Science has confirmed that topical applications of cannabinoids, like Ananda Hemp’s SpectrumSalve 125, are highly effective in providing pain relief from arthritis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatism, tension, muscle ache and inflammation.

Cannabinoid-based products are one of the fastest growing ways of using cannabinoids on one of our largest organs — our skin. Thanks to their anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and immunity-modulating properties, burns, skin allergies, rashes, acne, eczema, psoriasis and skin infections can all be relieved with topical cannabinoids.

The Biology

Endocannabinoids are natural signals in your body that help maintain homeostasis by detecting and regulating hunger, pain, mood and memory. CBD helps elevate your natural levels of pain-relieving  endocannabinoids by blocking metabolism as they’re moving around your body.

The second method of pain relief centers around the damage you do when you exercise. When you strength train, you create micro-tears in your muscles, which is why you feel sore as you heal. Once your immune cells detect damage, they release inflammatory mediators in order to repair the tissue. CBD has the ability to limit the release of some proinflammatory signals, thereby helping with pain without thwarting the healing entirely.

Finally, you have receptors called TrpV1 that detect and regulate your body temperature. When activated, they put out heat, soothing your pain receptors. Using this channel, CBD makes these pain receptors hyperactive for a period of time, causing them to get hot, desensitizing them and downregulating those pain-sensing nerve endings.

The Product

Our SpectrumSalve 125 contains 125 mg of full-spectrum cannabinoids. This CBD-infused topical cream is non-psychoactive, so you’ll get the therapeutic effects of cannabis without the “high.” The cannabinoids in our salve binds to CB2 receptors near the skin, activating the endocannabinoid system.

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The Sources

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (2007, August 17). Cannabis May Help Alleviate Allergic Skin Disease. ScienceDaily

Jorge LL, Feres CC, Teles VE. Topical preparations for pain relief: efficacy and patient adherence. Journal of Pain Research. 2011;4:11-24. doi:10.2147/JPR.S9492.

Russo EB. Cannabinoids in the management of difficult to treat pain. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. 2008;4(1):245-259.