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4 Ways to Use CBD Roll On for Pain

You don’t need to settle for high doses of painkillers and suffer when you can use CBD roll-on to eliminate your pain naturally. CBD roll-on products are easy to use and contain concentrated cannabidiol that can quickly calm and soothe your aches and pains without side effects or dangerous interactions with medications you may be taking. Here are four ways to use CBD roll-on for pain relief in your everyday life.

1) The basics

CBD is quickly gaining traction in health and wellness circles. CBD roll-ons are one of many ways you can use CBD, but they have a few advantages that make them especially useful. For starters, they’re easy and convenient.

All you have to do is apply it topically onto your skin; no need to worry about ingesting it or smoking it—although, those methods work too if you prefer.

Using a roll-on also allows you to get specific with your CBD usage; some brands come with 5mg, 10mg, or 15mg concentrations so you can adjust accordingly based on how much pain relief you want from CBD.

If you don’t know where to start when choosing which brand of CBD oil to buy, be sure to check out our guide! If you choose an e-liquid CBD oil though, be aware that vaping anything isn’t risk-free (in fact, most vapes don't list CBD as an ingredient) and there aren't long-term studies yet showing how CBD reacts within your body when vaporized versus ingested orally.

So it's hard to say exactly what effect vaping CBD will have on your body. As always with things like these, do what feels right — just be careful when making these choices.

2) Decide if CBD roll on is right for you

CBD roll on

There are many ways CBD roll-on can be used. One of them is to treat acute muscle and joint pain. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of more than 85 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. And unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), it does not produce a euphoric high or mind-altering effects like those associated with marijuana use.

Studies have shown that CBD oil may help reduce inflammation, relieve pain and ease stress, although some side effects may occur. You should check with your doctor before starting any new treatment, especially if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications on a regular basis.

Avoid getting products into your eyes. If you do get CBD rolled on into your eyes, wash them immediately with warm water and apply a cold compress as needed. This will help keep down eye irritation until symptoms improve.

Do not use CBD roll-on if you are pregnant or nursing because little is known about its effects during pregnancy and lactation. Consult with your physician first if you have any questions or concerns regarding its safety during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

3) What you need - CBD roll on vs. topicals

CBD roll on vs topicals

You can’t just take any old CBD and rub it on your skin. There are a few considerations to keep in mind when choosing CBD topical products: First, is it full spectrum or isolate? This refers to whether or not it contains THC. Isolate is an extract of CBD that has been stripped of all other cannabinoids and terpenes.

Full-spectrum will include many other cannabinoids like CBG, CBC, CBN, and more. A benefit of full-spectrum over isolate is that you get a host of beneficial compounds with CBD by including all these additional elements in one product. Second, how much CBD do you need? The amount depends on your personal preference as well as how concentrated you want your solution to be.

CBD solutions can range from 1% to over 25%. If you aren’t sure where to start, we recommend 5-10%. Third, what form factor do you prefer? Topicals come in several different delivery systems such as tinctures (alcohol-based), salves (oil-based), lotions (oil-based) among others. They also come in different ratios—full-spectrum may have CBD only or added carrier oils. It’s important to experiment with different forms and concentrations until you find what works best for your lifestyle.

4) How to use CBD roll on

How CBD works with your Endocannabinoid System CBD interacts with two receptors in your endocannabinoid system, TRPV1, and Cannabinoid-1 (CB1), causing a calming effect on your central nervous system.

Topical application of cannabinoids is different from oral ingestion For one thing, the topical application skips having to worry about passing through your liver first, which can break down some compounds before they even reach their destination.

While many cannabinoids and terpenes are fat-soluble (and therefore need some help crossing that lipid barrier), others are water-soluble and don’t need any help—this is where transdermal delivery comes in handy.

Transdermal CBD essentially means using it as a topical balm or ointment applied directly to areas of pain, inflammation, or discomfort. In contrast, edibles and tinctures usually contain around 5% CBD by weight—and 15 mg is typically considered an optimal dose when taken orally.

Meaning you may want more than 15 mg if you’re dealing with muscle aches or pains that require immediate attention. So should you rub CBD on it? The short answer: yes. Apply directly after workouts Why put yourself through torture at all?

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