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CBD creams have increased in popularity hugely over the past few years and are a fantastic, natural way to treat arthritic pain and relieve achy joints and muscles


In this post we’re going to take you through just how long CBD creams take to start working, and the factors to be considered to maximize the effects of topical CBD products.


How long will it be before I start to feel results?


Many topical CBD products claim to offer ‘fast relief’, but just how fast do they really work?


When applying a topical CBD cream for arthritis pain, you’ll usually start to feel relief in the painful area within 10-20 minutes.  


However, no human body works exactly the same, so some people might be lucky enough to feel results more quickly, whilst some others will be waiting a little longer.


Will the method of application alter its strength?


CBD creams work by penetrating the dermal and sub-dermal layers beneath the skin, binding to our cell receptors in our muscles and joints. Therefore, the way you apply the product will certainly have an impact on its effects. For example, slapping a thin layer on and forgetting about it will not have the same impact as if you had taken a minute or so to massage it into the skin. This will help it penetrate the skin quicker, therefore speeding up the absorption into the endocannibinoid system


Those who use CBD for arthritis or CBD for skin conditions will find that consistency is key. Getting into a daily routine and by applying a small amount 2-3 times every day is best for optimal results and works better than applying a larger amount sporadically.


Is there a difference between balms and creams?


Topical CBD products do vary in texture – but this doesn’t mean one is more effective than the other, it just depends on preference and your priorities when it comes to pain relief. A CBD cream tends to have a lighter texture and will penetrate your skin slightly faster whereas a thicker balm will take a little longer to absorb.


If fast pain relief is your priority, a cream is your best option, but if you are looking for slower, steadier relief which lasts over the course of a few hours, you might prefer to use a thicker balm. Gifted Hands CBD specializes in both creams and balms - having both in your bathroom cabinet will allow you to mix and match depending on your current needs.


Extra ingredients – every little helps!


Not all topical CBD products are created equally, which is why its always a good idea to take a look at the active ingredient list.  One of the reasons why Gifted Hands CBD products are so well loved is because they combine CBD with additional soothing and healing ingredients for maximum effects.  


For example, our CBD Muscle Balm combines extra ingredients such as Calendula Oil and Rosemary Oil which have anti-inflammatory properties.  Buriti Oil, Rosehip Oil and Marula Oil all help to promote skin tissue repair and Avocado, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter and Mango Butter all enrich the formula to make it perfect for massage, leaving the skin nourished and moisturized, as well as pain free!


So, now you know! Shop here to see for yourself how topical CBD products can help you!

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