The CBD market can be all but dizzying to someone who is just getting into hemp, with such a massive array of products available, and so many terms to get the hang of that play a major role in whether or not a specific cannabidiol-infused product can help you reach your unique wellness goals. One of the most important things to understand is the difference between topicals and products that are taken internally, like edibles, tinctures and vapes.
Topicals, unlike other products, are for anyone looking for a more targeted approach to the properties in the hemp plant. They allow us to apply CBD directly to an area of the body that is giving us some form of trouble, whether it relate to our skin, muscles, or joints. And, we will be focusing on one of our very favorite types of topicals – CBD Pain Stick.
What is a CBD Pain Stick?
Simply put, a CBD Pain Stick is a topical applied to the skin, which uses hemp as its active ingredient. The leading chemical compound in hemp is cannabidiol (CBD), known for its various useful properties which have a lot to offer even in topical applications. When applying a topical formula to the skin, it allows for targeting specific troublesome areas of the body, as the CBD binds to cannabinoid receptors within the deep tissue
How Does CBD Pain Stick Exactly Work?
CBD Pain Sticks works through transdermal absorption. To appreciate its usefulness, we must first understand how the endocannabinoid system operates. This system consists of a network of cannabinoid receptors strategically located throughout the body. Each cannabinoid receptor is in charge of regulating a certain bodily process, such as pain, mood, inflammation, or so on. When these receptors receive cannabinoids, these regulatory actions can occur to support overall wellness.
Cannabinoid receptors in the skin, muscles and joints can receive cannabidiol through transdermal application. In other words, applying a CBD topical in general to the skin allows cannabinoids to bind with the receptors in the skin, muscles, and joints effectively. And, as an added bonus, the cannabinoids “stay put” so to speak, which allows you to potentially treat a specific localized area with a concentrated dose of CBD.
Our CBD Pain Stick takes this scientific principle to a whole new level with a formula developed specifically for pain issues that exist within the muscles and joints of the body.
How are CBD Pain Sticks Made?
CBD Pain Sticks starts with the industrial hemp plant, which is run through an extraction process to separate the desirable compounds from the hemp material. From there, this hemp extract is tested by a third-party lab in Colorado for quality, and then returned to the manufacturer. The extract is then blended with a variety of ingredients to create a formula which highlights the properties of hemp with each application.
Why Use CBD Pain Sticks?
Using a CBD Pain Sticks extremely intuitive. Simply twist the bottom for the stick to then be applied, as it absorbs into the skin as fully as possible. You can use it daily if need be.
Reason #1: Great for Localized Areas
Like we mentioned, a CBD Pain Stick is ideal for localized areas. Oral CBD delivery methods can be extremely useful, but they disperse cannabinoids throughout the body rather than focusing on one specific area that needs attention. CBD topicals do the opposite – they give a particular problem area the concentrated attention that it deserves. This means that if you’re struggling with some type of muscle tension or skin inflammation, this may be a better option for you.
#2: Excellent for the Skin
Any good-quality formula will be made with plant-derived ingredients that are rich in beneficial properties of their own. Many of the plant oils, butters and botanicals used in these sticks contain nutrients that improve the condition of the skin, while providing intensive moisturizing and hydrating properties that keep the skin soft and supple. Each Pain Stick offers a mess-free, travel-friendly means for finding localized relief, combining full spectrum hemp extract with camphor and menthol to maximize the relieving capabilities with natural ingredients.
#3: Absorbs Very Quickly
CBD topicals absorb at a very quick rate, due to the consistency of the formula which sinks beneath the skin’s surface in no time. This is beneficial in a few ways:
- Will not leave behind a sticky or greasy residue that gets all over your clothes and aggravates you throughout the day.
- Faster the formula absorbs, the sooner you will begin to feel the CBD’s effects n action.
- Fast-absorbing topicals are also more bioavailable because more of the chemical composition of hemp absorbs fully and efficiently into the body.
#4: Can Provide Long-Lasting Effects
Topicals are also known as generally offering long-lasting effects. Many people who use CBD topical solutions say that they can feel the effects at work for up to six or so hours. This is extremely helpful for those with busy schedules who simply don’t have the time to constantly reapply more product throughout the day. Also, its long-lasting nature gives them significant value, as you do not need to go through tons of product just to experience a day of potential relief.
#5: Studies Support it
Since hemp was legalized years ago, more medical researchers have been researching its effects. Multiple studies have supported the claims that CBD can significantly reduce pain, and one newer study has found that transdermal application may be uniquely effective by zeroing in on the specific painful area of the body.