CBD Oil vs CBD Cream - Which is Best for Pain Relief?
When experiencing pain and seeking relief, reaching for pain medication is a thing of the past! CBD is the latest craze for pain relief and for good reasons. This article will discuss the benefits of CBD oil and CBD cream, later indicating which is the better option for pain relief.
What is CBD?
For those who are new to CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a compound that is derived from cannabis and is known for its healing properties. Although it does come from the cannabis plant, CBD does not get you high; that is a common misconception. THC—tetrahydrocannabinol—is the compound from the cannabis plant that causes psychoactive effects.
Healing benefits of cannabis, and more specifically CBD, have been known for centuries. However, when the war of drugs began in the 1970’s cannabis became outlawed, making it difficult for people to utilize the plant. Fast forward to the 21st century and people are becoming open-minded and welcoming the plant's return.
How does CBD heal me?
The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that regulates many aspects within your body, including pain. If for some reason there is a deficiency or a blockage within the ECS, then your body will lose the ability to function properly.
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Taking CBD can help relieve the pain because the cannabinoids found in cannabidiol support the ECS and help the body regulate to homeostasis. CBD can be used internally via oils, which is then distributed throughout the body, or CBD can be applied externally with topicals. Below we will explore each option a little deeper.
CBD cream for relief
CBD creams are specially formulated products that contain all of the medicinal properties of CBD in an easy to use external application. The creams, also known as topicals, come in a variety of strengths and are to be applied directly to the skin, on any surface of your body that is signaling pain.
What is so great about CBD creams is that they provide direct healing to the source of your pain and begin to sooth the area instantly. We recommend reaching for our Rescue pain salve next time you need some long-lasting pain relief. With 500mg of CBD, this soothing salve absorbs easily into the skin and the muscles.
Another great option is the Relief pain cream which is a CBD infused pain cooling gel. The analgesic cooling gel lasts for hours, addressing the inflammation that swells deep within an affected area. To check out our pain relief collection, click here.
CBD oil for pain relief
CBD oils are to be taken orally either by a dropper or in a capsule. Oftentimes people take CBD oil as a preventative measure to keep their ECS working smoothly. In times of need, such as when you are experiencing pain, CBD oil will likely be used more frequently. If you are looking for high-quality CBD oils check out our new products O de Vie Rescue and O de Vie SOS. These oils contain 500 mg and 1000mg of CBD isolate, respectively.
What is so great about CBD oils is that once they are ingested, they enter the bloodstream, and the healing benefits of CBD go to work throughout your body. Click the link if you would like to know more about our new CBD Oil products.
CBD cream vs oil
Knowing the difference between CBD creams and the oil provides an indication as to which form is best to relieve your pain. While pain can appear in differing intensities and areas of the body, overall we believe that CBD cream is the best.
We outlined CBD cream as the go-to for relieving your pain because it can provide faster and more direct relief. However, CBD oil can be an excellent contender too, especially if the pain is not isolated in one area. If you choose to take CBD oil regularly, it is helping your body regulate from the inside and will give you similar results.