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Does CBD really work for pain relief?

It’s amazing to see millions of Americans enjoying CBD for their chronic pain, muscle pain, back pain and more, but what does the science have to say? Does CBD really help relieve pain & inflammation?

At shopCBD, we adopted a research base approach to this question because we believe research should always comes first.

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The science indicates major promise for CBD and Hemp extract products to be used for managing pain:

  • The National Cancer Institute mentions CBD as a possible solution for pain relief in cancer patients, pointing to a study that found a CBD extract “was efficacious for pain relief in advanced cancer patients”.
  • Another 2018 study reported that cannabinoids, including CBD, were effective in reducing chronic neuropathic pain.
  • In perhaps the most promising finding as it relates to pain relief, a 2016 study published in the European Journal of Pain found that Hemp extract gel, when applied to the skin, reduced both pain and inflammation.
The real question comes once you want to select the right product for you. Below please find our recommendation in terms of Hemp extract products for pain and inflammation relief. If you’re newer to Hemp extract and are not sure what’s right for you, we invite you to look at our Hemp extract dosage calculator

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Best CBD Products For Pain and Inflammation

If you’ve decided to try CBD for your inflammation, any product with a healthy serving of CBD is likely to help you out. But we’ve compiled some of our star products that also include other ingredients reported to help with inflammation – like turmeric and menthol. We stand by all of the products we offer, but here are our top picks for CBD for inflammation:

CBD Oils + Tinctures for Inflammation

CBD Oil Turmeric Rosemary Extract 1000mg – This 1000mg CBD oil from Kanabia also includes supercritical C02 rosemary and turmeric extracts – two compounds known for their potential to reduce inflammation. Made with full-spectrum CBD extract for maximum effect.

CBD Drops Relief 720mg – from Plant People, this full-spectrum CBD tincture contains lots of great ingredients reported to help with inflammation, like turmeric, black pepper and ginger – along with 720mg of powerful CBD extract.

CBD Oil Extract Signature 500mg – Bluebird Botanicals’ Signature CBD oil is made with 500mg of full-spectrum, whole-plant extract, which contains naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, aldehydes, ketones, vitamins, trace minerals, omega fatty acids, protein, and more. Along with these powerful hemp ingredients, it also contains frankincense and black cumin oil, both of which are reported to help reduce inflammation.

CBD creams, salves and balms

CBD Rapid Cooling Cream 750mg – Medterra’s Rapid Cooling Cream is ideal for sore muscles, because it contains soothing menthol, arnica, rosemary, ginger root, and lots more – not to mention 750mg of pure CBD. It comes in an easy-to-dispense pump bottle, and it’s small enough to fit in your gym bag. A no-brainer.

CBD Root Butter Muscle Rub 500mg – 500mg full-spectrum CBD. Mango butter. Shea butter. Coconut oil. Almond oil. Jojoba oil. Vitamin E. Rosemary Essential Oil. Lavender essential oil. Everything your skin and muscles need to feel better. Need we say more?

CBD Salve Plant Balm 420mg – Plant People’s plant balm soothing body salve contains 420mg (wink wink) of CBD, along with camphor and other soothing ingredients. Portable, affordable, powerful – a great choice for those who want to try out CBD for inflammation without breaking the bank.

CBD edibles, gummies and capsules

Turmeric Spirulina CBD Gummies 300mg 60ct - Give your body a potent shot of two nutrient dense superfoods that have been combined with 5mg of  CBD per gummy. Made with turmeric and spirulina for extra nutrition.

CBD Recover Gel Caps 1000mg 30ct – For powerful and portable, you can’t beat this 1000mg package of CBD Recover gelcaps from Social CBD. Along with loads of hemp-derived CBD, they also contain anti-inflammatory ingredients like black pepper and turmeric.