Not only are CBD topicals known to support skin health but also the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis. They’re also said to be excellent for supporting muscle and joint pain associated with working out.
The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) gave CBD a nod of approval in 2018 when they announced that topical application cannabis products show promise for skin diseases. Because CBD works in harmony with the skin’s endocannabinoid system, it’s suggested to be excellent for all kinds of skin conditions ranging from acne and psoriasis, to dermatitis and dry, itchy skin and more.
CBD topicals are becoming famous for naturally supporting pain and inflammation caused by arthritis. In a 2016 study, researchers noted “topical CBD application has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviors and inflammation without evident side-effects.”
A 2011 study published in the Journal of Pain Research found that topical administration of cannabinoids such as CBD and THC are effective for both acute and chronic pain. It should come as no surprise then that countless people in the athletic and sports community are crazy about CBD topicals. Because of the powerful effect CBD has on reducing inflammation, it’s an excellent way to reduce pain associated with swelling or a particularly intense workout.
Applying a soothing CBD topical cream, lotion or salve onto sore muscles will provide localized relief by going to work directly where it’s applied.