By John Wood
More and more, people are replacing their Tiger Balm or other natural joint and pain relief aides for CBD muscle rubs and other homeopathic CBD options.
The key to why CBD may alleviate joint and muscle discomfort is found in the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). Composed of messengers and receptors, The endocannabinoid system acts on multiple systems such as the cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive and nervous systems.
Unfortunately, the endocannabinoid system is easy to throw out of whack. Your diet, how much you exercise your stress level and so on can take a toll. So, it’s our good fortune that plants have such amazing healing properties and that the cannabinoids in the cannabis plant interact positively with the endocannabinoid system.
CBD interacts with CB2 receptors in areas that directly influence whether you wake up with joint and muscle discomfort each morning.
Here’s how it works: The sends out neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) throughout your body to check whether everything is running smoothly. Simply stated, if it finds a problem, it sends out instructions on how to fix it.
The endocannabinoid system has two types of cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are mainly located in the brain and nervous system, but they are also found in the lungs, liver and kidneys. CB2 receptors are found mainly in the immune system. They help regulate the appetite and immune system functions like pain management and inflammation (inflammation being directly related to joint and muscle pain).
In her book, CBD Oil, Everyday Secrets, Gretchen Lidicker describes how CBD interfaces with these receptors: “CBD doesn’t directly activate CB2 receptors … Instead, CBD interacts with the body through a bunch of other mechanisms – some of which indirectly influence the activity of CB1 and CB2 receptors ...”
The big takeaway is that CBD interacts with CB2 receptors in areas that directly influence whether you wake up with joint and muscle discomfort each morning.
CBD Options For Joint and Muscle Discomfort
Zebra CBD has multiple options for help with joint and muscle discomfort, including our Zebra CBD Joint and Muscle Tablets, and our CBD rub, balm or topical roll-on.
The Joint and Muscle Tablets not only provide you with the benefits of CBD, but have additional natural, non-addictive ingredients to help promote an active lifestyle without the discomfort of joint and muscle pain. These include Boswellia, turmeric, Vitamin D and ginger root.
Our Zebra CBD topical applications provide quick, on-the-spot relief when applied directly to stiff joints and muscles. Used in combination with the tablets, you should see excellent long-term results with daily use.