13 Most Common Questions About CBD Balm and Pain Relief
CBD products continue to boom in popularity because of the multitude of benefits they offer for health and wellness. CBD is available in many forms from tinctures and edibles to hemp flower and concentrates. However, CBD Balm for topical use is possibly the most popular and widely used CBD product, particularly for pain relief. So, does CBD Balm really work? If you are wondering if it might help you, here are the 13 most commonly asked questions about CBD Balm and pain relief that might inspire you to give it a try.
- What is CBD Balm?
CBD Balms are topical products generally formulated with wax and carrier oil as a base and include the addition of CBD and other therapeutics, such as essential oils . Unlike CBD lotions and creams, which contain a high percentage of water, CBD Balms do not contain water. This allows for higher concentrations of active ingredients as well as increased product stability without the need for artificial preservatives. Organic Green Roots Full Spectrum Hemp Infused CBD Balm contains a high concentration of medicinal ingredients and is free of artificial preservatives.
- What is CBD Balm Used For?
CBD Balm is typically used for pain relief. When applied to areas of the body that are suffering from aches, pains and general discomfort, CBD Balms works quickly to reduce inflammation and helps muscles and joints relax. Relief is fast and effective for most people. CBD Balm is also useful to skin irritations and insect bites due to it’s soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.
- How Long Does It Take CBD Balm To Work?
High quality CBD Balm usually provides relief within 5 to 15 minutes.
For best results massage liberally into skin for a minute or more to increase stimulation and absorption to the area. Massage helps promote circulation and enhances the effects of CBD Balm.
- How Does CBD Balm Work To Relieve Pain?
The skin is the largest organ of the body and has pores that release sweat. These pores also provide an avenue of absorption for CBD’s therapeutic properties. When applied to the skin, CBD Balm ingredients will travel through pores and work within the skin’s endocannabinoid system to reduce the pain response and offer targeted inflammation relief. This works for both general and acute muscular and joint discomforts.
Organic Green Roots CBD Balm is crafted with its own proprietary, full-spectrum hemp flower extract. The strongest formula contains up to 3350mg of CBD, plus several minor cannabinoids including THC and a high percentage of beta-caryophyllene, (the only terpene known to directly affect CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system). This unique provides strong relief to a wide array of bodily stressors.
- Does CBD Balm Reduce Inflammation?
Yes! CBD is known for having strong anti-inflammatory response properties. Through the mechanisms of absorption through the skin, these properties are activated and help reduce and calm inflammation in the target areas of application. When inflammation is reduced, pain reduction follows. CBD balm anti-inflammatory benefits can be useful for stressed muscles, sprains, nerve pain, arthritis, post-workout tension, as well as more surface inflammation, such as bug bites.
Our Full Spectrum CBD Balm is crafted with a range of major and minor beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes along with a therapeutic blend of essential oils, which have anti-inflammatory properties of their own. Blended together, they work synergistically to greatly reduce the inflammatory response.
- Does CBD Balm Help With Arthritis?
Yes! Although there are many forms of arthritis, the symptoms of pain, difficulty sleeping and mobility are the most common. CBD has shown through research, as well as a poll conducted by the Arthritis Foundation, to be effective for pain management in a high percentage of CBD users.
When CBD Balm is applied topically to targeted areas of pain, along with taking a full spectrum Hemp Flower CBD Oil internally, the unwanted symptoms of pain, inflammation, and the associated symptoms of limited mobility and sleep difficulties are substantially reduced. The above-mentioned Arthritis Foundation Poll reported the following:
- 67% report improvement in their physical function.
- Over 30% say it provides relief from morning stiffness and helps get them moving.
- 71% report improvements in their ability to sleep.
- Over 30% say it helped relieve symptoms of fatigue.
CBD Balm can be safely used whenever needed.
- What Potency Of CBD Balm Is Most Effective?
CBD Balm is available in various potencies and users can find relief with as few as a few hundred mg of CBD per container. The higher the potency, the more relief people report, especially with a full spectrum extract.
Organic Green Roots CBD Balm comes in 2 balm formulas.
The 1350 mg CBD Balm [Pain Release] is perfect for daily use and addressing minor pains and discomforts.
Organic Green Roots [Chronic Pain Release] has a massive 3350mg CBD. This Balm strength is for chronic pain release and is formulated to help those that are dealing with daily pain associated with arthritis or other sources of chronic pain.
Both formulas use full spectrum hemp flower concentrate (rather than just CBD alone) and a high concentration of active ingredients relative to the product base (carrier oil/wax). This means most of the ingredients are active and medicinal, not filler.
- How Long Do The Pain Reducing Effects Last?
The pain reducing effects of CBD Balm can last a few hours to a full day or longer. It depends on the severity of the pain, the nature of the pain and of course your individual body response.
Most people find fast and sustained relief with each application of CBD Balm, while some users find total relief with a few applications and don’t need to reapply.
Layering CBD balms can also increase length of relief in some cases. Simply apply according to instructions and again in an hour or so, this layering technique can often keep chronic pain at bay.
- Why Is A Full Spectrum Hemp CBD Balm Better Than Just CBD?
Since the beginning of cannabis research we have discovered that whole plant or full spectrum hemp (cannabis sativa) extract is more effective than single isolated cannabinoids (ie, CBD). This is because the synergistic activity of cannabinoids and terpenes working together will have a greater effect than its individual parts.
Many CBD balms only include isolated CBD inside a base of carrier oils, but a full spectrum hemp CBD Balm contains ALL of the beneficial compounds of the hemp plant. This includes a profile of minor cannabinoids and therapeutic terpenes.
Organic Green Roots CBD Balm is formulated with our proprietary, multi-strain, hemp extract blend. This unique extract goes further by combining several hemp strains together resulting in a ratio of beneficial compounds that level up the entourage of benefits only found with full spectrum hemp extracts.
- Does CBD Balm Have THC?
Yes! Full Spectrum CBD Balm derived from hemp is federally regulated to only contain 0.3% THC or less. It’s a small concentration of THC, however enough to deliver the topical benefits of THC. Studies have shown that CBD can perform better with a small amount of THC.
- Will I Fail A Drug Test Using A Hemp Infused Topical?
Topical Full Spectrum hemp products only contain a maximum of 0.3% THC, with many market formulas containing far less than that. Topical products do not actually enter the bloodstream; rather they interact with the peripheral nervous system. Even THC alone will not permeate into the bloodstream via the skin. It’s highly unlikely to fail a drug test by using a full spectrum hemp balm, but because THC is technically present, I can’t say it’s impossible.
In order to fail a drug test you must have a level of THC in the bloodstream. If you have some major concern with drug testing and you feel uncomfortable with having any THC in or on your body, then full spectrum hemp products are not recommended.
- Are There Side Effects To Using CBD Balm?
CBD is not an allergen, and it rarely causes skin issues. However, there are possibilities for certain people to have side effects to other ingredients like essential oils or carrier oils.
It is certainly not a common occurrence for people to have side effects from ‘quality’ CBD topicals. However, inferior quality products might have other ingredients that might trigger an allergic reaction in some people.
If you have a concern you can do a patch test on a small area, like your inner forearm, and see if you have any issues.
- How Often Can I Use CBD Balm?
CBD Balm can be used as often as needed for relief. Some use it as often as every hour for chronic acute pain, others can use it once and find total relief. It’s really up to a person’s specific needs. As long as you’re using a quality product free of irritants and/or synthetics, there is no limit to reapplication.
CBD Balm is ideal for anyone wanting to experience fast pain relief through a safe natural product. Relieve body aches from lifestyle or injury. Relax tight & sore muscles. Reduce localized inflammation, arthritic pain, post workout stress, joint pain, nerve pain, sprains, and more. With its wide range of benefits and high safety factor, CBD balm should be a staple in your medicine cabinet!
Looking to try a CBD balm? Check out our new formula [Pain Release] and let us know what you think. We also offer a trial size!