How To Relieve Pain With CBD

From feeling sore the day after an intense workout to dealing with persistent aches, there’s nothing worse than experiencing pain throughout the day. And while you could certainly reach for a painkiller like Tylenol or Ibuprofen for some short-term relief, CBD is a natural, healing ingredient that can really help. 

If you’ve taken CBD before, maybe for stress or for sleep, you’ve probably learned that finding the right dose requires a little bit of trial and error. When it comes to finding the right CBD product for pain relief, the same holds true. What’s really important is understanding the specific type of pain you’re experiencing:

Understanding Your Pain
There are so many different types of pain, from acute to chronic, localized to full body, and even dull to sharp. CBD interacts with our endocannabinoid system to prevent pain-related proteins from attaching to our receptors, which means we’re able to use this one ingredient to treat varying types of pain. However, the key difference is in the product you use. 

For neuropathic pain, or pain that goes beyond a bruise or temporary muscle ache, we really recommend using an ingestible product (like a tincture or a capsule!). This allows the CBD compounds to absorb through the mucous membranes and actually enter the bloodstream for a more effective dose. 

For things like tech neck or sore muscles post-workout, a topical CBD product (like a cream or balm), is the way to go. You can even pair a tincture and a cream or balm together for optimal relief. 

Below, our wellness specialists break down what they typically recommend for different types of pain: 

PMS Cramps, Tech Neck, or Temporarily Sore Muscles 
“Both of these fantastic products combine CBD with peppermint and other healing natural ingredients. The result is almost instant relief! Our bonus tip is to apply after you get out of the shower for even better absorption.” 

Wildflower Cool Stick
or the
Plant People Relief + Cooling Cream

Persistent Pain 
“Pair one of the balms above with a CBD tincture or capsule specifically formulated for pain. These are two of our bestsellers! Just remember: consistency is key here, as CBD builds up in the body and will not relieve all pain in a single use.”

Mineral Recovery Tincture
or the
Wildflower Relief Tincture

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