CBD Balm

CBD balms are topical CBD products that incorporate the natural soothing benefits provided by CBD. They can be applied to a specific area of the body to allow the CBD to work its magic on any particular problem areas you have. They are particularly favoured by individuals in sport suffering from muscle pain or soreness. Our balms are typically blended with an array of essential oils to promote soft, smooth skin along with soothed muscles. Often athletes or sports people find themselves waking up the morning after heavy exercise with stiff muscles. Balms and rubs are already part of many peoples routines in an effort to sooth the muscles, but many might not have explored the benefits that CBD muscle balms can offer.

What Is CBD?

CBD is the more commonly known abbreviation for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of many different substances found within the cannabis sativa plants which are known as cannabinoids. One of the more commonly known cannabinoids within the plant is THC, however unlike THC, CBD does not cause users to experience a high. In order for CBD products to remain legal they must contain less than 0.2% THC, which is nowhere near enough to cause a high. To meet this guideline, cannabidiol is often extracted from the hemp plant, as the hemp plant contain large amounts of cannabidiol but only small amounts of THC. CBD has gained popularity in recent years as the types of products it is used within has expanded. Many people perceive it to have a range of health benefits, but we make no health claims about cannabidiol given that research is still in its early phases

Why Use CBD Balm?

CBD balms are great to use for those who experience issues like muscle stiffness and fatigue. These are common issues for athletes, sports players, and for those growing older. For athletes and sports players, CBD balms can aid recovery which makes them such a popular product.

How Do I Use CBD Muscle Balm?

CBD muscle balms are simple and easy to use. Like with other topical CBD products, simply massage the balm into the affected area using a generous amount. Remember to wash the affected area before applying in order to rid of the excess oil and dirt. This will speed up the process of CBD being absorbed into the skin.

How Much Balm Should I Apply?

Like with all skin care and topical CBD applications, it is recommended to start with a small amount in an isolated area to test how your body reacts to it, much like a patch test. Once your skin has been exposed to the CBD balm and has not had any bad reactions or effects then you can opt to apply it more liberally. Each product and brand will have it’s own instructions that may slightly differ, so be sure to follow the guidelines on the packaging.

How Often Should I Apply Muscle Balms?

There is no set number of times you should apply CBD skin balm. As very little to no CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream and overdosing on CBD is almost impossible, you can use as much CBD balm as you wish. Given the nature of CBD balm you can apply it as and when you feel you need it throughout the day. Each product will contain recommended usage which you may wish to stick to.

How Does CBD Balm Work?

CBD balm works when the essential oils and CBD are absorbed into the skin. Little to no CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream like with other methods of CBD consumption. It works instead when the CBD binds to the cannabinoid receptors within the skin which then triggers a reaction within the body’s endocannabinoid system.

Is CBD Balm Better Than CBD Oil?

It is impossible to say whether CBD balm is better than CBD oil. They each have their own benefits which will suit different people in different situations. CBD balm is great for soothing problem areas of the body, whereas CBD oil is more suitable for getting benefits across the whole body as the CBD enters the bloodstream.

Will CBD Muscle Balms Get Me High?

No, CBD muscle balms will not get you high. In the UK, CBD products must contain less than 0.2% THC in order to remain legal and this is far too small an amount to experience a high. This is before we even consider the fact that muscle balms will not be absorbed into the bloodstream and so it would be impossible for them to cause a high.

Is CBD Balm Legal?

Yes, CBD balm products are completely legal in the UK. Under UK laws, no CBD product is to contain more than 0.2% THC. All of our products meet this guideline and remain in line with UK laws.

Is CBD Safe?

Yes, CBD balm is completely safe to use. However, like with all creams and balms you should carry out a patch test to mitigate the risk of any negative reactions. Additionally, you should always consult your doctor before using CBD to ensure it is right for you, and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should avoid using CBD products.

Are There Any Side Effects of CBD Muscle Balm?

No serious side effects have ever been recorded from using CBD, however, like with any cream or balm that you apply to your skin there is always a possibility that your skin may react unfavorably to it. To mitigate this risk, we would highly recommend carrying out a patch test with a small amount of balm on a discreet part of your body to see how your skin reacts. Should there be no negative reaction then you can use it freely on your skin with little risk of any side effects.

What Type of CBD Is Best?

When deciding which type of CBD is best for you, you first need to understand the differences. Each type of CBD has its benefits and there is no set answer as which is best for everyone.

Full spectrum CBD balm will contain the full range of cannabinoids found within the hemp plants. Importantly, this means that the CBD extract will contain up to 0.2% of the THC cannabinoid. Users of this type of CBD claim it has the ability to provide an entourage effect. This is the belief that the range of cannabinoids work together to provide a greater effect than they would have if they were used individually.

On the other hand, broad spectrum CBD balm contains only a selection of cannabinoids from the hemp plant. In broad spectrum products, the THC is completely removed from the CBD extract. This type of CBD is often favoured by people who are concerned about the effect of THC on the body.

How Long Will CBD Balm Take To Work?

CBD balms typically take no more than an hour to work. This is subject to the individual’s skin and previous exposure to CBD balms. If you are a frequent user of CBD then you may need to apply a little more as your body will have built up a tolerance to it. However, we would still recommend applying a small amount first to test your body’s reaction to it before you go about applying more liberally. We’d also recommend to stick to the instructions found on the packaging of the product you are using.

How Long Will The Effects of CBD Balm Last?

How long the effects last depends on the strength of the skin balm applied and how much you apply. Typically though, the effects of CBD balms will last up to six hours. You can apply it several times throughout the day in order to prolong the benefits. Frequent users of CBD products may experience a reduced length of effectiveness to some products but it’s important to remember that everybody is different and will have different responses to a variety of products.

Can I Use CBD Balm for Psoriasis?

No, we would not recommend using CBD balm for psoriasis. Some people may claim that CBD helps their psoriasis but we make no such medical claims given that research into CBD is still in its early stages.

Can I Use CBD Balm for Pain?

Our balms may help to sooth and comfort pain from tired or sore muscles, but we make no medical claims about the impact CBD has on alleviating pain from certain medical conditions. Should you be experiencing pain then we would recommend you consult a doctor or healthcare professional to determine to cause and a potential solution.

Can I Use CBD Balm for Anxiety?

No, you should not use CBD balm in an attempt to treat or prevent anxiety. If you are experiencing anxiety then we would suggest that you contact a doctor or healthcare professional in order to find a potential solution, rather than turning to CBD.

Why Buy CBD Muscle Balm From CBD Planet UK?

We have a huge range of CBD muscle balm products to choose from, including products from some of the biggest names in CBD such as Ignite and Ultracalm. Choose from a variety of strengths to suit whatever your needs, with strengths ranging from 50mg all the way through to 1000mg. There’s something to everyone no matter if you’re a first time user or an experienced CBD advocate.

All of our CBD products are available at industry leading prices. We’re so confident of this that we even offer a price promise. If you do find one of our products for cheaper elsewhere then we will beat the price by 10%.

If you do decide to buy CBD muscle balm then you can even get your order the very next day. Just make sure you order before 3PM and you select the express shipping option at the checkout. For your information, all of our orders are sent out in plain packaging which makes it handy if you would like to receive your order discreetly.