Nerve pain is something that if your dealing with, you’ll be desperate for something that can help! Nerve damage can lead to pain, numbness, or prickling sensations in certain parts of their body.
To help reduce the symptoms of nerve damage and pain, people have turned to CBD balm. CBD has many benefits as well as helping to deal with nerve pain, and in this article we’ll delve more into the many different benefits of CBD balm.
What is CBD?
CBD is also known as cannabidiol, which is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Unlike other elements found within the plant, CBD doesn’t get you high and is not psychoactive. This is what makes it safe and legal to take in the form of your choice. You can find many different forms of CBD available to help with pain, such as oils and gummies.
It does this, as well as providing a host of other beneficial effects, by promoting homeostasis within the body. This is essentially a healthy balance of all the elements needed to promote healthy living in humans.
What is CBD balm?
CBD balm is a balm that’s infused with extracts of CBD (AKA, cannabidiol); a hemp-derived cannabinoid extract that’s used in a variety of cosmetics and topical skin products. The extract is mixed with the balm and, sometimes, a raft of other skin-kind ingredients. Case in point: we’ve blended our CBD Muscle Balm with a muscle-warming tingle of eucalyptus.
Can CBD balm help with nerve pain?
As CBD is somewhat newer to the market, it does sometimes lack in extensive research into all of it’s applications and benefits. There is currently little research into whether CBD balm does help with nerve pain or not, however there are other areas that studies have proven that CBD can help with, and these may also help with nerve pain.
Ina 2016 study, the application of CBD balm concluded that it can help to reduce inflammation and pain. A more recent study did also show that CBD balm can be useful to help with nerve pain, however more research is required.
Different ways to consume CBD
Get your CBD fix in our delicious CBD Gummies! They taste great and provide a fun and easy way for you to ingest your CBD.
Our CBD oil also comes in a capsule form, which can be a good option for people who want to maintain a consistent amount of the compound in the body. However when CBD is ingested it passes through the digestive tract which means you might have to wait upwards of 30 minutes before experiencing any effect.
In a cream or balm
In a cream or balm, CBD is often blended with fragrant coconut oil or beeswax, which makes it easy to spread on the skin. When used topically, CBD can reach local targets, like sore muscles or joints. We’ve also heard it works wonders for period pain.
In your morning Coffee
Everyone loves a morning coffee to kickstart their day! Why not try adding a few little drops as a great, convenient and easy way to consume your CBD.
In a smoothie
Love a morning smoothie as much as we do? Why not add your CBD oil into your morning smoothie?! Another way to take CBD is by adding half a teaspoon of CBD oil to your morning smoothie.
The side effects of CBD
There are several potential side effects of taking CBD. These are:
- Dry mouth.
- Dizziness. This is maybe due to CBD relaxing the walls of blood vessels and lowering blood pressure.
- Changes in your appetite
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you take CBD?
The most common way to consume CBD is by placing CBD oil directly under your tongue. This is due to the fact that CBD can easily be absorbed underneath the tongue through the thin mucous membranes there.
Is CBD a drug?
Due to it’s link to marijuana, some people may be worried that if they are taking CBD, they are taking a drug. The first thing to know is that in the UK CBD is completely legal.
When thinking about a drug, we typically think of narcotic or pharmaceutical agents. CBD has, at times, been leveraged in pharmaceutical formulas but is not a narcotic or medically controlled drug.
Is CBD addictive?
Once question we are often asked is, is CBD oil addictive? The answer is that CBD does not have an addictive effect, as it is not psychoactive. In the UK, CBD is made exclusively with the hemp plant, which does not contain THC. THC is the main psychoactive compound that is found in marijuana.
Does CBD increase your heart rate?
Adding CBD into your daily routine can help reduce your heart rate, as well as helping to improve your resting heart rate. The impact in the first few days may be steady as the body gets used to the effects of CBD. It may provide a sense of calm to the mind and could help reduce the heart rate and blood pressure, too.