How CBD Creams May Enhance Fitness Recovery

Posted on: 19 March 2020

Topical CBD Is The Hot New Thing

CBD (or cannabidiol) is quickly being accepted into mainstream society as a viable option for pain relief. Topical CBD, in particular, can be very effective for joint, muscle, and skin pain. Topical CBD can be used to treat the joint pain associated with arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also effective as a treatment for psoriasis and eczema. CBD is very promising as an ingredient in creams and salves that can help with pain relief from exercise as well. The topical form of CBD does not appear to have any negative side effects. CBD creams are absorbed into the skin locally but do not cross the dermis into the bloodstream. Furthermore, CBD, which is made from hemp, does not have any psychotropic effects like ingestible or inhalable products that contain THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. 

How Does Topical CBD Work?

CBD creams sink deeply into the skin where they bind with receptors in the body that are part of the endocannabinoid system. This system allows THC and CBD to be absorbed and to take effect. The endocannabinoid system is present all over the human body and is associated with pain regulation among other functions such as mood and appetite. The skin has many endocannabinoid receptors, which is why applying CBD topically works so well. The cream soaks into the skin, helping with pain relief and reducing inflammation. 

What Does Topical CBD Actually Do? 

Topical CBD can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain instead of just masking the symptoms. It seems to be particularly helpful with musculoskeletal pain, which athletes or just the casual fitness buff are likely to endure. CBD can help everyone who exercises make a faster recovery. CBD may also help people who are suffering from arthritis be able to exercise as part of their therapy. 

Using CBD As Part Of Fitness Recovery

Topical CBD has no known side effects so it can be applied liberally of needed. Some people who are allergic to over-the-counter pain medicines prefer using a topical CBD cream. Whenever someone is sore and thinking about skipping a work-out, they can just apply a CBD body wellness cream and they should be able to proceed rather than sitting out a session or disrupting their training. Topical CBD is available over-the-counter and is easily accessible to most people. As more research studies are done, topical CBD is likely to become a weapon in the arsenal of any serious athlete.