CBD can be used in many ways. But, if you need relief from localized pains, CBD creams are just the thing for you. Learn about the best ones in the market.
CBD, a chemical component of cannabis plants, is often used for pain and inflammation, both superficial and internal.When used as topical creams, salves or balms, it’s found to be quite effective for localized issues, like...
•Musculoskeletal issues, like cramps and joint pains, and •Epidermal issues, like superficial trauma, allergies, inflammation, acne, eczema, and irritationSince CBD is not approved by the FDA, it is not entirely easy to identify the best CBD creams or topicals for pain and inflammation. Nonetheless, with the help of our testers, who have been using CBD products for some time now, we have been able to narrow down on the three best brands selling safe and effective CBD topicals in the market today.
1. FabCBD’s CBD Muscle & Joint Topical – 600 mg (60ml) 2. CBDistillery CBDol Topical – CBD Salve – 500mg (30ml) 3. CBDfx’s CBD Cream – 150mg (50 ml)
•Effectiveness: Highly effective •Used for: Inflammation, muscle pain, and other painful conditions •Type of Extract: Full-Spectrum CBD •Container Size: 60ml •Potency: 600mg concentration of CBD [CBD=1.08%, i.e. 10.81mg/g; THC=0.05%, i.e. 0.46mg/g) •Ingredients: 600mg of full-spectrum CBD hemp oil extract, distilled water, aloe vera, cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil, Cetearyl alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Optiphen plus, chamomile, vitamin E, citric acid, potassium sorbate, cinnamon, blood orange essential oil •Aroma: Subtle blood orange •Company location: Tampa, FL •Hemp source: Colorado •Transparency: Lab reports, done by ProVerde Laboratories, for all of the brand’s products can be viewed by clicking on “Lab Reports”, posted on their website footer. •Price: $64 for 600 mg, i.e. 0.11/mg (among the most cost-effective topicals)CBDistillery CBDol CBD Topical Salve – 500mg Made by one of the most established brands, this topical is an effective pain balm. It is made from all-natural ingredients and has high levels of CBD. Not everyone likes its strong smell. If you’re using it on your feet, be prepared to see stains from the salve. Lab tests also show that it has high levels of THC, although well under the permitted 0.3%.
•Effectiveness: Quite effective, but need to apply a liberal amount to have sufficient effect. •Effective for: Inflammation, muscle pain, and other painful conditions •Type of Extract: Full-Spectrum CBD •Container Size: 30ml •Potency: 500mg concentration of CBD [CBD=1.91%, i.e. 19.07mg/g; THC=0.1%, i.e. 0.99mg/g) •Ingredients: Full-spectrum hemp cannabinoid extract, extra virgin organic coconut oil, hemp seed oil, organic olive oil, apricot oil, organic sunflower oil, almond oil, beeswax, distilled water, essential oils (lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, wintergreen, pine, camphor, basil, marjoram, arnica, tea tree, frankincense), botanical extracts (green tea, rosemary, chamomile, grapefruit, cinnamon, white willow, aspen bark, honeysuckle), self-emulsifying wax N (SLS-Free), aloe, organic glycerine, liquid germall plus, rosemary antioxidant CO2 extract. •Aroma: Strong smell of essential oils •Company location: Denver, CO •Hemp source: Colorado •Transparency: The product’s lab report, done by ProVerde Laboratories, is available on the product page on the brand website. •Price: $50 for 500 mg, i.e. 0.1/mg (also among the most cost-effective topicals in the market)CBDfx’s CBD Cream – 150mg (50 ml) The best thing about this CBD pain cream is its cooling effect (menthol and white willow bark) while improving blood flow (caffeine). Available in a light gel-like lotion in a dispenser-style pump bottle, this is a full-spectrum CBD cream. It’s natural and made from organically produced extracts. They use the CO2 extraction method, but you still can’t use it on your face. Besides, the lab reports show evidence of only CBD, and no other cannabinoid. Besides, it has much less CBD for the price you’re paying. Its potency is not as good as the first two finalists.
•Effectiveness: Moderately effective, takes a lot more for better effect. •Effective for: Inflammation and skin issues. •Type of Extract: Full-Spectrum CBD •Container Size: 50ml •Potency: 150mg concentration of CBD [Latest lab report shows it has 3.10mg/g CBD of total product content, i.e. 155.00 mg/unit, which is higher than what they advertise] •Ingredients: Organic hemp-derived CBD oil, USP water, menthol, hydroxylated lecithin, acrylic polymer, caffeine anhydrous, sodium bicarbonate, white willow bark extract 98%, tocopheryl acetate, sodium benzoate. •Aroma: Mild minty smell •Company location: Chatsworth, CA •Hemp source: Southern California •Transparency: The product’s lab test reports (BioCann Laboratories) are available on the product page on their brand’s website alongside the product description. •Price: $39.99 for 150 mg, i.e. 0.3/mg (expensive than others)
1. Helps with musculoskeletal pain & inflammation, like arthritis, back and sciatica pain, soreness in muscles and ligaments due to exercise or the lack thereof, pain on your feet, heels or toes due to long periods of standing or walking or due to wearing heels for too long. 2. Manages skin issues like acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis 3. Maintains a healthy level of moisture, prevent wrinkles, thus slowing down the skin aging process 4. Relief from skin infections, fungal and bacterial diseases 5. Heals skin allergies and inflammations 6. Improves the skin’s defense mechanism
•Always look for the products’ certificate of analysis (CoA) or third-party lab-test reports. These reputable labs will testify for the genuineness, purity, and safety of the products. •Make sure you buy from reputed brands. •Some people may still experience some allergic reactions to the other components of the creams (like bee wax or essential oils). This is unavoidable. If you do, discontinue, and consult a doctor. •It’s always safer to trust brands that advertise their components to be 100% natural. Those that do not mention anything are possibly adding artificial coloring or aromas. •Make sure you do not consume, i.e. ingest, the cream by any chance. This may happen if you apply CBD cream on your face or hands. Make sure the cream doesn’t come in contact with your lips or tongue.In case you do, you may experience:
•Dryness of mouth •Diarrhea •Loss of appetite or even •Interaction with other medications, which may pose serious health hazards, depending on which medication you’re on. CBD, when ingested, interacts with the liver enzymes responsible for metabolizing pharmaceutical drugs.
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