As a sleep aid, stress reliever, and even a performance-enhancing supplement for athletes, Hemp is marketed as a muscle pain reliever. Many people have used Hemp as a last resort or in conjunction with other treatments that had failed to relieve muscle pain.
When it comes to post-workout stiffness, what about utilizing Hemp? Some studies suggest it could help replace over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications and hot/cold treatments, but it’s distinct from the chronic pain that most people turn to Hemp for.
When it comes to easing your muscle pain, there are hundreds of Hemp products to select from, including both oral and topical varieties.
How does Hemp topical cream relieve muscle pain and soreness?
The promise is simple: rub a lotion or gel containing Hemp directly on the painful muscle area to alleviate discomfort.
Only a little amount of research has been done on topical Hemp by Stuart Titus, the CEO of Medical Marijuana Inc. According to Titus, the final formulation of topical Hemp products typically includes botanicals or other “skin-penetrating” substances. For product claims such as muscle pain treatment, additional substances such as arnica or menthol may be included.
As Titus says, the Hemp content in topical applications might be very low, and the calming effect you feel is a result of the other chemicals in these products. The certificate of analysis, which shows the total concentration of individual cannabinoids in a product, is just as crucial for customers to evaluate as the contents list.
In order to understand how much Hemp is in a “serving” of topical application, Titus recommends looking at the CoA, which displays the percentage of Hemp and other cannabinoids, including THC. In addition, make certain that the CoA is performed by a reputable, third-party laboratory.
Ingesting Hemp May Provide Muscle Pain Relief
Oral Hemp, on the other hand, should have a systemic effect if it is powerful and reliable, according to Titus. Oral Hemp has the same effect as topical Hemp, but it can reach cannabinoid receptors all over your body because it enters your bloodstream.
Inflammation is at the foundation of most muscle pain, therefore it seems sensible that taking Hemp could provide relief from inflammation-related muscle pain and joint pain, through its anti-inflammatory properties.
You should keep in mind that the majority of Hemp research to date has been small-scale; the bulk of large studies have been conducted on animals and may not apply to people. Oral Hemp administration and topical Hemp application have a long way to go before their full effects are known.
Additionally, it’s worth noting that the Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved Hemp as a dietary supplement or food additive. Because there have been no large-scale, long-term human studies, the FDA is concerned about the safety of ingesting Hemp and has come to the conclusion that there is not enough data to pronounce Hemp safe to consume. Many states have made it legal and easy to obtain oral Hemp. If you’re interested in utilizing oral Hemp for muscle soreness or any other sort of muscle pain, consult with a medical expert.
Applying Hemp to the skin or taking it orally: which is the best for muscle pain relief?
The source and level of your discomfort will determine whether you should take topical or oral Hemp for muscle pain and soreness. This article will go over the most popular Hemp usage and which variety will assist the most, based on the aforementioned data and comments from Medical Marijuana’s Titus.
Hemp for post-workout muscle soreness: According to Titus, a high-quality topical Hemp can assist relieve transitory muscle soreness caused by workouts. Oral Hemp can help lessen muscular discomfort when taken just after a workout, according to a recent study.
Hemp for persistent muscle pain: Topical Hemp can help during flare-ups, but for systemic discomfort, you should take oral Hemp. According to Titus, a mixture can be extremely beneficial. Hemp taken orally relieves pain from the inside out, while Hemp cream applied topically can calm particularly sensitive areas.
Hemp for joint pain: No matter how powerful, topical Hemp is unlikely to reach cannabinoid receptors in your joints. People with arthritis and other joint disorders are more likely to benefit from Hemp taken orally. Ingestible Hemp will also help people with fibromyalgia discomfort, according to Titus.
Hemp for general muscle tightness and stress: High-quality topical Hemp can provide much-needed temporary relief for general muscle tightness (such as tension in the neck from a long day at your desk).
Overall, Hemp’s efficacy varies depending on the substance, the intended application, and the individual. Hemp is beneficial to some people, while it has little effect on others, whether they take it orally or topically. It could take a lot of trial and error before you find a Hemp product that works for you to relieve muscle pain.