3 Ways To Use CBD For Pain Management

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound extracted from hemp. Although sometimes confused for marijuana, hemp is part of the Cannabis Sativa family but is one of many different parts of the plant.

CBD LATTE; IMAGE:  @SAGELYNATURALS

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CBD is currently taking the world by storm. It has been linked to some pretty exciting benefits like relieving anxiety, pain, and sleep disturbances — so it’s no wonder that this medicinal plant is getting so much attention.

But just because it’s popular doesn’t mean everyone is using CBD to its fullest potential. In fact, the way in which your body processes CBD can determine how effective it is in helping you achieve your specific goal. And while I love a good matcha latte, ingesting CBD with your beverage of choice isn’t necessarily the most effective way to absorb its benefits! So here are three different, yet effective, ways to use CBD, depending on your reason for using it.

3 Ways To Use CBD

  1. Apply topical CBD to pain points. CBD balm is a concentrated cannabis salve that rubs easily onto sore muscles or points of tension in the body. Simply allow the CBD to sink into your skin and address any inflammation or discomfort in the areas on which you apply it.

  2. Orally ingest CBD oil or capsules to target your internal systems. The purest way to absorb CBD, and also the most effective for your internal systems. Most tinctures ask you to place the droplets under your tongue so the CBD can enter your bloodstream. There, it interacts with your endocannabinoid system which is in charge of keeping your body balanced. That certainly helps to explain why ingesting CBD oil or capsules has such a significant correlation with improved sleep, anxiety management, and more highly sought after wellness benefits.

  3. Inhale through a CBD pen for instant relief. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to get all the benefits of CBD without physically applying it to your skin or waiting for it to enter your bloodstream through an oil or capsule, then a CBD vape pen a great choice. A CBD pen is also a perfect way to play around with your dosage, as you can measure and keep track of your intake. And because they come in such small pen shapes, they couldn’t be more convenient.

How To Choose Your CBD Method

When deciding how to get your CBD fix, start by identifying your goal. If your body is achy or tense, reach for that CBD balm to direct the plant medicine right toward your pain points. If it’s more general wellness or internal healing you are after, go for the tinctures or capsules to allow the benefits to enter your internal systems. If you are on a crunch for time or need a quick one-two punch, your CBD pen awaits.