CBD, or cannabidiol, has exploded in popularity in recent years. This can mainly be attributed to its beneficial effects for health. It can be used as an anti-inflammatory, neuroprotectant, and antioxidant, as well as for localized pain, anxiety, and even skin conditions. CBD doesn’t induce a high and comes with minimal risk of side effects, as well, further cementing its popularity.
CBD comes in many forms, all of which have different individual strengths. A hemp-infused roll-on, for example, can help you directly target areas of pain and inflammation on your body. To learn more about topical CBD treatments from the experts at Gaspar’s Best, read on!
What are CBD Roll-On Products?
A CBD roll on is a product designed to be applied to the skin in areas which may be painful or inflamed. It comprises a small tube of liquid containing CBD and other ingredients, topped with a roller ball which releases the liquid when rubbed onto the skin. It works in the same way as a roll on antiperspirant.
Applying a CBD Roll-On
Using a CBD roll on is fairly self-explanatory. Simply roll the ball over the area where it is needed and wait for its effects to kick in. However, there are a couple of tips that can help you to get the most out of your CBD roll on. Here’s what we recommend:
Apply to the Correct Area
Pain does not always stem from the exact area where you feel it. For example, a headache can be a result of tension in the neck and shoulders, and sciatica is typically caused by a problem in the lower back. If you can identify where your pain is coming from and apply your CBD to that area, it will likely be more effective. Use our dermatome map to get a better understanding of where to apply a CBD roll-on based on your pain.
Use the Right Amount
This might seem obvious, but if you do not apply enough of your roll on, it is unlikely to be effective. That said, you will want to use the minimum effective dose, so try applying a small amount to begin with, and increase it gradually over time. When you find the dosage that works for you, be sure to use that amount every time.
Keep it Clean
Since you will be using your CBD roll on again and again, you will want to make sure you keep it clean. The best way to do this is by washing the area where you want to apply it before every use. You don’t need to go overboard; a quick once-over with soap and water will do.
Do a Patch Test
Although CBD itself should not cause any side effects, some of the other ingredients in topical preparations could cause skin irritation. Therefore, it is advisable to test any new product on a small area of skin first, especially if you have extra sensitive skin or a condition such as eczema.
Have Realistic Expectations
Although research has found topical CBD to be an effective remedy for pain, it is essential to set realistic expectations or you could end up disappointed. If you have been suffering from chronic pain for years, you should not expect a CBD product to resolve all your problems overnight. If you can get some relief for a few hours without having to resort to potent painkillers, that should be seen as a win!
We hope this blog helped illuminate the benefits of CBD roll-on products for you. To try it yourself, order from our online store today! To get a 10% discount on your next order, schedule a free consultation with one of our wellness experts.