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Does CBD Cream Work for Pain?

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Does CBD cream work?”, then you’re not alone. In fact, it’s a question we get all the time at Quiet Monk. But what is this stuff, exactly? And are there any benefits to using it? Here’s everything you need to know about topical CBD and how it might be able to help relieve pain for those who suffer from chronic conditions or injuries:

Does topical CBD work for pain?

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How does CBD work? CBD is an active cannabinoid that you can use topically. It can also be taken as a supplement, but we’ll focus on topical applications in this article. Topical CBD doesn’t have the same psychoactive effects that traditional marijuana has because it doesn’t enter your bloodstream through the lungs or digestive tract like other cannabinoids do. Instead, topical CBD is absorbed through the skin and enters body tissues where it acts directly on CB2 receptors—without disturbing your central nervous system or causing intoxication.

What does the research say about CBD’s potential for pain relief?

CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, and there is evidence that it might work for pain. But more research is needed before we can say for sure.

In one small study in 2018, researchers gave a group of people with osteoarthritis knee pain either a placebo or CBD oil and found that those who received the CBD experienced a significant reduction in pain while walking compared to those who received the placebo. The participants also reported feeling less soreness after exercise than they did before taking any medication.

They also had significantly higher levels of anandamide — which is thought to temporarily relieve pain — after taking their medications as compared to before they took them.

A similar study yielded similar results: Researchers found that people with rheumatoid arthritis who took daily doses of 5 milligrams (mg) or 10 mg of oral cannabidiol (CBD) over six weeks experienced reduced morning stiffness by 50% when compared with patients who received placebos instead

How to use topical CBD

There are three ways to use topical CBD: apply once, apply twice daily, or apply three times daily. If you want to start with once-a-day application, try applying the cream at night before bedtime and see how you feel in the morning.

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If your pain isn’t alleviated by topical CBD alone, try doubling up on applications during the day. This can also be effective for people who experience less pain when they’re asleep than when they’re awake (such as with fibromyalgia).

Finally, if neither of these approaches work for you, try using three times per day on an ongoing basis of at least 7 days until your condition improves. Because each person’s body chemistry is different, it may take some time before you find what works best for relieving your symptoms and mitigating side effects of other medications such as opiates or muscle relaxants

What people are saying about it

As with CBD oil, people who use cbd cream for pain say it’s worth a try. Some users have said that their pain has disappeared entirely, while others report that it helps tremendously. The jury is still out on how effective these creams are compared to other medications, but many claim they work better than other methods or non-medicinal options like massage therapy and acupuncture.


With all the anecdotal evidence we’ve seen so far, it’s clear that CBD cream is worth trying if you have chronic pain.

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Hemp Oil 10,000 mg Benefits

CBD oil often referred to as hemp oil (not to be confused with hemp seed oil) is derived from the cannabis plant, and some people claim it can aid weight loss by suppressing appetite and burning fat. According to a new study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, one of the most popular ways to take CBD oil is through drops under your tongue. This method allows you to bypass your gastrointestinal tract entirely—which means no calories will be absorbed from your food or drink.

Our favorite 10 000 mg hemp oil is broad spectrum meaning there is no detectable THC in the oil.

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CBD Oil Benefits

CBD oil is a natural compound found in cannabis. It comes from the cannabis plant and has been used for hundreds of years as medicine. CBD oil has many benefits, including helping with pain relief and reducing inflammation.

Although CBD oil is often associated with marijuana, it actually comes from a different part of the plant. It’s legal in all 50 states and has no psychoactive properties. In fact, it won’t get you high or leave you feeling groggy like THC does.

The benefits of CBD oil are wide-ranging and include everything from helping people with pain to improving their sleep quality. If you’re wondering if this supplement would work for you, it’s important to note that there are many different ways to take CBD and each person may have different reactions depending on their overall health and lifestyle habits (such as diet).


While more research is needed, CBD oil has been shown to have many health benefits including reducing anxiety, depression and pain.

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Choosing The Best CBD Cream for Neuropathy Pain


Neuropathy is a broad term that refers to the damage of the nerves or nervous system. It can affect any part of your body and cause pain, numbness, and weakness. Neuropathy most often affects the hands and feet, but it can also impact other areas of your body such as your arms, legs and torso. Often it causes a tingling or numbness. Depending on where you feel pain from neuropathy (such as one leg), this condition may be more common than you think! It’s important to know that neuropathy isn’t actually a disease—it’s simply a symptom of another condition.

CBD cream for neuropathy pain

CBD Cream is an effective natural treatment for neuropathy and other conditions. CBD cream can be used to treat pain, inflammation, anxiety, insomnia, and more.

To treat neuropathy symptoms with CBD cream:

  • Apply the cream twice daily to affected areas of skin
  • Rub gently into skin for 20 to 30 seconds until absorbed

How CBD Creams Work for Pain Relief

CBD creams work through the activation of your endocannabinoid system. The CB1 and CB2 receptors are found in the skin, blood vessels, and brain, as well as other areas of the body. They work to modulate pain signals in your body.

CBD creams can be applied directly to the surface of your skin or muscle tissue to help relieve pain, inflammation, swelling and spasms associated with neuropathy. You can use them on any part of your body where you experience discomfort or discomforting symptoms like those listed above.

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is extracted from the resin glands on cannabis buds and flowers. This oil is high in CBD content and is used for wellness purposes. Hemp oil is made from the seeds of cannabis and has less than 0.3 percent THC, while CBD oil comes from the leaves, flowers and stalks of the same plant. Because they come from different parts of the cannabis plant, they have different effects. This means that CBD isolate products are less effective since they only contain one compound that provides therapeutic benefits while full-spectrum products provide multiple benefits working together synergistically.

CBD is the most abundant cannabinoid in the plant, making up 40% of the plant’s extract. It also contains a wide range of medicinal benefits that can help treat many different health conditions.

However, CBD is non-psychoactive, which means it doesn’t get you high—and this is why it’s legal in all 50 states. It’s legal to buy CBD products online or in stores, but because THC (the psychoactive component) is illegal in most states, some companies sell full-spectrum extracts that contain both compounds with varying ratios depending on their needs.

You can apply CBD cream to your shoulder or other muscle groups in order to relieve pain there, as well as generally boost your immune system. The fat in the topical passes through your skin and into your bloodstream, providing localized relief to a specific area of your body.

CBD is a fat-soluble compound; this means that it will dissolve into fats and oils that can pass through the skin barrier if they’re applied topically (on the surface of the skin). If you’re looking for pain relief from soft tissues such as muscles and joints, then applying a thin layer over those areas may be ideal!

Our Best Creams for Neuropathy

The good news is that there are ways you can treat your neuropathy symptoms so you can get back to living your life without pain! These are the creams our customers use to help with their symptoms below:


Neuropathy is a condition that affects your nerves, causing weakness and numbness in your hands and feet. It can also affect other parts of your body, such as the face or abdomen. Neuropathy is caused by damage to the myelin sheath surrounding nerve fibers which results in reduced conduction velocity within these fibers. This can be caused by different reasons diabetes, alcoholism (especially alcoholism), smoking cigarettes or even exposure to toxins like heavy metals found in some occupations like construction work or farming where pesticides are used on crops grown specifically for human consumption by spraying them with insecticides containing these heavy metals. However there are many reasons someone may develop neuropathy that we do not have listed here.

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California Failed To Pass Legislation

We are disappointed to report that efforts have failed, for the time being, to pass legislation in California that would explicitly permit the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD as a dietary supplement, cosmetic, and food and beverage additive.

Due to intra-party fights that had nothing to do with legislation, (No surprise) the state Senate leadership refused to allow a vote on the legislative language, despite the Governor’s endorsement and the overwhelming bi-partisan support for hemp farmers and our industry.

However, Governor Newsom’s team agreed to immediately establish a policy of formal enforcement discretion, under which current retailers and manufacturers, operating in good faith compliance with current law, would be allowed to continue to sell and manufacture their hemp CBD products until a new law is enacted.

If you would like to read the Bill click below (Its 66 pages long!) Its in a pdf format

A big thank you to wherezhemp for keeping the industry updated!

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How To Enhance The Effects of CBD With Food

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But which foods Steve?

A couple of recent reports propose that taking CBD with food may be beneficial. But which foods boost the effects of CBD?  Well today we will look into that very question!

Low rates of bio-availability (Yes I had to look up the definition when someone was talking about bio-availability a few years ago lol – the proportion of a drug or other substance which enters the circulation when introduced into the body and so is able to have an active effect.) have led people to ask how can we increase CBD effectiveness.

Due to the fact CBD oils are popular in the mainstream and not just with the hippie culture of the 60’s, it was just a matter of time before researches figured out how to maximize absorption rates. And yes taking CBD with certain foods can improve its bioavailability.

Another reason to love chocolate!

One study proposed that a high-fat meal elevated blood levels of CBD by a factor of 14. Cannabinoids are fat-soluble, and so the presence of fat might help CBD move into the bloodstream.

To improve absorption, consider pairing your CBD intake with foods which are rich in healthy fats:

  • Olive or sesame oil
  • MCT oil, or coconut oil, which can improve the bio-availability of CBD (This is standard in our CBD oils that we make here)
  • Emulsified fats, such as those found in chocolate or mayonnaise (Yes, thank you! I wont feel guilty eating that Hershey bar now)
  • Nuts
  • Avocado (Just another reason for me to add more Guacamole to my burrito!)
  • Fish

Either eat your meal and then take your CBD drops or add the CBD oil to foods like oatmeal and smoothies.

If you would like to learn more about the study:

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What CBD Dosage Should I Give My Dog or Cat? – CBD Doses for Pets Explained

dog cbd dosage chart

Just like people the right amount of CBD will require a little testing and experimenting.

Are you giving it to your dog for anxiety, arthritis or other general pain relief? The right dosage is going to be determined by the size of your pet and how they respond to the dosage.

I always recommend starting with a small dosage. Add it a drop or two to a snack and then observe them for the next 30 to 60 minutes. If after an hour you don’t see a change then give them another snack with 2 more drops. Keeping track of how many drops you are giving them in total.

BASIC RULE: There are some basic dosage rules to follow to give you an idea of where to start: 1 to 5 mg of cbd for every 10 pounds your pet weighs.

For pain control and management: Once you have found the right dosage you could give it to them every 8 hours or as needed. For other uses once or twice a day is sufficient.

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How To Make Peanut Butter CBD Dog Treats

Peanut butter cbd dog treats

Regardless of whether you’re in the process of training your fur baby or you want to give them treats to help with their everyday aches and pains this recipe is delicious

Peanut butter treats are appreciated by dogs all over the world and will also be the ideal beginning for your dog’s CBD journey.

For this particular recipe, you will need:

  •  ¼ cup of peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 3 cups flour (If your dog is gluten intolerant, you can use gluten-free flour as an alternative.)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup of apple sauce
  • CBD oil (Pet or human cbd oil will work just fine)

SIDE NOTE: If you are using a human CBD oil please be sure it is all-natural (no flavorings, especially peppermint as that can sometimes irritate their stomachs) We of course have an all-natural CBD oil (shameless self-promotion) and a pet CBD oil. As for me I use the human cbd oil because it is more value for the money. But you can use the pet cbd oil as well, they just tend to be a lower milligram. On a side note the only difference between a pet cbd oil and a human one is that the human oil has to adhere to higher standards in the development process.

Amount of CBD Oil To Add: The amount you are going to add is going to be dependent on how much your dog weighs. I would start with 2 full droppers of a 1000mg oil. If you are using one of our 1000mg CBD sprays that would be 6 squirts. Thats about 60mg for the whole batch of treats you are making. Which depending how how big you make your treats could average out to about 6mg per treat if you made 10 treats.

Pet CBD dosage chart - how much cbd to give to pets

Once you have all the necessary ingredients gathered up you are ready to begin

Step 1 – preheat the oven up to 350 degrees

Step 2 – Add in the apple sauce, peanut butter, eggs and oils into a bowl

Step 3 – Slowly mix in the baking soda and flour to make a firm dough. Making sure that the flour is thoroughly combined into the mix.

Step 4 – Portion the dough into the size that best fits your pet. I like to roll it into small balls. Small enough to where if Shadow (that’s my dog) gulps it down she wont choke on it. But everyone knows their dog best so please do what’s appropriate for your fur baby.

Step 5 – Place the portions onto the cookie sheet and place in the oven for 15 minutes.


A few Tips

Avoid Toxic Ingredients – There are some ingredients that are poisonous to dogs. Raisins and chocolate especially.

Don’t give them all out at once – Its going to be delicious and they will beg for more. However, keep in mind that CBD should be consumed in moderation.

Keep an eye on their behavior – If you notice any changes in the health or behavior of your pooch, do not hesitate to give your veterinarian a call. Mine will usually just go lay down after, she gets very relaxed.