CBD and Capsaicin: The coolest and hottest herbal extracts to treat joint pain.
You felt something was not right when you were killing that set at the gym and now your muscles are all tight and you are experiencing a great deal of pain.
Or, maybe you just had a long day at home taking care of the kids and the house, and by the time you can take some rest your back is killing you.
Or, yes, you are right, you could be experiencing that chronic pain that has been bothering you for years and after years of trying different stuff, you are now looking for a natural but effective way to get relief.
Regardless of the cause of the pain you or someone you care about is experiencing we have found a great alternative to regular pain killers.
“CBD and Capsaicin are the coolest and hottest of herbal extracts and they are here to help us all.”
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD)- Cannabidiol or CBD is just one of more than 100 natural compounds found in cannabis plants known as cannabinoids. CBD has strong anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualities like the most well-known cannabinoid, THC. But unlike THC, CBD does not have psychoactive or mind-altering effects, making it a better option for many who experience chronic pain. CBD is now available in all 50 states in formulations including topical, oral, and vaporizer products.
What is Capsaicin?
Capsaicin is the compound found in peppers that gives them their infamous hot and spicy kick. This compound is well-known for its pain-relieving properties. It works by affecting the neurotransmitter that communicates pain signals to the brain. In this way, it can reduce the perception of pain.
Once the capsaicin is extracted from the pepper, it can be added to creams, gels, and even patches for use as a pain-relief treatment.
Now, what if I tell you, you can find both extracts in one cream? Amazing, isn’t it?
CBD / Capsaicin cream is typically available without a prescription, and doctors will usually advise you to apply it to wherever you’re experiencing pain a few times a day. (Just a heads up: Be sure to wash your hands before and after using it and keep it away from your eyes and your mouth. Just like cutting up hot peppers for your famous chili, this stuff burns.)
How does it work?
Let’s start simple: Endocannabinoids are natural signals in your body that help maintain homeostasis by detecting and regulating hunger, pain, mood, and memory. CBD helps elevate your natural levels of pain-relieving endocannabinoids by blocking metabolism as they’re moving around your body.
The second method of pain relief, centers around the damage you do when you work out. When you strength train, you create micro-tears in your muscles, which is why you feel sore as you heal. Once your immune cells detect damage, they release inflammatory mediators in order to repair the tissue. CBD though can limit the release of some proinflammatory signals, thereby helping with pain without thwarting the healing entirely.
Does it relieve pain?
Cannabidiol (CBD), found in small amounts in most strains of recreational cannabis, has potent and far-ranging anti-inflammatory effects. Today, optimized dose delivery forms are emerging to allow for its applications to populations with serious health concerns. Lest we forget, our prized psychoactive THC is a very potent analgesic as well, and together with CBD have a synergistic impact on pain, and combined with the power of Capsaicin, the anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties do benefit our health greatly.
Standardized, sub-psychoactive doses of cannabis could potentially offer benefits for pain equal or superior to many NSAIDS. Not surprisingly, many in the mainstream medical establishment believe that deliberate, well-thought approaches to cannabis administration will emerge as part of accepted medical treatments for joint and other types of pain soon.