful addition to the medicine cabinet. Research into how CBD can be used continues to be funded, suggesting that many organisations, as well as consumers, are interested in the potential which this plant has to offer.
How is CBD balm produced?
Cannabis and hemp are sourced from the Cannabis sativa plant. Cannabidiol and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are both natural compounds found in the cannabis plant. THC is a controlled substance, and induces psychoactive effects, commonly referred to as a “high”. CBD is an extract which contains lower levels of THC. The psychoactive compound must not exceed 0.3% of the CBD product if it is to be classified as a legal substance.
The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating some of the body’s key functions, including:
THC and CBD both have similar properties to the body’s endocannabinoids. This means they are able to interact with the cannabinoid receptors in the body, which in turn affects the brain’s neurotransmitters – chemicals which play a part in immune function, pain, stress, sleep and more. Although they have a similar chemical make-up, THC and CBD have quite different psychoactive effects. CBD can ease depression and anxiety and can alleviate the symptoms of epilepsy – but it will not produce the effects which high levels of THC can have. THC acts differently, binding with the brain’s cannabinoid receptors to create a sense of euphoria. Using butters, beeswax and essential oils combined with CBD, many different CBD balms are able to be produced.
CBD balm for joint pain UK
The benefits of CBD in tackling the pain associated with arthritic and painful joints are becoming more widely recognised across not just the UK but the world.
Two of the most common causes of joint pain are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The nature of each condition is quite different, but they can cause similar symptoms of severe pain in the joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition of the autoimmune system, where the immune system is triggered into attacking the joints and causes inflammation in them. This condition often affects the feet and hands, making the joints in them swollen, painful and stiff. Osteoarthritis relates to the deterioration of the cartilage between the bones of the joints, which can result in severe pain.
A series of studies have indicated that CBD has anti-inflammatory properties. For example, a 2016 study found that CBD could offer long term relief from pain in laboratory tests. Our CBD balm for painful joints is the ideal solution for easing the debilitating agony of joint problems, whether short or long term.
CBD balm for muscle pain
Muscle pain can have a wide range of causes, from RSI to sports injuries. Another major cause of muscle pain is stress. Since CBD is also known for its stress-relieving properties, using a CBD muscle balm has the double effect of tackling the root cause as well as the symptom.
Why is balm an ideal choice for muscle and joint pain?
Balm is an ideal product for delivering the health benefits of CBD to your muscles and joints. With topical application, the soothing properties of this very effective form of CBD are brought as close to the relevant area of the body as possible.
Fat or wax helps to create a thick consistency, so it is easier to make sure that balm is applied to a specific area, such as on a sore joint or along a painful muscle.
Other uses for CBD Muscle Balm
CBD infused muscle balm offers a range of additional benefits, beyond alleviating pain in muscles and joints.
You can use the balm to help treat skin conditions, such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis. Studies have found that CBD can help to reduce the inflammation which contributes to these conditions.
Many people find that CBD products can help with sleep problems. Apply a little CBD muscle balm on the temples at bedtime for a soothing effect.
Whether you are a seasoned CBD user, or this will be the first time you have tried a CBD product, you will find we stock the best CBD balm for joint pain in the UK, which is sure to convince you of the benefits of using this natural form of pain relief.
How often should I apply the CBD Muscle Balm?
Regular use tends to deliver the best results. We would recommend applying the balm to problem joints or muscles at least once per day, twice if preferred. You can apply liberally if required, without the risk of harmful side effects.
Should I consult my GP before using CBD infused muscle balm?
If you have no underlying conditions and are not on regular medication, it is not necessary to speak to your GP or other professional before using CBD balm. We would, however, recommend that if you are on regular medication or have a medical condition, you speak with your GP or consultant before using CBD muscle balm or other CBD products. This will help to rule out any risk of interaction between the CBD and other medication you are taking.
Is CBD Muscle Balm safe to use during pregnancy?
Since CBD can help to relieve pain and improve sleep, it appears to have some obvious benefits for women in pregnancy. However, there has been relatively little research conducted into the effects of using CBD during pregnancy. What is known is that the endocannabinoid system, with which CBD interacts, is vital for cell regeneration for the growing baby. It is therefore recommended that you seek advice from a medical professional before using any form of CBD product while you are pregnant, and also while you are breastfeeding.