Confused about CBD and THC? Both are chemical components found in marijuana. However, Cannabidiol or CBD is the active non-psychoactive component in marijuana; THC is the ingredient that gives you a “high.” CBD is gaining popularity because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety and pain-relieving properties. As a result, more and more CBD-infused products are hitting the market
With a growing base of support for the many medical benefits of CBD, more and more massage and physical therapists are offering clients CBD treatments. Treatments using CBD have been shown to relieve symptoms of arthritis, neurological disorders, broken bones, and overworked muscles.
CBD products also are becoming prevalent in chiropractic and sports medicine clinics, in addition to spas, because of their non-toxic and non-euphoric effects. These products have the ability to work their way deep into the tissues, making them great for musculoskeletal and joint pain relief.
How Does CBD Relieve Pain?
Your body naturally produces endogenous cannabinoids or endocannabinoids to establish and maintain good health. Found throughout the brain, organs, glands, immune cells, and connective tissue, endocannabinoids perform various tasks as cell neuro- transmitters to regulate sleep, appetite, mood, immune function, pain, as well as many more areas.
Endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors are located at the intersection of various systems in your body, providing communication between different cell types. For example, at the site of an injury, a cannabinoid will decrease the release of activators and sensitizers to the injured area, stabilize the nerve cells, and calm the nearby immune cells.
When applied topically, CBD products inhibit the pain receptors to your brain, lessening the pain as they also reduce inflammation. CBD works for both chronic and acute pain. It has no harmful side effects and now is legal in all 50 states.
CBD is for everyone
CDB products work well for all ages. While not everyone will respond the same, there have been breakthroughs in pain treatment using CBD that have allowed patients to give up prescriptive narcotics and Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Our Lab + Blends line includes an array of CBD topicals. Take them along to your next massage or physical therapy appointment and experience the difference it can make in your overall health.