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How to Use CBD Cream and What are Its Benefits?

Cannabidiol or CBD promotes several therapeutic benefits. It can help in the relief and treatment of different physiological and psychological ailments. But this naturally occurring substance has various forms on the market, making it an excellent option for the improvement of specific concerns.

CBD: A Brief Overview

CBD is a cannabinoid in cannabis, and it shares the same source as several other organic compounds. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a common component in different marijuana strains, is also from cannabis. But, unlike THC, CBD is a non-psychoactive compound. Hence, consuming CBD-infused products should pose little to zero risks of users to become “high” or “stoned”.

Consuming this natural substance may help improve symptoms of specific diseases and disorders, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Muscle spasms
  • Insomnia
  • Cancer

But, some CBD forms might do better than others in providing relief and treatment to targeted ailments. One example that comes to mind is CBD cream.

CBD cream can be an excellent solution to help in the cure and improvement of a number of ailments. It can also help beautify the skin if used correctly. 

Using CBD Cream

CBD cream, a type of CBD topical, is a product applied to the skin directly as opposed to being ingested. You can use this product in different areas of the body, including:

  • Elbows, knees, and other joints
  • Feet and heels
  • Face
  • Neck and shoulders

Users should know that they do not need to cover entire areas to gain the benefits of this organic compound. But it should be imperative for users to understand the problem spots before applying the cream.

Hence, a visit to the doctor is a must before consuming any CBD-infused product. Several clinical studies exist that help to prove the efficacy of using CBD. But, using this substance may pose health risks to users applying the wrong dosage.

First-time users should attempt to apply CBD cream with the smallest amount to areas of concern. An hour’s wait is advisable before reapplying the product to reduce the risks of adverse effects.

Furthermore, CBD cream is not like a magic pill that can cure skin disorders in one application. High-quality topicals with this substance might still take several applications before significant positive effects appear. But users should notice some symptoms of specific ailments to become more bearable than before upon the use of the CBD topical. 

CBD Cream

Benefits of CBD Cream

CBD cream can positively impact one’s well-being in a number of ways. Here are some of its health benefits:

Skin Beautification

Many interested individuals are looking into using CBD cream to beautify their skin. The skin is the largest organ of the human body, and it is also the most exposed to the harshness of the environment. Dust, dirt, free radicals, and age can be huge factors in the fast aging of the skin. Users can put CBD cream as part of their skincare regimen to help counteract the effects of these harmful elements.

Select CBD cream mixed with essential vitamins, such as vitamins A and E, to help the skin recover from damages. Vitamin A can help reduce skin sagging and wrinkles. Consequently, vitamin E helps prevent cell damage and accelerated skin aging.

CBD cream’s anti-inflammatory characteristics may also help improve the appearance of acne. The product works by readjusting the skin’s production of sebum, which is the oily, waxy substance produced by the skin.

Too much sebum might get clogged in the pores, thereby causing acne breakouts. CBD can interact with the body’s receptors to lower the production of acne to help improve current breakouts and prevent future instances of this concern.

Treats Eczema

Eczema is a skin condition wherein patches of skin become inflamed, red, and incredibly itchy. This disorder can come from several causes, including:

  • Genetics
    • Environment
    • Defects in the skin barrier
    • Thyroid disease and other endocrine disorders
    • An abnormally functioning immune system

Although this skin concern is not contagious, it can be relatively annoying, especially since it comes with a significant urge to itch the infected area.

Several treatments for eczema exist on the market. But these products might come with adverse effects. For example, continuous use of eczema medicine called corticosteroid might bring severe side effects to users like weight gain, thinning of the skin, osteoporosis, and hypertension.

Conversely, CBD cream should pose minimal to no risk of bringing adverse effects to its users. The compound’s anti-inflammatory properties can help improve eczema-related symptoms.

Furthermore, a high-quality CBD cream may also bring additional moisture to the skin, as dry skin can be one of the symptoms of this particular disorder.

Pain Relief

One of the primary uses of CBD cream is to reduce pain in a specific area of the body. Applying this product to a problematic area can help soothe nagging pain from joints and muscles.

A 2017 study published in the Pain Journal stated that researchers studied the effects of local CBD treatment on rats exhibiting symptoms of arthritis. The results of the investigation found that the organic compound helped the laboratory animals by relieving their pain by improving the inflammation from arthritis.

Applying CBD cream to areas of concern may also help diminish the redness of the skin from inflammatory ailments.

Another study explains that CBD can be an excellent solution for treating chronic pain. The researchers of the investigation studied people experiencing discomfort from taking opioids over extended periods. By the end of the study, the participants recorded less pain after using CBD.

Applying CBD cream to a specific part of the body may help reduce pain caused by:

  • Cancer
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Migraine
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    • Temporomandibular disorder (TMJ)

Conclusion

CBD cream can deliver several benefits to its users. Some of its advantages include relieving pain, treating eczema, and improving the skin. But it is crucial to acquire a doctor’s advice before purchasing and using CBD topicals to avoid unwanted adverse effects. Misuse might lead to side effects, like dry skin. Use the smallest dosage possible in problematic areas before increasing the dose of the application. If any adverse effects appear, and these issues do not disappear quickly, don’t hesitate to consult the services of a medical professional immediately.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.
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