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Topical CBD products and how they can help you!

One of our favorite things about CBD is how much it helps with inflammation, joint pain, and muscle soreness.  When we started our business, topicals were the very first thing we made.  That’s because they are the very first thing we tried years ago.  The relief was undeniable.

In an article written for US News online, author Vanessa Caceres outlines the benefits of topical CBD products.  Here is some of what she had to say:

“Topical CBD products can help address pain or inflammation that’s at a specific area of your body, such as on the joints. The product won’t enter the bloodstream. So a topical CBD product isn’t designed to address systemic problem, but it may help directly on the skin.

Reliable topical CBD products don’t just mask pain or inflammation as some over-the-counter topical pain relief creams do. They actually can make the pain go away for a certain time period, says Matthew Halpert, an instructor of immunology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. This is because of the high concentration of cannabinoid receptors on the skin. Cannibinoid receptors are part of the body’s endocannabinoid system, a body-wide system discovered in the 1990s that affects many important functions. Cannabinoid receptors are present throughout the body and are associated
with pain sensation, appetite, immune function, mood and more. The chemicals produced by the body that interact within the EC system are called cannabinoids, and like THC and CBD, they interact with cannabinoid receptors.

Research done by Halpert, in collaboration with the company Medterra CBD in Irvine, California, has found that CBD is able to turn down the production of inflammatory markers like tumor necrosis factor alpha, which is made in overabundance by people who have conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Another study published in the journal Pain in 2017 found that prophylactic treatment with CBD stopped pain and hindered the development of more pain in rats with osteoarthritis. However, a group of international rheumatologists concluded in a 2019 report in Expert Reviews and Clinical Immunology that more research is needed into the long-term effects of CBD and other cannabis-related products for rheumatological conditions.

In a small study with 20 patients published in 2019 in Clinical Therapeutics, a CBD ointment used over three months for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and scars significantly improved symptoms and signs of the skin disorders. As with any small study, larger studies could help confirm results. The effect of CBD may also vary from person to person. Some find it helps, while others don’t. For instance, a February 2019 study published in Scientific Reports found that cannabis products with higher THC levels were associated with greater symptom relief among more than 3,000 people, but CBD products (with no THC) were not. Yet overall, more research needs to be done to find out how effective all CBD and cannabis-derived products are, according to conclusions from a large 2017 report done by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.”

Catch Some Relief (CSR) offers multiple topical CBD options.  We have a regular strength 500mg pain cream as well as an extra strength 1000mg option.  Both are lotion based, creamy, and easy to rub in.  CSR also offers varying sizes and strengths of pain sticks.  A thicker, balm like texture designed in a roll up stick for less mess and easy application.  Most patients feel some relief within 8-12 minutes.  Relief usually lasts a few hours at least.  Reapply as needed.  Also, CSR is about to release a CBD infused lip balm: strawberry, herbal mint, or unflavored.

For more information, please visit our website at www.catchsomerelief.com today.  CSR is on all social media platforms too.  Feel free to reach out with any questions.  Educating people about CBD and the benefits of cannabis is one of our passions in life.

Also, to read the entire article quoted above, visit: https://health.usnews.com/wellness/articles/do-topical-cbd-products-work

Signing off,
Kristen & Trinity
CSR Team