Creams and Gels

A lot of what we consider conventional pain treatments often cause side effects which are down to many of their active ingredients, therefore meaning that you’ll need more of these remedies to counteract those side effects.

Cannabinoids (CBD) do treat inflammation, and are naturally sourced which means, therefore, less side effects. We can only assume it’s effectiveness has a lot to do with the endocannabinoid system that mammals have. Seeing studies about the efficiency of CBD being used in this way, people are wondering about the best method to treat their own pain. CBD gels and creams can be very effective when applied directly to the area that’s suffering. 

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CBD gel has been seen to significantly reduce joint swelling. It would seem that, through reviewing test data, that applying CBD has therapeutic effects in the relief of arthritis and other pain related problems, and all without many of the side effects caused by more common pharmaceutical treatments. 

Cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors (endocannabinoids) are becoming an increasingly researched and positive treatment for reducing pain and inflammation with creams and gels seeming to be highly effective ways to target specific areas of pain.

CBD gels are often prepared by weighing out the desired amount of CBD, and dissolving this into ethanol. When dissolved, pure water gets added, then some isopropyl myristate. Other substances can also be added, but this is worth you doing your own research on, this then creates a hydroalcoholic gel by adding sodium hydroxide. 

Gels are then subject to ultrasonic vibration so as to fragment the cells, macromolecules, and membranes for 10 min, then loaded into sealed containers.

Joint inflammation is another use for creams and gels, and with these creams and gels, they can be applied directly, be warned, not all creams or gels will work for every pain, our guess would be that it’s another case of the correct strain for the specific injury. 

It would seem that some studies suggest that applying CBD creams and gels is an effective treatment for reduction in inflammation and hypersensitivity. Administering CBD seems to have good absorption into the blood stream, and seems to have less chance of creating any form of dependency on cannabis that may occur when taken orally, ie smoking, edibles, or vaping. There’s a theory that, applying the creams of gels to larger areas of the skin that surrounds the centre of the pain potentially increases the patient’s likelihood to absorb more CBD, and enhance it’s effectiveness. It would also seem that there is evidence to say that application of CBD has long-lasting therapeutic effects without creating any psychoactive side-effects.

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