There’s not much worse than struggling to recover from a nagging injury.
Actually, there’s at least one: dealing with chronic pain. Injury recovery might be tough, but at least it (usually) has an end in sight. Chronic aches and pains are different. If left unchecked, they can persist indefinitely. Not good!
We’re happy to report that topical CBD may help with both types of situations. Here’s what you need to know about using CBD pain cream for pain and injury relief.
- CBD vs pain: how it works
- CBD for injury relief and recovery
- What makes our CBD Pain Cream special
- Menthol + CBD: a match made in heaven?
CBD vs pain: how it works
Topical CBD doesn’t get absorbed into your bloodstream the way that CBD oil and other ingestible products do — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Applying CBD topically is actually one of the best ways to activate special receptors located within the skin and underlying muscle fibers. CBD’s activation of endocannabinoid receptors and TRPV receptors means it may be able to remediate both inflammation and pain perception. 
Translation? If any particular part of your body feels irritated, inflamed, or painful, see if simply slathering on some CBD improves things. Most people find that topical CBD kicks in fast and provides almost-immediate relief.
People with severe pain can take things up a level by combining their CBD topical use with a premium ingestible product. Feel free to use your ingestible every day, then throw in your topical as needed. This dual approach allows users to get both systemic and localized relief. It actually makes a lot of sense in light of how unpredictable chronic pain can be!
CBD topicals exert their benefits through a few other pathways, too. It may bring your dermal tissues back into oxidative, inflammatory, and regenerative balance.  Here’s how one leading researcher, neurologist Ethan Russo, explains it:
“The [endocannabinoid system’s] role in skin’s immunity is to constantly control the activity of the skin’s immune and inflammatory system,” he says. If activated by cannabinoids like CBD, the endocannabinoid system may:
- Reduced inflammation, particularly chronic inflammation
- Reduce metabolically-wasteful energy generation
- Reduce immune over-activation
“[...] Drugs that increase the activity of the skin’s ECS may hold promise for [...] inflammatory and immune [disorders],” Russo concludes.  While these types of drugs aren’t readily available yet, a natural alternative is: CBD.
CBD for injury relief and recovery
And CBD’s benefits go above and beyond overcoming late-stage pain. It may be able to address some of pain’s most common causes, too! How? By helping your body produce collagen more efficiently. This collagen can then provide strength to your joints and perfectly-hydrated structure to your skin. While more research needs to be done on the CBD-collagen-recovery link, existing studies have found a clear correlation between the latter two. One review found that: 
- Daily collagen intake may improve joint pain and functionality
- Collagen may help the body’s joints adapt to a new exercise routine
- Collagen may improve body composition and strength, particularly in older people
- Collagen may improve muscular recovery in the post-exercise period
- Exercise and vitamin C may promote collagen synthesis
- Collagen may improve neuromuscular function
Important side note: CBD topicals may also help with more superficial injuries. If you have scarring, bruising, or other telltale signs of wear and tear, you’ll be happier to hear that CBD may improve skin barrier function, skin cell proliferation, and inflammation levels! 
What makes our CBD Pain Cream special
One of the best ways to experience topical CBD’s benefits is through a dedicated CBD pain cream — and one of the highest-rated CBD pain creams – is made by yours truly. In 2021 our CBD Pain Cream was declared best CBD topical by Product of Year. This unbiased, consumer-voted survey pulled from the real-world experience of over 40,000 American customers en route to placing Medterra’s topical on top.
Menthol + CBD: a match made in heaven?
Now for the details: our CBD Pain Cream is designed to help you live a happy, healthy, pain-free life. It combines the anti-inflammatory power of hemp with the pain-relieving power of menthol and arnica. The end result? A topical whose absorption rates are radically improved by some natural compound+compound synergy! Customers say they especially love the menthol’s cooling effect.
Here’s a more complete list of what you’ll find in our CBD Pain Cream:
- Arnica Montana
- Hemp-derived CBD
- Aloe Barbadensis juice
- Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil
- Shea Butter
This topical’s inclusion of shea butter and aloe means it’s just as good for your skin as it is for any underlying joint or muscle problems. The shea butter is rich in nourishing fats, while the aloe locks in moisture and locks out UV rays. You can use as much of this CBD topical as you need without worrying about your skin becoming dried out or irritated.
Our Pain Cream also stands out for what’s not in it. You won’t find any plastics, preservatives, carcinogens, cheap oils, synthetic fragrance, or synthetic additives here. (Believe it or not, some ‘premium’ CBD topicals really do contain these types of ingredients.)
Just like all of our other products, this Pain Cream is extensively lab tested. It’s been analyzed by independent labs to make sure it’s 100% free from contaminants. It’s been certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority, too.
And, as we alluded to earlier, our CBD Pain Cream can be taken with other CBD products. Feel free to take an ingestible CBD product daily and layer on a topical product if and when needed. Many of our customers are getting amazing results from this type of approach.
CBD Pain Cream for pain and injury relief: summing things up
CBD is a pretty versatile compound. It’s good for your joints…it’s good for your muscles…it’s even good for your skin! Discover these benefits for yourself with the help of a premium CBD topical like our Pain Cream. We think you’ll find a life with less pain even better than you remembered.