CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the cannabinoids out of 100+ found in the Cannabis Sativa or Hemp plants. Recent studies have revealed many health and wellness benefits of it, which is why it has been used to make many products by organic item manufacturers.
Though it has been used in ancient cultures for thousands of years, limited research has not brought it to the limelight it deserves. CBD Roll-on is one of the most effective CBD-based products.
It is an efficient solution for pain relief, muscle soreness, and inflammation from intense exercise and sports.
Pain and inflammation have been treated for centuries using opioid-based medications, painkillers, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs popularly called NSAIDs.
The concern on their growing misuse, addiction-based usage, or overuse has led the researchers to look for alternatives which are non-addictive, effective, safe, and topical.
In this search, CBD has emerged with its numerous benefits and proven itself to be safe, effective, and without any psychoactive properties.
Cannabis Sativa or Hemp contains more than 400 natural compounds. A bit more than 100 of these compounds are called Cannabinoids because they are unique to Cannabis Sativa. The prominent Cannabinoids are,
- THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol
- CBG or Cannabigerol
- CBC or Cannabichromene
- CBD or Cannabidiol
- CBN or Cannabinol
- CBDL or Cannabinodiol
- CBT or Cannabitriol
- CBE or Cannabielsoin
- CBL or Cannabicyclol
Among the ones listed above, CBD and THC have undergone extensive research. THC is more famous because of its euphoric and psychoactive effects and found in abundance in the Marijuana variety of Cannabis. On the other hand, CBD earned a name for itself by its medicinal, health, and wellness benefits.
How does it work?
In cases of external injury, severe impact, trauma, infection or genetic changes our body triggers pain and inflammation as responses.
These responses can be of two types. The ones that occur immediately are called acute responses and some last for a longer time as chronic responses.
CBD works on all types of pain be it acute, chronic, or neurological. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) in our body is a network that does the signaling between cells and the Central Nervous System (CNS) which is responsible for interconnecting the nerves in our body.
CBD communicates with the ECS and CNS receptors in our body providing relief from pain and inflammation. Roll-on is a topical and made to be applied to the pain area.
The CBD and the other essential oils get absorbed into the body through the cells and acts on the target zone to provide relief.
CBD predominantly comes in three forms to be used in the manufacturing of other products. The most effective form is Full-Spectrum CBD and contains all the cannabinoids, polyphenols, terpenes, and flavonoids found in Cannabis Sativa.
This includes the most famous one, THC as well. However, in accordance with the FDA regulations, it is less than 0.3%. This has no psychoactive effects at all and will not get you high at all.
Another type is Broad-Spectrum, which contains all the natural chemical compounds from Hemp minus the THC cannabinoid. The last one is called CBD Isolate.
As the name suggests this contains only the extracted CBD out of all the cannabinoids and the other natural compounds. This one is the most concentrated form of Cannabidiol and is used in many products that require CBD in its isolated form.
CBD is also approved for use by athletes as certified by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
What is it made up of?
The main component of CBD-Roll on is essentially CBD Isolate and other essential oil extracts. CBD provides an analgesic effect by relieving pain and inflammation. It is also a powerful antioxidant and an effective factor in healing.
It also contains menthol extracted from peppermint. Menthol is also an effective analgesic and used in pain relief and skin care. It provides a cooling sensation due to its stimulation of thermoreceptors which signal the brain to perceive this as a cold sensation.
Camphor is also an ingredient used in CBD Roll-On and is effective in reducing pain, swelling, and redness of the skin. These are again symptoms associated with injury or soreness of muscles. Camphor is extracted from Cinnamonum Camphora and has a soothing effect by numbing the sensory nerve endings.
Arnica is also a well-known compound used for pain relief, healing bruises and also used as an isolate for its properties. Due to its effective pain relief abilities, it is also used in Homeopathic medicines.
CBD Roll-on comes in a small bottle with a roller ball for easy, non-greasy application on the pain area and portability. People suffering from Arthritis, muscle soreness, and stiffness have found it to be very effective with instant effects because of its topical nature and easy absorption through the skin cells. It reaches the muscle fibers and gives fast and effective relief, by reducing pain and inflammation.