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Got Pain? Try CBD Pain Cream

Of all its many health benefits, did you know people turn most often to CBD to treat pain? According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, research shows that more than 60% of people who take CBD, take it for a medical condition. The top two reasons for use? Chronic pain and arthritis or joint pain.

In fact, the Arthritis Foundation surveyed 2,600 arthritis patients in 2019 and found 79% currently use CBD, used it in the past, or are considering future use. 

The survey also found:

  • Twenty-nine percent of respondents said they currently use CBD to manage their arthritis symptoms.
  • Sixty-three percent of those currently using CBD report using it daily, and 26 percent use it several times per week.
  • Of those surveyed, 62 percent use a liquid form of CBD, and 55 percent use a topical product, such as CBD cream, for pain relief.

How You Take CBD Makes a Difference

Different ways to take CBDDifferent methods of delivery give users a choice of how to take their CBD and the speed of effectiveness. When it comes to pain, first consider what kind of pain you want to target. If it’s chronic, you might want to use CBD oil, capsules, or isolate. You can take all three orally to reach your bloodstream for faster and more general relief. If the pain is localized, try a CBD pain cream or CBD lotion for pain. Our customers have reported relief from back and muscle pain using our 1,500 mg CBD pain cream. Our CBD cream for pain relief combines cooling menthol with the inflammation fighter in CBD that provides deep, penetrating pain relief for sore muscles, sore joints, backaches, and arthritis, or pain and inflammation from exercise or sports.

Does CBD Cream Work for Pain?

Anecdotally, there’s a lot of evidence that CBD cream can lessen pain and inflammation. Writes one of our customers:

The CBD Pain Cream that Sunrise CBD offers is exceptional. I have some pretty serious joint issues and I use the Pain Cream morning and night. Within a very short period of time, I feel relief and am able to go about my day or sleep with minimal pain. I highly recommend Sunrise CBD’s Pain Cream to lots of friends dealing with chronic pain.

Woman holding painful knee. CBD cream for pain.But, you probably wonder if there are any modern-day studies on the healing benefits of topical CBD and CBD in general. There are, and more are underway. Hemp, which is used to make CBD, was classified as a Schedule I controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration before the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill (The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018). Because of that, human studies were few and far between. Now that the legal status of hemp is clear, we can expect to see more research, especially that dealing with the benefits of CBD for pain.

One thing many researchers already agree on is that data so far provides a case for further research to learn more about the therapeutic potential of CBD.

According to Matthew Halpert, an instructor of immunology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, “preliminary studies are now showing a very effective anti-inflammatory response, and it is possible that CBD will prove to exert an overall positive effect on health and well-being.”

CBD and Pain Studies

It’s believed that CBD applied topically actually stops the pain for a time rather than masking it. That may be because of a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors on the skin. Cannabinoid receptors work with the endocannabinoid system that affects many body processes,  including inflammation and other immune system responses.

Here are some of the studies that indicate that CBD is effective for relief of pain and inflammation:

  • A 2012 study suggested that cannabinoids suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain.
  • A 2015 study that found CBD reduced inflammation caused by a range of conditions.
  • A 2016 study indicated that transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain.
  • A 2017 study that concluded CBD is useful for reducing inflammation and pain without side effects.
  • A 2017 study that found CBD may be a safe, useful therapeutic for treating joint pain from osteoarthritis.

What Affects the Level of Relief?

Everyone’s body handles cannabidiol differently, and several factors affect efficacy.

Container of Sunrise CBD pain creamOne factor is the CBD quality. One study found that only about 1/3 of tested products contained the amount of CBD shown on the label. Almost 43 percent had more CBD than promised, and 26 percent had less. That means there’s a one in four chance you’re not getting the strength of CBD that you think you are.

Purity and concentration are also factors. The product should be made from 100% pure CBD, and the label should also show how much CBD there is per mg. Reputable brands, such as Sunrise CBD, have their CBD tested by a third-party independent lab, and we post those results on our website. That way, we ensure you get the amount of CBD on the label and that the product is free from THC, contaminants, and other harmful substances.

The higher the quality and amount of CBD, the better the level of relief.

How Much CBD Cream is Safe?

CBD cream has little chance of side-effects. There is no THC, so you won’t get “high.” An allergic reaction is always a possibility, whether from the cannabinoids or the other ingredients in the product. Test a small amount on your skin first to determine if you have an allergy to the cream. If in doubt, check with your doctor.

If you have no allergies or side effects, you can be liberal in your use of CBD cream. Even when taken orally, CBD in high doses is considered safe. Clinical trials have prescribed CBD doses up to 1,200 mg daily for months without observing any serious side effects. And a U.S. Government patent concludes that “No signs of toxicity or serious side effects have been observed following chronic administration of cannabidiol to healthy volunteers … even in large acute doses of 700 mg/day.”

Our pain cream is safe, 100% natural, and made from hemp grown in the US. An independent third-party lab tests all our products for purity. We’ve created a cream that is absorbed quickly; just rub it on the affected area as needed. Apply it to affected areas morning and night for all-day relief, or topically as needed. Keep a container in your gym bag for after workout for after-workout pain and recovery.  

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Try our CBD Pain Cream at no risk. Order at https://sunrisecbd.com/product/cbd-pain-cream/. If you’re not completely satisfied, we’ll refund your money.

Want to learn more about CBD? Check out CBD 101 for everything you need to know.

 

CBD and Men: What You Need to Know

Despite what you may have heard, CBD and men are a great match. A study by Project CBD found that CBD use tends to skew towards women, but that’s really no surprise as two of the most common conditions for which people use CBD are pain and anxiety – conditions which affect women in the greatest numbers. However, CBD can also be an effective part of men’s wellness regimen. CBD can ease several men’s conditions, often by addressing the underlying root of the problem, such as anxiety. And CBD is safe, non-habit forming and doesn’t require a prescription.

What is CBD?

CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol, a compound that occurs naturally in both marijuana and hemp. CBD is found in very high concentrations in certain strains of hemp. It is widely regarded to possess great medicinal value,

What is CBDMost CBD (cannabidiol) comes from the agricultural hemp plant, a fast-growing member of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae. Marijuana belongs to the same family of plants. While marijuana and hemp are similar in many ways, they differ in their phytochemical composition. Hemp has lower concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is the psychoactive compound in marijuana that gets you “high.” It has higher concentrations of CBD, which doesn’t produce the “high” of marijuana. CBD was first discovered in 1940, and is the second-most prevalent of about 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants.

CBD is non-intoxicating and won’t produce the effects of marijuana. Many users do, however, report feelings of calm and relaxation. Marijuana has an abundance of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive substance in marijuana that produces a “high,” while hemp contains almost none. Hemp-based CBD must contain less than 0.3% THC, so you don’t have to worry about that marijuana “buzz.”

CBD is available in many forms: Oil, capsules, pure isolate, and edibles, to name a few.

CBD and Men: The Benefits

Before the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp, it was on Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Because of its status under the CSA, up until now studies on its medicinal properties were few.  However, there’s one thing many researchers already agree on: that data so far provides a case for further research to learn more about the therapeutic potential of CBD. Now that hemp is legal, more studies are underway.

One of the major conditions for which CBD has shown great promise is anxiety. In one study of 57 men, researchers gave one group oral CBD and another a placebo 90 minutes before undergoing a simulated public speaking test. The placebo had little to no effect on the men’s anxiety in speaking publicly; but 300mg significantly reduced participants’ anxiety during the test.

A 2015 study published in Neurotherapeutics concluded, “Evidence from human studies strongly supports the potential for CBD as a treatment for anxiety disorders,” including seasonal affective disorder, general anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Chronic pain

Whether it’s a high school sports injury that never went away or chronic pain caused by other conditions, CBD has been shown to work to relieve neuropathic and inflammatory pain. Chronic pain not only causes physical discomfort, it can affect you emotionally and mentally as well. In some cases, pain can lead to misuse of medication, such as opioids, which are addictive. By treating the pain, medical professionals hope to reduce reliance on opioids, the use of which has reached a national crisis.

Pain from Exercise

Man exercising on a stationary bikeCBD also is finding increasing acceptance with athletes. Many people feel pain after working out. That pain can last a day or even several days. The reason for the post-workout pain is delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), according to the American College of Sports Medicine. Microscopic damage to muscle fibers during exercise likely cause pain. “Activities which cause DOMS all cause muscles to lengthen while force is applied. This is eccentric muscle action,” according to the ACSM. “The severity of soreness depends on the types of forces placed on the muscle.”

Many people use ibuprofen or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) after a workout, but NSAIDs come with their own risks: In a Stanford study, ultra-marathoners who took one pill every four hours during a 50-mile ultra-marathon, doubled their risk of acute kidney injury.

CBD is safe and non-addictive. It interacts with brain receptors to produce anti-inflammatory effects that reduce pain, reduce pre-event anxiety, and help you sleep so you heal faster.

Dr. Alan Beyer told US News & World Report that CBD is most promising as a way to help patients recover from exercise-related injuries. He said he often recommends that his patients apply a CBD cream to an injured area.

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is very common and as many as 1 in 10 adult males suffer from ED on a long-term basis, according to the Cleveland Clinic. The cause is often medical: chronic pain, for instance, can affect libido. But the cause can be psychological, too: Anxiety can dampen libido and affect performance. Using CBD may help relieve anxiety and calm the mind, decreasing performance anxiety and making you feel more at ease, all of which can enhance your sexual experience.

High blood pressure

Doctor Measuring Blood Pressure on ManHigh blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is quite common – and very dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 of 3 U.S. adults have high blood pressure: only about half of those people have their blood pressure under control.

Known as “The Silent Killer” because it often has no obvious symptoms, high blood pressure can increase the risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the US. According to the American Heart Association, a higher percentage of men than women have high blood pressure until age 45. From ages 45–54 and 55–64, the percentage of men and women is similar; after that a much higher percentage of women than men have high blood pressure.

A 2017 study with a small group of healthy, adult males found that a single 600mg dose of CBD reduced blood pressure. And a 2012 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology reported that CBD reduced cardiovascular response to various types of stress. CBD may prove to be an effective treatment for controlling hypertension and maintaining heart health, when coupled with improvements in diet and increased exercise.

Insomnia

Many people report better sleep and decreased insomnia when they use CBD, which works by decreasing pain and anxiety. CBD also helps control the endocannabinoid system, which regulates mood and other biological processes.

So, as you have learned, there are many reasons CBD may be an ideal supplement for men’s wellness. CBD has few, if any, side effects, even at higher doses. Minor side effects may include dry mouth, low blood pressure, headache and fatigue. Often simply changing the dosage can help.

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