August 18, 2022 5 min read


CBD is an ointment extracted from the cannabis and hemp plant, but unlike ordinary cannabis, this will not make you feel high. When using CBD cream, apply it topically.

 According to Bayaji et al.  (2020), CBD cream fights pain and reduces inflammation and soreness. When having the pain there, CBD cream can be applied directly to the pain. You do not need a doctor to give you the prescription to use CBD cream and oil. There are many brands of CBD in the market. Therefore, it is good to buy the products from reputable companies to have a good quality that will meet your desire.

 How To Use CBD Cream

CBD creams are bought over the counter. Thus, a doctor gives no prescription. However, it is good to be cautious when using the product. The cream should be applied after taking a shower or bath. According to SU et al.  (2007), CBD helps relax muscles, calm the mind, hydrate, and treat some skin conditions, including eczema.

Hasler et al.  (2009) reported that taking a shower immediately after using the CBD cream will limit you from getting positive results because the cream will be washed away before it interacts with the skin. Since CBD cream is applied topically, it is absorbed through the skin. Therefore, it will need more time.

 The cream can be contaminated with sweat, especially if you have entered the gym. This is also a consideration that you need to have.  This is why you must wash your hands before and after applying the cream. And if after the exercise you have muscle cramps, then apply directly to the localized area. For example, when you have pain in a knee joint, do not apply the cream to the whole leg. Rub the cream gently into the area until it is absorbed.

 You will feel a burning sensation which will cause the activation of the nerves, thus boosting the blood flow. The cooling sensation one experiences after applying is caused by menthol, an active ingredient in CBD cream. For the best results, apply the cream every 4 hours.

 When To Involve A Doctor

To buy the cream, you do not need a doctor’s prescription, but there are some situations where you need to consult your doctor, especially if you have been having chronic pain and some health conditions such as diabetes or asthma. The reason is that the medication used for these conditions might react with daily medications.

 If you have some skin reaction such as itchiness or rashes, stop using the cream immediately. For a beginner in CBD products, use it on a small area to confirm if it will react, be for using it on a wide area.

 How to purchase CBD cream

 There are many brands in the market; therefore, it is upon you to choose the one that will serve you the best way. There are brands for both the high and low end, and they both have the same benefit; thus, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the things to consider when buying   CBD cream.

 The Packaging

Buy a CBD cream that is eco-friendly packaged.  The cream can come in a bottle or tube; if you are going to take the one packaged in the tube should not be too strong for the nostrils. The bottle of the CBD cream should also be considered a bigger size means you will not have to buy the cream every time, like weekly.

 The Type Of CBD

 There are three types of CBD, and your choice is a preference. The full or broad spectrum and isolate CBD are different. The full spectrum contains all the components of the plant, including the THC, a psychoactive property that gives the user a high feeling. This can be your choice if you do not mind having THC in your cream. The broad spectrum has all the components except THC, which means you will enjoy the benefits of all other hemp plant components. The isolate CBD is a type of CBD with no other additives and compounds. It is also known as pure CBD (99.9%).

  The Ingredients In The Product

 Some people love having different flavors such as essential oils such as lavender or menthol. For this reason, confirm the ingredients so that you do not take the one you are allergic to.

 The Third-Party Test

 When in the company, you can ask for the certificate of analysis COA to ensure the product has no contamination with other compounds such as heavy metals. When you find they do not want to produce the COA, their product should be suspected. Similarly, when they give you the COA, confirm if the information on it matches the one on the product.

 The Risks Of Using CBD Cream

 According to Zaheer et al.  (2018), although CBD has not had many side effects, some reported effects include a change in appetite, diarrhea, and excess fatigue. The effects vary from one user to the other. Therefore, there is a probability of some not reacting. Some reported side effects are due to ingredients such as essential oil that can cause skin irritation. However, if you have any reaction after using CBD cream, you should stop immediately.


Buy the cream from a reputable brand and store so you do not get a poor-quality product that might affect you. This will also guarantee you will get a replacement in case the cream reacts badly with you. Also, you can search for the product online to know what other users say about the product.  CBD cream has no specific dosage; however, the product should state how it should be used. Creams are silky, lighter, smooth, and non-greasy, therefore easy to be applied to the skin.


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