If you have pain that’s not messing around, you might need to give your CBD Oil a boost! Keep reading to find out why combining CBD Gel with your CBD Oil can give you that desired extra relief.
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You’ve read the reviews and you’ve heard rave reviews from friends and family members. So, you take the plunge and decide to try CBD Oil for yourself. You discussed it with your doctor and followed all the directions, but the only problem is…you’re still in pain. Sound familiar?
Depending on the type of pain you’re trying to relieve, CBD Oil alone might not be enough. But before you toss out your products, consider combining CBD Oil and CBD Gel. While the oil is doing its best to provide relief from the inside out, applying a CBD Gel exactly where you need it can give your body the boost it needs.
Disclaimer: We want to take a moment and remind everyone that while CBD is considered a safe and mild supplement, you should always talk with your doctor before adding CBD into your regimen. While side-effects are rare and usually mild, it’s better to err on the side of caution. This goes double for anyone taking any prescriptions, as CBD can interact with some medications.
Why CBD Oil Alone Isn’t Always Effective Enough
One of the best things about using CBD Oil is that it’s so versatile. You can use it when it works best for you, whatever dose works best for you, etc. But if you’re a complete beginner, all those options can be tricky and overwhelming.
So, before we jump into whether or not you need to add CBD Gel, here are a few items you should take into consideration. A few tweaks here and there can sometimes be the difference between relief and discomfort.
Make sure you’re taking the correct dose and strength.
The dose that works best for you can be drastically different than what works for others. Things like age, weight, metabolism, and more can impact how much you need, how often you should take CBD, and what strength you’ll need. Oftentimes, a 500mg CBD product just won’t provide the same relief that a 2000mg CBD product will. If you think this might be your issue, check out our blog about it here.
Make sure you’re using high-quality CBD products.
When it comes to CBD products, you want quality over quantity. With the popularity of CBD products, there are hundreds of options out there. While that may sound like a good thing, it also means there’s a lot of low-quality options out there.
Sometimes that means products with harmful chemicals, inaccurate CBD strength, or even products that are mislabeled as full-spectrum when they’re not. That’s why we pride ourselves on using only the highest quality, organic ingredients and CO2 extracted CBD. It makes a difference!
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It can take several weeks for you to notice the effects of CBD.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a supplement designed to naturally bring balance to your body. If you’re particularly sensitive to it, you might notice more relaxation after your first dose. However, for pain relief, it can sometimes take several days (even up to a few weeks) before you really notice the effects. Make sure to give your body enough time to adjust.
Certain types of pain are easier to treat with CBD than others.
CBD treats pain by reducing inflammation and by balancing the neurotransmitters that influence pain perceptions. That makes CBD really great for relieving chronic pain. That might mean aches and pains associated with arthritis, old sports injuries, etc.
However, if your pain is associated with a severe, recent injury (like a broken bone), CBD won’t completely erase that pain. It will reduce inflammation, possibly help you heal faster, and make you more comfortable. But pain is your body’s way of notifying you about injuries. So, when it comes to more severe injuries, CBD can only do so much.
Figure out what method of CBD use works best for you…
Like we said earlier, CBD Oil is very versatile. Using CBD Oil allows you to take the exact dose that works right for you. Plus, you can mix it into smoothies to simply digest it OR you can hold it under your tongue for 30 seconds so your body can absorb it even faster.
That’s not all though. If carrying a bottle of CBD Oil around with you isn’t convenient, you can use CBD Gummies! These are quick, convenient, and no one will look twice when you sneak a midafternoon gummy.
Another option that more and more people are turning to for localized pain, however, is CBD Gel.
The Benefits of CBD Gel for Localized Pain
Any CBD product that’s designed to be applied to the skin, is known as a topical, and the range of CBD topicals is vast. There are CBD balms, lotions, skincare, and even extra-strength CBD Gels. Depending on other ingredients in these products, they can be designed to relieve inflammation and redness, reduce irritation, and, most importantly, relieve pain.
Your skin is incredibly resilient, and it’s very good at its job–protecting you! But if you still find yourself experiencing aches and pains from old injuries or inflammation, a CBD topical can provide the localized relief you need.
One of the other benefits of using a CBD topical is “how” you apply it. When you apply a gel, balm, or lotion, you generally rub it into your skin. So, you’re giving yourself a mini massage that can actually promote blood flow and lymphatic drainage.
Your lymphatic system helps your body rid itself of toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials. The issue, however, is that it has no way of moving those nasty things. Normally, regular activity and exercise are enough to move those compounds through your lymphatic system. But, if you’ve ever experienced a swollen lymph node, you’ll know how irritating it is when your lymphatic system gets blocked.
That’s why additional practices, like massage, are so great. Not only are you helping to rid the area of toxins and bringing more oxygen to the area, but you’re also infusing CBD into the area. Generally, CBD topicals penetrate one centimeter into the skin and don’t usually get into the bloodstream whatsoever. If you’re just treating pain and irritation that’s relatively close to the skin, this isn’t an issue.
For deep muscle pain, however, you’ll probably want to combine a CBD Gel with CBD Oil.
Why Combining CBD Gel and CBD Oil Gives You Extra Relief
If you’ve been faithfully using CBD Oil for quite some time and haven’t found relief, try boosting your self-care routine by adding a massage with CBD Gel! And if CBD Gel alone isn’t penetrating enough to relieve deep muscle or joint point, then your body may need to help of a CBD Oil. But why does using both of them work so much better?
Remember, the only reason CBD is able to interact with your body at all is because of your Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Its purpose is to promote balance, and there are ECS receptors throughout your body (including your skin!). That’s why CBD is said to assist people with so many different issues. CBD interacts with ECS receptors to promote a wide array of effects like reducing anxiety and depression, relieving pain, and it even has some neuroprotective properties. So CBD is pretty amazing, but really it’s just your body that’s so amazing. CBD just helps your body do what it does best.
By using both CBD Oil and CBD Gel, you’re helping your body reduce pain from the inside and the outside. Plus, some methods of CBD ingestion are more bioavailable than others (meaning your body absorbs CBD better with certain methods). So, CBD Gels are particularly helpful for making sure the CBD gets exactly where it needs to be.
Experience Pain Relief Today
Managing pain can be incredibly isolating, but it’s not your fault and you’re not alone.
Be sure to check out our Stress Relief Bundle and our Relief Bundle that includes a topical for targeted relief. You don’t deserve to live in pain, so consider trying CBD to experience pain relief today. Contact us with questions and start feeling like yourself again.