Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting more than 50 million people. It affects the daily lives of millions of people around the world, and it can limit your ability to live an active and happy lifestyle. Luckily, there are natural ways to treat joint pain that do not require expensive procedures and medications prescribed by your doctor.
CBD has become increasingly popular since becoming legal in more states. The full benefits have not yet been documented due to the lack of research on the relatively new chemical compound. However, it has shown great promise for pain relief, relaxation, and anti-inflammatory purposes.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for the chemical compound called Cannabidiol, found in the Cannabis plant. CBD is the second most prevalent ingredient of cannabis (marijuana) and is derived directly from the hemp plant.
Although it is an active ingredient in marijuana, CBD does not contain any THC, which means that the substance will not get you “high” or induce any hallucinogen-like effects. It does not change a person's state of mind, but it may produce significant changes in the body and has shown some significant medical benefits.
CBD Health Benefits
With CBD only being legal for a short amount of time, clinical studies on the subject are limited. However, there is anecdotal evidence that CBD has numerous health benefits for people with anxiety, joint pain, and inflammation.
Muscle Pain Relief
One of the most common uses of CBD is for pain relief. To help regulate the immune system, pain response, appetite, and other body functions, the body uses a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system. CBD can help to reduce chronic pain by impacting receptor activity, which can lead to reduced inflammation and pain relief.
Improved Sleep and Reduced Anxiety
CBD has shown to be effective against anxiety and insomnia. A trial of CBD oil proved to be a safe treatment for reducing anxiety and improving sleep for people that suffer from depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CBD has also had positive antidepressant effects during animal studies.
Anxiety and depression are often treated with pharmaceutical drugs that can be highly addictive and cause severe side effects. CBD is a natural remedy and an excellent alternative to prescription drugs.
Reduced Joint Pain & Arthritis
Studies on animals have shown that CBD can work as an anti-inflammatory and pain-reliever for people with joint pain and arthritis. Human trials have not validated the studies, but there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that backs up the claims.
As mentioned above, researchers believe that CBD can affect the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). When the ECS receptors receive chemical signals, they respond to the stimuli resulting in an anti-inflammatory effect that reduces swelling and pain.
Our CBD cream is specially developed to target joint pain, and the active ingredients are all chosen to maximize the effectiveness with that goal in mind.
Intenz CBD Cream - Benefits and Active Ingredients
There are many ways to use CBD, but for those struggling with joint pain and muscle soreness, applying a topical cream on the affected area will most likely be the best option.
Active Ingredients - How Does the Intenz CBD Cream Work?
The Intenz CBD Cream is a quick-absorbing formula containing a high dosage of CBD and a soothing mix of anti-inflammatory ingredients to enhance relief from joint discomfort. Although CBD in itself has helped people to ease joint pain, the Intenz CBD cream contains a series of other ingredients that maximize the efficiency of the cream.
500mg CBD Oil
CBD does not pass through the skin easily, which makes it important to use a cream with a higher potency. The Intenz Joint Pain CBD cream contains 500mg of CBD per jar, which is equivalent to approximately 10 mL of CBD per serving. The high potency is intended to maximize the benefits of the cream to relieve joint pain and inflammation.
Aloe vera has strong anti-inflammatory properties that help you get relief from joint pain induced by inflammation.
When applied topically, aloe vera has other beneficial properties, including hydrating the skin and soothing sunburns. Clinical research suggests that aloe vera may speed up healing and reduce pain from burns.
Shea butter is not only great for skin hydration, but it can also be a remedy for aching joints and muscles. Studies have shown that shea butter reduces joint swelling and can also work as cartilage protection and decrease joint degeneration.
There are numerous benefits when applying shea butter on your skin, including:
- Lessens appearance of wrinkles
- Protects from UV damage
- Reduced redness and swelling
- Smoother and softer skin
Clinical trials show that applying shea butter on the skin can improve knee functionality for those with knee osteoarthritis. Other benefits found in the trial were significantly reduced pain levels and stiffness in the knees.
Arnica extract is derived from the arnica flower of the sunflower family and has been used in folk medicine since the early 1500s. Studies have shown that the flower extract is effective against pain and swelling associated with bruises, sprains, muscle aches, and arthritis by boosting circulation and speeding up the healing process.
Although not fully proven, some studies suggest that applying arnica on the skin can be an effective treatment for other areas as well, including:
- Post-shingles neuralgia
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Post-surgical pain
- Wound healing
Vitamin A plays a huge role in maintaining and supporting our immune system, but it is one of the most common vitamin deficiencies. One of the main benefits of Vitamin A is its role as an anti-inflammatory agent, and it has been proven to be beneficial against several inflammatory conditions.
One of the causes of joint pain is inflammation, and Vitamin A deficiency induces inflammation and aggravates existing inflammatory cells. Therefore, Vitamin A is a vital ingredient in combating joint pain and inflammation.
Vitamin A also has several positive effects on your skin when applied topically, including preventing breakouts and moisturizing the skin. It also assists in the promotion of healthy collagen, leaving the skin looking firmer and more youthful.
The main two key features of topical application of vitamin E are its antioxidants and its moisturizing properties. The antioxidants from vitamin E help fight inflammation and slow the effects of free radicals in the body. Other benefits include:
- Wound healing
- Sunburn prevention
Some animal studies suggest that vitamin E could help prevent cancer, but no human studies have been done on the topic.
Chamomile is an effective method to treat joint pain and has been proven to help against osteoarthritis and muscle soreness. A 2015 study investigated the effectiveness of chamomile extract when applied to the skin for treatment against joint pain and osteoarthritis. Researchers found that chamomile oil significantly reduced the need for pain relief medication.
Intenz CBD Cream - 5 Benefits
In summary, our CBD Cream is not only a great solution for joint pain and inflammation but also has the following benefits:
- Penetrates and moisturizes the skin providing quick and lasting pain relief*
- Eases pain, achy joints, and muscle soreness*
- Combats dry and rough skin*
- Pleasant scent and CBD promotes relaxation*
- Only contains a non-psychoactive formula, zero THC*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.