Month Archives: January 2023

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Topical CBD for Chronic Pain: Is It Worth a Try?

Chronic or persistent pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks despite the use of medication or treatment. Common examples of chronic pain are arthritis, migraine, and fibromyalgia. Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is a Phyto cannabinoid derived from the Cannabis species. CBD is free from psychoactive activity and has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. CBD differs from its Cannabis counterpart tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in this respect as it does not produce a euphoric high. The Risk of Using Traditional …

New studies make a case for topical CBD absorption and pain management

There is a great demand for topical analgesics. According to recent statistics, the global topical analgesics market targeting mild to moderate pain is worth $10.26 billion. Many topical pain agents were originally developed as oral or injected drugs and later reformulated in a dosage more suited to topical administration (e.g., creams, gels, ointments). These include salicylates, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), capsaicinoids, corticosteroids and opioids. Physicians currently recommend these medicines to treat localized eczema, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, abrasions, muscle aches, etc. Given their …
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