Did you know a Gallup poll conducted in 2019 reported that about 14% of Americans use CBD! While about one-third of the respondents said that they have used or currently are using CBD-based products. Young people appear more open to the use of CBD products most commonly between the age groups of 18-24 and 25-34 years. Let’s understand why?
Cannabis has three natural variants namely, Indica, Sativa, and Regulars. The plants originate from South Asia but grow throughout the world now. These form two major types of the same plants (based on the presence of a substance called THC) are called Hemp and Marijuana. While Marijuana is used mostly for recreational purposes, because of THC’s psychotic mind-altering effects Hemp is used for its health and wellness benefits because of a substance called CBD.
Cannabis Sativa or Hemp has about 500 naturally occurring chemicals. It constitutes more than a hundred cannabinoids, numerous terpenes, and flavonoids among other naturally occurring chemicals. The prominent cannabinoids are Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabidiol (CBD), and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Each of these cannabinoids has its unique benefits to our bodies and hence is used to make many products. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of CBD and particularly CBD Roll-on.
What is CBD?
CBD in particular is known for its pain and inflammation relief capabilities. It also has benefits to seizure-related and other mental conditions arising from stress and anxiety. It was rediscovered in 1940 by Dr Roger Adams. He successfully extracted it but was not aware of what he had done till much later. We say rediscovered because it has been used for thousands of years in ancient cultures from south Asia and is used in much Formal research on CBD began in 1946 by Dr Walter S Lowe as he started testing its effects on animals.
CBD does not have any mind-altering effects and being a cannabinoid reacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in our bodies. There are numerous endocannabinoid receptors in our bodies that are a part of our central nervous system (CNS). They control many bodily functions like sleep, hunger, reaction to pain, etc.
It is extracted from the leaves, flowers, and other parts of the plant using advanced methods like CO2 extraction. Special care needs to be taken in extraction as using artificial toxic chemicals in the process will drastically reduce its effectiveness and the product could be no longer marked safe.
What are the types of extracted CBD?
CBD is extracted in three forms and the usage of these forms depends on the type of product to be manufactured and its intended use. The forms are used to manufacture orally ingestible products as well as topical. Even these come with a variety of intended uses and needs. Here are the three forms of CBD and their composition.
This contains all the extracted cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and other natural chemical compounds. As this contains all the extracted cannabinoids it also contains THC. As per FDA guidelines, it must not contain more than 0.3% of THC. This is to make sure that the health and wellness products made with it are not abused for getting high.
This contains all the extracted cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and other natural compounds. This does not contain any trace of THC at all, which is left out from this variant and not used in the final extract. This is mostly used by people who would not have any THC at all in the products they use.
This is the most concentrated and purest form of CBD. As the name suggests, it contains no other cannabinoids or any other natural chemical extracted from the plant. All the other extracted naturally occurring chemicals are exempted and CBD is extracted from them to be used further.
What is a CBD Roll-on?
CBD Roll-on is one of the most popular CBD-based products available. It has proven itself to be extremely effective against pain, inflammation, and muscle soreness. It is used mostly used in such cases arising from intense exercise or sports activities. It comes in a roll-on container designed for easy application on the pain areas. Once applied it gets absorbed into the skin and reaches the endocannabinoid receptors in the area and naturally bind to them.
What is it made up of?
It is made up of a combination of carrier oil, mostly coconut oil or hemp seed oil, and premium CBD Isolate. Additional organic extracts are also used to increase its efficiency however, the combination varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. As an example, a manufacturer like OleyHemp produces hemp at its farms, extracts it naturally at its state-of-the-art processing centres, and uses additional active ingredients to assist in pain relief and inflammation like menthol, camphor, and arnica.
How to use it?
As it is topical it needs to be applied directly to the pain area. It is absorbed by the skin and reaches the tissues, thus, providing instant relief. For absorption to be quickly and efficiently clean the area well with soap and water before applying. Shake the container well and then rub it gently on the skin over the underlying pain area tissues. The roll-on ball gently massages the oil onto the skin and this eases the absorption and provides instant relief to the area.
You can use it around minor wounds, cuts or bruises, for acute or chronic pain like arthritis, joint pain, or muscle pain. It is also extremely effective for inflammations which normally accompany all impact injuries or wounds, and most chronic cases. Additionally, you just need to apply it to the pain area for relief and not on your entire body. The CBD gets absorbed and acts with the ECS receptors in the area of application. Hence, application in an appropriate amount is required.
While applying make sure to slowly increase the dose to be able to notice a difference and then regulate as per need. CBD Roll-in is a transdermal product which is why there is no chance of overdosage or side effects but usage is recommended, no wastage.
What are its benefits?
CBD Roll-on is a product that has benefits as per its composition which is different for each manufacturer, however, the major part of it is related to pain and inflammation relief. Here are some of its benefits.
1. Instant relief from pain
It provides instant relief from pain. The roll-on function allows for the oil to be rubbed on the pain area directly which gets absorbed through the skin cells and interacts with the ECS in the pain area tissues very fast. It is effective for acute, chronic, and neurological pain and is excellent in relaxing muscles. However, you need to consider applying it in the area where the pain originates from. A headache can be caused by neck tension and sore muscles on the shoulders. Always try to use it on the area where the pain is originating for maximum benefits.
It can also be very effective in cases of neurological pain like headaches or migraines. All you need to do is apply on the forehead or the upper neck and gain relief. This relief will also allow a good sleep and thus conditions like stress, anxiety, and depression will stay away.
Stiff muscles like pain in the neck and shoulders can be easily reduced and full relief attained by using CBD Roll-on. After a long day’s hard work or a tough day on the field for athletes, CBD Roll-on is more efficient than a full body massage with more instantaneous results.
2. Reduces inflammation
Pain other than wounds is mostly caused by stiff muscles or tissue inflammation from heavy or continuous impact. It can be from immediate injury, stiff joints, or sore muscles. It also is caused by long-term repair auto-response from the body, on joints, or other places where the body responds by rapid cell growth in a certain area to combat an internal injury, thus causing inflammation and pain. These inflammations can be effectively reduced by continuous usage of CBD Roll-on.
The rollerball ensures a non-greasy and non-messy application on the pain or injured area. You do not need to get your palms oiled up and messy. Just hold the container with the ball side to your skin and rub to apply. Also when you apply around (not on) a wound or a bruised area you can rest assured that the pain and inflammation will be reduced. To ensure this always clean the area before applying and that will maintain hygiene on the rollerball as well.
4. Easily portable
The easy-to-carry size and easy-to-use roll-on container can easily fit into your purse or a pocket in your bag. It is small in size and big in terms of value add. You will have no obligations at all as it fits into your smallest of purses.
CBD Roll-on is one of the most effective CBD products and is used widely by athletes and sportspersons. Its pain relief and anti-inflammatory benefits make it widely sought after. It is convenient to carry, use, and relaxes after a hard day's work even if there is no pain. It soothes the muscles and adjoining tissues and gives instant relief.